While we have been before R wanted to visit the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. It was the usual 422 to the station and the Jubilee line to Waterloo to change to the Bakerloo line to Charing Cross.
Good to see some of these still around. Many have been converted to Wifi hotspots.
Just a few paintings at the gallery I liked. My heart really wasn't in it.
The gallery is a glorious building. Both it and the Museum of London are free but certainly at M of L where staff actually approach you and ask for a £5 donation and at the National Gallery, where the suggested donation is $5, the pressure to donate is high and many do. I would be prepared to make a £2 donation, but £2 coins seem rare in England.
Marie had warned us in advance that Trafalgar Square was cordoned off for a live broadcast of a cricket match between Australia and England. My god, people by the hundreds were streaming in to presumably soak up the atmosphere as they watched the match on a very large screen.
I wouldn't call him a porky lad and he looked fit enough, but he only made it to 1 minute and 35 seconds. Obviously it is not easy.
At a station somewhere.
I had an idea of going to Greenwich for another wander. Ok, Charing Cross using the Southeastern line to London Bridge and then Thameslink to Greenwich, but using Overground Trains, not The Tube. All very confusing. Back down into the Tube at Charing Cross, but this is not right. This is not the station we needed. I remembered there is a Boots (pharmacy) nearby in the Strand. We bought some medication. Here is the right station at Charing Cross.
We didn't end up going to Greenwich but back to our hotel and slept for a couple of hours. It was an early start the next day when our tour picked us up at the hotel at 7am.
It was Sunday and I felt like a decent meal and R did too, like a lovely English pub Sunday roast. Could we manage to walk to The Pilot pub, perhaps a kilometre away. I ummed and ahhed. Finally I said yes. We arrived just after six and and were greeted with, sorry Sirs, meals finished at six. We ate back at the hotel and were in bed early.