Top 5 things to do during lockdown

December 15, 2020

Stuck on what to do during lockdown?

While lockdown for some is the thing of the past, many others are still facing restrictions of various forms. With London in Tier 3, limited daylight, and little to do outside we’ve put together some ideas to try and things to do whilst stuck at home.

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Learn a new language 💡

You’ve been saying you’ve always wanted to learn French for the past few years but finally you have the chance! Of course there are many more languages out there to learn other than French.

Start with a language app like Duolingo, practice with a flatmate/sibling, or even book online French lessons with an established French tutor. (find some of the best online French tutors near you here French Tutors Near Me ( Find all your other language lessons here: Tutor House | Find Your Perfect Tutor

Get creative 🎨

You don’t have to be good at art to be creative - for starters why not make some bespoke Christmas cards for friends and family?

There are so many exciting options available! With online lessons only a click away, find something that interests you whether it be oil painting or clay moulding. Here are a few pointers to get you started:

- Lino Printing | Tutorial - YouTube

- Easy Watercolor Painting Ideas for Beginners Step by Step - YouTube

- Learn Sculpting - Lesson 1 - Clay Modeling - YouTube

Pexels - Steve Johnson - Paint & Paintbrushes

Bake 🍰

Another opportunity to get creative but this time you get to eat the results 😎 Here are a few of our favourite recipes to try this winter:

Classic Gingerbread house Mary Berry's gingerbread house recipe - BBC Food -

The banana-riest banana bread out there Banana Buttermilk Bread | The Violet Bakery Cookbook - Local Milk Blog 

Festive mince pies Star-Topped Mince Pies | Nigella's Recipes | Nigella Lawson

An edible version of the iconic symbol of hope  Rainbow Crepe Cake - Cooking TV Recipes (

Pexels - Daria-Shevtsova - Baking

Get fit! 🧘‍♂️

If you’re tired of eating your baked goods why not use this as an opportunity to reach your fitness goals? There are so many great ways to approach fitness, it doesn't have to be all about running, heavy weights, and the gym. Why not try yoga, barre, or pilates? Learn how to stand on your hands or do the splits and build some muscle at the same time.🤸♂️

Try these to work up a sweat:

45-Minute Power Vinyasa Flow With Briohny Smyth - YouTube

30 Minute Stretches for Splits! - YouTube

25 Minute Intermediate Yoga Workout for Strength - YouTube

Boost your CV 🚀

There are plenty of online courses out there that can help boost your CV and enhance your skill set. Pick up a new hobby, whether that be learning how to use Photoshop or how to play the piano. As the job market becomes increasingly competitive it’s important to use every opportunity to enhance your employability. 

Here at Tutor House, we have a wide variety of tutors teaching skills you may not have had access to before.

For example:

Adobe Photoshop Tutors (

Russian (

Photography (

Microsoft Office (

Hopefully, this has motivated you to keep busy during these strange times. And remember, if you have any questions about how Tutor House can help you with your schoolwork, homeschooling, revision, don’t hesitate to contact us on 020 3950 0320 or email

Elise Pearce

As our Head of Content, Elise’s role involves everything from email campaigns to web content; if you spot a typo, you know who to blame. A lover of all things creative, she studied History of Art at St. Andrews enjoys running and painting in her spare time. At home, when she's not busy chasing after her two Labradoodles, Flossy and Rupert, you'll catch her doing handstands on her yoga mat.

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