Rainy day in London city

Best ways to spend a wet weather day in London

We all know that summer here in the UK wouldn’t be summer without the obligatory downpours! Here are our best picks for things to do when the wet weather strikes, because let’s be honest, it’s a given!

Barbican Conservatory

The second biggest conservatory in London is not known by many, but this hidden gem is home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, as well as a great selection of exotic fish. If you’re staying with us at The Rosebery, this is a great thing to do, close by.  Open on Sundays and Bank Holidays only…

Electric Cinema

Get all cosy in one of London’s oldest cinemas in the heart of Notting Hill, on Portobello Road. Perfect for watching a film with a loved one, as the front row is lined with velvet double beds! Get the VIP treatment, with waiters delivering cocktails to your seat.

Sea Life London Aquarium

A great day out for the family. See a whole host of creatures from the sea and British waters!

Afternoon Tea at Sketch

One of our top picks for an afternoon Tea in London… Sketch’s afternoon tea room has the dreamiest pink decor and the sandwiches are amazing and refillable!

Le Pain Quotidien

Our PA’s favourite place to chill out… it’s not the most obvious choice of place, but once you’re in there, you’re never hurried out and you can literally spend hours chatting away over a nice lunch and some drinks. Customers often bring their laptops and work from there for the day!

Leadenhall Market

An amazing indoor market from the Victorian 1800’s. With pubs (including the historic lamb pub), cafes and restaurants under its roof, it’s a great place to explore when it’s wet outside. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you may recognise this market as Diagon Alley in the Philosopher’s Stone! At lunch time on week days it gets very busy with city workers, so if you don’t fancy a crowd, avoid these times.

If you’re staying at The Rosebery or Templeton Place, speak to one of our team for some local recommendations if you don’t fancy venturing out too far…

P.s. Don’t forget your brolly!