The Seven Stars

Yesterday, we took some time out for a deferred Valentine’s Day Out: Lunch at the Seven Stars — a recent discovery and now one of our favourite London pubs: lovely atmosphere, well-kept Adnams on tap and decent wine, friendly staff, enormous & very serious food, and Tom Paine the pub cat, who yesterday was looking fierce in a ruff collar, and then round the corner for a pilgrimage to the Hunterian Museum, which has to be experienced, if only for the Evelyn Tables:

The oldest surviving anatomical preparations in Europe, which were bought in 1646 by the diarist John Evelyn. They consist of full-size dissections of the nerves, arteries and veins of the human body pasted on to wooden boards.