The history of the United Kingdom is rich with pageantry and tradition, an interweaving of the past and the present. Up and down the length of the country are examples of how the history of these islands has been formed. The capital's great buildings become the stages for great events featuring Royalty as the main players, and that is because the political history of this nation has been in twined-until relatively recently - almost entirely with the concept of kingship. We look behind the pageantry inside places held especially close to the hearts of Londoners: St Paul's and Westminster Abbey, we examine the crown's links to the City with a trip into the Bank of England, and look at the great fire of London. Interviewees include: The Bishop of London, historian Simon Thurley, John Field (head of history Westminster School), Judith Pulley of Westminster Abbey and the archivist Jo Wisdom of St Paul's amongst many others.