It’s been a long time since tourists have been able to enjoy everything that London has to offer. Since March 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has forced most of London's attractions to close, leaving us dreaming about what we’ll do in London as soon as the pandemic is over.
But, while the pandemic certainly is not over, key tourist attractions are starting to open up again. This means if you’re planning a trip to London, there is now a lot you can enjoy and experience, despite the coronavirus restrictions that are in place.
In this article, we highlight all the things you can do when you visit London during the pandemic, including activities you can do in groups, as couples, or on your own. London is finally opening up again - and it’s time to get out there and enjoy!
Please note: this information was correct at the time of writing. Be aware that things might change, so we encourage you to keep updated with the latest lockdown rules for visiting London. Please also follow the links provided under each section of this article for up to date information.
1. You can enjoy fine dining in London’s restaurants
London’s restaurants are world famous for several reasons. Variety, quantity and quality are just some of them. People flock from all over the world to experience our capital’s culinary delights, and after months of closure, many of these restaurants are finally opening their doors again.
From trendy high street restaurants to high-end eateries, there are now plenty of choices for frenzied foodies flocking to London.
Dining out in London during the pandemic is an activity appropriate for couples, individuals, and even small groups.
This article details exactly how London’s best restaurants are opening, including capacities, updated opening times, group number limits are more.
2. You can meet as a group in London’s parks
Since lockdown started, it’s been nearly impossible for groups of people to enjoy quality time together. But, recent changes mean it’s now possible for small groups to meet outdoors.
And what better place for this than one of London’s amazing city parks? Famous worldwide, London’s green spaces are filled with boating lakes, nature, wildlife and famous monuments, capturing the imagination of everyone who visits them. We love them so much, we’ve even written a whole article about our favourite parks in London.
As of summer 2020, government guidelines outline that up to 30 people from six different households can now meet outside. For groups of friends who want to enjoy a weekend away in London, spending a day in one of the city’s breath-taking parks is a great way to get a taste of the city and stay safe at the same time.