In fact she is described as a Maiden – the Mercers Maiden. You will find her, in various forms, on buildings owned by the Mercers Company. The Mercers are a livery company and ranked number 1 among the livery companies of the City of London. They own lots of property all over London so look on the buildings and when you see a Mercers Maiden you’ll know what it is!
To find out more about livery companies come on our City highlights tour.