5 activities to do in London when it is raining

To carry an umbrella in London is as essential as having your Oyster card on you at any time. And even if it does not rain, weather in the UK can be rough – cloudy, cold and windy. It is advisable to always be prepared for those days, especially if you are only visiting the city. If you do not know what to do yet when it is raining in London, you sure will after reading this blog.


1. Museums and Galleries

We start of with a rather obvious possibility. Participate in culture! London more than almost any other city in the world offers a wide variety of galleries and museums. Interesting in contemporary art? Or you want to learn about history? You can easily spend one entire day of rain in the British Museum.

 

 

 

 

“When a man wants to write a book full of unassailable facts, he always goes to the British Museum.”   Anthony Trollope

 

 

 


2. Choccywoccydoodah

This café in Soho with the strange and impossible-to-pronounce name is one of my London favorites. It is a must visit for all hot chocolate lovers out there. Even if it is open all year, the sweet bitter taste of this popular drink is best enjoyed during winter time.

 

 


3. Go shopping at James Smith&Sons

What is more obvious than going shopping on a rainy day? Going to shop for umbrellas! With the London Charm, please. The best way to do that is at James Smith&Sons with a Victorian store where you will find the umbrella of your dreams – however that might look like.

 

 


4. Indoor Markets

Rather than spending your time in crowded and commercial malls, you can check out London’s indoor markets. Constructed in 1881 by Horace Jones, the Leadenhall Market is another example of Victorian architecture filled with restaurants and cafes.

 

 


5. Go bowling

How do you have a good time with your buddies, be physically active and stay indoors? Simple. Bowling! There is a particularly recommendable place: Rowans Tenpin Bowl. Besides bowling, you can also entertain yourself at old-school arcade games. When you are hungry, you can have food delivered right to your lane. Amazing!

5 Great Things to do with Kids in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is under a five-hour flight from the UK. With fantastic weather all-year-round, this resort destination is a top getaway.

Families are especially fond of the Canary Islands, as they are packed with activities that kids love. If you’re planning your next family vacation to Gran Canaria, here are 5 great activities to get you started on planning the perfect itinerary. Your kids will love them!

 


 

Sioux City

 

Located in Playa Del Aguila, this theme park is themed on cowboys and Indians. Parents may appreciate the park more than the little ones, but they will certainly be entertained by their visit. It looks like a real western town from the old movies and visitors can stop by the saloon or the county jail. You’ll probably spot some ‘real’ cowboys, and may even get to see a shoot out. Families can go horseback riding, see live performances and partake in the BBQ that happens on Friday.

 


 

Visit Aqualand

 

This water park has a water slide of every size so that every visitor can enjoy a thrill. Try the Mamut slide where the family can split up on rafts and try to out-scream each other during the drop-offs. Adrenalin lovers can also try the Aquamania and CrazyRace rides. For those who want a more mellow experience, try the wave pool at Discovery Beach or the lazy Pirate’s River. If you are bringing along young children, you can take them to Children’s Paradise, which is a smaller, safer version of the water park.

 

 


 

Angry Birds Activity Park

 

Just the name will have your kids waiting by the door and ready to go. This park is essentially a giant playground located in the Puerto Rico area. There are zip lines, climbing frames, scooters, crazy golf, and go karts to try. There is something to do here for all ages, but young teens seem to have the best time. It can get pretty hot during the day so try to come early if you can.

 


 

Camel Safari

 

The region of Maspalomas is full of protected sand dunes. They make a great subject for parents with photography skills. They also make a great outing for families who want to have a real desert experience. Camel rides are available for families with children three and up. Parents can ride with their young children and the treks take about half an hour. Teens can take the ride without a parent and if you are able to sneak away from the kids altogether, longer camel rides can be arranged.

 


 

Guayadeque National Park

 

This may be best for kids that are slightly on the older side. The park is often referred to as ‘the village of caves,’ most of which have been converted into homes and even a restaurant. In fact, this eatery is one of the top attractions as the chairs and tables are carved right into the surrounding oak trees. The area is also a great spot to view the natural scenery.

 

Gran Canaria is a great spot for a family vacation. While this list offers five great activities for kids, there are plenty more to choose from.

Win a free phone case!

Photo contest

 

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What we are doing

 

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Information on Case24

 

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The Seven modern Wonders of the World

The world is full of wonders. May it just be the little things in life or just life itself. However, there are genuinely extraordinary buildings that mankind created that stand out for centuries and keep leaving its visitors stunned. This blog is dedicated to familiarizing you with the newest list of the seven new world wonders based on a private initiative that started in 2000 and was organized by the „New7Wonders Foundation“ based in Zurich. 7 years and about 100 million votes later, the following winners were announced:

 

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