Time In: the best things to do at home

Bring the London fun into your house with our guide on the best things to do at home

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Welcome to our comprehensive guide to whiling away the hours at home. We’ve taken into account your insatiable thirst for culture and pulled together the best films streaming right now, award-winning digital theatre as well as comedy, podcasts, books and music. And please put down the sad microwave meal – we’ve narrowed down the best takeaways from top London restaurants that will deliver to your door. Want to cook? Get your groceries delivered. Want to booze up a storm? Get your drink on. Read on for great tips for Time In, as recommended by Time Out Editors.

Indoor inspiration

The best virtual events from all around the world
Things to do

The best virtual events from all around the world

From world-class performance to online escape games

London themes for your next Zoom party

London themes for your next Zoom party

Authentic London vibes to channel online

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London's best food and drink deliveries

We tried all of London's most hyped meal kits
Restaurants

We tried all of London's most hyped meal kits

The lowdown on the best DIY dinners

The best London breweries delivering craft beer to homes
Bars and pubs

The best London breweries delivering craft beer to homes

You know what times like these call for? Beer! 

The top London restaurants now doing home delivery
Restaurants

The top London restaurants now doing home delivery

More and more of London's best restaurants are getting on the delivery apps

Food and drink delivery deals you won’t want to miss

Food and drink delivery deals you won’t want to miss

From pasta subscriptions to discounts on wine by the case

Natural wine 101: A beginner’s guide to London’s favourite booze right now
Bars and pubs

Natural wine 101: A beginner’s guide to London’s favourite booze right now

And where to order a bottle in from

The best London bars delivering cocktails to your door
Bars and pubs

The best London bars delivering cocktails to your door

Bring the bevvies (and the party) to your door

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Film and telly to stream right now

Why ‘The Last Kingdom’ is getting me through lockdown
Film

Why ‘The Last Kingdom’ is getting me through lockdown

Why you should start streaming ‘Samurai Champloo’
Film

Why you should start streaming ‘Samurai Champloo’

25 feelgood movies on Netflix
Film

25 feelgood movies on Netflix

Absolute best movies on Netflix
Film

Absolute best movies on Netflix

What to stream if you're self-isolating with kids
Film

What to stream if you're self-isolating with kids

Films you’ve (probably) never streamed before
Film

Films you’ve (probably) never streamed before

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Art and culture to your casa

The best theatre shows to stream online right now
Theatre

The best theatre shows to stream online right now

Four London booksellers recommend books to sharpen your brain
News

Four London booksellers recommend books to sharpen your brain

The best virtual movie clubs to see you through lockdown
Film

The best virtual movie clubs to see you through lockdown

Famous Londoners recommend the books that have got them through lockdown
Things to do

Famous Londoners recommend the books that have got them through lockdown

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Boredom-busting audio

Olivia Colman and Kenneth Branagh are voicing a ‘Peter Pan’ audio play for charity
News

Olivia Colman and Kenneth Branagh are voicing a ‘Peter Pan’ audio play for charity

Totally gripping true-crime podcasts you haven’t heard yet
Things to do

Totally gripping true-crime podcasts you haven’t heard yet

Five podcasts that will immediately lift your spirits
News

Five podcasts that will immediately lift your spirits

Listen to our playlist of songs about boredom
News

Listen to our playlist of songs about boredom

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Get hench at home

How to take up running and actually stick to it
News

How to take up running and actually stick to it

Easy tips to keep you on your toes

Yoga studios streaming online classes
Sport and fitness

Yoga studios streaming online classes

Namaste while you home-stay

The best online fitness classes
Sport and fitness

The best online fitness classes

Less buffering, more buff

Five endorphin-pumping exercises you can do in your flat
Things to do

Five endorphin-pumping exercises you can do in your flat

Squats by the sofa

Apps, crafts and games to help keep you sane

Board games to keep you occupied in Lockdown 2
News

Board games to keep you occupied in Lockdown 2

9 craft kits to order that will keep you entertained during lockdown
News

9 craft kits to order that will keep you entertained during lockdown

How to get into open-world video games
Things to do

How to get into open-world video games

Unmissable virtual classes and courses to see you through your time indoors

Unmissable virtual classes and courses to see you through your time indoors

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Literature and where to get started

Where to get started with... Zadie Smith
Things to do

Where to get started with... Zadie Smith

Where to get started with... Fyodor Dostoevsky
Things to do

Where to get started with... Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Cook like a London chef pro

How to make Eggslut’s Fairfax egg sandwich
News

How to make Eggslut’s Fairfax egg sandwich

Hype Dish: Four Legs’ incomparable Dexter Cheeseburger
Restaurants

Hype Dish: Four Legs’ incomparable Dexter Cheeseburger

Gloria reveals the recipe for its lemon meringue pie
News

Gloria reveals the recipe for its lemon meringue pie

Hype Dish: The Quality Chop House’s perfect confit potatoes
Restaurants

Hype Dish: The Quality Chop House’s perfect confit potatoes

How to make Chick ’n’ Sours’ K-Pop chicken sandwich
News

How to make Chick ’n’ Sours’ K-Pop chicken sandwich

Three-Ingredient Recipe: Hot 4 U’s seaweed, fig and whole lemon tapenade
News

Three-Ingredient Recipe: Hot 4 U’s seaweed, fig and whole lemon tapenade

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Read up on your city’s rich history

Tube stations: then and now
Things to do

Tube stations: then and now

London landmarks: in pictures
Attractions

London landmarks: in pictures

London’s most historic pubs
Bars and pubs

London’s most historic pubs

Covent Garden: then and now
Things to do

Covent Garden: then and now

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Plan your next vacay

The best beaches in the UK
Things to do

The best beaches in the UK

Wellbeing weekends near the capital
Things to do

Wellbeing weekends near the capital

14 super rural getaways from London
Things to do

14 super rural getaways from London

Really wild UK breaks
Things to do

Really wild UK breaks

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Time to stretch those legs?

London’s prettiest walks
Things to do

London’s prettiest walks

The best green spaces for winter walks in London
Attractions

The best green spaces for winter walks in London