Our sixth and last day in London began with an early morning visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Unlike Westminster Abbey which is Gothic architecture, St. Paul’s Cathedral is built with Baroque architecture. It’s interior is much more decorated than Westminster Abbey. With many seats available and a free audio guide included in the price of admission, it’s easy to spend a few hours in St. Paul’s admiring its beauty.
Afterwards, we headed back to our hotel before going to afternoon tea to celebrate my dad’s birthday. We headed off to Fortnum and Mason’s, where we dined on sandwiches, pastries, and scones.
One nice thing about Fortnum and Mason’s is that any plate can be refilled if you request it! After afternoon tea, we wandered through Fortnum and Mason’s where one can buy tea or different sets of teapots.
After tea, we went shopping at Selfridges. While we didn’t buy much, it was still fun to window shop. In Canada (at least Toronto), department stores aren’t as big as the ones in London so it was quite enjoyable to wander around so many floors of stores. I also don’t think I’ve seen so many luxury brands clustered in one space. We ended up purchasing a scarf from Hermes. We headed to the 5th floor of Selfridges to get our Tax Return forms (make sure you bring your passport!) and there was even a nice lounge for people to rest. We then headed off to Marks and Spencer before calling it the night.
Next stop: Paris!