Keeping busy during lockdown

David Hockney

We know we all need to stay safe and stay home during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are some ways to while away the hours…

Take a tour
Head to the Tate Modern (online!) for a virtual tour of its Andy Warhol exhibition available on its YouTube channel:

You can take a look at the Picasso and Paper exhibition at The Royal Academy (scroll down the page to see the video tour).

You are also invited to ‘visit’ the National Portrait Gallery from your own home. The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search more than 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated, from the 16th Century to the present day. You can take a 360° tour of some of the objects and sculptures in its collection.

Get creative!
Into art or photography? Maybe not, but there’s no better time to give it a go with tonnes of free or low-cost activities to get involved in. Specialists in creative holidays and courses, Frui, has found a way to keep that creative flair going strong with a wide range of quarantine courses. From live drawing and photography group courses with plenty of interaction and social atmosphere, you can produce a masterpiece without leaving your home. Courses start from £29.

Work during your workout!
Life’s a bit up and down at the moment… so step forward the Yo-Yo desk bike! The concept is pretty simple: get your blood pumping and keep fit while you work from home.

If you need some tips about how to work well remotely, take a look at this comprehensive infographic from MilkWhale.

Stay Home Hub
Book publisher Dorling Kindersley (DK) has launched an online hub with free activity packs and includes something for everyone. From cooking inspiration to get the most out of your home cooking and simple exercises to DIY and gardening ideas and tips for new hobbies and self-care.

Cook with Leiths
While we take life at a slower pace, Leiths School of Food and Wine has a fab resource of how-tos and cookery videos. From making pasta to simply dicing an onion to perfection, skill up at






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