Last Day of London
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We spent the day walking around London and finally got to visit St Pauls Cathedral, inside this church it was beautiful and it's a good teaser for what we can expect in Rome. St Pauls was built between 1675 and 1710 after the Great Fire of London destroyed its predecessor. We spent a good 30 minutes walking around the Cathedral Floor in awe of the grand ceilings, gold leaf work etc we walked up to the Whispering Gallery, it's over 200 steps in a skinny doorway to get up to the gallery. The gallery gets its name from its construction feature which makes a whisper against its walls audible on the opposite side steps. After the whispering wall we walked up to the Stone Gallery, 119 narrow, steep steps :) The walk was incredible and makes you realise how much as a race (or maybe its me as a fat bastard) we have grown since those times gone by, I struggled to fit through door ways and walk down the halls - there are a few photos of this.
Afterwards we went and caught up with Chloe, an old work colleague of mine from AmBit (that's 9 years ago!) and it was great to see her. After lunch we had to madly get through the London Underground via our hotel to catch the Gatwick Express. The Gatwick Express service to Gatwick Airport is well run and dropped us at the door in 30 minutes, we checked in and spent an hour or so in the lounge before boarding the flight to Dublin.