great places to visit off the beaten path.
In Walter Besant’s “The History of London” the author claims that very few people know about the statue of Queen Elizabeth that can be found at St. Dunstan-in-the-west Church on Fleet Street. According to the church (www.stdunstaninthewest.org) and to popular belief, the statue was carved in 1586 and originally stood on the west side of the Lud Gate (part of the roman city wall) before it was demolished. It is believed to be the oldest outdoor statue in London and the only remaining statue made of Queen Elizabeth while she was alive. The church is located at 186a Fleet Street, City of London, EC4A.