Ave Maria Lane

Ave Maria Lane

Ave Maria Lane is a street in the City of London, to the west of St Paul's Cathedral. It is the southern extension of Warwick Lane, between Amen Corner and Ludgate Hill.


On the feastday of Corpus Christi, monks would say prayers in a procession to St Paul's Cathedral. They set off from Paternoster Row with the Lord's Prayer, which in Latin starts with "Pater noster...". They would reach the final 'Amen' as they turned the corner into Ave Maria Lane, after which they would chant Hail Mary! ("Ave Maria" in Latin). [E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.]


Ave Maria Lane is home to Stationers’ Hall, the livery hall of The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers.


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