Following a series of daring escapes, Tom was granted his freedom. He lived in Leadenhall until the age of 37, gaining the affections of local traders. Upon his death, he was buried beneath the market.


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    Old Tom’s Tale was designed and constructed by Patrick McEvoy with the help of Prewett Bizley Architects. The project was commissioned by EC BID, a business improvement district working to promote and enhance a unique part of the City of London known as the Eastern City.