This year sucked. Yes, almost everything life-affirming about London was curtailed, diminished or banned in 2020. But unless we find some way to feel positive about the future, the present becomes a grim place indeed.
In 2020, unable to rely on the conventional triad of friends, nice food and booze, Londoners had to find new ways to channel positivity. The city’s ever-resourceful pubs, restaurants, theatres, galleries, cinemas, performers and artists have found ingenious ways to keep going in the hardest of circumstances. And Londoners learnt and discovered new things about the city while their busy lives were on pause.
From takeaway pints and drive-in cinemas to canalside ballet and seated clubbing, here are some of the things that have brought joy in this godforsaken year.
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