With restrictions easing every week, and the cases of COVID-19 reducing in the UK constantly, many of London’s fantastic tourist attractions are back up and running again! At the hotel, we have many different measures in place to help protect our beloved guests and members of staff during these difficult and testing times. To find out more about what we’re doing to keep you safe, click here.
Since there are so many of our favorite places that have been given the Good To Go green tick, it was so difficult for us to compile this list.
What’s open post-lockdown?
After many hours of tough consideration, here is our list of the top 5 things for you and your family to do in London, post-lockdown:
1. Looking for an unbeatable view of the city, onboard the London eye!
One of the city skyline’s most notable features, standing at an impressive 135 meters tall and offering 360-degree views of the capital city – the eye is only a 15-minute walk from us, so is very conveniently placed for anyone staying, post-lockdown. The eye takes around 30 minutes to complete a full cycle, allowing plenty of time for you to soak in your surroundings and take stunning photographs. We think that the London Eye is the first thing any tourist should do when arriving in London, as it gives such a fantastic feel of the city!
Admissions are currently limited daily, to assist in social distancing, so you must book online for a spot! For more information on the Eye, or to find out about the preventative measures being taken, head to their website.
2. Take a relaxing stroll through Kew Gardens.
A definite escape from the madness of working life – The UNESCO world heritage site is home to the world’s most diverse collection of living plants, with over 8 million, and a scientific research centre; making it the perfect day out.
The Gardens are less than 30 minutes from central London and is an hour’s Underground ride from us. Due to the ongoing pandemic, like in most places, you must book a timeslot online before visiting; but once you’re in the park, you can stay as long as you like!
3. Have an unforgettable day out at ZSL London Zoo.
Within the incredible, 14-hectare, non-profit, zoological park you’ll find an amazing array of animals from across the globe – Lions, Penguins, llamas, Gorillas…
Built in 1826, and owned by the Zoological Society of London, it receives over 1.25 million visitors a year and is one of London’s most popular paid-for tourist attractions. The zoo has 673 species, with well over 19,000 individual animals, which means it’s one of the largest collections in the United Kingdom. Social Distancing is required in the park, as well as other safety measures being taken, but you will have just as much fun as ever! To learn about the measures put in place, or to book yourself into ZSL London Zoo, visit their website now.
4. Immerse yourself in a century of history at the Tower of London.
All of the Tower’s outdoor areas, as well as the Crown Jewels, infamous ravens, and some of its towers, are now open to visitors once again. With limited capacity, it would be a shame to miss the opportunity to explore the dark history behind the tower, whilst it’s so quiet! Whether or not you want to go inside, make sure you take a walk nearby, during your trip to London, in order to obtain a spectacular view of the stunning tower. Visit their website to find out the parts of the tower that you can and cannot visit during these difficult times and to book tickets.
5. Come ‘face-to-face’ with some of the world’s highest-rated celebrities, and historical figures at Madame Tussauds London.
The impressive venue is back open to the public. They are host to incredible life-like statues and impressions of stars, such as the Royal Family, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, James Bond, President Trump, and many more…
Bring the whole family along for some funny photos which will be sure to fool your friends, with an experience unlike any other! Make sure to book online before you visit, or you won’t be let in! For more information on the safety measures, and to book, visit their website.
The Waterloo Hub Hotel & Suites is perfectly located in the heart of the capital.