the site’s former resident Richard Whittington, a renowned philanthropist, was an awe inspiring character. During his four terms as Lord Mayor of London he personally donated and financed the rebuilding of Guildhall, the drainage systems in poor areas of medieval London, a hospital ward for unmarried mothers and the rebuilding of his beloved Parish Church; St Michael Paternoster Royal. This beautiful Grade I Christopher Wren church sits next door to Whittington House on College Hill.


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