Best 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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  • mom_toting_2
    Houston, TX38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum has an extensive collection of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Assyrian, and on and on art. I signed up for a timed entry and stayed true to the time. They don’t check the times and you must go through a check point to inspect your bag. I suggest get the free timed entry ticket but go early. There is much to see.
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • Adelle L
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are going to visit one gallery in London this is it. Overwhelming amount of the most beautiful art. The layout is a little confusing. I usually concentrate on one floor, and come back another day to see more.
    Written 8 June 2024
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  • PtLomafoodie
    San Diego, CA1,166 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This large collection of art and statues is FREE ADMISSION to the public. It can be reached directly underground by the London Underground tube, or from the sidewalk.

    I admit, my focus was seeing the world’s OLDEST MUSEUM CAFE. It was spectacularly ornate with marble columns, fireplaces, floors and Beautiful walls & ceilings.

    You can have hot or cold food, mostly pastries and coffees.

    The CAFE overlooks an interior courtyard with a large water feature.
    Nearby, there are 2 GIFT SHOPS, and bathrooms.
    Written 9 June 2024
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  • Rob D
    107 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time back in decades, but it was time to take the family
    Definitely book ahead, the "not got tickets" queues were scarily long!
    Excellent collection and great information for all ages
    You will spend 3-4 hrs in there and see all you want.
    The VAST!! geology room is a bit much for younger sarcastic children though!...
    "ooo look another rock!" ha ha ha
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • RoyaltyC
    Calgary, Canada409 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I didn't buy ticket in advance as I wanted to go to Westminster and St. James' Park in the same area. I dropped by before 11am and saw a short line. I was in after 10 minute wait. The ticket was 32 GBP if I remember correctly. It comes with an audio guide. The ticketing staff was welcoming. The place was packed with people. It was amazing to be in a place that had such a significant history. I learned interesting information about Churchchill and the war. It's great that so much artefacts of the time have been reserved after a long time. It was an immersive experience.
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • JayT&Hay
    Thetford, UK241 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Borough Market has a ton of different food choices. We spent a long time deciding what to eat! We tried multiple dishes and they were all delightful. We would not recommend this for people who don't like lots of queueing(if the more popular stalls were better organised this would not be an issue) and are a bit claustrophobic as the crowds were alot to handle.
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • jabberwockies
    Mandeville, LA463 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great visit, the few employees we interacted with were very pleasant and helpful. No point in rehashing the thousands of prior reviews - it's a must-see if you're in London. Getting the tickets in advance was a huge help.
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • Joel C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went for a guided tour at the Houses of Parliament which included both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Phil, our tour guide, was wonderful: very knowledgeable and gave an informative tour of British democracy and politics, peppered with a good dose of British humour throughout the tour. A thoroughly enjoyable experience!
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • Max May V
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a beautiful place to see the magnificent view of London. It was sunny & bright during our visit. Most of all it is FREE.
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • Joshane615
    Australia564 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing little neighbourhood in the heart of London. So many great restaurants, pubs and shopping available. You can’t come to London without visiting Covent Garden. We stayed nearby in Trafalgar Square and visited here every day.
    Written 4 June 2024
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  • Gus Woltmann
    Paris, France12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    🏰⛪ Our family had the most remarkable experience exploring the magnificent St. Paul's Cathedral! Here's our review of this iconic London landmark:

    👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Family Bonding: Visiting St. Paul's Cathedral was a bonding experience for our family. From admiring the stunning architecture to discovering its rich history, we were captivated by every moment spent together.

    🌟 Architectural Marvel: The grandeur of St. Paul's Cathedral is truly awe-inspiring. The intricate details of the façade, the soaring dome, and the majestic interior left us in awe of the craftsmanship and skill of its builders.

    🔔 Bell Ringing Experience: Participating in the bell ringing experience was a highlight of our visit. Feeling the vibrations of the bells and hearing their melodious tones resonate throughout the cathedral was a truly memorable moment for our family.

    🎨 Artistic Splendor: The artwork and décor inside St. Paul's Cathedral are breathtaking. From the intricate mosaics to the majestic paintings adorning the walls and ceilings, every corner of the cathedral is a testament to human creativity and artistic expression.

    📸 Photo Opportunities: St. Paul's Cathedral provided countless opportunities for family photos. Whether posing outside against the stunning backdrop or capturing the beauty of the interior, we created memories that we'll cherish for years to come.

    👑 Historical Significance: Exploring the crypt and learning about the cathedral's role in British history was both educational and enlightening. We gained a deeper appreciation for its significance as a place of worship and a symbol of resilience and endurance.

    🌟 Memorable Experience: Our visit to St. Paul's Cathedral surpassed all expectations. It was a journey through history, art, and spirituality that left a lasting impression on our family.

    👍 Overall Impression: St. Paul's Cathedral is a must-visit attraction for families exploring London. Its beauty, history, and spiritual significance make it a truly remarkable destination.

    🌐 Final Verdict: Five stars all around! Thank you, St. Paul's Cathedral, for an unforgettable experience that brought our family closer together and left us with memories that we'll treasure for a lifetime.
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • E B
    Wigan3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love the venue BUT beware that cheap plastic glasses are the norm for drinks after 1730 so don't go spending your hard earned cash on the expensive bottle of bubbly, it's just not right for this classic building.
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • Julie F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely amazing tour was excellent. Ron or as he calls himself Ronaldo was brilliant what an amazing tour guide. He made the experience amazing it was my grandson's birthday he made it special singing happy birthday to him and made him captain and lead us through the tunnel to the pitch 💙
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Stephen D
    Cocoa, FL250 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First off, the Imperial War Museum (IWM) has been at this building, a former mental institution called "Bedlam," since 1936. And it's remarkable that some IWM visitors would feel a sense of "bedlam" after visiting some of the galleries, especially the 2nd floor Holocaust Exhibits. I consider myself a fairly strong person, but I couldn't stomach watching the rise of the national socialists ( nazi party) in Germany and their "River to the Sea" war on the Jewish People. I left about halfway through, muttering, "NEVER AGAIN!" as I left the premises. If you can gather the courage to visit the 2nd floor, make sure you stop by the WW1 exhibits first because the IWF has done a great job explaining everything.
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • Masteryates
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can visit this and get a stately home, an art gallery and an armery museum, all under one roof and it's free. Everything is top notch and it's only a short walk from Bond Street tube station. Why waste days visiting individual museums? Well worth making the recommend donation.
    Written 9 June 2024
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