26 Feb WHAT TO DO IN LONDON WHEN IT RAINS
London isn’t known for its nice weather, is a rainy city… The most probable thing is that visit when you visit the UK capital, at least one day will rain or as minimum you’ll experience storms that come and go.
But, if you are going to visit London you mustn’t be worried of the weather forecast, so this metropolis is prepared for the most climate adverse conditions and has more things to do in rainy days that in sunny ones.
Here is a list of some ideas if you were out and starts raining.
London is one of the best cities in the world to go on museums, there are many throughout the city and most of they are free. But, diving inside a museum or a gallery is the obvious thing to do when the weather is bad. The bigger museums as British Museum, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, V&A, National Gallery, among others, tend to be busy when it rains, and probably you have to queue in the rain for 5 or 10 minutes.
Without any doubts, the London Eye offers the best panoramic views of London. That’s why this observation wheel has become an unmissable experience for anyone who visits the city. The price of the ticket isn’t cheap but the experience worth it. And yes, even if it rains, the views are still impressive.
To avoid queuing in the rain, it is best to purchase the tickets online in advance.
GET COVERED IN A PUB
Pubs are the best huts in rainy days. There’s nothing better than being warm in a cozy place where an English Beer Pint and a Shepherd’s Pie plate, or some other traditional British cuisine, doesn’t miss.
TAKE THE BUS
The rain might be the perfect excuse to hop on a double-decker bus. To make the most of this experience, head upstairs and grab the seats at the front; probably they will be occupied, so you’ll have to wait for a while until they’re free.
The best route for sightseeing is the number 11 bus. The route starts at Liverpool Street and ends at Victoria Station, it passes through the City, St Paul Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, the Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.
London has some of the best (and expensive) shopping on offer in the world. So, going on a little on shopping on a rainy day could be the perfect plan.
Harrods is the largest luxury department store in London; you can spend, literally, lot of hours inside shopping or simply visiting it.
Oxford Street is the longest street where you can shop and it’s plenty of inexpensive shops. Around there are The Bond Street (for luxury brands) and Regent’s and Carnaby Streets (with shops for all budgets).
An escape into a Theatre Play might be the perfect thing for taking your mind off the bad weather.
Have a look at Tkts kiosk in Leicester Square for the best offers when buying your entrances.
WALK IN THE RAIN
Umbrellas are on sale all the year round, so shop one, put on your boots and don’t let the rain be an obstacle to discovering the city.
*All photos via Wikipedia Commons