|Big Ben Skyline|
Met Hilary for a London Walks tour of Westminster Abbey. More information about their walks http://www.walks.com/ Of course, we could have stood in a queue (line) for 45 minutes before getting in... but having a Blue Badge (strict requirements - like of like a teaching credential) & highly educated Historian was our choice for an Abbey visit. Photos inside the Abbey (as well as most other churches, cathedrals, places of worship) is forbidden... I did purchase a couple of postcards to remind me of the gorgeous "lace work" vaulted ceiling in the Lady Chapel.
|window detail of Westminster Abbey|
|Gargoyle at the Abbey|
|Outlining the brass rubbing|
Rubbings ranges from 6.50 - 19.50 lbs ~ or $10-30.
This church is famous for their concerts - but also reasonably priced food at the church cafe... the concerts, rubbings & cafe support the church!
In addition to picking up a concert schedule, we decided to try a "spot" of afternoon tea.... Oh my gosh - I don't really know how "clotted cream" is made, but it's exquisite on scones & a dollop of jam... we're definitely paying another visit to the St-Martin's Crypt Cafe ~ for a lunch & concert (& another "spot" of tea).
Headed to the theater district to find the location of the "cheap" (oxymoron?) theater seats... there are several productions we are considering... Mama Mia, Jersey Boys, Billy Elliott, The Mousetrap (an Agatha Christie thriller) and War Horse (a puppet-driven production)... best tickets purchased the day of the event!! Next up - Waterstone's Book Store (Piccadilly Circus area).
|Scones + clotted cream + jelly|