The first bit of the plan went well. I like the view of rooftops (where, I wonder, is Dick Van Dyke?).
Like the Harbour Bridge, St Paul's, probably my favourite London place, emerges around corners and between buildings.
The city tour took 4 hours. When I alighted back at Haymarket, the connection point for the Museums loop had been altered. The instructions were a bit confusing and I missed the next two connections trying to follow them. I eventually found the substitute bus stop ( along with a rag-tag group of fellow dispossessed). We waited, jollying each other on, until the next bus arrived, but terminated. Then normal route buses began terminating too - and we gleaned that all services to the area were being suspended because of a demonstration. At this point I hailed a taxi, returned to Bloomsbury and ordered 'cream tea' ( scones with jam and cream with coffee) from a place called Munchkins ( where you can pay in pounds, euros or US dollars).