Now the roadmap for the cautious easing of Lockdown restrictions has been announced, maybe your thoughts are turning towards a trip to the capital to have some Covid-friendly family fun – and who could blame you?!
Although the planned easing of restrictions is still very much conditional, we can still revive our happiness with a post-lockdown bucket list of sorts. With that said I’ve teamed up with SITU Serviced Apartments to share these 5 things to do in London after lockdown.
Enjoy the great outdoors
London is blessed with the most spectacular of parks and the incredible change of scenery they will provide once we are finally allowed out of our immediate localities will feel second to none. You could:
- Enjoy a leisurely stroll around Hyde Park
- Take in the beautiful scenes at Regent’s Park
- Channel your inner royal at St James’s Park
- Admire the breathtaking views of the River Thames and City of London from Greenwich Park
- Looking down on London from Hampstead Heath and Parliament Hill
Of course, lots of our London parks have some fantastic children’s playgrounds in the mix operating at a reduced capacity during Covid. See this list of London’s adventure playgrounds for more information.
Aside from parks, there are so many other fantastic walking routes to enjoy around London. Why not check out this list of best child-friendly walks in London for some inspiration.
Visit the museums
I remain ever hopeful that the museums will open again once lockdown begins to ease, much like last time. London is jam-packed with fantastic child-friendly museums. Here are some that should definitely be on your bucket list for after lockdown:
- The Transport Museum
- The British Museum
- The Museum of London
- National Maritime Museum
- Natural History Museum
- Bank of England Museum
- Science Museum
- The Museum of Childhood
Top tip: Once museums open again be sure to book your entry in advance as once again capacity will be strictly limited.
Unearth hidden gems
London is blessed with so many incredible hidden gems and seeking out some of them after lockdown seems like the perfect thing to do. Here are just a few of London’s hidden gems that children will enjoy discovering after lockdown:
- The Kyoto Garden in Holland Park
- Chelsea Physic Garden
- London’s City Farms – Vauxhall, Kentish Town and Spitalfields City Farms
- London’s mazes at Brent Lodge Park, Crystal Palace, Hampton Court and not forgetting the mirror labyrinth at Chiswick House
- St Dunstan’s in the East
- London’s smallest police station in Trafalgar Square
- The seven noses of Soho
Take in the views
Did you know that some of the best views in London are free? Why not pitch up at one of the following for some of the most breathtaking views thast capital has to offer.
- Primrose Hill
- Royal Observatory Greenwich
- Parliament Hill (see above)
- Royal Festival Hall Terrace
- Alexandra Palace
- Waterloo Bridge
- Tower Bridge
Take a self-guided tour
If your kids are not a fan of walking aimlessly around and are a bit older, you could consider going on a themed self-guided tour after lockdown.
Whether it’s reliving the adventures of Harry Potter, taking in the mad art of Shoreditch or seeing how many London bridges you can do in a day. All you need to do is download GPSmyCity to have a wealth of self-guided tours at your fingertips.
Of if your kids love getting spooked out you could take them on a haunted London self-guided tour.
If a day out in London is on the cards for you after lockdown, when not may it an even more memorable experience by staying overnight once it’s permitted? If you are looking for somewhere to stay in London, it’s worth getting in touch with SITU Serviced Apartments. They have a great selection of instantly bookable serviced apartments dotted across London, which are fully-equipped with a range of facilities and cater to the needs of anyone visiting the capital!
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