Does anyone else feel like the world – or at least the government – is constantly shouting 'PIVOT!' in their face at the moment? We can barely keep up!
From Monday, we're officially only allowed to socialise with five friends. For all the social butterflies out there, this might feel limiting – but there's actually quite a lot you can do as a group of six, you know.
In fact, there are a few brilliant Indytute experiences that work rather brilliantly for small groups, whether you're after adventure, culture or fancy walk with a little bit extra.
Of course, our coronavirus policy still stands. All our vouchers have been extended, and we're in regular contact with all our partners. And who knows what's around the corner – so grab your gang and get out there while you still can!
One of the things we've missed most is the theatre. But if you can't go to the theatre… What about bringing the theatre to you? As you'd expect from one of the most creative industries out there, actors and companies have been doing an about-turn (a pivot, you might say) to put together incredible grassroots experiences. Bard in Your Yard brings an actor to your, erm, yard, ready to perform a 45-minute one-man or one-woman show just for you.
It's starting to get chilly outside, so what better way to warm up than steaming around the London Docklands in a wood-fired, self-drive Hottug. Kick back, pour yourself a drink (but none for the driver, of course), and soak all your troubles away...
image: Becca Collier
Another water-based adventure, but this one's a bit more active: canoeing through Little Venice and Maida Vale and getting a whole new perspective on London from the water. And yes, you can do a little bit of snooping into people's back gardens… We sent intrepid influencer Becca Collier on one of our canoeing experiences – you can see what larks she got up to here.
Psst! Can you keep a secret? Good, because you'll need to keep schtum on this walking tour of secret London. Discover underground tunnels you never knew existed, the unknown past of Admiralty Arch and prepared to be shocked, shaken and stirred by stories of elite espionage on this two-hour tour. You'll be set missions, too, requiring you to enlist the help of so-called friends and fellow travellers. Have you got what it takes?
Put on your dancing shoes, 'cos this experience brings a musical legend to your living room. The Stranglers' ex guitarist John Ellis will pitch up to your pad (or a venue on the tube network) with an acoustic guitar and play a four-hour concert just for you. Ask him nicely and he might even let you jam with him. Sounds like a party to us...
Wine, walking and snacks: our East London Wine Walk brings together all of our favourite things in one delightful afternoon. You'll have to keep your wits about you – ish – because you'll be navigating using a bespoke map curated by Benoit Allauzen, a sommelier who has worked with star chefs Raymond Blanc and Joel Robuchon. Want to know exactly what you'll get up to? Read our review.
FURTHER READING: Staying in rather than going out? Here's how to give your home a glow up.
Main image: Clarke Sanders