We set out for our third walk on a nice sunny morning. It took us through the Inns of Court, definitely not something we would have found just wondering on our own. It was right off of the Strand, a very busy, bustling street in London, but as soon as you walk through to the courtyards, it seems a long way away because of how peaceful and quiet it is. The Inns of Court are where lawyers (or barristers) have their offices (or chambers). And like everything else in London, they've been there for a very long time, and have a lot of history attached to them.
A house we passed before going into the Inns of Court, with a weathervane representing the vessel that took Christopher Columbus to America, just another quirky thing we thought was cool.
Just a courtyard we found particularly charming
Temple Church, originally built in 1185, and most recently made famous by its appearance in "The Da Vinci Code"
The end of the walk took us across to Fleet Street and to this creepy courtyard, which is where Victorian legend (or is it?) Sweeney Todd would slit the throats of his unsuspecting customers and drag them to the Bell Yard where they were then put into Mrs. Lovett's meat pies...yummy!