Today would be our last day in London, with a flight booked for the afternoon. We had a nice and slow start to the day and decided to spend the Morning at St. Pauls Cathedral, grabbing some breakfast at a nearby cafe…. which turned out to be a church community cafe who offered breakfast during weekdays called the wren coffee.
It really set the mood for a day of religious sightseeing, and the breakfast was awesome.
Well fed and coffee’d up, we headed over to St. Pauls Cathedral. Initially I assumed we’d spend a few minutes there and head off, but then we got an audio guide… And it was all detailed looking, pointing and listening from there. At one point there was even a high school choir performance in the crypt which we interrupted our tour for. It was totally worth it, and the crypt was a surprisingly nice venue for a children’s choir!
After touring the remainder of the crypt and seeing the likes of Lord Nelson and Wellington, we decided to head upstairs…. All 365 feet and 528 stairs! But we were rewarded with excellent views, first of the inside of the dome called the “whispering gallery” where photos were forbidden. Basically, it means that you can whisper along the wall of the gallery… or you could if it wasn’t crowded with hundreds of tourists.
When we got to the first outside level we could take photos again, and so we did. But that wasn’t all. We kept going to the top for some more photos!
Eventually we headed back outside and everyone was pretty exhausted. Poor Amy did the whole climb while being sick too!
We chilled out the front of the cathedral for a while, and I found this awesome little unicorn prancing around a pillar. I’ve no idea which royal had this emblem, but I’m pretty sure they were an avid role-player 😉
After the tour we walked around a little bit more before we had to head to the airport for our flight back. Luckily this time it was a really simple and smooth flight, so we arrived back at Manjas place by about 8pm, just in time for me to pack for my flight back to Australia tomorrow.