Rainy day? Go visit a museum

Barely two weeks into September and rain is becoming more frequent. The last weekend was almost a total washout. Winter is coming people 😦

IMG_2416I am not sure what you think but I am not quite ready to retreat and huddle indoors. Sure bad weather is the perfect excuse to binge watch on Netflix or get lost for hours playing video games (or what ever takes your fancy) but winter is long and grey in the UK and there is plenty of time for that to come.

So crazy as that may be why not take a trip to the museum? One thing that is pretty dam cool about London is that museums are pretty much all for free. Most other European cities charge. I like going on shorty city breaks but unless there is a museum I really want to see the only time I’d consider to stop walking and exploring the city is on a rainy day when all the outdoorsy stuff is no longer fun. Museums are usually indoors and warm and if it’s free why not – I’d go and see something I’d probably ignored otherwise and if lucky be positively surprised. But if it costs, I’ll think twice seeing something I am not that interested in and probaly end up in the pub.

So if stuck in London on a bad weather day, pick a museum (there is plenty to choose from). My personal favourites are the British Museum or the Science museum especially when the Museum Lates season is on. I once went to a Zombie late night which was brilliant.

IMG_2426The other day I joined a friend to visit the Natural History Museum. It only occurred to me on the day that after living 13 years in London I had never been. I am from Frankfurt and our equivalent is called Senkenberg museum. It’s one of those you go excitedly as a kid with your parents and then being dragged to over and over again with school until you simply don’t ever want to set foot in it.

But I have to say, I did really like this museum. First of all the building is amazing. It’s the closest you’ll ever get to walking through Hogwarts (after the Harry Potter experience but that’s definitive not for free). And who can resits a roaring T-rex or gigantic whale skeleton hanging from the sealing.

I’ll definitely go back a second time. Looking outside the window, I fear I’ll have plenty of opportunities soon. So get ready for autumn and check out a London museum.

 

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