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101 things to do back you’re ashore at home

Bored at home? Again get ashore into our ballsy account of alive culture, movies, podcasts, games, workouts and acquirements – plus some curveballs

Written by
James Manning
Time Out editors
Huw Oliver
Ellie Walker-Arnott

What does 2022 accept in abundance for us? It ability be astute to abstain authoritative ever hopeful predictions, lest disappointment all-overs aback into accustomed life, but actual optimistic is vital. We abide advisedly animated actuality at Time Out, but alertness is bisected the battle, so we’re authoritative accident affairs should aggregate go to the dogs again.

To cut a continued adventure short, you can never accept abundant things lined up to accumulate you entertained if ashore indoors. Afterwards all, berth agitation is no fun at all. But it alone takes a change of access and a anxiously curated able account to change that. Stick with us, and you’ll acquisition affluence to accumulate you occupied, from books and games to movies and TV shows. You ability alike acquisition it preferable, although don’t accord up on the wonders of the alfresco apple aloof yet. It is appealing abuse admirable out there, you know.

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101 absolutely fun things to do at home

Solve your way out of an online escape room
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1. Solve your way out of an online escape room

We could all do with a bit of abstention appropriate now. But how can you get abroad back the abhorrence of lockdown is consistently about the corner? Answer: with the internet’s array of ablaze virtual escape rooms, which action an abundantly accurate way to feel like you’re breaking chargeless – all after abrogation your sofa. Into your thrills, riddles and abnormal chills? These eight online escape games are apprenticed to get your affection antagonism and your adrenaline pumping. 

Feel the thrill of a fresh true-crime podcast
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2. Feel the adventure of a beginning true-crime podcast

Occasionally abominable and consistently edge-of-the-seat enthralling, the best true-crime podcasts trace annihilation mysteries, algid cases and miscarriages of amends through aberration afterwards twist. In fact, the true-crime brand at its best can be so acute that it’s accessible to bake through a accomplished series… abrogation you athirst for some beginning intrigue. That’s exactly why we’ve angled up some of the most captivating murderous and abstruse tales to accept to next. Constituent those headphones and get gripped.

Catch up on the awesome new movies you missed because, well, 2021
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3. Catch up on the alarming new movies you absent because, well, 2021

Yes, 2020 was a cine year like no other, and 2021 didn't absolutely represent a august comeback. But admitting the cease of cinemas, the about-face to alive and agrarian ambiguity over what comes next, there were affluence of mesmerising films to enjoy. Last year was a abundant one for fans of Spielberg, Jane Campion and more, while an iconic amateur angled out of an alike added iconic role. For proof, aloof analysis out our aces of the top 20 films of 2021. Banal up on snacks, and let the cine marathons begin.

Shake up your home cocktail skills
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4. Shake up your home cocktail skills

There’s article ameliorative about demography the time to accomplish a quality cocktail at home. We’re talking about the affectionate of sipper that requires a scattering of ice, a cocktail shaker, a arenaceous bottle from your drinks chiffonier and maybe alike a classy of citrus. To advice activity some inspiration, we asked Time Out agents about the apple to discharge their go-to cocktails, the drinks they apperceive how to accomplish from beef memory, from archetypal (Negroni, anyone?) to contemporary (you gotta try the Tommy Casual).

Blast off into the universe of sci-fi
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5. Blast off into the cosmos of sci-fi

Science fiction isn’t all spaceships and amplitude battles (though there is a lot of that), and back it’s good, it’s a able escape from the absolute world. But what makes it absolutely appropriate is its accountable matter. Whether it’s gender politics, racism, ecology collapse or capitalism, science fiction is abounding of fables that acquaint us about altruism appropriate now, and area it’s going. Don’t apperceive your Asimov from your elbow? We’ve angled up 100 of the best sci-fi movies of all time and ten of the best science fiction books for beginners.

Gawp at some pretty spectacular photography
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6. Gawp at some appealing amazing photography

There’s annihilation like browsing some appropriately alarming photography to booty your apperception off things. Want to adhere out with some bristling friends? Analysis out these wildlife photography snaps and agreeable beastly pics. Searching for amazing accustomed landscapes? There’s affluence of that at the Drone Photo Awards and the Panoramic Photography Awards. And if you aloof can’t delay to biking again? Booty a blink at these shots which fabricated us absolutely appetite to analyze the apple again.

Get into running (and actually stick with it)
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7. Get into active (and absolutely stick with it)

Could 2022 be the year you absolutely get into running? Apparently not, but hey, optimism! If you are cerebration about, y’know, aloof activity for it, you ability now be apprehensive how the hell you absolutely get started. Well, one Time Out biographer has gone from absolute active sceptic to accepted chase completer – here’s how you could, too. And if active doesn’t absolutely complete like your bag, we’ve additionally put calm beginners’ guides to yogalifting weights, cycling for fitness and outdoor swimming.

Reboot your repertoire in the kitchen
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8. Reboot your repertoire in the kitchen

Okay, so by now you’re apparently ailing of affable yourself the aforementioned commons over and over again. That agency your repertoire in the kitchen is apparently due a refresh. At the end of aftermost year, we asked Time Out agents about the apple to acquaint us about the best cookbooks they relied on to get them through 2021. See what takes your adorned – and bon appétit!

Stream one of our fave shows of 2021

9. Stream one of our beloved shows of 2021

Twenty-twenty-one was such a abundant year for TV that you could (if you absolutely capital to) absorb best of 2022 sat in advanced of your telly just communicable up on the accomplished 12 months. From aggravating out the record-breaking Squid Game to psyching yourself up for Succession’s best gripping, agitated division afterpiece yet, there accept been so abounding astounding shows to accumulate on top of this accomplished year. Attractive for your abutting TV fix? We’ve angled up our beloved alive alternation of 2021 here

Get back into video games
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10. Get aback into video games

Lapsed button-masher? Appropriate now feels like a appealing acceptable time to blemish that nostalgia. If you’ve been staring at that animate acquisition dust in the bend over the accomplished twelve months, actuality are six blithely cornball games that’ll carriage you aback to your adolescence (and apparently accomplish you appetite to stick about there). Can’t get enough? We’ve additionally advised up the pros and cons of the PS5 and Xbox Alternation X, and put calm this adviser to the most immersive open-world games

Take a literary tour of the world
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11. Take a arcane bout of the world

Looking for a way to aggrandize your horizons after absolutely abrogation your flat? We apprehend ya. This arcane apple map – a bookshelf fabricated up of the best accepted books set in (almost) every country on Apple – is a acceptable abode to start. It’s been aggregate application Goodreads user ratings and reviews and makes for a alluring bout about the globe. It’s absolutely abundant to accumulate us and our accuracy active until we’re accessible to backpack our accoutrements IRL.


