Yesterday London was a little bit muggy.
The type of day where one minute you have your jacket on, then off, then back on before taking it off again...You know the score.
I was lucky enough to be in Le Pain Quotidien when the heavens opened!
Tip: Don't get the iced mochachino from there. It's not their best.
I spent the morning in Yumchaa (Tottenham Street) blogging with an "Enchanted Forest" tea.
The tea was delicious, a mix of Rhubarb, Cream, Blueberry, Raspberry, Blackberry and Peony flowers with a Sencha green tea base.
There are 4 Yumchaa cafes in London and they also have several market stalls around the city.
I then headed off to one of my favourite London eateries, Cafe Boheme, to have lunch with none other than the fabulous The Accidental Londoner! Flora has been a dedicated follower of my little blog for a while now and as i'm a huge fan of her blog i'm very flattered by her taking the time to visit so often.
It was really nice to put a face to all the blog comments, so thanks Flora for spending your lunch time with me!
If you don't know Flora's blog, you should definitely take a moment to check it out.
Post lunch, armed with my walking directions, i headed to the South Bank which is one of my favourite walks in London.
I lived in London on my gap year and have fond memories of discovering the Tate, going to the occasional concert at the Royal Festival Hall and seeing "Twelfth Night" at the Globe.
And the view.
St. Paul's Cathedral makes my heart skip a beat every time.
It never gets old.
Here are some interesting facts about St. Paul's Cathedral, in case you didn't already know:
- It is the work of Sir Christopher Wren, one of Britain's most well-known architects.
- The building is around 300 hundred years old, and was constructed after The Great Fire of London.
- It is the first Cathedral to be built after the English Reformation.
- Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married in St. Paul's.
- The Queen has marked both her Gold and Diamond Jubilees with services at St. Paul's.
- I have climbed to the very top of the Cathedral (in 2008) and discovered that i am neither a big fan of heights nor spiral staircases.
So there we go.
Despite my discovery of my fear of heights happening at St. Paul's, I will always have a very special place in my heart for this beautiful building.