Oh me Oh my!!! here you are with just 3 days in London and it’s raining!!!! Now what? You can’t go watch the Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, no point taking the Hop-on Hop-off bus, unless you enjoy sitting in a downpour and getting soaked! Can’t stand in the queue at The London Eye (for the same reason) and the sheltered area around Big Ben will be jam packed with other tourists determined to catch a glimpse!
What can you do when its raining in London?
Well lots really! There are a multitude of museums, most of which are FREE to visit:
The London Museum (City of London & a must see)
The British Museum (Russell Square – Picadilly Line)
Natural History Museum (South Kensington – District & Circle Lines)
The Science Museum ( same as natural History Museum)
Victoria & Albert Museum (as above)
The National Gallery (at Trafalgar Square)
then you have the more quirky museums:
Hunterian Museum (Lincoln’s Inn Fields – near Royal Courts of Justice)
Sir John Soane’s Museum (Lincoln’s Inn Fields)
The Clockmakers Museum (near Guildhall – City of London)
Pollock’s Toy Museum (Scala Street – off Tottenham Court Road)
The Petrie Museum (University College London, Malet Place British Museum)
amongst many others.
Then there are the paid attractions you could visit:
Madame Tussauds (Baker Street – Bakerloo and Jubilee Lines)
The Clink Museum (Southwark)
The London Dungeon (London Bridge – Northern Line)
The Tower of London (although a lot of this is also outdoors (Tower Hill – District & Circle Lines)
You could also enquire about bookings for the Theatres in the West End, many have last minute special offers.
With hundreds of places to visit, museums to meander about and shows to enjoy….there is never a day when you could say “there is nothing to do!”.
London has it all.