Grey and grim days aren’t exactly rare in London, so when the heavens open there’s always plenty to do. The capital is packed with hundreds of indoor activities: it’s home to some of the world’s very best museums, art galleries and shops, as well as plenty of great cafés, pubs and bars to drown your sorrows in. So whether it’s raining, drizzling, pouring, or full-on chucking it down, we’ve got bad weather conditions covered – but maybe bring your brolly, just in case.
Where to hide from the rain in London
Take shelter at the latest exhibitions
Get cosy in a café, bar or pub
See what's on at the cinema
Keep the kids entertained
This Fulham Road branch is one of eight Rossopomodoro venues in London. It's part of a worldwide chain now totalling more than 80 outposts, from the Middle East to Iceland and Africa. Part of the chain's success comes from staying true to its Neapolitan roots. The pizzas - made with flour from Naples and blasted in an authentic wood-fired oven - do brisk business. Expect, too, traditional Italian pasta dishes, antipasti platters, beef carpaccio with rocket and parmesan, and plates paying homage to the hometown - think a black ink linguine with prawns and cherry tomatoes, or pappardelle with mushrooms, garden peas, speck and mascarpone. To finish, options range from gelato, capresina and tiramisu to limoncello, grappa, Italian coffee and affogato al caffé - Neapolitan espresso with ice cream and whipped cream. The drinks list focuses on Italy, with regional Italian wines, Moretti beers, negronis and homemade limonata.