I haven’t been there in about 20 years but I always remembered being unusual, beautiful and just not as known. We were also just a stone throw away from it on Whitehall. I always remember the unusual Byzantine-style building from the outside but I had forgotten about the inside (lots of new bits also been added as very much a growing catholic church. It is just an explosion of marbles and mosaics…not sure my camera gave it honours especially all the golds and shininess. They even have proper full bishop relic in a coffin (like those a lot) Luckily as we arrived (it is free unlike the other “westminster” one) by 2 guides..the usual worry to have to pay at the end but no...they just doing it for pleasure and that was their first day so we were kind of guinea pigs. That was great as they explained all the symbolisms in each chapels, there is one for Ireland, Scotland, wales… but also show us all the little details I wouldn’t have noticed. The tower can also be visited but the weather too horrible to make the panorama and climb worth that day. http://westminstercathedral.org.uk/
Afterward we joined simon at the Crypt (best place for nice loos and free water in the west end) and well it is a crypt J and made our way to do some shopping in Covent Garden (all is good and refill all my loose tea jar now) and saw the latest art installation there…a broken Covent garden. Ending the day in a lovely Indonesian restaurant to celebrate our soon trip to Bali.