We are sad to admit that the summer is already over and with the sunshine saying goodbye and the raining trickling in it seems like there's nothing left for us to do. Whilst we have to say goodbye to picnics in the park, there's still plenty going on in London. So don't let the bad weather dampen your spirits, its time to embrace the big city which we live in!
Venture out into some of London's exciting galleries or museums (many of which are free) such as the V & A, Science or Natural History Museum. If the crowds are too much for you to handle then why not take a look at some of the smaller galleries London has to offer. If you are interested in fashion than we would recommend the Fashion and Textile Museum, for photography, head over to the Photographers' Gallery just off Oxford Circus or if you want something a bit more interactive than take a look at the Welcome Collection. There is something for everyone!
More of the Sporty Type?
If this is the case then there's various activities going on in London for you to enjoy. Ten Pin Bowling is one of our faves and a good option for big groups. The All Star Lanes have various venues across London for this and it is also a great place to enjoy a bite to eat and some cocktails. The fun, retro atmosphere makes it twice as nice. There is also Indoor Skating to try at Alexander Palace or if you want to unleash the big kid inside of you then check out Oxygen Freejumping, the new trampoline park in West Acton.
If battling with brollies in Camden Town or Oxford Circus doesn't sound like your cup of tea, then discover the many covered markets in London such as Borough Market, Spitalfields, and Greenwich. A gourmet heaven, Borough Market is brimming with plenty of food stalls and stands selling fresh meats and vegetables as well as delicious cupcakes, coffee's, tea and doughnuts. Spitalfields and Greenwich on the other hand are best if your looking for fashion, art or music. Here you will be able to find and eclectic mix of old vinyl's, vintage stalls and quirky boutiques.
This may seem old fashioned but you will surprised to find an array of fun and quirky themed afternoon teas in London, perfect for an indulgent afternoon with friends. We loved the Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson. You will find the menu here hidden inside a book of fairytales whilst the cake stand is painted with a pocket watch design and presents a range of savoury sandwiches as well as many sweet treats such as Victoria sponge iced with a strawberry clocked face and white chocolate mousse served in a chocolate tea cup. If chocolate is more your thing then try the Willy Wonka inspired afternoon tea at The Chesterfield Hotel in mayfair. Expect a candy filled delight of Wonka Bars, Oompa Loompa cupcakes, fizzy drinks and gobstoppers as well as an extensive collection of loose teas and of course hot chocolate.
Don't fancy going out at all?
If you can't stand the thought of leaving the house in this pouring rain then plan an Indulgent Spa day at home with our favourite activity, a nice, warm bath. A little bit of 'me time' never hurt anyone and a bath is the best way to destress, unwind and relax. We like to put on our favourite music, light some candles and lie back in a warm tub filled with some Bubble T. Right now our favourite product is our Summer Fruits Tea Bath Infusion T-bags which are available at Superdrug. Full of fruity goodness, the t-bags are packed with summer fruits bath salts perfect for a quirky new bath time ritual. Containing arnica, ivy leaf extract, mallow and lemongrass oil, they will be sure to leave your skin feeling soothed and hydrated.