10 impressive things you can do in London on a rainy day

While London, England endures as a popular travel destination, most people know that the city experiences frequent rain showers. No one wants their limited vacation time spoiled by rain. So, what can you do when the drops begin splattering? Check out the following ten suggestions.

1. Patronize a pub.

No matter where you are in London, there is sure to be a cozy pub nearby to dash in out of the rain. No two London pubs are the same as they all vary from the atmosphere, food, and entertainment, but all are sure to warm your stomach and heart.

2. Hole up in an old English bookshop.

Book lovers should not miss the chance to pop into Daunt Books, a beautiful, historic bookshop with an old-world charm atmosphere. While the rainy afternoon away exploring the wide selection of books or browse the lovely gift shop.

3. Dare to enter London's scariest attraction, the London Dungeon.

Be both informed and terrified with shows featuring London's horrible history like the Great Fire, the Bloody Vikings, Jack the Ripper and more. If you are brave enough, take a chance on one of the scary rides.

4. Be fascinated by the Museum of London.

The Museum of London highlights the history of London from prehistoric times up to the present age. The museum features many visual exhibits and informative displays that will even interest children. Visitors can also get a cup of tea and lunch in the cafe.

5. Visit the Churchill War Rooms.

An extension of the Imperial War Museum, the Churchill War Rooms showcase the history of Winston Churchill and the underground system that was utilized as the command center for the British government during World War II. Visitors can engage in several interactive displays to experience what it was like to live and work during this era.

Churchill war rooms

6. Attend a London theatre.

The city boasts many fabulous theatres where tourists can be entertained and forget all about the rain outside. Enjoy the Phantom of the Opera show at Her Majesty's Theatre or a splendid ballet performance at the Royal Opera House.

7. Be captivated in the British Museum.

Be marvelled while touring one of the most popular museums in London, the British Museum. Dedicated to the history and culture of mankind, it is truly a house of marvels, boasting amazing collections of ancient artefacts from all over the world, including Egyptian mummies and the Rosetta Stone.

8. Shop at an indoor market.

Spitalfields Market is held in a covered square where shoppers and vendors alike can keep dry. The Backyard Market and Sunday Up Market are held in the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane.

9. Journey down memory lane at the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood.

Take the kids to Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, a unique museum exhibiting a collection of childhood-related objects from the 1600s to the present day.

10. Spend some time in the Welcome Collection.

The Welcome Collection is a museum displaying a collection of unusual art and medical devices from around the world as well as informative exhibits of well-known historical figures like Charles Darwin and Florence Nightingale.


With so many interesting and exciting things to do indoors, travellers planning to visit London need not have any fear of the rain interfering with their vacation. In fact, considering some of the above ideas, visitors might even hope for the rain.

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