Skip to main contentSkip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
London, Is That You? These 15 New Public Spaces Are FREE

London, Is That You? These 15 New Public Spaces Are FREE

  • 0

Events and eateries abound in these recently opened public spaces, where social distancing is a breath of fresh air.

London has, in recent years, seen a wealth of new spaces open to the public. Many feature outdoor dining and drinking, as well as events to keep you entertained. These spaces are where locals come to relax while feeling COVID-safer in the open air. The best thing about these spaces? They’re all free to visit. In fact, you can watch a movie under the stars, catch a music festival, browse a photography exhibition, or find any number of other ways to be entertained without having to spend a thing. If you want to step away from the bustle of the city, and into the most exciting of London’s public spaces, then here are some top suggestions.

Need to get away?

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

Bye, bye, bikini. Hello, parka!

When the weather turns chilly, travelers run in the direction of sun, sand, and sandals. But there are some beaches in the world where it’s hardly beach weather in winters. Quite the opposite, in fact. From the Jersey Shore to the Baltic coast, snow falling on beaches is an incredible, magical sight. White, powdery snow covers sandy beaches and turns the scenery into a winter wonderland unlike any you may have seen. Here we have 11 beaches where snow makes an appearance, so pack your beanies and gloves because things can get pretty cold out there.

From watermelon-shaped water towers to a replica of the leaning tower of Pisa.

America is a land full of wonders. With the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, Golden Gate Bridge, and brick walls painted with angel wings or the word “Love”—we’re spoiled rotten, aren’t we, Augustus Gloop? And just when we thought we were gagged with IG gold, here comes another one to tickle the tonsils. Wait for it…water tanks.  “Water tanks? Those big ugly cylinders out on the freeway? Fodor’s, you can’t be serious?” We imagine you saying behind your laptop screen. Well, things have gotten pretty serious, so much so that there are annual tank awards honoring the most creative uses of water tank coatings in North America. They’re more prestigious than the Golden Globes right now, dahling. Not convinced? Scroll down and enjoy.

Usher in the Year of the Tiger with these traditions hailing from Vietnam to Malaysia.

Chinese New Year is possibly considered the most significant and important festival on the Lunar Calendar. This year, the Year of the Tiger, officially begins on February 1 and so marks many traditions and cultural activities Asian families must adhere to in the lead-up to the big day. Lucky foods must be cooked and eaten, a visit to the temple to honor those no longer with us is mandatory, and cleaning the house is imperative to remove any evil spirits and bad energy for a fresh start to a new year. With millions of Chinese migrants around the world, the Lunar New Year is not restricted to just the walls of China but has expanded all across Asia. Each country, region, and even sub-regional communities have their own traditions, showing the diversity of the Asian diaspora. My childhood involved a visit to the temple with my aunty and uncle, as well as going shopping with my mom for new clothes, but my friends in Vietnam, Singapore, and Malaysia have other family traditions I didn’t even know existed, which I love hearing about. Here are a few of my favorite Lunar New Year traditions that you too can incorporate into your new year celebrations. 新年快樂! Happy New Year!

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics