On Saturday, having finally finished all my essays, I spent the day with Shannon going to the Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221B Baker Street and to the top of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
The museum was alright. It would have been better if there were less tourists, but it was absolutely packed in this small apartment and there wasn’t much room to walk or look around, let alone take pictures. There was Sherlock’s, Watson’s, and Mrs. Hudson’s rooms as well as the common rooms. They were filled with trinkets from the stories and Watson’s notes from his cases.
From here we went to the top of St. Paul’s. I wanted to go during a CBD outing, but the top was closed due to stair maintenance. However, it reopened on the second and I wanted to go before I left.
It first took you to one landing, the whispering gallery. This is the biggest circle in the dome. You can whisper on one side of the dome and people will here you on the opposite side due to the curve of the wall. After this, you head up another flight to the second landing for a view of London. Finally, you head up more stairs to the very small top for a higher view of London.