St. Pauls is such an amazing place and off course as many other places around the City we also find some horror stories to tell.
This area was once used as a place of execution for religious martyrs.
In 1605, some of the conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot were hung, drawn and quartered here. Their heads were the put on spikes. After the Fire of London(1666) it became one of the main centres of London's book trade. Most of Shakespeare's work to be published in his lifetime, were issued from here.