Fire & Water artwork by Suiko at Elvin Gardens in Wembley Park

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

Are you looking for things to do? We've got you covered!

Lockdown rules and regulations are changing from 8th March.

While non-essential shops, restaurants, and pubs remain closed, you can now meet with one friend or family member from outside your household for a walk, coffee, or outdoor picnic. Wembley Park is the perfect destination for all three activities.

After all, Wembley Park has tons of things to do during Covid in London, and plenty of outdoor space to stroll and enjoy the company of a friend or a member of your household. With great places to get takeaways, unique public art, cool pocket parks and green spaces, and award-winning coffee, check out these fantastic Wembley things to do.

Enjoy the Art Trail in Spring

Better Together by Pref, mural in Wembley Park

Nothing is better than getting out for a walk with some stunning art as the backdrop. The Wembley Park Art Trail is one of the best things to do in Wembley Park - rain or shine! This free public art exhibition consists of 15 pieces of fascinating art, spread throughout Wembley Park's urban landscape. When the sun shines, the brighter weather really compliments the bright art pieces and makes the colours pop.

Won’t it be lovely to grab a coffee with a friend and enjoy a nice long catch-up outside? Even if the skies are grey, get a warm drink and enjoy some social interaction in a socially distant manner. Getting coffee from one of the area’s fantastic coffee places is one of the most popular things to do in Wembley Park. Whether you enjoy a latte from one of the high street chains (Costa, Starbucks, and Caffe Nero – take your pick), or prefer strong espresso shots from the indie coffee shops like Boki Coffee, Wembley Park has you covered.

Powered by Just Walk Out Technology, the brand-new Amazon Fresh Wembley Park store offers a mix of everyday essentials, local favourites and seasonal items you'll love, all at great prices. The check-out free and queue-absent shopping experience makes your weekly shop that little safer and a lot more interesting. Powered by the same technology behind self-drive cars, all you need to shop is an Amazon account and the Amazon app. Find out more about Amazon Fresh Wembley Park and how it works here.

Take a stroll in the warmer weather

People relaxing in Elvin Gardens in Wembley Park

As the weather continues to get nicer and nicer, it’s becoming more of a pleasure to spend time in the great outdoors. There are plenty of green spaces dotted throughout Wembley Park, including small pocket parks perfect for a picnic. Elvin Gardens is a lush green space with a dedicated dog park, and Olympic Way is lined with 48 pairs of trees from temperate regions around the world. You might even be able to catch some rays (if the famous London clouds clear for long enough). Want to find out more about the great Wembley Park outdoors? Read our guide here.

Wembley Park has gone virtual with a range of free online classes for all ages to take part in. Courtesy of the neighbourhood's community hub, The Yellow, you can do everything from cooking to exercise, social meets to arts and crafts, The Yellow Online is a full programme of exciting workshops and informational classes to get you through lockdown. Find out more about the free classes here.

Enjoy a Takeaway Picnic in one of the Parks

Pasta Remoli takeaway from Pasta Remoli Wembley in Wembley Park

If you’re thinking about a takeaway picnic, you need to know all about the best places to eat Wembley Park has to offer. No matter what kind of cuisine you’re in the mood for, Wembley Park has tasty takeaways that will have you craving more. Feel like handmade pasta? Pasta Remoli Wembley offers a bounty of Italian flavours, including some cracking options for vegan and gluten-free diets. Maybe you’re in the mood for pan-Asian? Everyone loves Wagamama – grab some Asian tapas, perfect for sharing with your picnic pal. If you’d rather something handheld, choose the gourmet sandwiches at Bread Ahead Wembley or the innovative Indian wraps from Wrapchic.

If you’re looking for a place to spread out your spread, we recommend Elvin Gardens, Zig-a-Zag Allee, or Market Square, all of which have plenty of benches and grassed areas.

Shopping for unique snacks, organic food, and handmade body products is one of the most rewarding things to do Wembley Park has to offer. As an essential retailer selling food and hygienic supplies, Wembley Park Market has remained open through the entire lockdown. Instead of shopping for the same old boring ingredients, mix things up with a whole host of organic and locally produced foods from Clearspring Japanese Food, Planet Organic, and Seggiano Italian imports, just to name a few.

Not only will your home cooking take on a tastier new appeal, but you can rest assured that your ingredients are fairly traded, ethically sourced, and locally made.

Get a takeaway treat

Nanny Bills Burgers in Boxpark Wembley Park

Still fancy staying in and enjoying your home comforts? Why not treat yourself to a takeaway? 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 all restaurants offering takeaway and home delivery here. What’s on the menu at your house tonight?

Stay safe and enjoy the great outdoors at Wembley Park

As you enjoy getting out for a walk and having a much-needed catch-up with a friend, there’s plenty to see, taste, shop, and explore at Wembley Park.