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“The Golden Boy of Pye Corner”, a small monument located on the corner with Giltspur Street. It was erected where the Great Fire of London (1666) stopped and it bears the following inscription: “This Boy is in Memory Put up for the late FIRE of LONDON Occasion’d by the Sin of Gluttony.” A larger more modern sign below explains more: “The boy at Pye-Corner was erected to commemorate the staying of the Great Fire, which beginning at Pudding Lane was ascribed to the sin of gluttony when not attributed to the Papist as on the Monument and the boy was made prodigiously fat to enforce the moral.”
He was originally built into the front of a Public-House called the Fortune of War, which used to occupy this site and was pulled down in 1910.
Location: At the corner of Giltspur Street and Cock Lane, just north of Holborn Viaduct, in the Smithfield district of London. Nearest underground stations are Farringdon, Barbican, and St Pauls. There stations are in the heart of London and tourists won't find it difficult to find this statue around there.