Explore the City's Ancient Alleyways in the Footsteps of Charles Dickens
St Olave's Court
Turn left here and walk through the iron gates and into the narrow alleyway known as St Olave's Court. The name comes from the former church of St Olave's, constructed to a design by Sir Christopher Wren after the original church was burnt down in the Great Fire of London. Wren's church was demolished in 1887. The tower, west wall and part of the north wall were preserved. A modern office building has been sympathetically incorporated with this. The small churchyard provides an atmospheric courtyard for the office building. I always think that one of London's charms is its ability to blend history with the new and I am sure Dickens would have approved.