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Extraordinary items – Can I interest you in a watchtower?

The building has a number of unusual features – being rebuilt by Wren after the Great Fire is one, being six storeys tall is another. But one advantage not mentioned by estate agents Nelson Bakewell is that it must have one heck of a neighbourhood watch scheme. The tower stands right in the middle of the road, directly opposite “Wood Street nick”, home of the City of London Police. And you get a better class of villain, too.

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