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Things to do in London during Covid – the Wembley Park edition

Are you looking for things to do in London during Covid? Wembley Park has got you covered.

From art, yoga, baking lessons, and tasty takeaways, there are still plenty of things to do during Covid online and in person. Here are just a few of our favourites. How are you going to occupy your time in lockdown?

Learn to bake with a Bread Ahead online course

Bread Ahead Donuts on Plate in Wembley Park

This has got to be one of the best things to do in London during Covid. Bread Ahead has launched an e-learning portal with plenty of courses designed to whip your baking skills into shape. Whether you like sweets or savouries, they have more than a dozen different online workbooks and live classes available. Ferment the perfect sourdough, craft a cracking babka, fill delicious doughnuts, or whip up some New York bagels.

Treat yourself to a takeaway

Nanny Bills Burgers in Boxpark Wembley Park

Wembley Park is home to some of the best restaurants and street food vendors in London, and many of them will still be delivering throughout the lockdown. Most of the restaurants in the London Designer Outlet are working with UberEats, Deliveroo, and JustEat. At Subway, Zizzi, and Bread Ahead, you can grab a takeaway or do a Click and Collect order.

Order fresh pasta from Pasta Remoli, American diner classics from Big Moe’s, Greek wraps from Opa, and Asian fusion dishes from Wagamama. Other favourites include Pizza Express, BOXPARK Wembley and Costa coffee. You can view them all here. What’s on the menu at your house tonight?

Get your daily exercise along the Wembley Park Art Trail

Drawn Together artwork by Tash Randolph on Wembley Park's Spanish Steps

Of course, exercise and fresh air are essential for your immune system and mental wellbeing, and we all look forward to getting outdoors for an hour each day during lockdown. Why not combine your hour of outdoor exercise with a stroll through the Wembley Park Art Trail? Admire 15 different pieces of art from artists all over the world – street art, digital art, and sculpture – as you enrich your mind and stretch your legs.

It's no secret that Wembley Park is home to some of the best and creative artists around. Second Floor Studios is full of artists with a number of talents and professions. One of those incredible creative is Laxmi Hussain, a drawing and watercolour specialist whose art exists between the abstract and the realistic. As part of her desire to share her passion with the world, Laxmi hosts online workshops to help you explore your creative side. With life drawing classes and self-appreciation art workshops, you'll find artist flare in no time. You can view all of her workshops and book your place here.

Whether it's reading more, learning new recipes, taking up a sport or learning a skill, lockdown is the perfect time to practice that one thing you've never had time for. There are plenty of free resources online to get you started and Youtube is always brimming with videos to help you out.

Take an online yoga class with MoreYoga

Yoga instructor at More Yoga in Wembley Park

Just because we are staying at home doesn’t mean we can’t stay fit, active, and centred. MoreYoga Wembley Park is now offering a full roster of online classes for just £9.99 per month. Not only can you join in on their streaming classes, but you can also access their library of more than 2,500 past classes. Self-care is always important, and so this is one of our top picks for things to do during Covid online. Say ‘Ohm…”

Access e-books, magazines, and comics online from Wembley Park Library

Wembley Library in Wembley Park

Do you live in the borough of Brent? If so, you’re in luck – sign up for a Wembley Park Library membership and start enjoying their online resources. They have tons of e-books, digital magazines, and comic books available for free, with lots of choices for everyone in the family.

Buy delicious, healthy, and local food at the Wembley Park Market

Shoppers in Wembley Park Market at Wembley Park

Wembley Park Market is home to a wide array of vendors selling fresh local food, treats, and gourmet delicacies. They’ve been cleared to stay open throughout the lockdown, so you can still pop by for ingredients and snacks. Check out the gourmet popcorn at Joe & Seph’s, the healthy options at Planet Organic, and natural Italian foods from Seggiano.

Repair your bike or buy a new one at Twenty3c

Bikes on display in Twenty3c at Wembley Park

Cycling is wonderful exercise, not to mention a brilliant way to get around during the Covid-19 pandemic. Book an appointment at Twenty3c, Wembley Park’s renowned bike shop run by bike lovers for bike lovers. They’ll help you choose a new bike, or get your existing bike up and running so you can get out and get pedalling.

While no one is thrilled about the lockdown, Wembley Park can help you make the most of your time. Interesting online classes, fascinating art, and delicious takeaways – what will you do during this time?

Feeling a little lacklustre when it comes to exercise and working out? Let Rey from BeSmartGetFit reignite your motivation with his free series of at-home workouts you can get involved with. With inspiration on how to make your very own home gym with no equipment and how to work out with objects around you, you'll fall back in love with exercise in no time. You can access the videos here.

You can still enjoy all the incredible artworks as part of the Brent Biennial from the comfort of your own home with Brent 2020's programme of online talks, screenings and events. Learn more about Wembley Park's very own THESE DAYS by Dan Mitchell, explore audio projects by John Rogers, Avant-Gardening and Yasmin Nicholas or enjoy online photography by Jude Wacks, Electronic Sheep and Lucy Fine. You can find all the listings here.