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Virtually discover London's West End

FROM the comfort of your own home, stay in tune with what the West End and its surrounding businesses have to offer over the coming few weeks.

What about taking up a new hobby whilst you are indoors? Learn more about Japanese culture and its rich food from the comfort of your own home by logging on to the Japan Centre’s blog page – updated every day with cuisine that will explode your taste buds and inspire you to get in the kitchen and cook up a storm.

You can also log on to the Royal Academy of Arts who in the coming weeks will continue to share video tours, interviews and exhibition highlights and encourage everyone to get their paint and pencils out – educational fun for all the family!

Or if you are missing those theatre night’s already, Theatre Café is live streaming vocal and piano concerts from their social channels (Facebook and Instagram) in the “Leave a Light On” campaign that will aim to support all performers during isolation.

The Piano Works West End is offering “Let us double your bar tab” to be purchased online that will double any bar tab vouchers over the next month. Furthermore, on Sunday, April 5, tune in to the Olivier Awards Greatest Moments TV Show on ITV, an hour-long special where some of your favourite West End musicals will be broadcasting favourite scenes for you to view in the comfort of your own home.

If this isn’t enough, there is the possibility of purchasing Theatre Tokens that can guarantee you seats to some of The West Ends most beloved stage productions (theatre tokens from Official London Theatre have no expiry date and can be redeemed at most West End theatres once they reopen again).

The West End offers rich culture, adventure, cuisine and delicacies. Be sure to keep an eye on all your favourite stores, as gift vouchers and merchandise are a great way to celebrate once we all can. Plan a future trip to All Bar One, Busaba Bangkok Thai or Bubba Gump Shrimp with gift vouchers available for all these restaurants for when we can all enjoy eating out again.

Furthermore, purchasing ODEON Luxe Leicester Square and Vue West End Cinema gift cards is a great way to show your support and a great way of guaranteeing your seat to a blockbuster coming soon.

TWG Tea also offer an array of hampers, tasting sets and gifts to keep your tea supplies stocked up whilst you are at home. Or for every chocolate lover, Fortnum & Mason have the perfect Easter egg for those loved ones as well as hampers and other gifts delivered straight to your doorstep.

Other online sellers include: M & M’s World, Waterstones, Prestat, Floris London, Paxton & Whitfield and TM Lewin.

So why not experience The West End virtually by enjoying music streamed from your favourite bars, cook international cuisine recipes to eat with the family and book gift vouchers to help you look forward to that family day out.