4. Explore London’s outdoor markets
London’s diversity is reflected everywhere you turn and in every borough that you visit. A walk through one of its many markets for instance and you will find yourself taking in the smells of fresh street food in places such as Borough Market, discovering hidden gems within vintage clothing stalls in Camden Market, or getting lost in luxury within Covent Garden Market. Wandering through the city’s market areas is a sure enough way to keep you busy for hours. Our top tip – Make sure to check for opening times as there may be specific restrictions still in place.
5. Shop Until You Drop
We know what you’re thinking, Christmas is just around the corner and time is running out to stock up on gifts. Luckily, one of the main changes we can expect at the start of December is the return of our favourite retailers and shopping centres. Certainly, we will still be required to wear our masks indoors, but as London will be open for business, you can shop to your heart’s content in the capitals best shopping areas, such as Oxford Street, Westfield and popular department stores like Selfridges and Harrods (currently selling both beauty and luxury chocolate advent calendars!). Discover more of the best shopping hotspots in London in our handy guide.
6. Tick off some top tourist attractions
London isn’t London without its iconic tourist attractions. From rubbing shoulders with celebrities at Madame Tussauds to coming face-to-face with all things underwater at SEALIFE London Aquarium. Tick off experiencing a 360-degree view of the city on The London Eye from your bucket list after lockdown but be sure to keep an eye on the attraction’s website for the latest updates on future bookings. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to appreciate our surroundings. And if there’s one thing to do post-lockdown, its to make sure you tick off a visit to some of those famous attractions in London.
7. Head to a drive-in cinema
We didn’t see this coming but going to a drive-in cinema has become one of the most top-rated and sought-after activities to enjoy during the lockdown. For a bit of escapism and a chance to appreciate the charm of a 1950’s drive-in theatre, book a night into one of London’s many drive-in experiences that have been going strong both pre and post lockdown. The best bit? You don’t have to worry about finding a seat!
Enjoy the classics this festive season at Luna Drive-In Cinema who has put together a range of Christmas screenings this winter all in a safe and socially distanced setting. Don’t have a car? No problem – The Drive-In have joined forces with Zipcar so that customers can hire a car for the experience.
8. Unwind with a spa treatment
Following the re-opening of beauty salons and spas across London, our favourite local beauty spots will be back up and ready for business. Treat yourself to a spa treatment this winter or a fresh hair cut ready in time for those much-needed Christmas festivities. Just make sure to check what treatments are available!
As we adjust to the new normal, there are two key takeaways we can gather from the pandemic. Although life won’t be returning to the way it used to be, many London experiences will continue to ensure that they can operate in-line with government guidance so that we can still enjoy a day out.
Secondly, and most importantly, life is to be appreciated, as are the places we see and our surroundings. London is always waiting to be explored no matter what happens.