During our visit to London a few months back, we looked inside many historic churches. As well as being sanctuaries of quietness and having pleasing architecture and stained glass, many of them have surprising/quirky little details.
The church shown here is St Margaret Pattens, in the City of London, which was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1688 after the Great Fire of London. It is a Guild church and has long been associated with the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers. Displays in the church explain that pattens were undershoes that protected your shoes and clothing from the mud and grime in the streets.