today was full and tiring – and fun!
we went to shakespeare’s globe theatre! we’re actually doing a full tour tomorrow but we stopped in today to see if we might be able to get tickets to saturday night’s peformance of Midsummer Night’s Dream, but no luck. oh well.
and then we went and saw the Metropolitan Tabernacle (where C.H. Spurgeon preached!). that was very cool! the building has actually been bombed and damaged multiple times in the last century, so the front main part is very similar (columns are original), but not identical. the inside is actually completely different. but it was still really neat to be there. i purchased a slim leatherbound copy of “The Cheque Book of the Bank of Faith” (which i don’t have) from the bookstore there.
then mom and i went and saw the Parliament building with “Big Ben”, as well as the outside of Westminster Abbey. both are gorgeous buildings!!
mom and i walked all the way through Hyde Park. it was a lovely day! sunny and cool with a bit of a breeze. rather unusual for London, so we were praising God for such a gift!
all in all it was a lovely day.
tomorrow we’re off for the actual tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, hopefully tea at The Orangery at Kensington Palace, and then seeing The Lion King on London’s broadway!