What to Do on a Rainy Day in London
There’s no getting away from the fact that, sometimes, it rains in London. And whether it’s a light drizzle or a heavy downpour, rainy days can put a dampener on a fun day out. Fortunately, this bustling city is full of rainy-day activities, including some you might not expect… From fighting post-apocalyptic zombies to getting immersed in a thrilling escape room, here are some of the most exciting ways to embrace VR gaming in London — no matter the weather.
Exciting rainy day activities in London
London has plenty of delicious restaurants, quaint cafes, and shopping centres to peruse on a rainy day. However, if you’re in search of something a little more unique, VR gaming could be your perfect rainy-day activity in London. But what are your options?
Puzzle your way out of a VR escape room
For a rainy day game that engages both your imagination and strategic thinking, you can’t beat a VR escape room experience. Ideal for groups of friends, colleagues, and whole families — and even as a quirky date idea — virtual reality (VR) escape rooms are truly immersive.
The premise is similar to that of a traditional escape room — you have a set amount of time to work your way through clues in order to ‘escape’. However, with a VR escape room, your physical space is enhanced with digital elements. Decked out with a VR headset, you can engage with virtual elements and explore incredible digital settings.
At Omescape, our VR escape room games are free-roaming, so you can make the experience your own. We have an array of themes and stories to choose from. Fantasy lovers will love our swashbuckling pirate adventure, The Corsair’s Curse, while Huxley offers a post-apocalyptic journey to the future, filled with steampunk aesthetics.
We have VR escape rooms suitable for 2-8 or 2-12 people, with varying difficulty levels. And with our VEX Play options, you can mix and match your VR escape rooms and games. Will you take on the Temple Quest and escape with your treasure or head to space with Lunarscape: Breakdown?
Traverse dystopian landscapes filled with zombies
Do you fancy defending your friends and preventing VR zombies from taking over London? A VR shooting game brings your favourite horror and films to life — all in a safe environment, of course. Plus, most of our VR shooting experiences are for up to 8 or 12 people, so you can enjoy the experience with friends. Equally, many are suitable for pairs, too — what better way to change up your date nights?
After the Fall is our most immersive VR experience, and it’s certainly action-packed. This VR game takes you from London to LA, where you’ll work in a co-op to fight off the ‘Snowbreed’ zombies. With haptic feedback vests, and realistic firearm controllers to go with your VR headset, you’re in for a spine-tingling adventure.
Play some family-friendly VR games
Along with some of our other zombie VR games, After the Fall is best suited to teens and adults. But don’t worry, if you’re wondering what to do with the kids in London on a rainy day, there are lots of other family-friendly VR games to try.
Meanwhile, Cook’d Up is another short and sweet VR challenge. In this 10-minute game, you’ll need to work as a team to run your very own burger restaurant. Don’t be fooled by the straightforward premise — this game involves multi-tasking mayhem and picky customers!
For a family-friendly take on the classic VR zombie shooting experience, there’s always Ghost Patrol, a 30-minute free-roaming VR challenge where you can become ‘real-life’ ghostbusters.
The best VR experiences in London
Rain or shine, VR games are a great way to spend time with friends, colleagues, or family. So if you find yourself looking for a rainy day activity in London, try a VR experience. Whether you opt for a thrilling zombie shootout or use lateral thinking to find your way out of a tricky VR escape room, Omescape has an experience for all ages and tastes.
Take a look at all the games we have on offer and book your VR experience today.