England isn’t exactly known for its reliable weather. One day you could be relaxing on the beach, the sun soothing your face and the next you are battling bone chilling winds and blizzards. The geographical location of the UK as both an island with Northerly winds buffeting the countries east side and the open seas of the Atlantic on its West means that we are prone to schizophrenic weather conditions. That means that if you are visiting the country from somewhere a little warmer, you may have to prepare for the sporadic weather ahead. There are many reasons why London makes such a great place to visit in the winter however, and adapting to mother nature will help you make the most out of your trip to the Park Grand Paddington Court London.

Harry Potter Studio tour

Harry Potter Studio tour

Based in Leavesden, the Harry Potter tour is a cinephiles dream, not to mention a Potterhead’s. Comprising of authentic sets from the films and recreations, you’ll take a journey through the film franchise of the book series, seeing how every prop, costume and set was built and created by the talented filmmakers behind the films. On set you’ll see hundreds of props from the films alongside the sets for Privet Drive, Dumbledore’s office and many more. You can even take a ride on a Broomstick in front of  a real life green screen! This indoor activity located just a few miles outside the city centre is bound to take up the time of a rainy day.

Museum Row

Victoria and Albert Museum

Brisk weather getting you down? South Kensingtons museum row is perfect for those looking to take shelter from the bad weather with a little bit of education. Museum row as it is often called, is known for having a collection of free museums side by side. Whether you want to visit the Natural History Museum for a trip through the history of the natural world, or if you want to learn about the man made wonders of the science museum, then you’re in the right part of West London. What’s more the Victoria and Albert Museum is one of the best places to go to learn about the history of art and design. The close proximity of all three museums means that you can theoretically take a day trip to all of them, sheltering from the outside rain.

Oxford Street

Shopping at Oxford Street

Oxford Street is a great way to spend a rainy afternoon, especially as one of the busiest shopping streets in Europe. Here you can find a luxurious range of department stores such as Selfridges and John Lewis alongside a range of flagship high street brand stores such as Nike, Topshop, H & M and River Island. The amount of retail opportunities is almost as tantalising as the amount of restaurants and bars in the area, helping you shelter from the rain whilst also keeping you satisfied and hunger free.

Cosy hotels

Why go out when you can stay in and capitalise on the the central London Hotel special offers? The offers available will give you the chance to feat on luxury hotel rooms and relax in style. There are many great hotels in central London which will help you to keep cosy during those rainy days, giving you the energy to face London when the weather gets a little less dramatic.