Sunday 8 July 2018 10.39am
There are markers in the pavement showing where St Olav's church was in the pavement in the part of Tooley St by St Olaf's house.
I believe the results of the competition for a design to 'improve' the triangular area at the corner of Tooley Street
and Duke Street Hill
just by St Olaf's House are due out soon.
It's a pity none of the five shortlisted schemes seem to include a monument to St Olaf, patron saint of Norway, who not only gave his name to the vanished church AND to Tooley Street
itself (something like 'Saint Olly street' > 't olly street'), but (long before he became a saint) was said to have pulled down London Bridge during a battle. Surely someone who should be remembered locally.
Or perhaps they could bring back the drinking fountain from Tanner Street
park and erect it here!