On Thursday, we went to St Paul’s Cathedral. We decided to take a guided tour of the cathedral – by a man who knew his stuff. He knew all about the Protestant church we were in, and his information was very interesting. First, he led the group to a stair case, which has been in many movies, such as Harry Potter and Paddington. When he said Paddington, my mom said, “Ohhhh!”, very loudly and everyone laughed.
He talked about how 5 different Cathedrals had stood in that very spot. Here is a paragraph about it taken from the kids handbook: There has been a Cathedral on this site for more than 1400 years. The Cathedral you are standing in is the fifth Cathedral; we think that all the other Cathedrals burned down. The previous Cathedral was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. The tour guide led us through the whole lower floor and the crypt. He was impressed that my sisters and I had listened to the whole tour quietly and had done all of it, more than other people on the tour.
Then we went up to the Whispering Gallery, where if two people stood on opposite sides of the room, you could here them through the walls. We tried it, but the choir was practicing, so we couldn’t hear each other. Then, we walked up to the dome and saw the amazing view. You could see the whole city of London. My mom liked it better than the London Eye. After over 400 stairs, we made it back downstairs to listen to Evensong. We got to sit in the choir with the singers! It was beautiful.
After that, we ate some BiBimBap, a Korean food bowl filled with your choice of meat and veggies. We also got Grilled Pork Dumplings, some of my favorite food now. I’ve never had dumplings till this trip! Then, we took the Tube home and crashed. One of our favorite days in London!