Show some love for London and the amazing places that make up the city during lockdown.
It's still possible to visit local outdoor attractions for exercise and recreation, take a dip at your local open-air swimming pool, order a takeaway or delivery from your favourite pubs, restaurants and cafes, and pick up essentials or click-and-collect from shops in your neighbourhood.
Make sure to follow the latest government guidelines by staying local and acting responsibly when out and about for exercise or recreation.
If you're not able to visit London yet, you can continue to experience the capital from your sofa with our Virtually London guide. London looks forward to welcoming you back soon!
What's open in London?
Shopping in London
You can now visit COVID-secure shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, garden centres and market stalls again.
All non-essential shops in London may now reopen following the easing of coronavirus restrictions. Many places may still offer click-and-collect and delivery services, so you can support all your best-loved businesses.
Some personal care venues can also welcome customers, including your favourite hairdressers and nail salons.
Tips for safe shopping in London
When visiting shops and markets in London, you can expect to find special safety measures including socially distanced queuing, hand sanitiser stations, one-way systems and a limit on in-store capacity.
It is mandatory to wear a face covering in all public indoor settings, including shops and supermarkets.
Food and drink
Although some hospitality venues might not be able to reopen just yet, many places are still running takeaway, click-and-collect and delivery services. Treat yourself to tasty takeaway treats, pick up some snacks to-go and discover new favourites in your neighbourhood.
When visiting your favourite dining spot, remember you may need to book a table as some venues might operate a booking-only policy.
Outdoor places in London
Outdoor sports facilities have also reopened, so you can head to your favourite lido or outdoor swimming spots for a refreshing dip.
What's not open in London?
Many businesses must close while London is subject to national coronavirus restrictions.
Places that have been asked to temporarily close their doors include London attractions and entertainment venues including museums, galleries and theatres; some hospitality venues which cannot accommodate outdoor seating including pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants; personal care services including spas; and accommodation for leisure purposes across the city.
Exhibition halls and nightclubs remain closed until further notice.
Help your small local businesses and encourage them to sign up to the Pay it Forward crowdfunding platform. Plus, treat yourself to a London gift voucher, which can be used for amazing experiences across the city.
It is mandatory to wear a face covering on public transport, in taxis and private-hire vehicles, and in many indoor settings including shops and supermarkets.
Look out for the "We’re Good to Go" and "See it Safely" marks, which indicate that the businesses you’re planning to visit are following UK government guidelines and have coronavirus safety measures in place.
Find the latest official UK coronavirus information, which includes guidance on how to stay safe outside of your home.