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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Don't let the rain spoil your Christmas break in London

23rd December 2013

While many of us may have been dreaming of a white Christmas, the weatherman has given us all something of a lump of coal this year, promising a wet and windy week, with heavy downpours of liquid rather than frozen water.

However, there's no need to be a Scrooge and get all grumpy about the rain this Christmas, as by taking a trip to London any time over the festive period you'll still be able to enjoy a huge range of excellent indoor attractions.

After all, it isn't like us Brits aren't used to rain, so it should come as no surprise that the capital is well-equipped with things to do on a rainy day.

Ripley's Believe It or Not, for example, is set to remain open throughout the week, including on Christmas Day itself, so if you're looking to have your mind well and truly blown while keeping dry at the same time then this is a terrific option.

Among the many weird and wonderful things on display here are a number of Christmas-themed items, including nativity scenes painted onto pumpkin seeds.

London is, of course, home to a fantastic range of world-class museums, and taking a trip to one of these is always a great to way spend an afternoon when the weather's not particularly appealing.

While many of these will understandably be closed from December 24th to 26th, some will be embracing the festive spirit by remaining open and putting on special Christmas events.

Among these is the Dickens House Museum in Bloomsbury, where visitors will be able to enjoy a Victorian Christmas and really get a feel for what December 25th must have been like for Charles Dickens himself, as well as his famous protagonist, Ebenezer Scrooge.

So, rather than let the rain dampen your festive mood this week, why not take advantage of this excellent opportunity to experience some of London's finest indoor offerings?

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