What is open in London now? The best things to do post-lockdown on a London city break
Slowly but surely, London is opening back up and starting to look like its former self again. We’ve been keeping an eye out for all of the best attractions, classic and modern, that have reopened, and we’ve put together a perfect schedule for an exciting, Covid-safe weekend break in the capital.
What’s on in the theatre in August?
Although theatres were meant to open on the 1st of this month, the announcement was delayed by a couple of weeks as a matter of caution. We think that London’s theatres are up there with its very best attractions, so their reopening is music to our ears and we can’t wait to sink back into those plush red seats.
Leading the way, though, is Jesus Christ Superstar – a socially distanced outdoor rework of an Andrew Lloyd Webber classic, playing at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Tickets are limited to about 25% of normal capacity, but if you bring others in your household along you’re more likely to secure a good block of seats.
The Natural History Museum is back
They say that you don’t truly appreciate something until you no longer have it, and that’s certainly been the case for London’s prehistoric mainstay, the Natural History Museum, which reopened its doors to the public last week. We’ll never tire of this museum, which has a surprise around every corner – from a Tyrannosaurus model to an earthquake simulation. Advanced free bookings are open now.
One of London’s Best Markets returns
One of the difficulties with the ‘new normal’ when exploring a city is the need to pre-book and plan many things in advance. At Supercity we still believe in the ‘impromptu’ approach – getting out and roaming around freely. And that’s where local, ticket-free outdoor spots like Hackney Broadway Market come in handy. Head up to E1 on any Saturday and look out for a picturesque Victorian street filled with delicious, authentic food stands.
Restaurants Without Bookings for Eat Out to Help Out
In the spirit of spontaneity, we’ve also been looking out for great no-booking food spots where you can rock up and enjoy 50% off without organising it weeks in advance. We came across this great list of local, booking-free spots across the capital on the government’s discount scheme, which we’ve been dipping into ourselves. There are only four days left of the deal, so enjoy it while it lasts!
Socially Distanced Beer Festival – The Best Bank Holiday Event to End Your Summer
Ah, festivals. To us they feel like a distant dream from a past life. So you can imagine that when we heard about a bank holiday beer festival in a huge London venue, we struggled to contain our excitement. Brew LDN are offering over 150 different beers along with great music and street food, all together in a safe table setup. The venue boasts some of the biggest bars in London, so we think it’ll be a slick operation.
For the perfect city break, book with Supercity Aparthotels. Our luxury suites are designed to be as coronavirus-safe as possible, with private kitchens, bathrooms, and living areas. And if you stay with us for three nights or more this summer, you can enjoy your most expensive night for free. Book now in London, Manchester or Brighton.