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Yesterday I had a well earned day off work and spent the day in London.  The trains managed to behave themselves although the reserve booking of seats was all messed up which seems the case more often than not…

On arrival in London there was  a short detour to check out the Bank of England before moving on to the main reason for the visit, St Paul’s Cathedral. You might recall that I had planned to visit last October but those plans changed due to the protesters taking up residence.

It was well worth the wait, there was so much to see and I still haven’t seen it all.  There were a lot of steps to go up and down and a lot of walking.  My feet are still hurting today ;-)


Millenium Bridge

14 Comments CherryPie on Apr 21st 2012

14 Responses to “A Rainy Day in London”

  1. Seen far too many rainy days in London!

  2. Sean Jeating says:

    The first pic is interesting! And so is (visiting) St. Paul’s.

    • CherryPie says:

      Thanks Sean, I am quite pleased with the first photo :-)

      St Paul’s is very interesting and has a very interesting history.

      On the downside it is the only church/cathedral that I have been in that does not allow photography (on any basis)…

      • Sean Jeating says:

        Oh! I remember myself taking quite a few photos deep in the past millennium, 1975, especially in the crypt. :)

        • CherryPie says:

          The crypt is fascinating :-) The last time I visited St Paul’s was when I was around 8 and I still have memories of my visit to the crypt. It was quite awe inspring for an 8 year old!

  3. Sean Jeating says:

    Well, I was already eleven, when visiting the crypt for the first time, and thus my memories will be much more vivid. … ha ha ha …

  4. Come and visit St Paul’s on Lord Mayor’s Show (2nd Saturday in November)
    It’s free on that day! And you get to see the parade, fireworks :)
    Yes, you can take pictures in there. :)

    • CherryPie says:

      The ticket lasts for a full year too :-) There were lots of signs around the place saying no photography!! Not many people were…

      • Ha… That’ right!
        Now, I remember – there are signs saying NO PHOTOGRAPHY.
        But I still took a lot when I was there – I saw others taking pictures too. ;)

  5. james higham says:

    Cherie – I tried to access your St Paul’s post just now [architecture] but it gave me a message.

    • CherryPie says:

      Oops! Thanks for that :-)

      When I do the architecture posts it automatically creates a permalink that doesn’t work!! I forgot to amend it before I posted…

  6. Claude says:

    Thank you for doing the walking for me. I couldn’t handle it anymore. It’s so beautiful! I’m forever grateful for your blog, and the England you share with us.