Having relished the Betjeman extravaganza, Mr G nipped to one of his favourite London eateries: Café 2 at the Tate Modern art gallery.
This is a tip-top, moderately priced place to meet for lunch. Super menu. Friendly, speedy service and a busy, buzzy atmosphere. Totally family friendly.
Knockout views over the river, of course.
Naturally, if you're Mr G you have to put up with a wee bit of papparazzo attention.
Actually, we spotted a literary celeb-ette during the short wait for our first course: Nick High Fidelity Hornby.
You can't beat a good celeb-spot when you're out in the capital.
Mr G gives this splendid venue three loud Hurrahs.