So after finding out that the main Institute building where the Shadowhunters live and work in the novel was based on an actual building we decided to aim for the St. Bride's Church just off Fleet Street to see this amazing building and relive the book to an extent.
I'll put a cut at this point with many photos of what we saw and thoughts of where we went.
Enjoy if you wish!
Becky and Leanne as we leave comic town and head to book geekdom
Some amazing views along the way
Slap bang in the middle of Fleet Street
Leanne and Becky with THE book
We find the church which the location of the Institute is based upon in 'Clockwork Angel'
Well, there were no clockwork monsters at this entrance
We also looked but couldn't see Jem praticing his violin at the window :-(
Nor did we see Will in the Attic Window!
Though we could almost picture a Drunken Will stumbling along this alley way. HA HA
More Exterior shots of this lovely building
Myself (above) and Leanne and Becky (above above lol) celebrate our book travels
The back of the church in a small square that was VERY quiet
An actual printing Institute in St. Brides Spooky!
Looking out to Blackfriar's Bridge aka Jem's fav spot. Well I hope that was Blackfriar's cause my sense of direction isn't always the best though I should point out that it was better than my phone's GPS map :-P
So we had hit Fleet Street via The Strand, St, Bride's and Blackfriars and the Thames. Hopefully soon we can make a trip to Highgate where the Dark Sister's second location was and some of the other book's hot spots!
and here is the cliche London sight seeing photo