Top 6 best things to do in London from 17th May onwards

By Chloe Grayson


Now don’t get us wrong, the freedom of being able to dine al fresco at some of our favourite restaurants and enjoy outdoor attractions has been amazing, but we’d be lying if we said we weren’t looking forward to being able to make plans without having to worry about if the British weather will hold up.
With indoor attractions scheduled to be allowed to reopen from next Monday, we thought we’d share with you our top six best things to do in London for you to start planning your fun days out.

Visit one of London’s fantastic museums

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We’ve all been waiting patiently for the day that we can go back to exploring our favourite museums and art galleries and the day is almost here. There’s so many amazing museums to choose from including the Natural History Museum, Imperial War Museum, Victoria Albert Museum and more.


All bookings must be made in advance.


Enjoy a city staycation with Park Plaza Hotels and Merlin


If you want to make the most of what the city has to offer, then this one’s for you. Park Plaza Hotels have partnered up with Merlin Entertainments to offer you 2FOR1 tickets to London’s top attractions including The lastminute.com London Eye, Madame Tussauds, SEALIFE Aquarium, Shrek’s Adventure! and London Dungeons.


On top of that, Park Plaza are also offering up to 35%* off their best flexible rate and kids under 12 stay and eat for free.


The perfect family staycation to make up for missed moments with loved ones.

Find out more about this offer here, Terms & Conditions Apply. Up to 35% off for Radisson Reward Members only. Up to 20% off for non-members. Valid for stays until 30th September 2021.


Head to the theatre to watch a show

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All you theatre lovers out there will be pleased to know that a few shows will reopen for socially distanced performances from 17th May.


These include the world's longest running production, The Mousetrap showing at St Martin’s theatre, Drag Queens Of Pop starring RuPaul’s Drag Race queens The Vivienne, Tia Kofi and Veronica Green at The Vaudeville Theatre, as well as Phoebe Eclair-Powell’s Harm starring Kelly Gough at The Blush Theatre. The Bridge Theatre will also reopen with Flight, a co-production with the Barbican.


More shows will reopen in the next coming months.


Cook up a storm at The Big London Bake

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If you’re looking for something fun and unique to do, why not challenge your friends or partner to a bake off at The Big London Bake. You’ll receive instructions, tools and tips on how to create a winning masterpiece and have 90 minutes to complete the bake. This is the perfect activity to do for a date night or for a birthday celebration with a larger group.


The Big London Bake is located in Tooting. Bookings must be made in advance. There are 12 baking stations which are all 2 metres apart.


Dine inside one of London’s amazing restaurants

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One of the most exciting things about 17th May is the fact that we are free to dine inside any of London’s fantastic restaurants. There’s so many amazing spots to choose from in the city. If you’re looking for somewhere where you can experience city views, why not look back to our top 8 best restaurants with fantastic views of London here.


Catch a movie at the IMAX

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Gone are the days of trying to recreate the cinema experience from our own homes as we’ll be able to watch new films on the big screen from next Monday. For an immersive movie experience that you’ll remember, we’d recommend heading to an IMAX cinema. You’ll be able to watch films in the sharpest, brightest and most vivid screen image ever. You can of course also visit any other London cinemas.


Find out where the IMAX cinemas are located in London here.

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