The best rainy day activities in London to enjoy this winter

Kenwood House

When the weather isn’t on your side it can leave you feeling unenthusiastic and as though you’d much rather stay in than go out. With winter setting in, the sunny days have passed and we’re left much colder and with rain and wind to contend with.

Don’t lock yourself in though, a trip to London can still be enjoyable on a rainy day.

With a variety of museums and indoor activities to get stuck into, there’s no reason to let a bit of drizzle stop you from enjoying yourself.

Read on to learn about some of the best rainy day activities in London.

Be sure to pack an umbrella and enjoy a winter walk back to your room at the Hotel Grand Royale Hyde Park London, where a hot bath and a comfy bed will be waiting for you.

Kenwood House

Explore indoors at a stately home like Kenwood House :-

Hampstead Ln, Highgate, London NW3 7JR

Make a grey day brighter with a trip to Kenwood House, where you can be sure that staying indoors will be anything but boring. Spend an afternoon strolling through this neoclassic villa, which is home to an extensive art collection. See works from Van Dyck and Turner, amongst other iconic names. Bit of an interior design fanatic? You’ll love all the pastel blues and pinks incorporated into this sprawling space, which is sure to turn even the dreariest of London days into a worthwhile outing.

Enjoy afternoon tea at our restaurant :-

Nothing is more British than an afternoon tea, and when you’re in the mood for finger sandwiches and scones, our take on this classic is ideal. Indulge in our traditional afternoon tea with a variety of sweet treats including macaroons, chocolate and strawberry mousse and Victoria sponge cake. Our sandwich choices include tuna, egg and veg and cheese. Fancy a glass of the fizzy stuff? Choose the afternoon tea with prosecco. We pride ourselves on being one of the best restaurants near Hyde Park, so are sure you will feel satisfied after enjoying this afternoon tea with friends.


183 Euston Rd, Bloomsbury, London NW1 2BE

Any avid reader knows that a rainy day is the perfect excuse to curl up with a good book, so why not check out the extensive collection available at the Wellcome Collection’s Reading Room? This place is a bit of mixture, being part gallery and part library, but that all adds to the charm and interest. Take your pick from over a thousand books and browse around a hundred objects, including contemporary sculptures, painting and manuscripts. You could easily lose track of time here as there are so many gorgeous sofas to get comfy one, so sit back and get stuck into a great book.

If you can drag yourself away from the comfort of the Reading Room, stroll back to your suite at the Hotel Grand Royale Hyde Park London, where we can guarantee that an even comfier bed will be waiting for you.