31 Aug Bring on the rain: what to do on a wet day in London
The weather in London is changeable – and that is putting it politely. But we Londoners don’t moan about it (much). No, instead we collectively stiffen our upper lips and will the morning’s grey sky to brighten… into a less cloudy one. Anyway, there are tons of great things to do in London when the weather is not at its best.
Here is a selection of some of the best things to do when it’s raining in London:
1. The Natural History Museum
An obvious place to look for interest and entertainment is a museum and none come better than the superb Natural History Museum located down the road from our salon in Kensington and Chelsea. A stunning building which is worth seeing alone, it houses millions of specimens of creatures both living and extinct. There are interactive tours that will draw exclamations from kids and adults alike. Best of all, it’s free!
2. Catch a show
There are well over 200 professional theatres in London, producing world-class shows from uplifting musicals to thought-provoking monologues. Whatever may interest you, if the London sky does not say “a day in the park” then getting last minute, cheap theatre tickets is a great option.
3. Kings Cross station
Why are we recommending you visit a train station? Well, if you or your children are among the millions of Harry Potter fans, then a rainy day is the perfect opportunity to visit the famous 9¾ platform where trains – if you believe the rumours – take you directly to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
4. Pop in on the Queen
Windsor castle is a historical castle and one of the Queen’s official residences. There are ever changing exhibitions displaying artwork, battle souvenirs and various royal memorabilia. Dress smartly and who knows, you may even be invited for a cuppa with Her Majesty!
5. Old Spitalfields Market
London has some fantastic markets to choose from but, being under cover, Old Spitalfields is a top choice for a wet weather day. You can buy all sorts there: from food to clothes to artwork. And, when you are tired of browsing what’s on offer, you are a short walk from some of London’s coolest bars and restaurants in trendy Shoreditch.
Although bad weather may rule out enjoying an outdoor BBQ, there is so much more to see and do in London – whatever the weather may be. Embrace the rain!