In a London where everything is closed, parks and green spaces are our sanctuary. But while sunbathing, sports and sitting down aren’t safe at the moment, here are some ways to add a sprinkle of joy to your daily exercise.
Spot wildflowers returning to Charlton Park’s meadow project
Listen to a podcast while you walk — Time Out have recommendations
Take photos of blossom
Get off the path when someone’s coming towards you by pretending to be Frodo
Sing like no one’s listening
Try a spring scavenger hunt
Run away from zombies
Listen to bird song
Learn how to spot the stars
Take some headphones and discover new music
We’d love to hear your ideas too. How are you staying safe and keeping your spirits up? Leave a comment on our Facebook page.
Remember to follow the guidance from Royal Borough of Greenwich: stay at least two metres from other people, keep moving and only go out for exercise once a day.
Our top tip for staying safe in Charlton Park is to go early in the morning before 9am or evenings after 7pm if possible, as the park is particularly empty and tranquil at these times. Look out for bottlenecks where the path is too narrow, and stick to the wide open spaces where you can.