The weather forecast called for "fleeting showers" and we arrived a bit early to a dampened Trafalgar Square.
We amused ourselves by taking a few snaps around the Square.
When the museum was about to open we joined the early arrivals on the porch of the museum where we were to meet up with Shelley.
This is the famous view of the Square from the porch with dramatic skies
And there's Shelley with her orange bag!
John started a collection of his favourite faces, these by Giovanni Battista Moroni, before a museum guard told him that photos were not allowed.
I got this fun mosaic of Sir Winston defying the dragon at the museum entrance.
After some serious Art we needed to grab some serious sustenance in the National cafe; quiche and salad for John and I and roast beef with horseradish for Shelley. That's a Pig Reveller Cider that I've chosen as my beverage - so appropriate.
I love the Paula Rego murals that decorate the cafe.
Satisfied art-lovers back in the square.
Before heading up Charing Cross Road to explore the bookstores.