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Dry rain walk
The queue
A long queue


Well, if you have lived in London for a while, you'd stop having fantasies of going out to play in the rain. It drizzles, it rains and it pours as if heavens are emptying their bucket and certainly Zeus is not too particular about his shower timings.

The entrance to the Rain Room


Not withstanding the above odds and artistically mocking the Great Greek are a bunch of artists who have put together an indoor motion controlled rain room at the Barbican Art Gallery, about 10 minutes walk from the Barbican tube station.

The Rain


The Rain Room has motion sensors in the floor which stop the rain from wetting you as you walk slowly through the exhibit. At a time, up to six people are permitted on the exhibit floor and people are allowed to enter the gate in groups of four. However, the free entry seems to draw hordes of crowd, who enjoy camping outside the gate in the queue with novels and snacks.

Let the heavens pour inside


We would recommend this to art lovers and to grown ups who still have fairy tale fantasies. Make sure to bring along an empty cup and some tea in a flask, so you can pour it in the middle of the rain for some cheeky snapshots.

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Why? Walk in the rain without getting wet
Where: Barbican, London
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