A rainy day in London can be very exciting if you know just what to do. Fortunately, London offers a multitude of indoor activities to keep you entertained. Even better, these options go beyond the traditional museum experience. Whether you’ve already explored the city’s museums or simply looking for a more unique experience, start by booking luxury accommodation in Kensington. With elegant rooms, perfect for unwinding and relaxing with pampering amenities, promising a memorable stay, escape the London rain with these activities and attractions near your exquisite hotel.
The Afternoon Tea Experience
It was in 1840, that the Duchess of Bedford let out her secret love for indulging in tea and snacks a few hours prior to dinner, giving way to a trend that eventually developed into a cherished British tradition. Savouring a delectable afternoon tea at the Grand Restaurant in Paddington is a culinary delight that should be on every traveller’s London itinerary. In fact, a rainy day in the city is the best time to indulge in this classic British experience.
Picture this: you’re sipping on a steaming cup of flavoursome tea with freshly baked scones, all while you view the drizzly weather outside!
Visit the highest public garden in London, an absolute stunner near your Park Inn Rewards hotel. Located at the top of the skyscraper, famously named the Walkie-Talkie, the lush indoor garden here features floor-to-ceiling glass windows, providing spectacular views of the London skyline. Savor your time exploring this remarkable attraction on a rainy day in London and don’t forget to snap some Instagram-worthy pictures to look back at.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, boasting an enchanting 365-foot dome, is the fourth largest church in Europe. This iconic landmark, minutes away from your Hyde Park hotel restaurant where you can dine in for a scrumptious meal, is a must-see, especially during a rainy day in London. St. Paul’s Cathedral houses a remarkable collection of art, ranging from the intricate carvings by Grinling Gibbons in the Quire to the gilded dome murals crafted by Sir James Thornhill. Take the time to appreciate every intricate detail without feeling rushed, because you’re sure to be mesmerised by what you see. You can also challenge yourself to take 257 steps leading to the base of the historic dome, where you’ll find the renowned ‘accidental man-made’ Whispering Gallery. Whisper into the wall and the perfectly curved walls will carry it all the way around for others to hear!
One of the best indoor attractions in London, Westminster Abbey is among the most significant Gothic structures in the country, allowing you to delve into more than ten centuries of British history. Westminster Abbey isn’t just a place for coronations; it also serves as the final resting place for 17 monarchs and a venue for royal weddings including the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in the year 2011. Make sure to visit the Poet’s Corner with more than 100 writers and poets commemorated here and explore the Lady’s Chapel with an extraordinary, vaulted ceiling. You can also attend a free Evensong service, offered all days of the week except Wednesdays.
With this list of amazing attractions and experiences to look out for in London, don’t let the rain stop you from having the best experiences in the iconic city. So, plan your holiday, now and explore it all for yourself!