Activities for a Rainy Day in London

THE 10 BEST Indoor Things to Do in London on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in London

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  • Hennyreeky
    Tyne and Wear, UK263 contributions
    Beautiful museum. So much to see. You need at least 2 full days to really appreciate all that is on display. Food court - very good. Lovely choice of food and drinks.
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • Mr_Morcilla
    Portishead, UK206 contributions
    The National Gallery doesn't need a description. But if you're thinking of going plan your visit as there's too much to see in one hit. Do some research first and focus on particular eras or artists. Personally I love the older works (pre-1500) in the Sainsbury Wing and Spanish religious art. Both are well represented.

    Also look for the free guided tours and/or the talk and draw sessions on Friday lunchtimes.

    It is open late on Fridays and best avoided on Sundays as its too busy.
    Written 28 September 2023
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  • debthorne1
    Basingstoke, UK2 contributions
    Wonderful Chanel exhibition, loved it, definitely worth a visit. Also the Human photography exhibition was amazing
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • ElaineVB66
    Vancouver Island, Canada320 contributions
    This was my second time to the British museum, and it was great to go with my partner again. The only thing I would recommend is that maybe the museum dusts the exhibits, as when looking at the exhibit from the second level, the dust on the blue whale and the elephants is quite thick, and it seems that no cleaning is done. Otherwise it was not a bad visit.
    Written 28 September 2023
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  • Winston
    48 contributions
    If a fan of Winston Churchill this is a must stop. Bought tickets day of visit showed up about 1/2 hour after opening only had 10 min wait. Would recommend showing up alittle before opening during busier tourist season. Self guided tour. There are some small halls and still gets slightly crowded. Staff seems to do a good job of monitoring amount of people entering at any given time. Museum does great job chronicling Churchills life.
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • BelaN74
    Mississauga, Canada4,193 contributions
    Unfortunately I didn’t make it inside. The lineup was so long and not worth the wait. However, the outside is very beautiful. Amazing archetecture.
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • BelaN74
    Mississauga, Canada4,193 contributions
    This is the best market I have ever gone to. The amount and variety of food was unbelievable. This is a must do and ensure to have meals here.
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • ARI M
    9 contributions
    Heart of London. Famous and market is fun. Lots to see and lots to do. Dining here is a treat. We had a good time. Safe feeling. Friendly.
    Written 21 September 2023
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  • Jamie
    Seattle, WA3 contributions
    Great views, drinks and snacks at the Sky Garden. We had wonderful service from our server, Dinesh. Highly recommend a visit to the Sky Garden if you're in London.
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • John L
    2 contributions
    Took the guided tour through the Houses of Parliament with my wife, son and daughter-in-law. Nick was our guide. He was fantastic. Knowledgeable and funny. He made the trip very enjoyable. A member of our group was sight impaired. Nick went out of his way to include her by allowing her to feel statues and other items along the way, so she hard the full experience. I would definitely recommend the guided tour, and if possible, get on one guided by Nick.
    Written 28 September 2023
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  • Pranav C
    Bengaluru, India22 contributions
    The cathedral is beautiful. The admission ticket is pricey, but worth the visit. The audio guide could have been better. I prefer the ones where i can choose a number and hear the details as i walk around. Climbing up to the galleries is a must do, if one can climb all the stairs.
    Written 29 September 2023
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  • Christian Z
    4 contributions
    I went because I heard good things about it from friends and since it was included in the London pass, I decided to give it a go.

    The first part was a well thought out glimpse into the history of the bridge from Roman to Victorian times. Though the sets are a bit worse for wear, it was fun and the actors did their best to bring their characters to life. Especially the barman at the end was really engaging and I would have stayed and listened to him a bit longer.

    Afterwards the scary part of the experience begins, within a haunted house style walking attraction. As there are several real people in there to frighten you, expect a number of jump scares. You walk through different classic horror themed areas which give off a bit of a ghost train vibe adding to the experience. Some scares are really unexpected and if you go there with younger children you might want to opt for their guardian angel option.

    All in all a fun, scary experience.
    Written 22 September 2023
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  • catiasofiareis
    7 contributions
    I was a little apprehensive going in as I had heard horrible stories of people who had already visited. It is true that the tickets are very expensive and since we wanted to cut the line, we also bought the even more expensive one, which meant we got to enter straight in.
    The exhibition was great with some really realistic wax figures where other were not so true to reality. I struggled to recognize some figures but I attributed that to my lesser knowledge of English entertainment culture, which was fine.
    We got to take pictures with almost all of the figures, the exhibition was not that crowded and everyone was kind and respectful. The car tour was a pleasant surprise, alongside with the 4d cinema.
    All in all, it was a great experience and my little one loved it. We were very lucky with the whole experience and for that I would recommend going in August.
    Written 18 August 2023
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  • nadenekennedy75
    3 contributions
    Fabulous tour, we all enjoyed it immensely. Mum, Dad, Miss 11 and Master 9. Len was truly entertaining, passionate and knowledgeable. Great to see women footballers acknowledged, particularly our Aussie Sam Kerr.
    Written 25 September 2023
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  • Robert D
    Brooklyn, New York2,603 contributions
    I came to see the special exhibition "Northern Ireland: Living with the Troubles". This exhibit gave voice to people of the various groups. You could listen to their descriptions and see how the different groups interpreted the same events from very different perspectives.
    Written 25 September 2023
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