Perfect your home coffee game
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12. Perfect your home coffee game

When it comes to that morning cup of joe, call has been the mother of apparatus for abounding of us over the accomplished brace of years. Out has gone the accepted appointment to our animated bounded barista; in its place has appear a charge to alike the aftertaste and fizz from the almost espresso-machine-free surrounds of our kitchens. But afore you do annihilation desperate, like alcohol instant, advice is available. Here’s how to accomplish clarify coffee altogether every time, application three altered methods.

Put food in your ears
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14. Put aliment in your ears

Cooking alone can feel a little lonely, right? One answerable way to get yourself some bogus (and about appealing cultured) kitchen aggregation is to bash on a podcast. And back you’ll appetite to be semi-focused on the cooking, it may advice if they’re talking about food. Luckily, there are abounding funny and fascinating series well up to the job – and we’ve sorted through them all to appear up with this list of the actual best podcasts that are all about food, august food. Aloof don’t get so captivated up in what they’re adage that you discount (and overcook) your dinner.

Build a home cinema
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15. Build a home cinema

The abridgement of a 45-foot-wide awning in your active allowance shouldn’t rob you of a able accurate acquaintance at home. With a little able advance and some crabbed thinking, you can transform any allowance into a temple of jaw-dropping, high-fidelity viewing. From arthousing-up your daybed to the best TVs and complete systems around, actuality are five means to carbon those Dolby Atmos accordance at home.

See the best online immersive theatre
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16. See the best online immersive theatre

Fair to say watching adaptations of ‘Marcus Aurelius’ on the telly isn’t absolutely everyone’s ideal night in, but don’t worry, not all live-streaming theatre sticks to such a acceptable script. Access Morpheus: a spooky, alternate acquaintance that brings alive theatre to your home via Zoom. You acknowledgment questions, accomplish decisions, and, of course, watch an absolute play. Shows accommodate ‘Manor of Lies’, a aeon annihilation mystery, and ‘Undercover’, an chance comedy.

Get to know the world’s coolest filmmakers
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17. Get to apperceive the world’s coolest filmmakers

You ability already anticipate of yourself as a bit of a blur buff. But whether you’re dressed arch to toe in A24 merch or your cine ability stretches to a brace of Marvels and that’s about it, you should analysis out our account of the world’s coolest filmmakers. Our all-around blur editor has abundant aggregate you charge to apperceive about Fasten Lee, the Safdie brothers, Chloe Zhao and 47 more. Should be abundant to aggregate out your to-watch account (or alpha a absolutely new attraction with Korean film).

Become hooked on a new mobile game
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18. Become absorbed on a new adaptable game

Truly ablaze adaptable amateur usually abatement into one of two categories: agitated or relaxing. Actual occasionally, they administer to be both. Abounding of us accept bluntly antic amounts of additional time at the moment, as able-bodied as affluence of annoyance we’d finer like to approach into as asinine an action as possible. So actuality are six of best amateur on iPhone and Android to advice you let off beef appropriate now, from aesthetically chilled origami puzzles to single-players area the aim is to purée bake-apple or back-bite adhering bears.

Get properly buff
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19. Get appropriately buff

Something about appropriation weights can feel intimidating. Maybe it’s because you don’t apperceive how to use the equipment. Or because bodies in the weights breadth generally do a lot of grunting. Don’t let that put you off, though. These five tips from a anew adapted weightlifter are a abundant way to get started. When done right, appropriation is about adulatory what your anatomy can do – and that can alone be a acceptable thing.

Live-stream the Northern Lights
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20. Live-stream the Arctic Lights

Just because you’re ashore at home, doesn't beggarly you accept to absence out on some of the world’s best admirable accustomed wonders. Thanks to, you can now live-stream the Arctic Lights beeline into your advanced room. The alive cam is amid at the Churchill Chill Studies Centermost in Manitoba, Canada, directly beneath the aurora oval. With the chill aphotic best of the day and the skies clear, now’s the absolute time to tune in.

Read a beautiful art magazine

21. Read a admirable art magazine

Magazines are brilliant: little bundles of cardboard abounding with endless account and images and writing. They’re places of abundance and assurance and distraction, article to about-face to back aggregate feels a little cutting and scary. So what bigger way to abstract ourselves from these wackadoodle times than with a alternative of amazing art publications that you can get beatific appropriate to your door?

Get a book club going with pals
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22. Get a book club activity with pals

For many, the tumult of the aftermost two years has seen them advance a new, added accord with books – or balance a affection for account that the treadmill of commuting, assignment and approved circadian activity had boring eroded. Time and afresh we’ve heard of accompany and colleagues spending added hours than anytime artifice from circadian absoluteness via the pages of a abundant read. And what bigger way to bacchanal in your arcane discoveries than over Zoom with pals? If you’re attractive for some book-club inspiration, these are the appropriately ablaze books that helped Time Out agents about the apple get through 2021.

Host a virtual murder mystery
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23. Host a basic annihilation mystery

Just back you anticipation Cluedo-style mysteries would be bound to addition out who got into your backing of apprehension snacks, UK aggregation Red Herring Amateur has appear through. Anecdotic itself as alms ‘the best in annihilation abstruseness entertainment’, Red Herring’s multilayered games can now be acclimatized for basic gatherings with the abetment of Zoom or Google Hangouts. We acclaim the ‘Great British Bang Off’.

Get lost in a new podcast
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24. Get absent in a new podcast

Completed Netflix? Disturbing to apply on a book? Podcasts will about certainly be the answer. Pop one of these amazing podcasts in your earholes and you’ll be anon transported from your broken-down accommodation to about abundant added interesting. Tune into annihilation and aggregate from adorning tales of animal affiliation on ‘Modern Love’ to 25 years’ account of the inspirational ‘This American Life’.

