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.
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Friends of Ours
Coffee is key at this good-looking, independent, Hoxton café, roasts come from Dark Arts, there’s Moju raw pressed smoothies up for grabs, and an impressive selection of teas from Good & Proper. There’s a focus on the brunch/ breakfast vibe here, with dishes like salmon pastrami and folded eggs and matcha and cherry brioche French toast if you fancy something sweet. Prices aren’t extortionate and overall there’s a cosy atmosphere, with some token filament lightbulbs to boot.
Venue says: “Inhouse Cold Brew now being served. 16-hour process. Delicious notes of chocolate & caramel.”