Tuesday May 27
This morning it was raining when we woke and it rained hard all day.
We took our time getting ready to go out and headed again to Leicester Square to buy tickets for another show for the evening. Neither of the two shows that we would have liked to see were available at reduced rates, so we decided to see "Jeeves and Wooster", another comedy. We then took the Underground to Knightsbridge where we met Chris Hyma (Gary's cousin) who is in London visiting with her daughter Laura (at a university term in London) and is staying with a friend in Hammersmith.
We had a late breakfast at Caffe Concerto and caught up on all the news. Afterwards, Chris went back to Hammersmith and we continued on to St Paul's Cathedral. We had to 'top up' the Oyster cards en route. It was pouring rain when we went in to St Paul's around 1:00 and it was still raining hard when we came out around 5:00. In the Cathedral, we used an audio guide which was very good and we saw just about everything there was to see. We climbed into the whispering gallery of the dome but went no further as it was not worth going outside of the dome in the pouring rain: it would not offer much of a view.
Once we exited the cathedral we walked over to a nearby Starbucks for coffee. Gary had two British Starbucks cards from previous visits to the UK and wanted to know if there was any credit left on them. One was blank, but the other had six pounds which bought us two large coffees -- the end of our Starbucks!
As it was quite late we decided to stay in the city centre and not return to the hotel before going to the theatre. We slowly made our way back to Trafalgar Square and had dinner at Prezzo. Our walk to the theatre was less than a block. Jeeves and Wooster was a very amusing play and we enjoyed it very much. British comedies are always great fun with never a dull moment!
We caught a bus back towards the hotel and walked the last few blocks. It had finally stopped raining! We did a bit of re-packing but left the rest until the morning.