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Vintage telephone box along Sadler's Wells
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Vintage telephone box along Sadler’s Wells

Overcoming boredom after that Sunday roast can be tricky but I’ve found out that careful planning will help solve this. Planning tasks that can’t be done during the week without stressing and being creative, like spending time with friends and family is an excellent option. As you already know from my previous posts, I discovered vintage London and quite a few places in London by finding exciting things to do around the city and simply getting involved with walks with friends and family.

Discover how to eradicate boredom on a glorious Sunday afternoon:

  • Avoid having one of those sedentary lifestyles, instead write a list of places you want to see in London. I started off practicing this idea and learned how to navigate around the city. In most cases without a Sat nav.
  • Build a new skill by sketching or painting. You don’t have to be a Picasso or a Van Gogh in order to be an artist. Why not start by just doodling.
autumn-colours
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Autumn colours

  • Observe the beauty around you. Autumn is a good time to get around town and spend time in one of the parks in London. It’s the only time of the year when you can actually see those varying leaf colours.
  • Make plans for those upcoming events like Christmas (if you celebrate the season of course) or trips that you’ve always dreamed of.
Plane spotting
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Plane spotting

  • Plane spotting. Planes fly quite low over London and it’s good fun watching them fly past. You can’t miss them.
Raleigh Street bike
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Raleigh Street bike

  • Unchain your bike then cycle around town or hire one.
  • Read a Sunday newspaper as well as their supplements. It’s the only day in the week when some of us can read a paper. At other times, I get my news from news feeds on the Internet.
  • Spend just 10 to 20 minutes on Social media, as it’s addictive. Having said that, I try to spend as little time online on a Sunday but love those Instagram photos.
  • Dig out some of those old photos and have a laugh with a family member or friend. It’s quite therapeutic.
Board game
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Board game

  • Play a board game or connect with a friend online.
  • Have you ever tried window-shopping on a Sunday afternoon? People seem so relaxed when browsing around the shops compared to the working week but be warned. Don’t let the crowds put you off.
Watch the boats go by
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Watch the boats go by

  • Spend time by the riverbanks and watch the ships go by. It’s a great way to clear the head. My favourite is Albert Embankment to get a good view of London. On the opposite is the Victoria embankment.
Stroll across Tower bridge with the Tower of London in view
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Stroll along Tower bridge with the Tower of London in view

  • Take a walk along Tower Bridge. Although I have walked across most of the bridges in London, Tower Bridge has a different feel to it. Do you know why? It almost feels as if it is the closes to the Thames than the others. This is from my experience.
  • Even if you’re not a churchgoer, visit a church anyway and observe the internal and external architecture like the stained glass and the brick work.
  • A change of scenery is always a good way to eradicate boredom. Most of my time has been spent South of the river but going up to the north, west or east of London will be my next travel destination. London is a vast city that cannot be explored in a lifetime. Even though the city appears tiny on the map, the reality is it is huge.

If you are currently in London or plan to visit, where is your next destination? Have you found out how to eradicate boredom on a glorious Sunday afternoon? As always, feel free to leave a comment.

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