St Leonard's Church

Tradition tells of a church here in Saxon times, but no records of any church exist prior to the 1140s. The 18th century building that you see now was designed by Charles Dance Senior and replaced the 15th century church of St Leonard, which was badly damaged in a storm. St Leonards' are 'the bells of Shoreditch," immortalised in the nursery rhyme 'Oranges and Lemons.'