First day on the ground and I am on the other side of London from where I know. I have to learn to orientate myself all over again. My son said it was about 1 hour to walk into town but I opted for the tube. Hang the expense, I didn't want to get lost.
My first day has been sent in the National Gallery. It's a bit of a shock to come face to face with a Leonardo you weren't expecting to see. I never look at the maps just drift around. I managed to drift in circles and right through am exhibition of Dutch Masters you were supposed to pay to enter. Somehow or other I 'drifted' through a back door.
I had lunch in the cafe, just like the ones you see in old English movies. Surrounded by paneled walls and English accents. No cups and saucers just the styrofoam type. You can buy a print of any painting in the gallery, you just look them up on the computer and they will print them out for you. An A4 cost 10 pounds, about $25.00AU. the Auzzie dollar doesn't buy much!
Trefalgar square is busy with lots of traffic and people. All around buildings are being refurbished and traffic and pedestrians do battle. Some buildings are waiting their turn in this refurbishment round about and stand empty, but the statues still stand there waiting.