Engaging Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Finsbury Park


It’s a well-known fact that London’s weather is unpredictable. But the good part is that there’s so much to do even on a rainy day in London that you can go on and create a long list! Undoubtedly, Finsbury Park is one of the most attractive neighbourhoods in London. If you find yourself in this edgy area of the capital on a rainy day, take the opportunity to explore its growing theatre scene, trendy cafes, and quirky shopping destinations along with some great entertainment options that you can explore in our blog here.

Go Bowling

By far, one of the most fun rainy-day activities to indulge in with friends, and family or on a date is bowling. You can never go wrong with bowling and Finsbury Park is just the place to indulge in a themed-bowling adventure. As you enjoy a primely located and lavish stay at The Montcalm Hotel London, feel free to add to the bowling experience with some karaoke singing, test your dance skills to the beats of retro music, play your favourite arcade games and enjoy some slushy drinks to cool off.

Get a Dose of Retail Therapy

If you love shopping, a rainy day is a perfect opportunity to indulge in some retail therapy, browsing one of the many quirky shops in Finsbury Park. There is an array of elegant, independent shops for food connoisseurs with the finest collection of wine, cheese, and organic foods including vegan options, artisan food and several eco-friendly products. If you love thrifting or are a strong believer in pre-loved and recyclable fashion, you can also spend some time browsing through the cute charity shops in the area for some great finds.

Dine at One of the Cafés or Restaurants

Take shelter from the rain at one of the restaurants near Finsbury Square! With a plethora of trending options to choose from, catering to all tastes, you’ll never have to look too far to grab a quick bite to eat or sample cuisines at a Michelin-star restaurant. In Finsbury Park, you’ll find everything from community cafes with homemade food, to artsy cafes adorned with intriguing exhibits by local artists for freshly brewed coffee and eateries serving British culinary delights with locally sourced ingredients.

Experience Finsbury Park’s Cultural Life 

While it's pouring outside, take this time to experience a culturally stimulating evening at one of Finsbury Park’s renowned cinemas including the Park Theatre and the Picturehouse Cinema. Converted into an intimate entertainment space from a former office building, the Park Theatre is known for its unique mix of experimental productions, dramas, and musicals. The shows are outstandingly well-made, and you can always treat yourself to a snack or a drink at the theatre’s trendy bar after the show. The recently opened Picturehouse Cinema on the other hand, with its extra-comfortable recliner seats offers a vast program of blockbuster and non-mainstream films that you can enjoy. End your day with a rejuvenating spa at your hotel in London and look back at a day well spent!

So, here are some of the best things to experience in the cool Finsbury Park neighbourhood to escape the rain. Keep an eye out for the best London hotel packages to plan your much-awaited holiday and make sure to pack some waterproof gear for London’s weather.