Wednesday, 23 May 2012
St Paul's Cathedral
Despite falling victim to a few too many Baileys on Friday night, Adam, Simon and I set out for St Paul's Cathedral on Saturday morning. It is so amazing to watch Adam confidently negotiate the Underground and know so much about getting around London. We stopped for coffee at a roof-top coffee house opposite the cathedral before our tour of the cathedral itself. It is a beautiful building and the dome is just amazing-Christopher Wren was certainly a genius. I managed to climb the narrow staircase to the Whispering Gallery and even further up to the Stone Gallery to walk around the outside of the dome.You can imagine the view from up there, all over London. The boys went even further to the Golden gallery, 528 steps in total, but I chickened out - my knees still haven't recovered. A little light shopping on the way home for Adam and then dinner on the bank of the Thames, although alfresco eating was a bit brave of us as it turned absolutely freezing..