5 things to do with kids on a rainy day in London

kids on a rainy day

Keeping the little ones entertained on a rainy day can be a challenge, unless you’re in London that is!

London has some incredible indoor attractions located just a short stroll away from our Chelsea hotel London, so check out our top five picks for the best attractions to visit with the kids when the weather takes a turn for the worse.


Clip ‘n’ Climb

If you want to help the kids to burn off some excess energy when staying out our accommodation in Chelsea London, then the nearby Clip ‘n’ Climb at 19 Michaels Road is just a short walk away and sure to keep children of all ages entertained.

Ideal for big and little kids alike, the Clip ‘n’ Climb is perfect for climbers of all ages and abilities, so it’s a great local spot for keeping out of the rain and having fun at the same time.


The Natural History Museum

Natural History Mesium

The Natural History Museum is an amazing space filled with educational and engaging exhibitions that the whole family will enjoy.

Take in the enormous life-sized model of the blue whale in the main hall, or marvel at the T-Rex skeleton before heading off to get involved with some of the more interactive displays that you’ll find dotted around the museum.

To get there from our Chelsea hotel London, simply take the Tube from Old Church Street, and you’ll be enjoying everything the museum has to offer in just over 15-minutes.



If your brood has a sweet tooth, then a visit to Choccywoccydoodah is a delicious treat when the rain starts to pour. Filled with fantastical furniture, you might be forgiven for believing you’ve stepped into a scene from Alice in Wonderland. The mouth-watering aroma of hot chocolate with a fluffy whipped cream crown is simply divine on a cold and wet spring day in London.

To get there, use the Piccadilly line located at Old Church Street station just a short walk from our accommodation in Chelsea London, and you’ll arrive in half an hour.


The London Transport Museum

Packed to the rafters with transport from yesteryear, parents love the London Transport Museum not just for its incredible displays and interactive exhibitions- it also has a fantastic family play zone for children up to seven years of age where they can enjoy a fleet of mini vehicles to climb into and play on or sail the iconic Thames Nipper ferry that’s been delighting small children for years.

There’s also a child-friendly lost property shop where they can explore some left-over items from other passengers and busking spots where they can try out their musical skills on a range of instruments.

Easy to reach from Chelsea, just hop on the Piccadilly Tube line from Old Church station, and you and the kids will be enjoying this popular museum in just under half an hour.