16 April 2010


The dragons of London

On the boundary markers in the city of London you will always find a dragon facing outwards.  Dragons have been protecting the city for quite some time, since around 1319.  The symbol comes from London's coat of arms which has two dragons holding a shield with the red cross on it. When we took our Red Bus tour of London we had a great time looking out for the dragon boundary markers (well, I did anyway...I love dragons, they are stuff of myth and legends!).  This big black beast is the gothic dragon that stands atop the Temple Bar Memorial in Fleet Street.

Click here for some more information on London's Dragons.

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