London in the rain

Miserable weather forecast proves sadly accurate as set off to deliver Escorted Day Out In London offered at recent Auction of Promises in village. Winning bidder has fond memories of London in 1962 but cannot remember visiting since; says she has no wish to go anywhere in particular and is happy to Put Herself In My Hands.

Decide to start with National Gallery; every other tourist in London appears to have had same idea, and make slow progress through slightly random selection of rooms, behind large group from Truro High Prep School Choir. Complete tourism duties with vague wave in general direction of Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and The Mall, then after lunch in Chinatown have happy time wandering along Piccadilly and Old Bond Street (rain gradually easing to light drizzle) – ending up, as somehow always seem to do, in Liberty.

Seeing Rupert Penry-Jones in Regent Street makes our day complete.