There is this super friendly cat in Pheonix Gardens where I walk my dog. He sits with the people who come there and even seems to want to play with the dogs. My dog looks a little side eyes at him when he comes close but then she has never been a friendly creature unless people have food.
He is a really emotionally open cat, quiet a rare thing.
The priests at St Giles apparently used to give a last drink to convicts being lead from New Gate prison towards the gallows at Marble Arch. The Tyburn gallows (used between the 12th and 18th century) stood at the junction of Oxford Street and Edgeware Road and was constructed so that it would be big enough to facilitate mass executions. The largest of which involved the simultaneous hanging of 23 men and 1 woman on 23rd June 1649.