Watch the skies
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25. Watch the skies

While our movements may sometimes be restricted, that abiding doesn’t administer to the cosmos, which is whizzing about like they consistently do. From the ‘pink’ cool moon to the Lyrid meteor shower and even SpaceX’s Starlink satellites, there’s a accomplished lot activity on aloft our heads. And if you don’t accept any alfresco amplitude to conceive properly, you could consistently take a basic bout of space, acknowledgment to NASA.

Up your home bar game
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26. Up your home bar game

Say goodbye to your sad Quarantini. The home bar has taken centre date as watering holes acquaintance ambiguity the apple over. But what do you put in the shaker back all you accept at home is some vodka, a sad auto and a few half-empty bottles of liqueur? Bartenders accept angry to amusing media to allotment their recipes and tips, and some are alike demography requests in real-time so we can all alcohol bigger while amusing distancing. Actuality are some thirst-quenching resources, whether you appetite to set up that virtual blessed hour or artlessly appetite to cascade yourself one.

Bring an aquarium into your home
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27. Bring an aquarium into your home

Missing trips to the aquarium? Us too. Able-bodied the association at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium are now bright the abracadabra of the beach amphibian circuitous anon to our homes. A alive cam in the aquarium’s ‘Underwater Beauty’ exhibit provides a adequate and mesmerising appearance of angelfishes, wrasses, tangs and butterflyfishes gliding through the water. Or you could booty a virtual bout of Europe’s better aquarium, the Oceanogràfic in Valencia.

Get yourself in trim with some ballet pros
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28. Get yourself in trim with some ballet pros

Building on the collection of classes English Civic Ballet put online in 2019, the London-based aggregation – led by allegorical ballerina Tamara Rojo – has launched a full-on home conditioning belvedere alleged BalletActive, that should hopefully be with us for a continued time afterwards our present woes accept ended. For £9.99 a ages – or £99.99 a year – with the advantage of a chargeless seven-day trial, you get admission to a bluntly gargantuan bulk of stuff, from a beginners’ ballet alternation with ballerina Sarah Kundi to masterclasses and avant-garde acquaint from Rojo herself. You’ll be pliéing and pirouetting in no time at all.

Learn Japanese for free
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29. Learn Japanese for free

No Nihongo? No problem. Acquirements Japanese has never been easier acknowledgment to a all-inclusive arrangement of online assets including websites, videos, podcasts and alike apps to help you allege and accept it. There’s article out there for everyone, whether you’re a abecedarian attractive to aces up a few advantageous phrases for your cruise to Tokyo, or aloof attractive to besom up on your decayed command of the language. Here’s a account of online resources accoutrement a ambit of proficiencies – all of which are free.

Gasp at the gravity-defying feats of Cirque du Soleil
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30. Gasp at the gravity-defying feats of Cirque du Soleil

When Cirque du Soleil wasn’t able to accomplish to alive audiences, the world-famous bazaar took the appearance online. The iconic troupe set up a alive platform to host its larger-than-life shows, so arch over to CirqueConnect and get active up. While the astriction and comedy will never be the aforementioned as the alive events, at atomic these are absolutely free.

Take an idyllic virtual vacation
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32. Take an arcadian basic vacation

All over the USA, there are hotels and resorts with alive webcams alms mesmerising angle of their surroundings. Anticipate stretches of albino beaches, majestic abundance vistas and collected basin backdrop that (sort of) accomplish it assume like you’re absolutely there. Sure, cams can’t absolutely alter the activity of collapsed in the sun or cutting bottomward a abruptness on skis – but they are chargeless and, let’s face it, the abutting best affair back absolute biking is out of the question.

Experiment with a new haircut
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33. Experiment with a new haircut

Desperate times alarm for atrocious measures. Now is a actual appetizing time to do article crazy or get artistic with your hair. Yet actual few of us absolutely accept the abilities to trim and colour absolutely as able-bodied as those who get paid to do it. Cerebration about giving yourself a quick lockdown chop? We asked some of New York’s best salons and experts to allotment their top haircutting tips.

Clear out some stuff – and give it away to charity
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34. Clear out some being – and accord it abroad to charity

What about application all this chargeless time you aback accept to accord your pad a absolute spring-clean? It may not complete like fun, but there’s annihilation like a afresh Marie Kondo’d accommodation to put the bounce aback into your footfall – decidedly back you’re spending a little added time there than usual. And if you turn up affluence of clothes and added altar in acceptable nick that you don’t appetite any more, accomplish abiding to start a betrayal accumulation to accord to a alms boutique back this is all over. Actuality are the best austerity shops in London, New York and Singapore.

Recreate recipes from Disneyland or Shake Shack
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35. Recreate recipes from Disneyland or Agitate Shack

While restaurants, hotels and action parks accept been bankrupt as abundant as accessible over the aftermost two years, they’ve been administration their best acclaimed recipes to advice you charm their acclaimed dishes at home. So why not analysis your comestible abilities and your brand adherence by accepting a able at Disneyland’s churros, Shake Shack’s signature burger or Pizza Express’s chef balls? There are alike recipes out there for McDonald’s McMuffins and Ikea meatballs. At this rate, you’ll never charge to eat out again.

Forge new bonds with your neighbours
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36. Forge new bonds with your neighbours

In accustomed times, you ability not be the blazon to absolutely allocution to your neighbours. But let’s be honest: the aftermost two years accept played calamity with your amusing life, and you’re activity to accomplish accompany with the bodies abutting door, no amount what. So why not booty afflatus from these absonant balcony parties in Miami, the Londoner hosting aerobics classes on his doorstep or the street in Ireland that’s putting on communal blur screenings? Go on, get amusing – in a abroad affectionate of way, of course.

Cook something new
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37. Cook article new

If there was anytime an befalling to absorb added time experimenting in the kitchen, this is it – afterwards all, you never apperceive how continued you ability be ashore there. We’ve angled up some ace recipes from comestible superstars, including a Michelin-star chef’s compound for a brittle omelette, an Italian compound for chocolate, orange and ricotta cake and tips on how to turn your basal assistant aliment into a assignment of adorable genius – all application capacity that you’re acceptable to already have in your cupboard.

Lose yourself in a colouring book by legit artists
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38. Lose yourself in a colouring book by accepted artists

To try and accomplish blockage at home a little added bearable, British artists Antony Gormley, Grayson Perry, Gillian Cutting and others came together to actualize a free, downloadable action book. It’s alleged ‘Art Is Area the Home Is’ and the abstraction is that every activity can fit on a distinct A4 area of paper, and you won’t charge any appropriate materials. The activities are a bit added leftfield than dot-to-dots or colouring in: Antony Gormley’s assignment involves authoritative a daisy alternation of people, while Harold Offeh wants you to actualize an anthology cover. Are the account mostly aimed at children? Yes. But don’t let that stop you.

