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Top 3 rainy day activities in London

London is an amazing place to take the kids, even during a downpour. In fact, there are so many excellent indoor attractions and activities in the capital that you may welcome a few rainy days to give you an excuse to visit them!

So, now's the time to research good rainy day activities for the family. Here are three of our favourites.

Science Museum
Located just ten minutes from the Royal Garden Hotel, the
Science Museum is one of the capital's finest attractions. Housing exhibits on everything from space and engineering to medicine and natural history, it really does have something for everyone. What's more, it's very well set up for families. Interactive exhibits can be found throughout its galleries, which are perfect for curious kids, while there are also dedicated interactive areas where children can try hands-on experiments. This museum provides a great balance of learning and fun; you'll want to come back again! To get there, simply take the number 70 bus from directly outside the hotel, or board the Circle Line from High Street Kensington underground station to South Kensington.

SEA LIFE London Aquarium
Another hit with families is SEA LIFE London Aquarium, which is located on the capital's bustling South Bank near attractions such as the London Eye. Providing a great day out for all ages, this aquarium is home to one of the largest collections of marine life in Europe. Here, you can gaze at more than 500 species from all over the world! Highlights include watching toothsome sharks slowly glide around vast tanks, and the attraction's feeding displays and touch pools. The last two are particularly fun for children, giving them the chance to see their favourite animals eating their lunch, or even stroking one! To get there from the Royal Garden Hotel, walk to High Street Kensington station and take the Circle Line to Westminster. Then change onto the Jubilee Line to reach Waterloo.

Ripley's Believe It or Not!
London Rounding off our list is Ripley's Believe It or Not! London. This fun-filled attraction is ideal for kids who can't get enough of weird and wonderful sights. Over 700 unusual items are housed here, including a knitted Ferrari, an animated T-Rex and a model of Tower Bridge made of 253,000 matchsticks. What's more, this attraction is interactive and offers several fun activities for kids to get involved in. This includes the Marvellous Mirror Maze and the Impossible Laserace: fun challenges for adventurous youngsters! To get there from High Street Kensington station, take the Circle Line to South Kensington and change onto the Piccadilly Line to reach Piccadilly Circus.

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