A blog for a London fog: 7 ways to escape a bad weather day

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There’s no need to sing the rain away in London. The city is well-equipped to keep interns abroad busy rain or shine. With dozens of top-tier museums, West End shows and cute shops and cafes around the city, here’s The Intern Group's best ways to spend your time when the weather turns foul. 
7 Ways to Escape a Bad Weather Day
1. See a show 
London has hundreds of theatre spaces big and small where you can see either a matinee or evening show. Classic works on the West End, London’s famed theatre district, include musicals like Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables. Snag inexpensive tickets for musicals, Shakespeare and other plays on the Telegraph tickets website or check a TKTS booth in Leicester Square when you’re out and about. Tickets to a West End show are included in your international internship program in London through The Intern Group.  
2. Tate Modern 
This modern art museum holds one of the best collections of international modern art in the world. Not only is it free (although a £5 donation is encouraged) but it’s easy to navigate, with clear and insightful descriptions beside each work. You don’t need to be an art expert to appreciate the Tate, just come with an open mind and explore - for 30 minutes or 3 hours. 
3. British Museum 
This free museum is chock-full of art and artifacts from centuries of human history. Most prominently, it holds the Rosetta Stone. From Egypt to Iran, you’ll discover pieces of human history from all around the world.
4. The Wellcome Collection
Inviting all curious minds to come and visit, the newer, lesser-known The Wellcome Collection is a fabulous way to spend an afternoon indoors. Founded in 2007, the museum is dedicated to exploring ‘the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future.’ Its unique exhibits promise to change how you look at medicine and the world around you. 
5. Fish and Chips
Stop by for a plate of fish and chips during a lunchtime downpour. This popular English meal can be found all over London. The Golden Hind has been serving the dish up for over a 100 years in Marylebone, where you can pay low prices for a delicious haddock. Also affordable is the Golden Union Fish Bar, which offers a retro ambience and fresh flaky fish (delivered daily) in Soho. If you want to splurge, the upscale restaurant Tom’s Place in Fulham offers gourmet fish and chips.
6. Tea time 
Cozy up with a good book, a biscuit and a hot cup of tea (or coffee) as you stay warm and dry in a cute tea room or coffee shop. For a traditional English afternoon tea experience with friends, try Claridge’s or Aqua Shard, which offers a spectacular view. If you’re going solo, pop into a trendy cafe like Gail’s Bloomsbury or Foxcroft & Ginger Soho and fight the hipsters for a spot on the comfy couches. 
7. Tour a royal palace 
For an introduction to the British monarchy, try a tour of the famed Buckingham Palace. Or take the train out to Berkshire for a tour of the spectacular Windsor Castle, which British monarchs have called home for nearly 1,000 years. Kensington Palace also offers interesting and informative tours for anyone curious about the royal family. 
As you can see, the famous British weather won’t stop you from having the experience of a lifetime in London! There is truly something for everyone, rain or shine. Apply now for an international internship in London through The Intern Group!

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