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London Stone

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London Stone 111 Cannon Street London

The London Stone is an ancient stone, that is said to be the place from which the Romans measured all distances in Great Britain.

The Stone was originally in the middle of Cannon Street and was a lot larger than it is now (see the H2G2 article in the "External Links" section below). Later the Stone was set into the wall of St Swithin's Church which was on this site before it was bombed during the Second World War (the Stone remarkably left unscathed). It now sits in a glass case behind an ornate metal grill (mainly overlooked by passers-by) in the front of the 'Overseas Chinese Banking Company' opposite Cannon Street Station, on Cannon Street in the City of London.

There is also a pub nearby called "The London Stone", which is run by the Eerie Pub Company.

See also: London Wall.

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