Although there are lots of streets, alleys and lanes in the Square Mile, you will never find a road. That’s because ‘street’ only became popular after the 17th Century.
This ancient narrow lane gets its name from the grain that was once threshed here. Seething is an Old English word for chaff.
St Olave’s church on the corner is one of the smallest in the City and one of only a few medieval City churches that survived the Great Fire of London in 1666. Samuel Pepys lived at the Navy Office on the street and often attended services at St Olave.