This was the weekend of RideLondon. The main race is on the Sunday but on the Saturday members of the public were able to ride through the streets of London which have been blocked off to traffic. This also created challenges when pedestrians needed to cross the road but there were designated points where the riders had to stop occasionally to allow pedestrians to cross the road.
Trafalgar Square was also very busy and sections of the crow were being entertained watching street entertainers and living statues. We walked out of the art gallery to meet a friendly Batman who adopted a suitable pose for a photo.
Nelson's Column, is of course the most famous statue in Trafalgar Square but the lions at the base of the statue are also interesting. The four bronze lion sculptures, by Edwin Landseer (1802-1873), are often covered with people sitting on them.
The remainder of the day was spent exploring the shops including visiting the Liberty department store.
Back to the hotel for dinner and then it was time to repack the suitcases for the trip to Scotland the next day.