Staycation Ideas In London: The Things You Can Do

Staycation Ideas In London: The Things You Can Do

Like many of us at Cheval Collection, you love to travel, to explore, and you also enjoy staycations as they give you the chance to really explore a city. If you are craving some time away from your primary home, today we come bearing good news! We will be sharing some of the things that you can do in London – and though not everywhere is open, you are still able to enjoy what ‘s on offer, with added boundaries to put your safety first.

For the London dwellers who previously haven’t explored local attractions, now is the perfect time to discover more of your London neighborhoods. The city is rich with historical buildings, each with a unique story to tell and there’s plenty to discover that you might not have known about before.

Ride a bicycle or a take a walk at the Royal Parks

Some of the Royal Parks in London are within walking distance from Cheval Residences, meaning you can avoid using public transport and remain at a 2-metre distance from members of the public. Above all, take advantage of the things you can discover on your walk (an added bonus in the sunshine). Each area of London is so unique that every step you take will only help you see more of the city that you would not get to see if you were to take the tube.

If you are in a mood for a park that is slightly further away but wouldn’t mind a scenic bicycle ride across the city, then choose Greenwich or Richmond park. Visit this website to learn more about Santander bicycles and how to go about hiring one.

All of the Royal Parks remain open, however, everyone must follow the guidelines to ensure the safety of themselves and those around them. Please follow the government advice and respect the given guidelines to help make London a safe place to explore during these times.

Enjoy food

Top restaurants, historical buildings and the environment makes up a good city to remember – new tastes can help you create a memory of a location. Although these restaurants are open for takeaway and delivery, why not grab and go, enjoying your take away from your balcony, in your garden or in a park near you?

Due to the changes in the opening times during COVID-19, please give restaurants a call before you visit to ensure that the opening times match your search.

Restaurants that are open in City of London

Gunpowder Tower Bridge

by CHLOE. Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge Kitchen

Vicinity by Tower Bridge


Emilia’s Crafted Pasta (St. Katharine Docks)

Baluchi – A Pan Indian Destination

Indian Fusion

Wawa Restaurant Ltd

Borough Market

In the light of COVID-19, Borough Market remains open for your essentials. The market is open from Monday to Saturday with the usual trading hours using the concept of come, shop and leave. Social distancing measures have been put in place while you shop to ensure safety for both shoppers and staff.

For updates on stands that are open and the market’s updated guidelines, please click here.

Restaurants that are open in Kensington

Apadana Persian Restaurant

Honest Burgers South Kensington

Pappa Roma Restaurant

Memories of India Kensington

Macellaio RC South Kensington


Khan’s of Kensington


Da Mario

Alexandrie Restaurant


Dishoom Kensington

Restaurants that deliver

Although not fully open, there are many London restaurants open for us to enjoy a take away meal within the comfort of our homes and outdoor spaces. Including those loved by tourists who would travel a thousand miles to try their food! Click here for Restaurants That Deliver To Your Doorsteps.

Planning your trip for the future?

As you may know, we welcomed two new Residences in Edinburgh last week, which will be joining the Collection on 1st July 2020. Watch this space and re-visit our blog next week to find out about the things you can do in Edinburgh during your staycation.

You can now also purchase a Cheval Gift Voucher via our website to use for a future trip, valid for 1 year.

For any advice on travelling and guidelines on how to stay safe, please visit the Government website as well as the NHS website for live updates.

Please visit this page for Cheval’s COVID-19 statement.


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