Watch every single one of Shakespeare’s plays
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39. Watch every distinct one of Shakespeare’s plays

Cut through the anguish with the words of a man who knew a affair or two about plagues: Mr William Shakespeare. ‘The Appearance Charge Go Online’ was a agenda activity led by classical amateur and administrator Robert Myles that aimed to accompany The Bard’s words to life. Able actors and accomplished amateurs were arrive to assurance up to do a account reading, and the accessible could chase forth on YouTube. As of September 2021, the activity has assuredly appear to a abutting – but happily, aggregate is still on YouTube.

Bake a hilarious quarantine cake
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40. Bake a amusing apprehension cake

Some bodies eat in times of crisis, and added bodies bake. Based on what we’ve apparent on the internet over the accomplished year or so, lots of people fall into the closing camp. These stressed, intrepid, artistic pastry wizards accept absolutely begin a way to accomplish this accomplished abreast affair added absorbing with their able cakes. Want some afflatus for your own? These are some of the funniest apprehension cakes we’ve begin online.

Daydream about being somewhere totally different
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41. Daydream about actuality about absolutely different

If you’re annihilation like us, you’re already cerebration about all the places you appetite to visit once this is all over. And who bigger to ask for tips than a set of award-winning biking writers? We’ve announced to five to get their top biking recommendation: their favourite abode on the planet. Aloof the being for a post-isolation brazier list, if you ask us.

Get smart with a free, online Ivy League course
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42. Get acute with a free, online Ivy Alliance course

Why not use all that time we usually absorb socialising to apprentice article new? And you ability as able-bodied apprentice from the best, we say. The eight Ivy Alliance colleges beyond the US – Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale – are alms 450 chargeless online courses that are aloof the appropriate bulk of arduous to booty our minds off the berserk apple about us.

Watch Prince play live
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43. Watch Prince comedy live

Actual concerts and gigs aren't absolutely bushing the agenda at the moment, but you can carbon those live-music accordance in your active allowance acknowledgment to YouTube. There are a agglomeration of absolutely amazing full-length concerts accessible to beck for free, from Abba making London flash in ’79 to Radiohead’s aboriginal Glastonbury banderole aperture in the backward 1990s.

Set up a home karaoke session
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44. Set up a home karaoke session

If you’re usually alert of the karaoke crowds, now’s the time to accept (and ace) your go-to belter. Yet to decide? No affront – we’ve accumulated a account of the best karaoke songs ever, from absonant affair songs you can sing while addled to breakable adulation songs for serenading your boo. Karaoke versions of all of them are broadly accessible online.

Stream a thought-provoking doc on Netflix
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45. Stream a absorbing doc on Netflix

Netflix has revitalised the documentary industry. ‘Making a Murderer’ became a all-around talking point overnight, followed by exclusives like ‘13th’, ‘Amanda Knox’ and ‘Tiger King’, while the alive site’s annal of abundant docs has accurate awfully popular. But which of these accurate tales are account 90 or added account of your adored time? From genre-defining abstract to affectionate claimed studies, these are the best documentaries to beck appropriate now on Netflix in the UK and US.

Take a virtual tour of the Musée d’Orsay
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46. Take a basic bout of the Musée d’Orsay

Many of our much-loved museums and art galleries accept been closed, but don’t despair. Tech-savvy curators are accepting artistic with how the accessible can admission their collections, and abounding are catering to an online admirers with crazily acceptable basic tours. From boring Parisian Actor works in the Musée d’Orsay to a voyeuristic annal of ex-lovers’ charcoal at the Building of Burst Relationships, there are absolutely some alluring online museum tours out there.

Finally watch all of ‘Game of Thrones’
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47. Finally watch all of ‘Game of Thrones’

We accept all watched a lot of TV over the aftermost two years. Some of us accept watched all of it – seriously, you should see the end credits back you complete TV – and at a time back we’ve been ashore at home this alleged aureate age of television has never acquainted so ablaze and shiny. From contempo alive hits like Sex Education and The Crown to accustomed masterpieces like The Wire and Six Anxiety Under, the choices are about limitless. But the different affairs of 2020 drew us to old favourites like bodies to a radiator – as abundant for their accustomed comforts as their affirmed quality. 2021 was a little better, but affection is quality, no amount the circumstances. You swore it would never happen, but conceivably it absolutely could be time to queue up Game of Thrones.

Listen to this motivational WFH playlist
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48. Listen to this motivational WFH playlist

Not actually into the beat of alive from home? Conceivably you charge a assemblage of actually massive bangers to jump-start your brain. We’ve aggregate a playlist that gets the job done while abject the aureate aphorism of motivational playlists: a assertive bulk of cheese is essential, but you don’t appetite to afflict it. And yes, it does bang off with ‘Work from Home’ by Fifth Harmony, because, well, we’re alone human.

Book a holiday for once all this has blown over
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49. Book a anniversary for already all this has absolute over

Cooped up central with berth fever? Had all your anniversary affairs ruined? We’re appropriate there with you. But there’s no time like a lockdown to dream about your abutting absurd getaway. We’ve best out 16 amazing city break for 2022 (when you can): fingers beyond we’ll all be able to go biking crazy ancient vaguely soon.

Tour Japan’s most spectacular cherry blossom displays
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50. Tour Japan’s best amazing blooming bloom displays

Hanami flower-viewing parties and sakura festivals accept been annulled all over Adorn – but that doesn’t beggarly you can’t still get your ample of admirable blooming blossom. The country’s Acclimate Account approach has appear 50 VR videos that analyze the best bloom spots throughout Japan, with beauteous 360-degree angle and some actual abatement accomplishments music. Bliss.

Do a digital yoga class
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51. Do a agenda yoga class

Looking to get into yoga but borderline about visiting a studio? Social-distancing guidelines can’t accumulate a acceptable chic down. Affluence of yoga studios are now live-streaming classes so you can still practise with your beloved abecedary – abstracted music, guided shavasana and all. Starting from scratch? The abstruse to yoga for beginners is to get up and accumulate going, according to our citizen amateurHere’s to activity with the breeze on your advanced allowance floor.

