Tips to Enjoy Your London Trip Even on a Rainy Day

London Boats Rainy

London is an exciting city and a dream destination of all tourists and travelers. But London’s weather can play spoil sport with well drafted travel plans as rains can hit you any time. The days of glorious sunshine will be followed by periods of unsettled weather.

Key Takeaways:

  • London’s weather can be unpredictable with sudden rain showers even during days of glorious sunshine.
  • To enjoy London despite the weather, it is essential to plan ahead and have a Plan B for rainy days.
  • There are numerous indoor activities and attractions in London, particularly its museums and art galleries.
  • The British Museum is a must-visit attraction, housing one of the world’s largest permanent collections spanning various periods and cultures.
  • Consider staying in London serviced apartments, which offer ample space, home-like comfort, and a well-equipped kitchenette at a more affordable price compared to hotels.

To enjoy London you must plan ahead and take into account if the weather is going to be wet or dry. If it is raining, make an alternative plan. On average, London rains will be drizzles or lighter rains.

On rainy days, instead of sitting in London hotels, there are many places to visit and still enjoy a great day. So, any London visitor must have a Plan B to meet the eventuality of a sudden change of weather. We are discussing some ideas here, which can get you out of your apartment when the weather is not kind.

There are plenty of indoor activities in the city, which will offer you a roof above your head and to make you enjoy London to the fullest! There is no better day than a rainy day to explore the museums in London.

London boasts of 300 Museums and Art Galleries. Even if it is raining the whole week, you can still visit them all. The House of Commons and the House of Lords are open to the public.

British Museum

This cannot be missed while visiting London. British Museum houses the largest permanent collections in the world covering works from many periods and cultures. From Egyptian antiquities to Rosetta Stone, you can see everything.

V & A Museum of Childhood

The Museum of Childhood will offer national collection of childhood-related objects such as toys, dolls, puppets, children’s clothing and furniture. Arranged into three main galleries named Moving Toys, Creativity and Childhood they are nicely set in Tower Hamlets, a culturally diverse borough of London.

The Bank of England Museum

This is within the premises of Bank of England in the City. The Bank has a legacy of more than 300 years and artefacts accumulated are considerable in terms of the items with long history. The displays have material drawn from the Bank’s own collections of books, prints, banknotes and photographs.

St. James Church

For a rainy day, another gateway is St. James church where lectures and concerts can keep people occupied. For a new experience try Madame Tussauds waxworks museum which is lifelike and have your photo taken with.

London Eye

London Eye Cloudy

A visit to London Eye will be an entertaining experience on a rainy day. This huge ferris wheel has giant capsules made of glass. It allows all round viewing as it revolves slowly and help in viewing the sights.

On any clear day you can see 25 miles when the wheel reaches the top. The wheel takes 30 minutes to turn one full revolution and you can make it a talking point when you get back from the visit.

Stay in London

If you have planned your London trip, having the right accommodation in the city is most important to have a pleasant visit. Instead of going to expensive hotels that will eat out the travel budget quickly; you can manage very good short let accommodation in central London locations. The London short stay apartments are nicely furnished with nice interiors, ample space and a well equipped kitchenette so that you can make your favourite dishes.

London serviced apartments are preferred by travelers who want to visit the city with families or friends because the best privacy, home like comfort and ample space the apartments offer them. Also they are 30 percent cheaper than hotels with similar facilities.

In conclusion, London’s weather may be unpredictable, but with proper planning and indoor activities like visiting museums, travelers can still enjoy the city. Consider staying in serviced apartments for a comfortable and budget-friendly experience.

Alternative option: Leave London altogether and go on a day trip!

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Paul Tomaszewski is a science & tech writer as well as a programmer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of CosmoBC. He has a degree in computer science from John Abbott College, a bachelor's degree in technology from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and completed some business and economics classes at Concordia University in Montreal. While in college he was the vice-president of the Astronomy Club. In his spare time he is an amateur astronomer and enjoys reading or watching science-fiction. You can follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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