Now that the clocks have changed you really have no excuses for staying inside. Even if you live in a smaller city you can always find some free things to do as it’s the people you spend your time with that are important rather than the activity itself. Make sure to check out the first part of this post or 15 Free Things To Do In London if you ever find yourself in the capital.
Explore Covent Garden
My most recent lookbook was based around Covent Garden as this area has seen huge rejuvenation efforts in the last century. Covent Garden was actually known as a red light district as brothels and taverns increased in popularity hence the erection of the market helped organise the area. The market is always teeming with entertainers or art installations to keep your visit interesting and I would also recommend grabbing a coffee or a bite to eat at one of the little cafes and drinking in the atmosphere.
Visit An Exhibition
There are always plenty of artists looking to find an avenue for their voice so take a few minutes and have a look at some free exhibitions around your city. The latest one I visited has been Annie Leibovitz’s ‘WOMEN: New Portraits‘ which reflects the changes in the roles of women today as captured by Annie herself. What impressed me most about her photography was the ability to capture that fleeting moment or a unique element about the subject. Something I’m going to start striving for in my own photography.
Sky Garden Yoga
There’s no greater feeling than starting your morning off with a little bit of Yoga, especially if that’s the view you walk out to. Sky Garden is at the top of the Walkie-Talkie. The 38-storey building is the fifth tallest in London and although the looks and design leave a lot to be desired you’re not going to leave underwhelmed. The yoga classes start at 6:30 AM and you have to book beforehand but the feeling of rejuvenation and lightness you have after finishing is worth all those unnecessary minutes spent in bed. You can find out more HERE.
Visit a Gallery
As with exhibitions mentioned above it’s always ace to visit a gallery, pretend you know how to talk about art and generally not take the entire experience too seriously. I recently visited the RCA ‘Work in Progress’ Show that showcased a huge variety of student art from paintings to sculpture to moving art. It was great to see individuals trying to find their voice through mediums they have available although there was a guy who literally drew an outline of a frog as his final piece and I wasn’t sure whether he was serious or not.
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