|Big Ben in the distance at center|
It would be hard to describe the weather as anything other than wretched with heavy rain all day. Thankfully, tomorrow is supposed to clear and be mostly sunny. As for today, only indoor activities were in order and when traversing the city, maximum use of the Underground was a must (we purchased 6 day unlimited passes). Despite the rain, we did some shopping and I found two spot coats for work that had sleeves that were the correct length "off the rack" - something that never happens in American stores.
The other main attractions visited were Westminster Abbey and the National Portrait Gallery - where the photo above was taken from the cafe. We had hoped to see the Churchill War Offices, but the prospect of standing in line in the blowing rain ended that effort.
Several things I have noticed about London: no litter, few overweight people other than tourists, and many, many handsome men. All contrasts from Hampton Roads, Virginia.