Of Mice And Men – The smallest monument in London


Stephen Liddell

I’ve known about the mice of Philpot Lane for a year when I started researching for a forthcoming London Attractions book which I am working on but it was only on Tuesday that I finally set my eyes upon it.

I was out and about on a scouting mission through the narrow lanes of Roman and Anglo-Saxon on the look out for hidden gems and lost treasures that most never see.  I found plenty of these that I knew about and a few that I didn’t know about but the walk allowed me to visit this tiny curiosity.

The smallest monument in London is just a minute away from one of if not the largest monument in London, so grand it is simply known as The Monument which commemorates the starting point of The Great Fire of London in nearby Pudding Lane.

Even The Monument itself is unexpected by the…

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