After four and a half years of living in London I finally went into St Paul’s Cathedral. After going along with one of the guided tours of the cathedral floor and crypt – with a lovely elderly lady with a great sense of humour I might add – I made the climb up into the dome of the building, first up to the Whispering gallery where a bunch of people were talking into the walls. In actual fact, they were testing out the acoustic effect, a result of the dome construction allowing them to whisper into the wall and be heard on the other side.
Another hundred or so steps up to the Stone gallery leads outside the dome where through the gaps in the stone, there were the most amazing views. Coincidently it was just in time for the sunset, so to make the most of it, I headed up further to the Golden gallery – the highest point of the outer dome – and got one last panoramic view of London for the day.
St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD