Visiting London at any time of year means taking the risk that it will rain, but coming in autumn or winter definitely requires you to plan ahead for some activities that won’t be spoiled if the weather doesn’t play along. Luckily, London is a city where planning for rain is second nature, so there’s plenty of things to do when it drizzles, so here is your guide to what to do when it rains on your trip to San Domenico Hotel London:
Go to the Museums
If the weather outside is frightful, London’s many museums and galleries are always delightful. The British Museum has been immortalised in song and the movies and has famous artefacts like the Rosetta Stone and Parthenon sculptures, while there’s dinosaur skeletons and natural wonders galore at the Natural History Museum. Your whole family can get hands-on with the exhibits at the Science Museum, while fans of art and design have so much to see at the V&A. You might get wet on your way to them, but once you’re inside any of London’s museums or galleries, you’ll be also to lose yourself for hours.
If you’re staying at a hotel next to Harrods, there’s an obvious choice for how to spend a day when the weather is bad. One of the most famous shops in the world, it has everything you could ever want and so much more, from the Food Halls on the ground floor to the incredible toy departments on the fourth floor to the fine jewellery department, where you can see high class – and high price – jewellery from some of the most iconic brands imaginable. Even if you don’t actually spend any money, you won’t regret spending your time here.
See a show or a movie
London is packed with entertainment options if you want to kill some time during a downpour, one of the city’s theatres or cinemas is an excellent way to do it. There’s the West End, where you can see iconic musicals or dramas starring the leading actors of stage or screen, while there’s plenty of other famous theatres around the streets of London. The same goes for cinemas, from Leicester Square’s celeb-tastic movie palaces to the BFI Southbank for real movie geeks or the Electric Cinema if you want to get cosy.
Get something to eat
Whatever the time of day, if the weather is making you want to be inside, you can find something to eat in one of London’s cafes or restaurants. From the greasy spoons or pubs where you can enjoy traditional British food at affordable prices to the many Michelin starred restaurants like those owned by Gordon Ramsey or Heston Blumenthal, you’ll be spoiled for choice, while there are also amazing places to eat from all around the world to match whatever your taste buds want.
London is an amazing city to visit at any time of year, so even if your visit coincides with a particularly rainy, cold, windy or snowy, there’s still more than enough to keep you entertained.