Writers’ London

2-IMG_9098St. Bride’s is known as the “Wedding Cake Church” for its distinctive Wren spire, but it is also the Journalist’s Church, just off of Fleet St., the traditional home of British newspapers. 2-IMG_9082

I found St. Bride’s by climbing up the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral (which is one of the most amazing cathedrals ever) and looking for the distinctive spiral. On Fleet St., I found some real-life barristers or solicitors or Lord judges or something, walking down the street on their lunch breaks. I felt like I was walking on a movie set, and I was just trying not to grin too much or look too creepy for taking pictures, but it was just so cool to see real British court of law people.
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St. Bride’s was actually pretty neat to visit, because I was allowed wander down the crypt, where there were foundations from before the Great Fire of 1666 and Roman pavement.

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Then I decided to take a detour before heading back to the Underground. Predictably, I managed to get lost even though I wasn’t even going anywhere in particular. But- best getting lost moment ever- I wandered into this random red brick courtyard, happened to look up, and found a plaque indicating that Charles Dickens had lived in that building for a while.

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Sherlock Holmes? Check.

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Agatha Christie? Check.

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Last day in London merited a trip to King’s Cross Station, known for Platform 9 3/4 and the Hogwarts Express. An hour of waiting in line (yes, we had to queue to take pictures of a wall) and I was the only one to wear the Hufflepuff scarf. Come on guys, it’s the House for the true and unafraid of toil! And, we Hufflepuffs are particularly good finders…

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