Rainy Day Activities

Grey skies day after day doesn’t make for the greatest holiday weather. So if you are visiting London in the rain here are a few indoor activities for when you need to shelter. 

The Natural History Museum


I’ve spoken about the Natural History Museum multiple times on the blog but it’s the perfect way to wile away a rainy afternoon.Whether you want to go back in time to walk with dinosaurs or experience what a earthquake feels like there is something for everyone. I would highly recommend checking out The Darwin Collection where you go behind the scenes at the museum and see it’s large collection of preserved species.

Nearest tube station is South Kensington accessible via the District Line, Circle Line and Picadilly Line.
Entrance is free but some exhibitions may have an entry fee.

All Stars Bowling


Bowling isn’t just for kids; head to one of the All Stars Lanes and grab a cocktail or two whilst you knock down some pins. Why not make an afternoon out of it and have some lunch.

Get a strike at either Holborn, Stratford or Brick Lane.
Games cost either £6.95 per person or £9.95 per person depending on the time.

London Aquarium

Forget about the rain and dive under the sea at London Aquarium its bursting with things to see, perfect for getting some holiday snaps where you’re not looking like a drowned rat. Gaze into crystal clear tanks to spot the most colour fish and try to find the grand old turtle gliding across the top of the tank. Watch the Piranhas at feeding time or try and find Nemo.

Nearest tube station is Embankment via the Bakerloo Line, District line, Circle Line and Northern Line.
Tickets start at £20.00 – book online or combine with other attractions for price deals.


Other things to do in the rain: Shop at Westfield’s|Catch a film at the IMAX|Go to a covered market|Relax at the spa|Have tea at Fortnums

If it’s just a quick shower step into your nearest cafe or pub grab a drink and watch the world go by or make sure you take an umbrella and in good old British fashion carry on with your plans regardless of the weather!

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