We walked around, soaking in the sites... We found Postman's Park, where there is a nice memorial dedicated to people who lost their lives trying to save others. A heroes' wall. There was a ceramic tile for each heroic act with their names, dates, etc.. Very touching. It has also been in several movies.
Then we went to St
. Bartholomew's. It was an interesting looking bldg hidden in the middle of St. Bart's hospital complex (tucked away and hard to find). We debated whether nor not to go in, but after one look through the medieval door, we decided to give it a shot. It was awesome. It was the most medieval thing we've seen yet. It was built in the early 1000s, almost 900 years ago, making it the oldest existing church in England. It felt like a king or knight could walk around any corner. It was straight out of the movies...literally. Films like Shakespeare in Love, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Twelfth Knight and many others were filmed there. We had the whole place to ourselves. As we were about to leave, the caretaker gave us a private tour of areas not open to the public. Very cool. We finished our tour of the City with the Barbican area where we saw ruins of the original Roman Wall that once surrounded Londinium, built 200 AD.
After going back to the room to freshen up, we headed to the Donmar Theatre near Covent Garden to see Othello. The play was amazing, and we got to meet some of the actors. One especially super awesome one. ;-) see pics.
OK, that's it for today. Enjoy...
PS- Sorry Hayden...Superman wasn't around today. But he'll be back soon, promise. Love you!
Today was a great day. We did a walking tour of old London...Londinium as it was called by the Romans. It's the square mile that makes up the original city of London, now just known as "The City". It's now the legal and financial district with amazing buildings/architecture, including St. Paul's cathedral. We came upon a crowd of reporters and camera crews, BBC and others, gathered in front of The Royal House of Justice for what we discovered was the Diana Inquisitions featuring Mohamed Fayed (we didn't see him, just the paparazzi waiting for him).