European Cities: What To Do When It Rains

Posted on Nov 18 2015 - 3:54pm by Adam Meaden

No matter how much planning you do for your next travel trip, you can’t really plan for what the weather will be like. Sometimes you’ll hit it lucky and have perfect weather, whilst other times you may end up spending your whole holiday stuck in a treacherous rainstorm.

Not all popular tourist attractions will be rain-proof so there’s some things that may be best to miss out on those rainy days but thanks to the latest graphic from Wimdu, they’ve figured out some of the best attractions and things to do when it rains in some of the most popular European capitals: London, Rome, Berlin & Madrid.

Anyone traveling to London (or anywhere in the UK for that matter) will more than likely be prepared for a bit of rain so getting wet won’t come as a massive shock to tourists. There’s plenty of things to keep you busy indoors, such as taking a visit of the BBC Broadcasting House on Portland Place. One of the most notable television broadcasters in the world, you can take a look around the studios behind some of your famous British shows. If you plan in advance, you could also manage to get some audience tickets to see a show filmed live.

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Next on the list is Rome. Whilst seeing the Colosseum and the numerous Roman Forts around the capital are essential for any tourist, they’re best saving for a nice day so emerge yourself within the fine culture of the city and experience what the museums and art galleries have to offer. There are museums and galleries for all kinds of things such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography and even the Vatican Museums.


Berlin can be a pretty rainy city, so finding attractions with shelter is perfect for getting by on your trip. Take the opportunity to try out all the numerous bars, restaurants and coffee houses on offer to sample to local cuisine and drinks – it’ll be worth it. Once you’re full of food, you could go under the surface of Berlin‘s streets to discover their popular Underground Club where you will have the opportunity to check out the many underground structures that call Berlin home.


Madrid is a city that is not only known to many for its varying culture and heritage but for also its food. Why not mix the two elements together and check out the famous Museum of Ham, with 5 locations dotted around the city it’s likely you’ll be nearby to one of them if you get caught in the rain. More of a delicatessen than museum, it’s still worth a visit if only just to see the mass and varied amounts of ham on offer.


Take a look at the full infographic over at WIMDU.

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Adam is based in Manchester, UK. Continuing to write outside of work, Adam enjoys writing short scripts and articles for his own blog. He is a big fan of going on short, adventures around Europe whenever he can.