Saturday, April 04, 2015

St. Paul's Cathedral & Sam Wanamaker Theater.

On the sixth day of our trip, we visited St. Paul's Cathedral and climbed 528 steps to the top of the dome.

On our way to St. Paul's, we walked through Borough Market.

No photos allowed in the cathedral, but I snuck a few. We went up narrow stairs. Lots and lots of stairs. Thank goodness it is one way, not two-way like Notre Dame where you have to squeeze past people and hope you don't fall.

A mid-point. Took a break in the Whisper Gallery. It was beautiful.

People far below, looking like ants.

Views from the very top.

We had lunch at The Centre Page.

Dropped some coins in the musicians' hat, which had the trumpet player running over to request 5 pounds, "I'm going to Romania today." Um, nope.

We tried to tour Shakepeare's Globe, but unbenownst to us, all afternoon tours this week are for schools. Of course that wasn't listed on their website.

But we had tickets to see a play that evening in the Globe's winter theater, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. And reservations to eat at the attached restaurant, The Swan.

We had an excellent dinner at The Swan. This was the view of the Thames from our table.

The theater was built in Elizabethan style. It's all wood, with benches, and lit by beeswax candles. Here's my surreptitious photo before the show.

Another activity packed day in London.

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