St Michael Paternoster Royal is one of Wren's later churches (1714-17), with a delightful, three-tiered spire.
Richard Whittington, Mayor of London, who lived next door and paid for the church to be rebuilt in 1409, was buried in the pre-Wren church.
The 'Royal' of the church's name comes not from any connection with royalty, but from fact that the wine merchants who once populated this area of London did a lot of trade with the vineyards of La Réole in Bordeaux.
Inside there is a stained glass window by John Hayward depicting Dick Whittington and his cat.
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