Things to do in London now lockdown is easing

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Boris has released his roadmap out of lockdown and it finally looks as though there’s light at the end of the covid tunnel. 21st June feels like it’s ages away, but now that London is slowly coming out of lockdown there’s countless things that we can do now to start to enjoy life again, but still in a safe and careful way. 

Watch a show

The curtains closed on our many London theatres a while back but the good news is that they’re returning! Plays and musicals aren’t just confined to the busy West End – you can find some excellent performances all over the city, if you know where to look. 

The Bush Theatre in Shepherd’s Bush is a world-famous home for new plays from the widest range of backgrounds. Cheap tickets and brilliant shows – what more could you want?

The Turbine Theatre is a brand-new venue, located next to the iconic Battersea Power Station. They put on an eclectic mix of shows including a Tony Blair rock opera – tickets are only £15.00!

If you’re still sad there was no Edinburgh Fringe last year, then wipe away your tears – this year you’ll be able to get a taster of it here in London! Check out the best London Fringe shows before they head up to Scotland. 

Visit an exhibition

Sometimes it’s nice to soak up a bit of culture. London is renowned for having loads of free museums and galleries – so why not take advantage and plan yourself a visit? You can wander around at your hearts content, and maybe even learn something at the same time! You never know what might spark a new interest!

The Science Museum reopened on 19th May and is taking bookings until September! They’ve got loads of different exhibitions, one even on how quickly the Covid vaccine was created! If you’d prefer not to think of what’s been happening over the last year and a half, they have other fun exhibitions on space and flight that may take your fancy. 

The Natural History Museum and the V&A are just a stones throw from the Science Museum. Though both are free, it is recommended that you book your ticket so that they can moderate the amount of people in the museum at one time. The Natural History has plenty of exhibitions about animals and the world around us, while the V&A have art and fashion. 

Listen to some live music

There’s nothing like listening to some tunes in the sun. While we can’t guarantee any nice weather, luckily there are places to go to feel like you’re almost back at Glasto. There’s loads of free live music events on the terrace of the Southbank Centre – so why not grab a pint and listen to some tunes! There’s an immense variety of sounds including disco, DJs, jazz, as well as a pan-Asian cabaret! You can also head on over to some of the best live music bars in London.

Go on a walking tour or a cruise

Did you know you can get an Uber across the Thames? Yes, you read that right. The more eagle eyed of you will have noticed the Uber boats by Thames Clippers zipping up and down the river. The boats stop at 23 piers between Woolwich Pier in the East and Putney Pier in the West. 

It’s such a great way to see London from the river and services run from early in the morning until late at night 7 days a week. Tap your Oyster card on the readers or buy a ticket – and then sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride! 

There are also loads of different walking tours you can go on, some are even free with a contribution offered at the end! Whether it’s a ‘Jack the Ripper’ walk, a ‘Beatles’ walk, or even a ‘Pub’ walk, there’s bound to be one that appeals to you and your friends.

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