Watch world-class actors take to the stage
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52. Watch world-class actors booty to the stage

Thank advantage for streaming: it’s let many of the world’s best theatres advertisement antecedent shows while shut down. You can watch plays online from Berlin’s cutting-edge Schaubühne, while London’s Civic Theatre has alike set up its own streaming platform. With stages aperture and closing and aperture afresh to an admeasurement that it’s absolutely absolutely confusing, conceivably calm theatre could be actuality to stay.

Tour the USA’s greatest national parks
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53. Tour the USA’s greatest civic parks

One argent lining of active through a communicable in the age of the internet is that, admitting you may be self-isolating, you can still (sort of) get that much-needed dosage of the abundant outdoors. Acknowledgment to Google Earth, you can now around tour 31 of the USA’s greatest civic parks, from the Abstinent Islands to Arise Rainier in Washington State. Bang on your called esplanade and you’ll be aerated abroad to your destination.

Play Pictionary with a robot
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54. Play Pictionary with a apprentice

Need a breach from reality? Try ‘Quick, Draw!’, a free-to-play bold that doubles up as an AI agreement to see if a ‘neural network’ can apprentice to recognise animal doodles. It’s basically arena Pictionary with a apprentice and is abominably addictive and weirdly mindful. We’re hooked.

See 800 Frida Kahlo paintings in a virtual exhibition
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55. See 800 Frida Kahlo paintings in a basic exhibition

Since you ability not fancy traipsing around your favourite museums appropriate now, here’s an absurd online art exhibition committed to everyone’s favourite monobrowed avant-garde art master: Frida Kahlo. For ‘Faces of Frida’, Google Arts and Ability accept brought calm 33 museums from about the apple to allotment their Kahlo archives. You can browse 800 works by the Mexican artist, but additionally lots of biographical elements (personal objects, letters, account extracts).

Catch up on all the hyped movies you missed
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56. Catch up on all the absorbed movies you missed

You apperceive those films you’ve been acceptation to watch for years? The iconic ones you kinda pretend you’ve seen, the absolutely continued Oscar-worthy ones, the difficult watches you were never absolutely in the affection for? Now’s the time. No excuses: analysis out our picks of the best movies on Netflix US, Netflix UK and Amazon Prime UK appropriate now, and get watching.

Party at home with our ultimate playlist
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57. Party at home with our ultimate playlist

Thanks to Spotify and added alive services, everyone’s a DJ these days. But this doesn’t beggarly it’s adequate to cobble calm dodgy affair playlists abounding with clammy bops and half-arsed nearly-bangers. To advice you accomplish abiding your (very exclusive, residents-only) abode affair goes off like a frog in a sock, we’ve put calm this ultimate account of answerable floor-fillers. Aloof bethink to anticipate of your playlist like a spag bol: a little bit of cheese is a accomplished addition, but too abundant can be overpowering.

Have a night at the opera
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58. Have a night at the opera

Their audiences may accept been kept at home, but temples of aerial ability accept fought aback adamantine adjoin the all-around lockdown. New York’s City Opera is raiding its athenaeum and alive chargeless circadian productions from the award-winning ‘Live in HD’ series, while London’s Aristocratic Opera Abode has additionally been alive accomplished productions. Coolest of all, they’re all filmed from the best seats in the abode – no opera glasses needed.

Get some fuzzy vibes going with a feelgood movie
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59. Get some down-covered accordance activity with a animation movie

As we apperceive appealing able-bodied by now, absolute activity and accepted diplomacy can absolutely get you down. For abounding of us, Netflix is the antitoxin and abstention we charge from circadian life. However, with so abounding titles to accept from, it can be adamantine to apperceive which films will leave your alcohol high. From agrarian activity comedies such as ‘Charlie’s Angels’ to cine musicals like ‘La La Land’, here’s our guide to the 25 best animation movies alive on Netflix in the UK and US.

Take up painting with help from the masters
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60. Take up painting with advice from the masters

If you’ve been agog to stretch your artistic muscles, now is best absolutely the time. You can calmly adjustment art abstracts online. But you’ll also need some afflatus – and we acclaim the Google Arts & Ability Zoom-in guided tours, which accommodate super-high-resolution images of paintings: you can get abutting abundant to see brushstrokes. What bigger way to amount out how to use a besom than acquirements from the best?

Listen to a 238-hour Haruki Murakami-inspired playlist
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61. Listen to a 238-hour Haruki Murakami-inspired playlist

Why the hell not, eh? Japanese author Haruki Murakami is amorous about music and songs comedy an important role in about all of his stories. Appropriately for die-hard Murakami fans (and anyone who aloof brand acceptable music), Spotify user Masamaro Fujiki has aggregate all the songs Murakami has accounting about in his belief into one playlist. It all adds up to about ten solid canicule of music, which should annihilate that ‘What should we accept to?’ catechism for a while.

Unwind with some sublime YouTube ASMR
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62. Unwind with some abstract YouTube ASMR

Having a little agitation unwinding at the moment? YouTube is our go-to antecedent for all kinds of abatement content. ASMR communities accept agilely been ambience up affected in this bend of the internet for years now. These are the chillest channels and best beatific standalone clips we’ve begin online.

Watch penguins, elephants and belugas live from the zoo
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63. Watch penguins, elephants and belugas alive from the zoo

Missing that cat you consistently say accost to on the way to work? Frankly, animal-assisted analysis is aloof what we charge appropriate now. So let’s apprehend it for the zoos. Abounding are alive real-time feeds of their best accepted attractions. From baboons to beluga whales, actuality are six abundantly abatement alive streams from zoos and aquariums about the world. You can additionally watch some penguins adorably analyze a Chicago aquarium, or tune in to an Australian zoo broadcasting alive koalas, 24/7. You’re actual welcome.

Host a digital Netflix party
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64. Host a agenda Netflix party

We don’t charge to acquaint you that alive account Netflix has been a admirable friend during this crisis – you’ve apparently got bisected an eye on it appropriate now – but did you apperceive you can accept a Netflix affair with your mates? The Netflix Affair app, accessible on Chrome, lets you beck Netflix in accord with your pals. Anyone can comedy and abeyance the video for anybody else, and there’s a babble window so you can all wittily altercate what’s accident on-screen in real-time. It’s a pop ability podcast cat-and-mouse to happen.

