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.

MUSEUMS

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.

British Museum

LONDON EYE

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.

London Eye Rain

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.

English Pub

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.

SHOPPING

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).

Harrods

THEATRE

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.

Furthermore, the streets will be less crowded!London Rain

*All photos via Wikipedia Commons

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    Posted at 20:05h, 26 February Reply

    Love this! I can’t wait to visit London, thanks for the ideas!

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