London has unpredictable weather most of the time, but if you’re visiting in winter then there’s a high chance you’ll experience rain or even snow. However, England’s capital is just as charming at this time of year, and there’s plenty of indoor activities to keep you busy when you need to shelter from the bad weather.
If you plan on visiting London over the festive season then you’ll enjoy magical illuminations, Christmas markets and outdoor ice rinks dotted all over the city. Here are some more top wintertime tourist experiences in London, if you’re looking for inspiration.
Want to learn about the city’s dark history? The London Dungeon is one of the city’s top tourist attractions for all ages, and it’s definitely worth a visit. We highly recommend the Dungeon Lates, which is an adults only live show featuring horror actors, gripping storytelling and a couple of drinks in a Victorian pub.
Who doesn’t love watching a movie in an unconventional place? There are loads of pop-up cinemas in London which screen a huge range of films across the year, some of which are winter pop-ups with a festive theme. Try out the Hackney Downs Studios, Backyard Cinema’s Winter Night Garden and The Winter Film Club at the Electric Theatre.
No trip to London is complete without seeing a famous West End show. There are over 200 theatres in London, showing a world class line up of musical theatre, comedy, drama, dance and opera. If you have something in mind you’d like to see on the West End then it’s best to book in advance, but otherwise turn up to a ticket office on the day and ask what shows have seats left. Don’t forget that winter is also panto season!
Escape Room Game
London is known for having one of the most varied selections of escape rooms in the world. Star in your own movie with your friends, having to find clues and solve a mystery to beat the clock and escape the room. Whether you’ve tried escape rooms before or not, you’ll love the thrilling themes on offer at Omescape. You might enjoy yourself so much that you have to go back and try the other rooms too!
Visit the Museums
On a rainy day, get lost in the multitude of museums the capital has to offer. Many of them are free and you’ll see some of the most famous artworks and artefacts in the world at The Victoria and Albert, the National Gallery and the British Museum.
There is so much to do when visiting London, so don’t let the weather put you off!