Top Activities to Explore London when it is Cold

The capital of the UK is known for endless places visit, and we can understand why people love to explore London. But when it is freezing outside it is easy to want to stay in. However London has plenty to offer in the winter months. As the cold snap hits we have rounded up the top things to explore London when the weather is feeling chilly. 

Expand your Mind at The National History Museum

A firm favourite for both locals and visitors, The National History Museum transports visitors back in time. With dinosaurs and critters a plenty, you can easily spend hours taking in all the exhibitions. A handy cafe on sight for a hot chocolate warmer, or plenty of restaurants and cafes close by, you can easily spend a day taking in the culture. Keep an eye out on the website for special events – including an epic opportunity to have a sleepover amongst the dinosaurs. 

Dine in an Igloo at Coppa Club

Yep, you read that right. You don’t need to go far for a special dining experience this winter. Back for its second year, the team at Coppa Club have created some insane cosy igloos. Think alpine retreat with a beautiful backdrop of London, dreamy! Be quick though as they aren’t around for long and get booked up super early. Also, if you are being super prepared the creative team also make a summer version for when the sun is shining and it’s time for Aperol Spritz season.

Take in a movie at Picturehouse Central

Ohk, we admit you can technically get movies at home thanks to streaming services. But is the experience the same as a trip to the pictures? When you are surrounded by art deco, good food and drink then that takes movie time to the next level. Convenient location, high-tech screens and plush seating are just three of the reasons why you should visit. Plus the cinema offers a student discount priced ticket, so win win.   

Getting a Sugar Fix with Dark Sugars

You will thank us for this one. Only true chocolate lovers will already know about this secret, amazing place where all your chocolate dreams can come true. With the colder weather it’s the perfect excuse to indulge in the best hot chocolate in town (bold claim, we appreciate).

Pop in at The Mayflower

With an open fire and history dating back to 1620, this pub is perfect for a winter hideaway. Located in Rotherhithe Village, it has the Thameswalk on its doorstep. So after braving the elements to walk along the route and take in London’s scenery you can reward yourself with a drink by the fire afterwards, and maybe even a packet of crisps!

However you decide to explore London during the cold weather do share it with us over on our social media channels. It would be great to see some other ideas of how to explore London! If you are looking to start your adventure and are looking for student accommodation in London, take a browse of the properties available or give us a call where a member of our friendly team can help you out.