The next happiest day of the year so far is (almost) here! May 17: like Christmas, but instead of getting presents, you’re gifted the legal right to hang out with up to five mates indoors. And what a hang out it will be! Especially now that you’ve got your hands on this guide to celebrating our new unofficial national holiday.
In here you’ll find everything you could possibly want to know about London’s best restaurants, bars, galleries, cinemas, theatres and fitness studios.
Hopefully, it’ll help you all keep your outdoor hangs feelings vibey until our next unofficial national holiday: June 21 (A date which – hopefully – means the return of festivals and the motherfucking club.)
Feeling confused about all the rule changes? We’ve pulled together a very thorough, detailed and extremely well-written guide here.
Eat and drink INSIDE
See some art, finally
Watch something good
Go to an exercise class
Perhaps you spent most of 2020 training in front of a laptop screen, maybe you started an outdoor workout regime to make sure you got as much time out of your flat as was legal, possibly you sacked off exercise all together in favour of focusing on just getting through the damn pandemic... All of the above were the correct decision. Now, finally, we all have more options. Gym classes are back from May 17 and, with them, a whole load of fun ways to work out just like it's the olden days (2019). Top of our list? Pilates. It's a top pick for elite athletes and dancers because the precise, low-impact exercises do wonders for the core – and it’ll sort out your posture too. If you wanna help your bod get a bit more bendy and powerful, there are some great studios in London to do Pilates classes. And it doesn’t matter whether they’re mat-based, inspired by ballet or take place on a reformer machine – these fun and fancy classes won’t leave you bent out of shape. Fancy testing that new-found flexibility? Try one of these yoga classes in London next. RECOMMENDED: The best sport and fitness in London