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5 Things To Do In London When It's Raining

Hello recruits, it’s Stamford here reporting from The Network’s headquarters in a top-secret location. London is a beautiful city that boasts elegant architecture, delightful cuisine, and world-class attractions – if you have the right eyewear to see it all. However, the unpredictable British weather can ruin your plans to explore this magnificent city. With frequent showers, you may feel limited, but like all things, there are plenty of treasures just waiting to be uncovered hidden away under shelter. Whether you are a local or a tourist, I have got you covered with a list of the best things to do in London on a rainy day. 

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Crazy Golf

If you’re like me and enjoy a little competition and adventure, London has you covered with its indoor mini golf courses. Swingers and Junkyard golf clubs offer a fun, peculiar and exciting experience. These crazy indoor golf courses are a perfect way to spend a rainy day in London with friends, family or loved ones. You may find a Stamford there most weeknights practising their aim. 

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Indoor Cinemas

When it’s wet outside, who doesn’t love to curl up at the cinema with a good movie? London has excellent indoor cinemas to satisfy all your cinematic needs. With locations in the West End, Notting Hill, and other sites, Electric Cinema offers a luxurious movie experience that guarantees to keep you on the edge of your seat. See the spectacles for yourself with state-of-the-art screens and sound systems, you won’t mind the rain outside. 

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Party Bingo

Another way to keep entertained on a rainy day is to play bingo with a party twist, it’s truly a sight to behold – and I should know! Bongo’s Bingo in Shoreditch offers exactly that with music, dancing, and prizes. This event combines bingo, rave, and partying, a unique experience that is sure to brighten up your dreary day. You won’t want to lose your glasses here, it’ll go by in a blur.

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Museums are the perfect place to spend time exploring and learning while staying out of the rain. London has world-class museums such as the British Museum, which showcases historical events and artefacts from different parts of the world. You could also visit the Natural History Museum or the Science Museum and engage with interactive exhibits. You might even find something as old as me there. 

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Escape Rooms & Immersive experiences

Escape rooms and immersive experiences are perfect activities to spend a rainy day with friends, family or even a date (if you ask me nicely enough). Sherlock: The Official Live Game, immerses you in the world of Sherlock Holmes as you partner with other players to solve puzzles and mysteries. Or why not try, The War of the Worlds? This immersive experience is an excellent option that takes you back in time for a thrilling experience.  

Don’t let the rain spoil your plans for having fun in London, you can still have a great time indoors while waiting for the sun to show up. Whether you opt for a game of golf, a cinematic experience, a bingo party, a museum visit, or an escape room, there are endless possibilities in this fantastic city. So, don’t let the weather stop you, London is waiting for you to experience all it has to offer, book your tickets to the best escape rooms in london, the interactive experience that is immersive, fun, and definitely something to shout about 

For more recommendations on what to do in London come visit Stamford at Doyle’s Opticians. I will always do my best to make your day out in London the best it can be.