Arriving at St Paul’s Churchyard on the Number 4 bus, I crossed Millennium Bridge over the Thames to London’s South Bank. At just after 8 on a sunny summer morning, it was uncharacteristically quiet on both the river and the path. People were taking advantage of the cooler air and relative tranquillity to jog and exercise, or to sit peacefully in the shade. Work boats went about their business in the calm river water. A pair of ducks were balanced on the railings still sleeping off the night before and did not want to be disturbed. On a small sandy beach, freshly exposed by the ebbing Thames, a group of early sunbathers and sandcastle makers had already marked out their pitch. Groups of trees provided cool places for people to sit and check their e-mails. It was good to stop in one of the bright and colourful cafes for a coffee. As I made my way back from the Waterloo Bridge and Southbank Centre towards Millennium Bridge and St Paul’s again, it became much hotter and busier with many people obviously enjoying the fine weather along the embankment, cycling, playing, taking photographs, chatting and generally chilling out. The Tate Modern Art Gallery was now open and I went in to find out more about Giacometti.