During our visit to London last fall, we downloaded a Rick Steves podcast walking tour that explored the nooks and crannies of The City - the old square mile that houses many of the London's oldest and most historic sites.
While I loved seeing well-known sites like St. Paul's Cathedral, one of my favorite spots was St. Bride's church - a beautiful Christopher Wren church with a "wedding cake" steeple that is hidden in a courtyard off of Fleet Street.
Known as "The Journalists' Church" - because of its proximity to Fleet Street, which for decades was the home of British tabloids and other media - the church offers a spiritual home to those who inform us, sometimes risking their lives to do so.
Such a refreshing thing- especially at a time when journalists are under attack - both literally and figuratively - from so many directions.
Most pews and seats are sponsored by news outlets and journalists - or are memorials to those who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Memorials and plaques like this throughout the church are somber reminders of the dangers journalists to face every day throughout the world.
A pianist was rehearsing for a lunch hour concert during our visit. I look forward to going back and attending a worship service next time we are in London.
What are some of your favorite "hidden" spots you have discovered in your travels?