Things to Do Indoors in London

Updated April 17, 2017

Those travelling to London expect rain; the city is notorious for sudden sprinkles. Even in the winter when the temperatures are frigid, there are plenty of indoor activities to enjoy. A number of London's most popular attractions are entirely or partially indoors.

Museums and Exhibits

London is home to many museums that contain some of the most famous pieces of art in the world. The British Museum is the largest museum in the city and contains an impressive collection of artefacts, including the Rosetta Stone. Another popular museum is Tate Modern, a contemporary art museum full of pieces by artists like Warhol, Dali and Picasso.

Attractions like Buckingham Palace also have indoor exhibits. Even the Tower Bridge has an indoor museum to help visitors understand its significance.


One way to pass time indoors in London is visiting some of the top attractions in the city. Madame Tussauds is a wax museum located near the Natural History Museum. Snap pictures with some of your favourite celebrities, including everyone from the Beckhams to Hugh Grant. Another popular attraction is London Dungeon. This indoor roller-coaster ride is one of the biggest draws in London for both locals and tourists. Follow Jack the Ripper on a tour of London set to the early 19th century. If you want one of the best views of London, take a ride on the London Eye. It is indoors and you see London from every view possible.

A Night Out

Enjoying a night out indoors in London is not hard. Start your night out with a dinner in Mayfair or Kensington, then see a movie or play in Central London or on the West End. You can find the latest releases throughout the city, especially in Leicester Square, and popular productions in the West End such as "The Producers" and "The Lion King." After a show of your choice, there are many classy cocktail bars or night clubs located in nearby Covent Gardens.


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About the Author

Melissa Warner is a freelance writer and editor in Milwaukee, Wis. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "The Irish American Post" and "The London Student." Warner received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.