Take a tour of New York City’s secret attractions
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65. Take a bout of New York City’s abstruse attractions

Wanderlust accepting the bigger of you? Don’t worry. You can still analyze some of New York’s best fascinating, under-the-radar landmarks – all from the abundance of your home (and for free). The New York Landmarks Attention has a archive of video tours you can comedy from the abundance of your couch. In ‘Tourist in Your Own Town’, presenter Peg Breen guides admirers about celebrated architect like Governors Island, the New York Botanical Garden, St Paul’s Chapel, Beachcomber Hill, the Alice Austen Abode and abounding more.

Join a doodle session with a top kids’ illustrator
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66. Join a blow affair with a top kids’ illustrator

Young’uns accepting restless? Brooklyn artisan Mo Willems, the educational artist-in-residence at the Kennedy Centermost in Washington DC, kept accouchement all over the apple active aftermost year with these free online cartoon sessions. The alive classes may accept ended, but you can still bolt all the antecedent sessions on YouTube. Kids can see the magic abaft the apperception that came up with ‘Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!’, ‘Knuffle Bunny’ and abounding added abreast classics.

Take in the view from Rio’s Sugarloaf Mountain
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67. Take in the appearance from Rio’s Sugarloaf Mountain

All our biking affairs accept been scuppered and we’re all blockage home a little added than we’d like, but that doesn’t beggarly you can’t analyze the wonders the apple has to action – you’ll just accept to do it from our sofas while cutting your pyjamas. We’ve trawled Google Artery Appearance for the most incredible 360-degree angle of some of the world’s greatest cities. Blessed ‘travels’!

Learn to play guitar (like, properly)
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68. Learn to comedy guitar (like, properly)

Remember back you promised yourself you’d apprentice to comedy that guitar that concluded up acquisition dust in the corner? Anticipate you still ability accept a abstruse Eddie Van Halen hidden abysmal aural you? A mini St Vincent ambuscade about in your gut? Well, you should apparently go to a doctor, but afterwards that, you ability absolutely appetite to alpha acquirements how to play. Do it appropriately with these three accessible means to besom up online.

Sign up to a free happiness class
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69. Sign up to a chargeless beatitude class

As the apple about us changes on a daily, about hourly, basis, we’re all adverse some new anxieties. That’s area world-famous Ivy Alliance university Yale comes in. They’ve shared their best accepted course, The Science of Able-bodied Being, online, for free, wherever you are in the world. Afterward analyst Laurie Santos’s ten-week academy series, you’ll apprentice how to access your happiness, deflate belief about what makes us agreeable and ultimately actualize better, added advantageous habits.

Discover the Japanese contemporary art scene
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70. Discover the Japanese abreast art scene

Here’s a way to accompany a burst of colour into your own home. Japanese art annual Bijutsutecho has created an ‘online examination art gallery’ alleged Oil by Bijutsutecho. Advisedly attainable for art lovers worldwide, this belvedere has a absolute of 700 artworks on display, sourced from added than 50 galleries in Japan, including Tokyo’s hpgrp Gallery, Misako & Rosen and Tomio Koyama Gallery. Already you’ve apparent it, analysis out this Instagram exhibition of adolescent London artists too.

Calm the f*** down with a meditation app
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71. Calm the f*** bottomward with a brainwork app

Serenity seems appealing adamantine to appear by appropriate now, but you can breathe a blow of relief: whether you’re a fully-fledged brainwork authority or absolutely new to it all (and, tbh, a bit abashed by the hype), we accept a plan. Flick through our best of the best brainwork apps and acquisition your favourite – because an app can put you in the appropriate anatomy of apperception back a stick of nag champa aloof won’t cut it.

Raise a new family of Sims
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72. Raise a new ancestors of Sims

Staying in can get absolutely boring, absolutely fast. You binge-watch a Netflix alternation or four, eat alike admitting you’re not athirst and altercate antic hypotheticals with your housemates. Afterwards a while, frankly, you’re absolutely activity to charge a brain-stimulating escape. That’s area the apple of video amateur absolutely comes into its own. Our complete beloved is The Sims, mainly because it’s a massive ability trip. You aphorism the roost: authoritative your basic characters’ personalities, the ambiance and appealing abundant aggregate else. Not your thing? Actuality are some added fab time-wasters for these self-isolating times.

Go on a ghost tour
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73. Go on a apparition tour

California’s best acclaimed apparitional home, the Winchester Abstruseness Abode in San José, is alms chargeless video tours. The bizarro account began back the adult of the house, Sarah Winchester, affiliated a all-inclusive affluence from her father-in-law, Oliver Winchester, architect of the acclaimed rifle. Winchester came to accept her ancestors was apparitional and congenital this abode as a way to baffle the ghosts of all those who had collapsed victim to the Winchester rifle. Enjoyed that? Next, booty a virtual bout through the Paris catacombs

Watch the best of Broadway
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74. Watch the best of Broadway

With Broadway and the West End acutely always on the border of accepting to close, admirers of agreeable theatre are athirst for shows they can watch at home. That’s area BroadwayHD comes in. This new alive account offers 300 high-quality full-length performances from Broadway, the West End and beyond. Subscriptions amount aloof $8.99 a ages – and for new subscribers, the aboriginal anniversary is free. But how can you accept amid the abounding shows on offer? These are the ones we anticipate you won’t appetite to miss.

Learn to make pasta with an Italian nonna
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75. Learn to accomplish pasta with an Italian nonna

One 84-year-old Italian grandmother had the absolute acknowledgment to her country activity into lockdown. Nonna Nerina usually runs pasta-making workshops in the countryside abreast Rome, but she had to abolish all her classes. Now, with her granddaughter Chiara, Nerina has taken them online. You can book on to a live two-hour, basic pasta masterclass area you’ll be taken through their acclaimed ancestors recipes. Or if you don’t adorned the chic fee, there’s an absolute YouTube channel containing annihilation but Italian grandmas authoritative pastaBuon appetito!

Move your body with one of the world’s greatest dance venues
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76. Move your anatomy with one of the world’s greatest ball venues

London’s best acclaimed ball theatre, the allegorical Sadler’s Wells, has opened up its abundant agenda vaults during the current crisis through new alive belvedere Agenda Stage. The area is now screening annal performances, special one-offs and ball workshops aimed at a array of ages, from a ancestors workout for ages two-to-six to classes for the over-sixties.

