It has been a hard year for many of us, going through all four seasons, with an uncertainty of where things are heading with the virus. But, the outcome is getting better. There are plans to eventually come out of lockdown soon and even hope we will have a next to normal summer. With precautious safety measures in place during that period, there will still be plenty of activities and events for you to enjoy. I’m going to share a few of my favourite things to do in London — hopefully you’ll find some inspiration to get your post-lockdown social calendar kick-started.
1. Experience Wimbledon
If there is one sporting event that everyone in the UK goes crazy about, it is the one and only, Wimbledon. It’s one of my favourite events of the year and always gets me excited for the height of summer. There is somethings so thrilling about sitting in the grand stand, enjoying the extravagant Wimbledon hospitality. Shades on, Pimms in hand – I’m ready! For those who haven’t been before, this year could be your chance, and what’s better event to attend to after spending most of the past 12 months cooped inside?!
2. Explore Colombia Flower Market
Whenever I mentioned Colombia Flower Market to most Londoners, nine times out of 10 they haven’t ever visited. There is something so joyous about waking up on a Sunday morning, talking a stroll within a flurry of vibrant colours, with the fresh sent of fresh flowers in the air. Nothing beats it. While you’re at it, grab some blooms for your home or treat a loved one.
3. Indulge in a sky-high bottomless brunch
It goes without saying, weekends haven’t been the same without a boozy brunch scheduled in the diary. So, let’s turn it up a notch. Get really bougie with your debut brunch in the city and go bottomless at Duck and Waffle. Panoramic, sky-high views, an indulgent menu and a healthy amount of fizz to keep your spirits up.
4. Jump on an afternoon tea bus tour
If you’ve missed your fix of London, why not reacquaint with your favourite London sights over afternoon tea? You’d be killing three birds with one stone — a soulful catch up with a friend, a lovely afternoon tea affair with scones, cakes, and sweet treats. Plus, you get to a quick reminder of how amazing the big smoke truly is – I’ve lived in the city for over eight years and I still never get tired of seeing all the landmarks.
5. Book a West End theatre show
The arts have been one of the biggest industries to struggle over the pandemic so far – there is no better way to give back than booking a night at the theatre. It’s one of my favourite past-times and something I’ve really missed since March 2020. If you’re looking for something upbeat, I’d recommend ‘Hairspray,’ a classic, I’d say ‘Joseph the Musical’, and one I’m very excited to watch is ‘Mary Poppins’. I find SeatPlan really helpful when choosing seats for a new show, especially as it helps you gauge the visibility and decide how to get the best seat for your buck. Check out their “best musicals in London” page to find out the best places to sit at the best musicals in the West End!
What are you looking forward to doing post-lockdown?
Until next time…