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Thursday, 14 November 2013

The Start of the Adventure



A couple of days ago I told you my American friend and I were off for an adventure in a MINI Cooper. We took in all the main sights of London and a few secret spots, and I thought I would share a few of them with you over the next few days. Some oldies but goodies always worth another look.

We began in Clerkenwell with a visit to the ancient Norman church St Bartholomew.  The church originates in 1123 and is tucked away behind a medieval gate next to modern restaurants, which means it can easily be missed.  Step inside those gates and you are transported back to an amazing history and unique architecture.

If the church feels a little familiar that maybe because you have seen it in the movies.  It appeared in such greats as: Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, The Other Boleyn Girl, and others.

We then jumped back into our mini and zipped down Farringdon Road and turned up Ludgate Hill for a superb view of St Paul's Cathedral.


The rain had stopped and we were treated to blue skies, this was a good sign.  Our adventure was getting better by the minute.


to be continued…..

14 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

What a seperb building, got to admire some one who can draw like that, wish I could

biebkriebels said...

Interesting tour, the first photo is great and indeed a good interior for movies.

Andy said...

Judge from your photos your American friend has the best guide in London.

Adullamite said...

Super pics of the tour!

Stefan Jansson said...

I wish I had been there with you.

bob t said...

It looks beautiful, London does hold some beauty within it's city walls

Luis Gomez said...

These are great like Steffe I wish I had been there with you.

Sharon said...

This photo turned out great. I hope mine looks this good when I download it.

RedPat said...

Looks like you two are having fun!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful!

Kate said...

Sounds like it will be a great adventure; you are a good host. I left a comment for you on my blog re. the post featuring Pat Conroy. I thought that I had left sufficient information (writer, novels,) on the post so that if anyone unfamiliar with him could google and
easily get more background if interested.

Jack said...

Mo, you have two outstanding photos here. The architecture student's drawing looks like it is excellent.

Jenny Woolf said...

Driving and parking are such a challenge in London that it does not seem the easiest way to see the city!But it will be giving you a very different perspective.

Randy said...

I love that little car.

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