|St Paul's Cathedral|
Grabbed the Circle Line (tube: Sloane Sq to Mansion House). Attended the Sunday Service (11am) at St. Paul's. Double feature today: listened to Mozart's Mass in C minor performed by the City of London Sinfonia and Cathedral Consort & a sermon. Coincidentally, the sermon was given by the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the USA, Katharine Schori. Great way to experience this breath-taking structure. It has the second largest dome in the world, second only to St. Peter's in Rome. A visit to the church + the "recommended tour" costs $24. (pretty hefty price), which can be avoided if you attend a service! You can gawk at the structure of the church during the sermon!! (posted by JPE)
After lunch, we strolled to the Victoria & Albert Museum, a brief 5 minute stroll from our flat! Great way to spend an afternoon! Another bonus: it's F-R-E-E! so we plan to drop in whenever we have a couple of unstructured hours (do I sound like a teacher?)
We spent our time in the Medieval & Renaissance Gallery... in addition to the information kiosks, there are several "hands-on" exhibits to keep the youngsters entertained. JPE tried on this piece of armor - calling it the "Medieval" version of brass knuckles. Looks ominous, huh??
We'll let you know what other artifacts grab our attention on our next visit to the V&A... If you want to take your own tour of this museum, check our their website http://www.vam.ac.uk/
Click on the "Things to Do" section on the left hand side of the website. "The World Beach Project" looks intriguing! Check it out! we're planning to do this when we get home!!!
Tomorrow we are taking a London Walks tour of Westminster Abbey...