Londoners are facing a tough time because of ongoing restrictions and partial lockdowns throughout this Covid-19 pandemic.
This autumn is therefore time to consider alternative activities to do outdoors that fulfill you with joy while adhering to social distancing. Moreover, the following London activities support your mental health and well-being, which is crucial in difficult times.
Check out these 10 fun and lockdown-friendly activities equipped with face masks, so you don’t miss out on visiting the best places in London this autumn.
1. Explore one of London’s fantastic museums
This autumn in lockdown London you can still explore iconic museums like the British Museum where there are some amazing autumn exhibitions going on. You can book a ticket for ‘Tantra’: From Enlightenment to Revolution”, which opened on September 24th, showing the Eastern philosophy of Tantra, its revolutionary approach to politics, sex, and gender. Tickets can be booked via the British Museum website and the museum ensures social distancing measures are in place during your visit.
2. Enjoy scenic autumn walks in London Parks
We all love London for its amazing green spaces and parks. This autumn you should really use the time you have while all events are canceled to explore parks you haven’t visited yet. We have listed the most highly rated parks below by Londoners:
2.1 Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens, also known as the Royal Botanic Gardens, is a household name amongst Londoners with exotic flowers and wild meadows, exciting light displays during the darker season, and insightful workshops based on the research into botanical studies. Kew Gardens used to be a royal palace, expanding over 300 acres. Visit grand Victoria glasshouses or take a trip to the Tree Top Walkway, at eighteen meters high it offers a rather lush view.
2.2 Richmond Park
Another favorite is Richmond Park, being amongst the largest Royal Parks in London, occupying about 2500 acres, you can encounter hundreds of red and fallow deer wandering around freely. If you’d like to be active you can of course jog or hire a bike from Roehampton Gate.
3. Take part in a Bonfire Night Event in London
Celebrate Guy Fawkes Night at one of London’s many eye-catching fireworks displays. Based on the story of a man named Guy Fawkes who assassinated King James I in 1605 this event generally takes place on 5th November, comprising of bonfires, firework displays, and gatherings with food and drinks in the whole city. Tip: Great views are guaranteed from Alexandra Palace.
4. Visit the London Theatre while you can
Although lockdown pushing back the attraction of the London theatres for some months, now some of the theatres have reopened with socially distanced productions, from tiny fringe shows to musicals. You can see many plays or musicals like “Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt”, a Comedy Musical at the Apollo Theatre, while ‘Beat the Devil’, a Drama by Ralph Fiennes is on at the Bridge Theatre.
5. Visit Shops offering CBD Experiences to get a morale boost
Cannabis in the form of CBD oil provides great health benefits to human beings. CBD or cannabidiol is extracted from the cannabis plant and then diluted with a carrier like hemp seed oil or coconut oil. There are many active CBD oil users in the UK these days who swear on the positive effects. That’s why we recommend you go out on the streets of London to discover experiences and businesses to try CBD oil in different ways such as with infused drinks or smoothies at Farmacy or CBD infused massages at Cloud Twelve. You can find more secret tips here: https://www.londonbusinessnews.com/where-to-buy-cbd-oil/.
6. Check out Art Exhibitions in London’s best Art Galleries to take your mind off Lockdown
London’s iconic art galleries always offer incredible exhibitions. At the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, a violent, seriously brilliant Baroque painting named ‘Artemisia’ would distract you from everything going on in the world right now by showing the modern feminist fable from the seventeenth century, where Artemisia beheaded her rapists. Or you can visit the brand-new Saatchi Yates Gallery in Mayfair for an exclusive AR influenced art exhibition by Pascal Sender. You’ll get an iPad featuring an app the artist has developed and when you capture each painting with it, you’ll see a 3D version with moving elements. Stranger Things in real life!
7. Have food and drinks on the Rooftop at the Hippodrome Casino
Having three spacious floors The Rooftop provides an open-air oasis in the center of the West End, which is the perfect place for socially distanced drinks and food this autumn. Don’t worry, they have warm heaters and coverings to protect you from the rainy autumnal London weather.
8. Network with others at a hip Co-Working Space
London has some really fancy co-working spaces dotted all over and most assume you can only work there, but no, they offer fantastic leisure activities too like pools, small cinemas, or playrooms like The Collective in Canary Wharf for example. You can find a whole list of trendy co-working spaces here: https://www.londonbusinessnews.com/co-living-places-in-london/.
9. Visit Canary Wharf’s now empty Bars and Restaurants
At the moment all offices in Canary Wharf are deserted, which gives you the opportunity to dine out in some of the fanciest restaurants the city has to offer without having to book several weeks in advance to get in. Find the best 35 restaurants and bars here: https://news.clickdo.co.uk/top-35-canary-wharf-restaurants/.
10. Relax and unwind in a luxury London Spa
To relax from the stress caused by lockdown and to escape it all, pamper yourself at one of London’s incredibly posh spas. You can go top-notch and book an Ayurveda treatment at the Renaissance Hotel in St. Pancras or you can go slightly more affordable, but none-the-less fulfilling, with a massage or facial at the Cowshed in various locations around London. Find the most recommended spas here: https://www.londonbusinessnews.com/7-relaxation-experiences-in-london-for-entrepreneurs/.
You don’t have to hide
Despite all the restrictions Londoners are facing during this pandemic, there are still plenty of options available that allow London visitors and residents to enjoy themselves – at a safe distance. Plus, it’s never been so quiet and calm here!