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London Stone

It’s been claimed to be a Druidic altar, a Roman milestone, and the magical ‘heart of London’.

It’s one of London’s most ancient landmarks, but most people have never heard of it – or if they have, they’ve heard one of the strange legends that have sprouted up around it. Today all that is left of the once-famous London Stone is housed in a specially dedicated Portland Stone enclosure in the front wall of 111 Cannon Street. Its origin is indeed mysterious and there is a belief that if the Stone is ever moved the future of London would be jeopardized. Thus it now sits as near as possible to its original location which is now the middle of the Cannon Street roadway.

You can now get a much clearer view from the outside pavement - in 2018, it was moved into a new protective casing (no longer hidden away behind the old iron grill).


The ancient London Stone in it's new protective case.

Above: London Stone - with new casing made from Portland stone since 2018

Above: London Stone - view from the other side (with the old exterior behind it).

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