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10 Things To Do On A Rainy Day In London

10 Things To Do On A Rainy Day In London

Rainy days in London don’t have to be a total wash out. Thankfully the coolest city in the world has an abundance of things to do and places to visit on those cold, grey  wet and miserable days.

And since London is a city that gets it’s fair share of rain especially during the Winter months, it is just as well that there is plenty out there for Londoners and tourist alike to enjoy and keep them amused. Some of them are free and some of them the admission price will make your eyes water!

So without further ado here is my list of 10 things to on a rainy day in London:

London Museum,  this very cool museum documents the history of London from the Prehistoric to the present day. Not the best known museum in London, but definitely worth a visit. Free Entry.

British Museum,  the most visited museum in the United Kingdom, which is dedicated to culture and history and holds over 7 million artefacts originating from all continents and documenting the story of human culture from the beginning to the present day. Free Entry.

London Dungeon, quite probably London’s most horrid and gruesome attraction, which will take you on a journey through  the most macabre times in the city’s history. Pay your money at the door!

Maritime Museum, comprises of the Maritime Galleries, the Royal Observatory and the Queen’s House. Together these constitute one museum working to illustrate for everyone the importance of the sea, ships, time and the stars and their relationship with people. Free Entry.

Museum of Childhood, houses a collection of childhood-related objects and artefacts, spanning the 1600s to the present day. Plenty to keep the young ones happy here. Free Entry.

Tate Modern, holds an impressive collection of international modern art dating from 1900 to the present day. Free Entry

Churchill War Rooms, take a step back in time and explore the the secret underground headquarters that were the nerve centre of Britain’s war effort. A very interesting place to visit if you ask me. Pay your money at the door!

Madame Tussauds,  London’s renowned tourist attraction which is full of (mostly) rather realistic wax works of the famous. And the bad news is that they have Bieber on the way. Pay your money at the door.

Wellcome Collection, displaying an unusual mixture of medical artefacts and original artworks exploring ‘ideas about the connections between medicine, life and art. I never knew this fantastic museum existed until I participated in their THINGS exhibition, with my Lucky Egg Cup. Free Entry.

Royal Airforce Museum, is a museum located on the former Hendon Aerodrome, dedicated to the history of aviation and the British Royal Air Force. This amazing muserum has over 100 aircraft on dispaly. I would definitley say this place is well worth dragging yoursrelf out of Central London to visit. Free Entry.

I know some people would have expected to see the London Eye on my list, but I would personally give it a miss, unless it was your last day in London. Let’s face facts, the main selling point of the Eye is those amazing views you get from the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, and when it’s lashing down with rain the views are going to be a wash out!

When the rain falls in London, there is still plenty to do, and take it from my list of 10 is just scratching the surface. And anyway if you come to London on holiday you don’t expect blue skies and sunshine do ya? Rainy days don’t let them grind you down, just get yourself a game plan…and get on with it…

7 Comments

  1. Great list mate, I’ve always been fascinated with what must have gone on in those dark and dingy war rooms.
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  2. Churchill War Rooms, sure is an interesting tour, which I would recommend anyone to get on. They really do bring back to live what it must have been like down there.

  3. We had a massive downpour here in SC and I needed something to keep me busy. I just got hired on as a flight attendant for a major airline. Once I get used to it I’m going to make London a stop!

  4. This is really a great article and a great website. Every article seems to have been written with a lot of thought process.

    Keep up the good work :)

  5. Julie, London looks forward to your arrival. I will introduce you to something cold and wet, and which comes in a pint glass…

    Girish, I try my best…

  6. Nice list! I’ve seen some of them, i need to come again to see them all. One of the great tourist places is also the Cromwell road, with Natural History Museum and Science Museum. Best place for tourist and enthusiasts on those rainy days :)

  7. Saso, both good places to visit on a rainy day that’s for sure…

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