The latest announcement from Number 10 confirmed what we’ve all been hoping for, from next week, we can socialise indoors. It’s great news for hospitality and even better news for our social lives. We couldn’t be more thrilled. Take a look at our top picks of indoor activities to book now.
We’re all in need of a break from our laptop screens and our sofas. Why not swap your Netflix home page for the big screen and book yourself in for a film showing at the iconic cinema at BFI Southbank. The venue shows an eclectic range of classics as well as some hotly anticipated new releases. Check out award winning favourites Sound of Metal and Nomadland. Bookings are open now.
Dates: Open from the 17th May
Price: Standard ticket £10.20
Queens Skate, Dine and Bowl
London’s ‘most famous bowling alley’ in Bayswater, offers the perfect setting for a night out with some pals. Neon lights, a cracking soundtrack and a Meat Liquor restaurant on site. It’s a vibe, and we love it. As part of Covid re-opening protocols, they are operating at a reduced capacity, to ensure social distancing. Advance booking is now more essential than ever!
Date: Open from the 17th May
Price: £19.95 for two games
Book your bowl – https://queens.london/bowling
Discover the world’s largest Italian food market and restaurant at London’s Broadgate. The sprawling market, which has been open since the end of April, boasts over 5000 Italian and local products that includes a winery and ‘cheese laboratory’. Next Thursday, sees the grand opening of its two indoor restaurants, Cucina del Mercato and Pasta e Pizza. If you like your carbs covered in carbs and smothered in mozzarella, book your spot now.
Dates: Open for indoor bookings from Thursday 20th May
Once a striking medieval palace, Eltham Palace’s interior was given an extravagant Art Deco makeover in the 1930s by eccentric millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld. Explore the Courtauld’s eclectic interior taste amongst original medieval features and book a spot to visit next week. The gardens are also worth a look with a feature rock garden, herbaceous border and ornamental moat to enjoy.
Dates: Re-opening from the 17th May
Price: One adult + donation to English Heritage £17.30
A visit to the Science Museum in South Kensington is the perfect way to flex your brain matter and stimulate your imagination post-lockdown. All seven floors of the museum feature educational and inspiring exhibits that will fill your mind with wonder at the world of science. Highlights include the Apollo 10 flight simulator, the fascinating (and gruesome) Medical History Gallery, a 600kg Spacelab 2 X-ray telescope and 1250 clocks and watches in the Clockmakers’ Collection.
Dates: Open from the 19th May
Visitors must book a time slot for their visit: https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/home
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