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Whittington Garden

Have you visited this City garden named in honour of one of the most famous Lord Mayors of London?

Whittington Garden was named after the real-life Richard Whittington, who was also the inspiration for the character "Dick Whittington" in the children's story and pantomime "Dick Whittington and His Cat".

Some of the children's story is true - but some people say that the real Richard Whittington didn't actually have a cat!

Richard Whittington was buried in 1423 in the nearby church of St Michael Paternoster Royal. When you're there, don't forget to look up at the stained glass window near the door where you'll see the figure of Dick Whittington - and his cat!

The garden is a great spot to take a break, with some lovely shaded areas and benches with a view of the beautiful fountain. If you head around the corner to College Hill you will see blue plaques showing where Whittington lived and worshipped back in 1400s.

Getting here

Nearest Tube and National Rail station: Cannon Street

Listing location

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