Fortunately there is plenty of indoor things to do in London, perfect for those ever present rainy days. I spent one rainy afternoon in the British Library. I had never been before but had read about some of the interesting things to see there so I put it on my list of places to go in case of fowl weather.
The library is housed in a modern building with a large piazza in front of it and a bronze sculpture of Isaac Newton perched above. The sculpture shows Newton crouching over some mathematical calculations.
The inside of the library is open to a six story atrium with a center bookcase that stretches that whole distance.
On the lower level, I found myself struck by this wonderful 3D painting. I stared at it for a long time and wondered how it was painted with so much depth.
If you are ever at the library at lunch time, I can highly recommend the King's Library restaurant for a delicious lunch. I ordered a very tasty chicken pie that was the perfect thing to warm me up and take the edge off of the cold and wet day outside.