The crowd who came to City Hall to see him were massive- apparently it was the biggest audience he'd had for the book tour! Fortunately we didn't have to queue very long for the book signing. I got my book signed, and one for my Uncle Howard as a Christmas present.
I did bring my camera, but very early on I decided that it was probably best that I didn't try to get a photo. Not because it was forbidden or anything, but because there were hundreds of people queuing (as opposed to when I met REG last year, where there were probably 20-30 people maximum), and I imagine that it's quite frustrating to have to sign books and smile for the camera in the space of a minute so you can get through the huge queue as quickly and efficiently as possible. Anyway, you all know what Michael Palin looks like. XD