If you are in London and you are thinking about what to do because it rains or where to go, don’t be alarmed!
Beyond the fact that it is one of the most expensive cities in the world, London also offers different alternatives in one of its typical and common days where you do not know where to start.
Now it’s time to decide if you go on one of the red double-decker buses (1.20 pounds for a single ticket) or choose the underground (metro) although the ticket costs a little more (between 1.80 and 2.70, depending on the area).).
What to do in London if it rains
First of all, it is very important that you carry an umbrella, wherever you go, because you don’t know what the day will be like in a few hours. It only remains for you to decide which of the following options you will go to first.
Go to a London museum
London offers a wide variety of museums and most of them are free:
Natural History: where you will find a wide range of dinosaurs, birds, lions, even the most extravagant animals you can imagine.
- Science Museum: This wonderful, impeccably organized museum shows the different phases of human technological advance with a 100% educational approach.
- British Museum: it is the oldest in the world and contains treasures from all latitudes: Egyptian mummies, Assyrian bas-reliefs, cuneiform tablets, ancient Greek vases and Chinese sculptures, among others.
- The Tate Modern: It is the most important modern art gallery in the United Kingdom. It has a permanent collection of international modern art dating from 1900 to the present.
- Tate Britain – A must see museum for lovers of Constable’s English landscapes, Turner’s steamy atmospheres and Romantic art.
- National Gallery: it has more than 2,200 paintings and includes works from Giotto, Picasso, without forgetting Renaissance jewels (Velázquez) and an important collection of Dutch painting, such as the well-known Rembrandt.
- Victoria & Albert Museum – The world’s largest museum dedicated to art and design, with collections immense in scope and diversity.
Other places to go in London when it rains
- St. Paul’s Cathedral. It is located in the financial center of the city. It is the second largest in the world, after St. Peter’s in the Vatican, and has a large dome covered in lead.
- Libraries. Why not take advantage of the day to go read or stay informed with the free newspapers that this institution offers. You can find them in different areas of the city.
- Covent Garden. This market is an interesting attraction in the center of the city, it is also covered and open every day. You can find a wide variety of shops and places to eat.
- Go to a pub or bar in the Battersea area. Few things are more suitable for a rainy day than enjoying a beer with fish and chips and letting time pass.
- Musical at West Ham. If you are in Covent Garden, go to one of the ticket counters and buy tickets for one of the musicals of the day.
- Shakespeare’s Globe. A new theater where the British writer is worshiped and where you can find tickets for 5 pounds and up.