You're in London and it's a cloudy day? Don't worry! In London you never run out of plans. That's why we at ForLondresLovers have created a list of things to do on a rainy day in this city.
Rainy day plans in
: Science Museum and Natural History Museum
The option of free museums is the one we like to suggest the most, this is because they offer both entertainment given their size and bars and restaurants where to take refuge and rest after the museum visit.
The Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, located near South Kensington tube station, are the best options for these purposes and are certainly the most interesting museums for children.
Shopping: Harrods and Hamleys not to be missed for the little ones
Shopping is often an obvious solution when it rains in London. This is because it is possible to find very interesting shops to shop in. Harrods is definitely the best choice. Although it is considered a luxury retailer with more exclusive than rare products, Harrods is a destination not to be missed if the rain follows us. The store offers 8 floors full of the most unthinkable goods, from clothes to paintings, for a total of 93 thousand square meters where you can spend more than a few hours.
London attractions to visit when it's raining and those to avoid
As a further opportunity to avoid the rain, we recommend you to take into account what are the attractions of London .
The first thing to do is to get off at the King's Cross St. Pancras stop, in order to go to the British Library. Admission is completely free and inside there are also bars, restaurants and reading sections. There is also the possibility to take guided tours or participate in events and tours previously organized. The British Library is one of the best stocked libraries in the world. In fact, it has a collection of over 100 million documents including monographs and journals.
We suggest you also consider other attractions such as the London Aquarium (which offers views of over 400 marine species and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with realistic wax statues of the world's most famous people).
Where to stop to eat and what to tasteTherain in London could be an opportunity to take the opportunity to taste the local dishes or to try some new ethnic restaurant. Walking around the Piccadilly and Charing Cross area it is possible to find dozens and dozens of particular restaurants, so all you have to do is choose.
Shall we stop for fish and chips ? shall we eat in a Chinese restaurant in Soho ? How about a good Angus steak ?
Movies and Theater
Finally, going to the cinema and theatre are an excellent solution when it rains in London, especially if you are in the company of children. Instead of suggesting the well-known English cinemas that often also have high prices, we suggest something unknown to Italians and cheap.
In the Wood Green area of north London is the Vue cinema, which plays dozens of films and new releases, including subtitles, for only £5.99. Not finding a ticket is really impossible given the numerous screens and dense programme. So if the rain catches you unawares during a walk up north, here's another place to take shelter.