Things To Do In London This Week During Lockdown
Date : Mar 01, 2021
Author : DR Armed Zayed
Lockdown in the UK has lasted a lot longer than anyone anticipated. With many people caught off guard by having all outdoor activities temporarily closed, with the only option to stay at home. London before the lockdown was a fantastic place to visit because of all the amazing sites to see and fun things to do. Now during the lockdown, the key question on everyone’s mind is what can I do this week to keep myself entertained (other than spending time on social media and watching television).
This article highlights the best things you can do in London and tourist attractions for foreign and domestic tourists. You can enjoy these activities as families, groups, couples and even better, on your own. London is on the brink of opening up again, so use these tips and have some fun, but please make sure that you social distance and be safe.
Things to Do in London This Weekend
1. Go Cycling
There are big boroughs all over London with broad range LTNs, perfectly designed for cycling. You can take advantage of this initiative and explore your favourite parts of London by bike. Don’t worry if you do not have your bike. You can hire one from the Lime bike or Santander Bike. You can also search for one in private companies that rent bikes for one or two days.
Biking allows you to cover the daily transport while incorporating exercise and having fun. The best thing is, you can cycle to any part of London, and that’s beautiful, especially if you are doing it as a group.
2. Host A Games Night
On Normal days, London is a whole beehive of activities, especially on the weekends when most people have fun outdoors. Among the many things people do is playing pub games, board games, intelligence games, and even sports. With the lockdown still looming, you can see how people can’t meet in public spaces to enjoy their favourite games.
This doesn’t mean that you still cannot enjoy it. There are options of hosting friends and family game nights. Have no idea what to do during a game night? Here are several tips.
- Play the good old Charades game
- Assign the ‘happy hour host’ to someone and present the live cocktail masterclass to the group.
- Play the miming game as one person to mute themselves and see who can figure out what they say.
- Engage the ‘drinking masters games’ and assign someone to orchestrate several drinking games and penalizations.
- You can request guests to present a surprising fact about themselves freely, then later see who can guess whom the fact correlates to in the group.
There is a whole list of the itinerary of games online if you seek to host one.
3. Try a Champagne Pairing Recipe
Although 2020 brought about many negative impacts on almost all life sectors, there were important lessons learned. The lockdown period especially taught us to revel in the little joyous moments of life we have. In our opinion, champagne = joy, so there is no reason you shouldn’t treat your favourite Friday night takeaway with a fizz.
UK’s Champagne Bureau director, Francoise Peretti, collected a perfect list containing various champagne pairing for the most popular takeaways. Have a read.
- Fish and Chips: You will need the British Classic and Blanc de Blanc champagne paired with citrus notes to match your favourite seafood. Cutting through the thickly buttered seafood creates a deliciously-unique light meal.
- Sushi: Extra Brut Champagne perfectly paired with sushi, sashimi, and Poke bowls is a zero-frills style with extremely low sugar. You can also use Zero Dosage Champagne. This means a glass contains only 60 calories.
- Burger: Blanc de Noirs champagne is the best for various burger types, whether it’s Honest Burger or the Five Guys. This champagne is 100% grapes which enhances the wine’s structure giving it the ability to improve your tasty dish.
4. Play Simulated Ping Pong
If you are bored this weekend and are looking for a fun thing to do during the lockdown, virtual ping pong is a good idea. Games are hosted by Ade Leigh from the Ping Pong Fight Club in a challenge from the Bis Smoke Events.
It features 45-minute action-packed ping pong challenges that are hilarious from start to end. In this game, you can also connect with your friends and compete against each other. You can also choose to involve work colleagues, family members, and other ping pong fans searching for some fun.
The best thing is you do all this from your home’s comfort, thus promoting team building, bonding, and is even a sure way to celebrate a birthday party if you cannot meet in person.
5. Review Your Ancestry
Lockdown is a perfect time to check your family history and start a journey toward knowing your roots. Explore the ancestry.co.uk website for records of all censuses, wills. Birth records and accounts of people’s jobs.
You need to input your family’s names, dates of births, and other necessary information to immediately start getting hints and records of different people. It helps you get more insights by leading you to make more discoveries about the history of those related. You can even be a relative to the royal family; who knows?
6. Relive Your Harry Potter Days
Are you one of the die-hard fans of the classic Harry Potter series? You are going to enjoy potion-making classes hosted by fans, among other competitions. The classes take place at a website called Hogwarts is Here. There is a lot more activity that includes selecting the house you want to join, and some of these classes include:
- Defense Against the Dark Arts
- History of Magic
The website hosts a lot of competitions that will be sure to keep you entertained and engaged.
7. Try Spa at Home Ideas
Anyone, just anyone, would love a good spa day in London. Now, since we do not live in the ideal world we desire, we cannot all have spa treatment appointments on similar days – the providers would never be close enough.
The best thing there is to try some spa day at home ideas. For excellent spa treatment at home, you only need to follow a few and simple ground rules, and you are good to go.
First, you need to set it in the evenings for a good successful spa day at home when interruptions are minimal. It should be your ‘me’ time; the last thing you need is a disruption of any kind.
For a spa day at home, you also have to do it your way. Personalize it using what’s available and according to your preference. You can use either a bathtub or showers if you prefer them more. Also, apply facial creams, and other soaks according to what suits you best. Also, be keen to use disposable eye masks that allow the eye to remain open while they work.
A spa treatment at home will also necessitate a relaxing session in a steamy tub, after which you can bathe and remoisturize off the applications.
8. Live Beach Cams
You do not have to miss the perfect sounds of waves waking up in the morning just because you had your holiday got cancelled. The lockdown brought about many other fun things to do in London, including live streams of beaches from your living room.
The Del, an American beachfront hotel and historic resort, is a surviving wooden Victorian Choice. Depending on where you choose to watch from, you can comfortably explore the crashing waves and ocean breezes to the beaming sunrise using The Del’s live-streamed beach cams. Tune in here to get fantastic views from Hotel del Colorado.
9. Learn from Your Favorite UK Celebrities
Masterclass.com has proven to be one of the leading websites where you can learn various skills from your top celebrity figures. It is often said to be one of the best education investment platforms globally. It offers multiple courses where stars explain how to become successful in their fields.
Some of the famous figures on the site include Gordon Ramsay, a renowned British chef, and Anna Wintour, an accomplished journalist. Therefore, if you’ve been looking for an exciting way to gain new skills, why not do it with your popular actor/actress as your teacher?
There is a lot of things to do in London this weekend. The activities in this list are not all; you can do a lot more during the lockdown. Many closed sites are now opened; do not get bored at home during the lockdown. What are you waiting for? Get set and go!