Visit London Asks: What Are Your Rainy Day Recommendations for London?

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Duck familyThe weather in London this Saturday was typically autumnal: lots of exciting wind and rain, with a bit of thunder and lightning thrown in for good measure!

Sadly, the wet weather led to the fireworks at the Lord Mayor’s Show being cancelled for the first time in 20 years; although the rest of the parade was a great success.

According to The Guardian:

“The bad weather is nothing unusual… Forecaster Nigel Bolton said: ‘In most winters we experience gales and heavy rain, but the last three or four winters have been quite quiet. Most winters bring storms and gusts of winds so we shouldn’t be too surprised by this.

‘Thursday and Friday are looking particularly wet. It’s unpleasant but not unprecedented.’ “

In light of this news, we want your recommendations of the best things to do in London when the weather turns wet. We’ve got some great ideas to keep families dry in the city, but can you add to the suggestions?


  1. Lettice says:

    Shopping! Except everyone else seemed to have the same idea on Saturday so the shops were heaving with people overheating in giant waterproof coats!

  2. Tommo says:

    I love the British Museum. I can waste a whole day in there, not caring what the weathers like outside. And its free entry. Brilliant.

  3. Julie says:

    A visit to the British Museum can easily fill a whole day. Or go to South Kensington and do the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and the V&A. Alternatively, if you’re in the mood for shopping and eating, go to Westfield.

  4. Lilac says:

    On a cold and rainy day, nothing beats a good ol’ English pub lunch IMHO.