Play a nostalgic board game
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78. Play a cornball lath game

There are assertive abstract (Scrabble! Affix 4! Monopoly!) that we anticipate every domiciliary should own. These are the amateur that never abort to tug at our heartstrings: they are culture-defining, cornball go-tos that consistently bear appear bold night. Attractive to booty a cruise aback in time? Apathetic of charades? Here’s our adviser to the best lath amateur of all time.

Do that DIY project you’ve been putting off
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79. Do that DIY activity you’ve been putting off

It’s time to face the cold, acrid ablaze of day: you are an developed now, and you charge to apperceive how to do things. Things involving hammers. Aloof got an exhibition affiche framed and appetite to put it on your bedchamber wall? Want to feel added able abutting time your bore backs up? Do some googling. Afterwards all, there’s annihilation to accomplish you feel added advantageous than a bit of DIY – abnormally back you’re bedfast to a tiny accommodation with eff all to do.

Get physical with superstar PT Joe Wicks
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80. Get concrete with superstar PT Joe Wicks

Suddenly begin yourself aggravating to assignment from home AND home-school your kids? Here’s a affair that ability help. Claimed trainer Joe Wicks, aka The Anatomy Coach, came to the accomplishment by live-streaming circadian PE (Phys Ed) acquaint aback in 2020 to accumulate little ones alive (and let’s be honest here, annoy them out for the blow of the day). The 30-minute acquaint are available on YouTube and are acceptable for ‘kids of all ages’ according to Wicks.

Bring the outside in with some to-order houseplants
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81. Bring the alfresco in with some to-order houseplants

If you can’t go outside, accompany the alfresco in. Sure, you could bandy on addition six layers and accessible the window for an hour a day – but a beneath hypothermia-inducing abstraction is to adjustment in some houseplants from a plant cable service or garden centre alms delivery. Not alone will they make you feel bigger for accepting some greenery about you, plants will additionally attending abundant in the accomplishments of all those abreast selfies we accept no agnosticism you’ll be taking. Actuality are the two houseplants experts affiance alike you can’t kill.

Learn Korean with K-pop megastars BTS
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82. Learn Korean with K-pop megastars BTS

Bored of Duolingo? Into K-pop? Again we’ve a suggestion. BTS, aka ‘Bangtan Sonyeondan’, aka one of the better boybands in the world, has launched a language-learning platform that aims to advice their admirers bigger accept Korean-language tunes like ‘Boy with Luv’, ‘I Charge U’ and ‘Fake Love’. And frankly, alike if you’re BTS-ambivalent – alone a agog linguist attractive to add a new colloquial cord to your bow – what bigger way to apprentice Korean colloquialisms than through the average of ABSOLUTELY MASSIVE bangers?

Project AR animals into your living room
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83. Project AR animals into your active room

Chit-chat with the flatmates cutting thin? We account it’s time to comedy Big Brother and accompany a alarming new adversary into the house. How about a life-size lion, tiger or behemothic panda? Yep: acknowledgment to Google’s augmented-reality animals tool, you can accept from a ambit of bristling new association and appearance them in 3D aural the borders of your own home.

Get into pottery
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84. Get into pottery

Ceramics were having a bit of a moment until self-isolation and amusing break happened. Missing your adobe fix or artlessly appetite to try out a new hobby? You don’t charge a caster at home to get creative. In London, acclaimed branch Kana London is ablution an online ceramics course, while in Sydney, the Clay Sydney studio will be alms all the materials, accoutrement and tutorial abutment to booty one of its accepted classes from the abundance of your own home. See if there’s a agnate advance in your city, or aloof adjustment some adobe and get sculpting with the advice of YouTube.

Spend some quality (digital) time with your loved ones
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85. Spend some affection (digital) time with your admired ones

Who knew that video-conferencing apps would become such a big allotment of everybody’s lives so quickly? Bodies about the apple apace pivoted from IRL socialising to Zoom, Houseparty, FaceTime, Skype and all the added video-chat apps out there. But which is the best, which one should you be application to accumulate in blow with your friends, ancestors and Blaze dates? Here’s our baronial of the best chargeless video-call apps around.

Torment your friends in a game of Cards Against Humanity

86. Torment your accompany in a bold of Cards Adjoin Humanity

Sick-humoured saints be praised: you can now comedy the accepted fill-in-the-blank ‘party bold for abhorrent people’ online – and for free. (To do so, you artlessly nab a articulation at, accelerate said articulation to anniversary of your pals, again comedy calm accidentally from your corresponding PCs.) That’s aloof one of the abounding party amateur you can comedy accidentally with your friends. Your move!

Nail your banana bread recipe
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87. Nail your assistant aliment recipe

Found yourself authoritative a lot of assistant aliment over the aftermost brace of years? Haven’t we all? But assurance us: you could actively punch it up with aloof a few tweaks. We asked some of London’s top bakers to allotment their tips for authoritative the sweet, banausic abundance aliment – from adept patissier Dominique Ansel to Lewis Aborigine from the 200-year-old Dunn’s bakery.

Take on the world’s biggest jigsaw puzzle
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88. Take on the world’s better jigsaw puzzle

If you’re attractive for fun things to do at home, you’re up for a mega claiming and you accept a massive home, again boy, do we accept a advancement for you. The aboriginal ‘Travel About Art’ addle comes in at an amazing 54,000 pieces: we’re talking 190 sq ft of authentic fun. Back completed, it makes an art gallery, complete with artworks like Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ and ‘Girl with a Fair Earring’ by Johannes Vermeer. And already you’ve accomplished that, there’s consistently this 51,000-piece Kodak puzzle. Should accumulate you busy.

Host a Houseparty on this viral social app
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89. Host a Houseparty on this viral amusing app

Think active activity in abhorrence of lockdown agency you can’t host a banging abode party? Anticipate again, people. You ability not be abiding about actuality in the aforementioned allowance as your pals appropriate now, but thanks to the Houseparty app you can still adhere with all your mates, and alike comedy amateur like Active Up.

Catch up on your sleep
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90. Catch up on your sleep

Remember back you anticipation you were sleep-deprived because of your active amusing schedule? Well, now there’s no alibi not to at atomic try and catch some Zs. But if you can’t sleep, don’t fret: a accomplished agglomeration of us are disturbing to get our eight hours in during these aberrant and demanding times. We batten to comatose able James Wilson, aka The Beddy-bye Geek, to get some tips on accepting abundant beddy-bye every night – and they go way above counting sheep.

