London has plenty to offer even when it’s raining

17th Jan 2012
London has plenty to offer even when it’s raining

London has some of the most fascinating museums in the world. You can learn, be amused or get scared by London’s most famous museums. Hotels in London are usually not as crowded during January, so it’s easy to find a good deal on a room. Flight tickets are less costly during January also, and by saving money on hotels and transportation, you’ll have extra to spend on your holiday.

The Natural History Museum has hundreds of exhibits that are interesting and interactive. If you’re an amateur palaeontologist, the Dinosaur exhibit is the best dinosaur display anywhere. The insect exhibit is called Creepy-Crawlies for a good reason. You won’t believe the wide variety of frightening bugs and spiders on display. There’s a terrific exhibit called Human Biology, as well as an Ecology and Mammals section that features a giant blue whale. In the Science Centre, the museum has a great hands-on children’s exhibit called Investigate. If you’d like to see what it’s like to experience an earthquake, check out The Power Within. The Darwin Centre allows a rare chance to watch the display while it’s being built. It’s currently in Phase One. You can also ice skate until early January.

The Science Museum is a multimedia playground. You can ride the Royal Air Force Red Arrow simulator, watch an engrossing IMAX 3D movie or check out an Apollo 10 command module. Children can get a hands-on feeling for science in these fun, interactive exhibits. Seven floors of galleries guarantee that a good time will be had by everyone.

The Victoria and Albert Museum is one of the finest museums of art and design in the world. The museum celebrates more than three thousand years of human creativity. The museum celebrates more than three thousand years of human creativity. The scope and variety of the exhibits is unrivalled, covering all aspects of architecture and design from antiquity to the modern era from a huge swathe of civilisations. Since its recent restoration programme, the V&A is an even greater spectacle.

The National Maritime Museum welcomes you with the sound of waves crashing onto the shore. Inside you’ll find exhibits, models, paintings and trophies from all across the world. You’ll learn about the maritime traditions of London, the history of cross-Atlantic trade and the story of the giant ocean liners, like Titanic. Youngsters can experience navigating a ship on the ship simulator. There’s even a restaurant and a cafe if you need to relax and have something to eat.



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