Samuel Pepys was born in 1633 in Fleet street. There used to be a small collection of pictures and manuscripts relating to Pepys at No17 Fleet St.
This half timbered house is one of the few buildings to survive the Great Fire of London in 1666. The room on the first floor is known as Prince Henry's room. It is thought that the Prince may have used the room as a council chamber because his initials and coat of arms have been used as part of the design.
The archway below the building leads to one of the most fascinating areas - the Middle and Inner Temple which I will post some photos of in my next blog.