London Sights

First stop on my list of sights to see on my first day in London was the magnifique St. Paul’s Cathedral. As long as I can remember, I’ve always had a deep love & fascination with European cathedral’s.  I remember visiting cathedrals (and castles) while spending time in Austria & Germany as a little girl and always being is such awe of every. single. detail. Hand painted ceilings, stained-glass windows, sculptures, massive organs, paintings, all of it….so unbelievably beautiful & amazing. The beauty is truly moving and makes me feel a range of emotions – smiles to myself, goosebumps, even tears. St. Paul’s is by far one of the most gorgeous I’ve had the chance to experience. I spent over 2 hours lingering and then climbed to the very top to take in the 360 views of London.

Lauren Schwaiger - St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's - London

St. Paul's Cathedral - London

How incredible are these ceilings!?

St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral - London

My fun climb to the top…

St. Paul's Cathedral - View of London

St. Paul's Cathedral - London - Lauren Schwaiger

Finished up at St. Paul’s, walked a bit until it started to rain. Totally on accident, I found the Somerset House which had the sweetest little café & bar connected to it — Fernandez & Wells. This place had my name written all over it. If I lived in London, I’d no doubt be a regular here. Coffee’s, tea, wine, tapas, meats, cheeses & pastries.

Somerset House - London

Somerset House - Fernandez & Wells

Out from the cold & warmed up with a glass of wine & noshed on this. Speck & bread drizzled with olive oil.

Fernandez & Wells - London

 Noms. beautiful citrus fruits

Fernandez & Wells - Pastries

Somerset House

So I took in this exhibit — Pandemonium, at Somerset House and well, some parts were cool and others were so crazy & over-my-head-out-there, I didn’t really know what the heck to think. Any way, cool experience and I’m always down to see/try something new. Left Somerset House to make my way back towards Trafalgar Square.

London

Start Each Day With A Grateful Heart

Shoe Lane - London

My Address. haha

Trafalgar Square - London

Trafalgar Square - London

Completely loved Trafalgar Square.
Massive fountains, sculptures and The National Gallery. Free of charge and filled with so many beautiful art collections — the Spanish & Italian Collections were my favorite.

Still going thru my hundreds of photos and have some more to share with you all! xx

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