Sunday, 18 May 2014

Day 4 - London

Hull City fans at Trafalgar Square
Well we set off again to go to St Clement Danes, this time we walked over the Thames using the Jubilee Bridge. It is a beautiful walk, which is not far from County Hall.  Today is full of excitement in the city as it is FA Cup day AND to top it off Hull City are playing in it.  For those who don't know, my Mums family have a long association with Hull City as one of my ancestors was a founding member.

Today's plan was to walk to Trafalgar Square then start walking the length of The Strand till we find the Church.  At Trafalgar Square it was very busy, the roads were blocked of for a bike race and rally, plus, it seemed to be a meeting place for many Hull City fans.
St Clement Danes

We had a nice stroll down The Strand AND yes we made it to St Clement Danes Church, central church of the RAF.  It is across the road rom Australia House.  It is a beautiful part of London.  The Church is very old.  It has over 800 Welsh slate badges on the floor commemorating RAF Stations, Units and Squadrons.  The Church was bombed during the Blitz in 1941 and had to virtually be rebuilt. Downstairs called the Crypt, it contains many plaques o old burials, these are the plaques that survived the bombing.  It is a beautiful place to visit.
After this we went back to our hotel where we R & R'd and watched the FA Cup.  That we won't discuss:-/ .. A nice relaxing day :-). 
One of the 800+ slate badges in the floor
Some of the plaques in the crypt
Some of the sights we saw on the Southbank

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