I wanted to go into Westminster Abbey but before doing so there was time to absorb some of the other local detail.
Photos were not allowed inside, of course. I can recommend the audio guide, which is included in the admission price. There's a lot to see and the guide is very useful.
There's an incredible amount of history in the Abbey. Coronations, burials and tombs feature in abundance. Poet's Corner is the final resting place for a whole host of literary giants.
The Coronation Chair resides there too, although it is currently undergoing restoration (one can observe the ongoing work through a window).
The Abbey is a terrific attraction, worthy of repeat visits.
Stormy clouds gather behind Big Ben.
Onwards - around the corner - to see The Houses of Parliament. Cromwell was no stranger to stormy times.
My next destination was the combined Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms.
One last thing to do on this busy but very rainy day - a trip to the Odeon, Leicester Square, where many a famous person had ended up with dirty hands.
That left one more day in London, but there was no more sightseeing to be done...