London – St Paul’s Cathedral

Monday, October 24, 2022

Good morning from Pimlico.

To say I slept badly would be an understatement – the room was so hot and the pedestal fan so loud. As a result I’m overtired, my back is sore and my mood is far from sunny. We are, however, in London and I love this city so have no time or energy for spending any of the time we have here being crotchety.

We’re off on a pub crawl today – which is really just an excuse for a sightseeing walk with pubs built in. You might recall the Twelve Pubs of Christmas (A Walk Around The Monopoly Board) we did back in 2019…the posts are here and here. Today’s will be a very different walk – we’re on the lookout for pubs that are either hidden away or have some sort of fun fact associated with them. I will, however, tell you more about that next time.

We began our walk by meeting Heather and John at St Paul’s Cathedral. Somehow I’ve never been inside so today we rectified that.

There’s been a church on this site since 604AD, but this one, designed by Christopher Wren, was part of the great rebuilding after the fire of London and dates back to the 17th century.

Grant decided not to go in, but I’m glad I did. I’m also glad I chose not to walk the 528 steps to the Whispering Gallery as Heather and John did – only to find it closed when they got up there.

Anyways, I’ll let the pictures tell the story for the rest of this post. Drop back next week for the pub crawl…

Author: Jo

Author, baker, sunrise chaser

7 thoughts

  1. Hi, Jo – Your beautiful photographs speak volumes. I loved your “Twelve Pubs of Christmas Walk Around The Monopoly Board.” I greatly look forward to hearing more about your recent Pub Tour. (Like last time, I know I’ll say to myself – “why don’t I do something like that”) 😀

  2. Hi Jo, London is one of my favourite cities and although I’ve visited several times, I’ve never been inside St Paul’s Cathedral. Perhaps I can rectify that next year when we are in the UK. Your photos are stunning and I’m always in awe of the craftmanship of these historic buildings. Thanks for sharing xx

  3. For some reason, I haven’t been inside St. Paul’s either. By the look of your stunning pictures, I really must do that next time I’m in town.

  4. Hi Jo – I loved your honest start to the post. Travel isn’t always all sunshine and roses, but it does give us great incentive to get past our grumpiness and get on with the day. Exploring such a beautiful church would have been very good for your soul.

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