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Temple BarHistorically the western entrance to the City of London, where the Strand meets Fleet Street. When the Sovereign visits the City she is met here by the Lord Mayor of London, a Griffin Monument marks the site. The imposing Temple Bar Gate designed by Wren in 1672 and removed in 1878, is now sited between St Paul's Cathedral and Paternoster Square.
Charles Dickens used Temple Bar as a rendezvous for characters in a number of his novels, and here was Telson's Bank in 'Tale of Two Cities' (Child's Bank in real life, one of the oldest, founded 1671, with Oliver Cromwell, Samuel Pepys, Nell Gwynn and John Dryden among its famous clients).
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