New Year’s Eve always gets you thinking, doesn’t it? Like a fresh notebook on the first day of school, it’s a chance to start a-fresh. For Londoners, there are ample opportunities to better yourself, should you feel the need. Here are a few ideas for new year’s resolutions to get you started…
1. Do something new
From dopamine-boosting experiences to unique creative exploits, here are some ideas for activities that will broaden your horizons in the new year.
2. Explore the city even more
There’s so much more to London than Oxford Street and your local coffee shop. These extraordinary places you won’t believe are in London are a fantastic place to start.
3. Buy secondhand
4. Drink cheaper pints!
Times are tough, but you shouldn’t have to deprive yourself. This tube map will show you the cheapest pint near every station.
5. Do cheaper everything!
Or even better: do free stuff! Here are 200 free things to do in London if you’re pinching the pennies.
6. When you do spend money, don’t waste it on bad food
Check out our guide to the best restaurants in London for the good stuff. Whether you like Indian food, Thai food, pizza or burgers—or maybe you’re more of an ‘out for breakfast‘ kind of person—there really is something for everyone.
7. If you did want to eat less animal products in the new year, there’s no better place to do it
London is full of incredible vegan food. Here are some of the best vegan restaurants in the city.
8. Use those feet and get walking
Explore the city on foot with these lovely London walks. Or step further afield with these country walks within easy reach of the city. Or simply use this map that shows you how many steps there are between each tube station, and consider getting off a stop or two early.
9. Get cultured
Go and see more theatre shows, visit more museums, art exhibitions or photography exhibitions. There’s an endless list of mind-broadening stuff in this city — and, who knows, you might discover a new interest.
10. Join the gym
Perhaps 2023 will finally be the year you actually stick to a fitness regime for more than a week? (Hey, no judgement.) Here are some cheap London gym memberships to help you get off on the right foot. Or, cheaper still, slip on your trainers and check out these lovely London running routes.
11. Prioritise fresh air
With working from home on the rise, it’s often easy to forget to leave the house. These gorgeous green spaces in London are perfect for a quiet moment, outside.
12. Get the hell out of here
Woah, woah, cool it, I don’t mean for good. Sure, London is great. But the UK is full of spectacular spots! Head out on a day trip, visit one of these charming villages not far from the city, or book a weekend away in one of the country’s wonderful other cities.
Also published on Medium.