Things To Do On A Rainy Day in London

Not many of us plan for a rainy day during a trip or a holiday. That’s alright if you’ll be visiting Gozo in Summer, but in London, well it’s a different story. Consider the following as your contingency plan, or plan B, if you wake up facing a rainy day in London.

A Rainy Day in London Just Ruins All Plans… What to Do Now?

So, first things first – People in London are used to rain. Pubs will still be full of people, Oxford Street is still busy and life keeps on rolling.

Things to do? Plenty! You can always shop till you drop in one of the many London shopping centres, but that wouldn’t exactly spell Budget travelling, would it? The London Eye would still function, and the cabins are covered, but who would want to stare at a grey sky on one of the highest points in London?

So, Here are Our Top 3 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in London

Spend a Few Hours in a Board Games Bar / Café

Before we tried this, we were not the biggest fans of board games ourselves. The only two we had ever played where the classic Ludo and a long game of Monopoly maybe once every two years. In spite of this, it turned out one of the most fun afternoons we had in London. Not only that, now whenever we’re stuck somewhere with little activities to do, we always search for such pubs or cafes. The last one we stumbled upon was in Bratislava, one of our favourite 3 hidden bars in the city.

One can find various Board Game Bars around London, all having a never-ending collection of board games, most of which you’ve probably never heard of. After paying a fee per person, you are free to stay as long as you want and play as many different games as you wish. It’s a really fun way to spend a rainy day in London! If you need any help to understand a game, the staff will be more than happy to assist.

Rainy day in London

Situated in London Croydon, The Ludoquist is one of the best in town! How many board games are available, you might ask? Over 1,400 different games, and you can search if they got your favourite one through their board game library. It costs just £ 5 per person to play as many games as you like, for as long as you want. Other offers may come in play from time to time as well!

Chug a Pint While on an Arcade Machine

Are we the only ones who get crazy when seeing a set of car racing machines next to each other? London has got some cool arcade bars that can certainly fill up a part of this rainy day, with our favourite being the Four Quarters Bar in Peckham.

Just a 4-minute walk from Peckham Rye station, this bar is situated at the heart of Peckham’s Rye Lane.

Besides its selection of craft beers, Four Quarters offers a selection of over 15 arcade machines, as well as another 10 retro consoles that’ll all take yew a few years back in time.

Watch a Football Match

English football is one of the most (if not the most) entertaining football around the world. It’s where we started our Groundhopping hobby. London is literally packed with football teams, from the higher level in the Premier League all the way to the Amateur Sunday leagues.

Watching the biggest stars of the country play, might not be the cheapest, although you might be lucky and grab a good deal. If in need of any tickets, message us and maybe we’ll be able to lend a hand.

If that’s still out of your budget, don’t worry! The atmosphere in the lower leagues is just as good, sometimes even better! Check out Soccerway for the daily fixtures. There you’re covered for the top 10 tiers of English football. If you want to go even lower in the English football league system, head to NonLeagueMatters!

Watching a Non-League match is super entertaining. The football ground would be rather small. Therefore, supporters are allocated very close to each other. Although not competing in a high league, it’s taken very seriously and with passion, both from players and supporters! 


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