By Chloe Grayson
With this week's reopening of non-essential shops, outdoor restaurants and more, brighter days have officially arrived in London. Endless weekends spent on our sofas watching Netflix are behind us and we can now go back to exploring what our beautiful city has to offer whilst catching up with friends and family.
London is ready when you are and we know you’ve missed the city as much as us, so we’ve put together a list of top six London based activities that you are now free to enjoy.
Have a game of crazy golf at Plonk, Hackney
Why not head out to enjoy a game of Crazy Golf at Plonk, Hackney. Located in the bar's cosy private yard looking across London Fields park, this ideal putting spot has 9 holes and is fully accessible and playable by people of all abilities and ages - but be warned, it’s a challenging course. You can also enjoy a delicious cocktail whilst you play from Plonk’s quirky tiki bar. Bookings must be made in advance. Max 6 people from 2 different households.
Go on a West End gallery hop
This one’s for all of you art lovers out there. To mark the re-opening of the art world, over 30 galleries across Mayfair and the surrounding areas of Soho, Fitzrovia, St James’s and Marylebone, will be open on Friday 23rd April until 8pm for visitors to ‘hop’ from gallery to gallery during the evening. The West End Gallery Hop is set out to re-engage audiences with art and culture in real life after months of only being able to view pieces online. If you can’t make it on the 23rd, you can always head out on a gallery hop in your own time.
Take a trip on a kayak bus
If you're looking for an activity that's a little more adventurous, why not book you and your loved ones onto the kayak bus trip from Greenwich to Battersea. This is the perfect activity to do on a sunny London day whilst enjoying some of London’s most beautiful sights. The London kayak company will take you from Cutty Sark, past the Tower of London to St Paul’s cathedral, through Westminster and then on to Battersea. You’ll also be provided with all of the kit to keep you safe. Bookings must be made in advance.
Browse through London's shopping spots
Now that non-essential shops have reopened their doors, we can finally go back to browsing in person rather than online. Grab a friend and head over to your favourite London shopping spot. There’s so many great places to choose from including Covent Garden, Oxford Street, King’s Road, Westfield in White City or Stratford and more. Max 6 people from 2 different households.
Challenge yourself to The Game of Stones Treasure Hunt
If you're up for a challenge then this one’s for you. Enjoy a wild adventure that will involve you and your group needing to crack head-scratching clues, unravel riddles and take funny photos whilst testing your brains on The Game of Stones Treasure Hunt. If you manage to complete the treasure hunt in time, you may also win a secret prize. This activity takes you all over Kingston so you can explore what the beautiful area has to offer whilst enjoying a fun activity. Bookings must be made in advance. Max 6 people from 2 different households.
Enjoy a meal alfresco
With outdoor restaurants and bars in the city now reopen for us to enjoy, why not head to one of London’s many delicious foodie spots to enjoy a tasty meal and a glass of wine alfresco. If you’re in need of some inspo on where to head to first, have a read through our list of top six outdoor restaurants and bars in London here. Bookings must be made in advance. Max 6 people from 2 different households.