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Did you know that All Hallows by The Tower is the oldest church in London - dating from 675? The Abbey at Barking founded it, an arch from the original building remaining today.

Did you know the world’s first Valentines card was sent by the Duke of Orleans in 1415? He was languishing in the Tower of London after his capture at the Battle of Agincourt , and the message contained a poem to his wife. His missive is held by the British Library .

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