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St Olave’s Church on the corner of Seething Lane and Hart Street, is one of the few medieval churches in the City of London to survive the Fire of London, though fail to escape the Blitz, having to be extensively restored. Samuel Pepys who lived nearby was a parishioner and is buried in the nave alongside his wife. The Churchyard was used as a burial ground for plague victims, hence the wonderfully macabre skulls above the entrance. Charles Dickens was so taken by the grinning skulls, that he referred to the church in one of his books as the ‘St Ghastly Grim’.