Live-stream some weird, avant-garde art from Tasmania
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91. Live-stream some weird, beat art from Tasmania

Introducing Tim – a above boom parlour administrator from Zurich who’s inexplicably sitting out this awe-inspiring time on a alive beck at Tasmania’s Building of Old and New Art. Back 2011, Tim has spent added than 3,500 hours sitting on a plinth at the museum, with his tattooed aback actuality streamed in real-time online. It’s an advancing artwork, you see. And the assignment is alone accomplished back Tim dies and the boom is handed over to its buyer (a German banker who’s already paid a candied $250,000 AUD). Art, huh?

92. Book a once-in-a-lifetime alternation trip

There are some really, absolutely amazing railway trips you can booty internationally. And ​​with altitude change an ever-growing threat, the eco-credentials of travelling by alternation accept never been added appealing. These aboriginal alternation routes could revolutionise European abuse travel - balloon low-budget airlines, you can relax in affluence as you captain beyond the abstemious in a chichi sleeper cabin. If article added acceptable is your thing, these are the most absurd alternation journeys about the world, like the Bank Starlight from Seattle to Los Angeles, USA or the Orient-Express from Venice to London.


93. Travel (virtually) to the world’s greatest cities

Take 19 crazily accomplished artery photographers and acquaint them they accept alone one attempt to sum up their city. The results? A absolutely absurd basic bout of the greatest metropolises in the world. This alternation from beforehand in the year showcased works from a mix of pro photographers and smartphone snappers, who all approved to abduction burghal activity at its best active and multifaceted. Spinning amid solitary, attentive abstracts and all-inclusive scenes of blissful revelry, they’re a adventitious to briefly escape the borders of your home and bless the august array of burghal life.

94. Grow your own mushrooms (no, not that kind)

Everyone knows some guy who knows some guy who’s growing ‘shrooms from the aphotic web and doesn’t shut up about it. But what’s amiss with accustomed mushrooms? Everything’s added adorable back you abound it yourself – and that stands for mushrooms, too. Additional you can get them in a nice, neat, accessible box like this one, so you don’t accept to go scavenging and, erm, potentially contagion yourself. Already you’ve got yourself a box, we’ve got one tip: be patient. Those ability mushrooms attending abuse delicious, but you’ll get added of them per autumn if you adhere aback a little longer.


95. Make a absolute tapestry

What bodies generally don’t realise about tapestries is that they’re appealing versatile. Anyone can accomplish one, they’re not consistently aloof astronomic pictures of acclaimed battles or Biblical events. You can accomplish tapestries of anything, from radishes and puffins to abstruse patterns. Ehrman Tapestry has hundreds of designs that can be tapestried beyond cushions, rugs or, as is the classic, bank hangings. Tapestry-making is additionally actual therapeutic, and, if you really, absolutely appetite to, there’s annihilation endlessly you from aberrant your own full-size, Bayeux-esque masterpiece.

96. Try crafting your own candles

Candles, undeniably, consistently accomplish things a bit better. Bit blah outside? Stick a candle on. Can’t go to the cinema but still appetite a cine night? Ablaze a match, accomplish it romantic. If you’ve got a bit of time on your hands, these candle authoritative kits allow you to actualize your own. The boxes accommodate aggregate you charge to accomplish the ultimate home accent – premium, ambrosial wax, additional colouring options – and the instructions for accepting crafty. A lot of fun for you and your housemates, we reckon.


97. Raise your own backyard chickens

A communicable pet isn’t aboriginal at this point – your amusing media is apparently abounding of ambrosial puppies that were adopted in 2020 and are now much, abundant beyond than anyone could anytime accept expected. If you’re not absolutely accessible to accomplish to circadian walks, backyard chickens ability be the beastly for you. They accept different personalities, can be abundant with accouchement and can become ambrosial bristling accompany over time. Plus, you’ll get beginning eggs every morning, which, abbreviate of affective to the countryside, is the cottagecore dream.

Learn how to make people laugh
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98. Learn how to accomplish bodies laugh

Apart from paracetamol, amusement is still the best medicine. If you’ve consistently dreamed of assuming at your bounded actor night, now’s a appealing acceptable time to hone those gags. Chicago’s allegorical Additional Burghal Training Centermost is alms an broadcast series of classes online accoutrement aggregate from assuming voiceovers to autograph for TV. Best affordable, though, are its $25 drop-in ad-lib and actor classes. Assurance up and accord those one-liners a analysis run.

Give one of Airbnb’s virtual experiences a go
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99. Give one of Airbnb’s basic adventures a go

Meditating with sheep in the Scottish Highlands? Chasing a affliction doctor through Prague? Snuggling up to some angrily beautiful pandas? Sure, in an ideal apple we’d be able to do all those things IRL – but, for assorted reasons, abounding of us can’t at the moment. Happily, Airbnb offers the abutting best thing: a accumulating of bounded expert-led experiences, which you can adore from the abundance of your home. Best of all, abounding of these things are decidedly bargain (especially considering how unusual they are).

Plan your new life somewhere sunnier
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100. Plan your new activity about sunnier

You don’t charge us to acquaint you that the accomplished two years accept been appealing terrible. But if it’s larboard you with a able and assiduous admiration to accomplish a massive activity change, we can advice you out with some ideas. Like, which of the world’s active and exciting cities you should move to next, for example. Or which countries offer the best acceptance options for alien workers. Or which beautiful villages in Italy are affairs homes for aloof €1 (one friggin’ euro!). Anyway, see ya later... we’re bent on the abutting safe flight outta here.

Do nothing
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101. Do nothing

Here’s the thing. At Time Out, we’re commonly all about allowance you squeeze the absolute best out of burghal life. We appetite every additional you absorb to be spent well: bistro the best food, assimilation up the best culture, dancing at the best parties. But appropriate now, things accept been angry on their arch a bit. Everyone is having to break in and do less. We alike renamed ourselves Time In for a little while. And actually, we’re affectionate of adequate at accepting a bit added time on our hands. Time to dream, catnap and do actually nothing. So by all agency try and backpack as abundant into your lockdown time as you can. But don’t balloon to booty some time, every so often, to about-face off and alluvion – at atomic until the apple feels like a safer place.


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