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St Margaret Pattens Church

St Margaret Pattens is one of the City churches rebuilt by Christopher Wren and full of captivating history.

If you go inside, you will find a remarkable display of historical pattens, provided by the Worshipful Company of Patten makers, one of the City Livery Companies. Pattens are wooden or metal slippers undershoes that are strapped beneath the wearers’ regular shoes to raise them out of the mud of the streets. Pattens were primarily used to help the City elite avoid getting the worst of London’s grime on their clothes and shoes! The Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers have been associated with St Margaret Pattens since 15th Century.

There's also a display of woven baskets, provided by the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers, established in 1569.

St Margaret Pattens is usually open weekdays, with a coffee stall outside.

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