It goes without saying; it’s been a sucky year. It’s been hard to keep the good times rolling when there’s been nothing to do. But as we’re transitioning out of lockdown, we’re slowly getting our lives back. For anyone that lives in London, here are the top 3 things you should do once lockdown is over, and two things you shouldn’t:
- Visit a Gallery
Beauty and art are things we have been starved of over these lockdowns. While we’ve all been scrolling our way through Tiktok (and don’t get me wrong, it’s been fun), we may have lost touch with great works of art that fill us with a sense of beauty and wonderment. And there will be no better time for wonderment. There are galleries dotted all over London: Whitechapel, Tate Modern, National Gallery (Tate Britain is a personal favourite). It’s a great day out for friends, family and maybe your significant other.
- Explore Soho
Everyone knows London is a Mecca for culture and great food. At the heart of London’s west end lies possibly the pinnacle of this food frenzy – Soho. Not only does Soho offer an illustrious array of great nightclubs and bars, but it is also home to Chinatown, which if you’ve lived in London for any amount, you will have 100% dined there once. Well, next time you’re in Soho, try somewhere completely alien to you, try the Soho food union where you can get every kind of street food you could ever wish for, try everything.
- Go Thrift Shopping
It’s undeniable, Y2K and 90s nostalgia are back, and in a big way. Many people are turning to apps such as Depop to get their fashion fix as the high street slowly dies out. But it’s not dead just yet. London is filled with great vintage and retro thrift shops bursting with new outfits for you to take out on the town now that there is a town to go back to. From Shoreditch to Notting Hill to Brixton, there’ll be something somewhere to help to complete your 2020 summer lookbook.
- DON’T. Stare Directly into the Sun
Look, for many of us, the outside world has been a completely parallel universe, only leaving the house for grocery shopping and that 1-hour run they gave us. Now that we’re coming out of lockdown, it may be tempting to run outside and stare directly into the sun just to make sure it’s still there. Trust me, it is. Staring directly into the sun can cause severe eye damage – not advisable.
- DON’T. Give up on your Lockdown Hobbies/Projects.
Lockdown has given us all a chance to find hobbies and make connections through different channels that we’ve never thought to do before, namely through the internet. Though, at times, it has been challenging, it has been rewarding. And this is something we shouldn’t just let fall by the wayside now that we can go and have 2 for one cocktails at All Bar One. Keep up that blog; continue with your website; strive to make that perfect sourdough bread; expand your lockdown business empire, and keep connecting with people and colleagues around the globe. If you’re looking to do this very thing and improve your workflow check out click4assistance.co.uk. If we’re going to take anything good away from the past year, let it be this!