Spring has arrived in London and along with warmer weather, daffodils and hot cross buns comes the rain. Not enough to discourage a trip mind you, but pack your brolly when you come. Cast your worries aside, there are plenty of interesting places to duck into when a shower arrives:
-Easiest solution, museums. With nearly 250 museums in town, many with free admission, choosing just a few is the toughest decision. Biggies like the Tate Modern, National Gallery, Victoria and Albert and The British Museum offer space regardless of the number of visitors.
– Take in a show. Land last minute tickets to shows and plays, even the newer ones, in Leicester Square from the freestanding tkts booth. Hot tickets in town this spring: the Phantom of the Opera sequel Love Never Dies at the Savoy Theatre, Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse and the English comedy Jerusalem.
-Tour the great historical buildings of London from Kensington Palace to St. Paul’s Cathedral or the lesser visited Apsley House.
-Have afternoon tea at a posh hotel. Put on a fancy frock to sip Darjeeling, nibble on scones with clotted cream and sinfully delicious cakes. Sample tea at The Berkley, The Ritz or The Connaught for a first class London experience.
– Or do like the locals and carry on as usual. Rain, what rain?