Distraction delivered

We all need a little distraction every now and again, now more than ever. If you’re looking for something a little different to try (goodbye, banana bread) we’ve compiled a list of distractions you can get delivered to your home. Perfect for coffee connoisseurs to gamers, and everyone in between.



Get fed

Making pizza

Get fed

Missing your favourite restaurant? Some of the best are giving you kit and tips to get creative at home. 

  • Patty & Bun: give their Lockdown DIY patty kit a go. It includes signature beef patties, brioche buns… as well as vegan options too.  
  • Pizza Pilgrims: they’ve created a £15 frying pan pizza kit (two pizzas) as well as step by step guides on how to make them. 
  • La Mia Mamma: with various kits to choose from, 2% of all sales go towards donations to find more PPE for the NHS.
  • Lina Stores: their deli and restaurants might be closed, but their larder is open, including Pasta and Pizza meal kits.

Shake it up


Shake it up

Can’t quite master that Margarita? No problem. London’s famous cocktail bars are helping you keep the party at home:

  • Hacha: the best Margarita in town, literally: voted Time Out’s 7th Best Cocktail In the World.
  • Tincture: London’s Zero Waste Cocktail bar will deliver direct to your door.
  • The Sun Tavern: a Bethnal Green gem delivering cocktail classics. 
  • The Four Sisters: Highbury’s finest, now delivered straight up.
  • Wine time: If you’re more into wine, Brixton’s Salon Wine Bar and London Bridge-based Bar Douro have great selections.  

Caffeine fix 

Coffee time

Caffeine fix 

Is it coffee time or wine time? Whichever time of day it is, if you’re missing your caffeine fix, here’s some of London’s best cafes that will have you sorted.

  • Monmouth: London’s most famous if not the best is open for a few hours a day for takeaways, but is selling its coveted beans online.
  • Climpson & Sons: their Broadway Market coffee shop is currently closed, but the roastery is dispatching orders including sampler packs of four different coffees to try.
  • Grind: their online delivery options offer plenty of choice straight from their Shoreditch roastery.


Game on

Game on

Game on

If you’ve completed Netflix (you’re not the only one) but want some TV or game inspired distractions, these guys will sort you out:

  • Loot Crate: Every month get a surprise bundle of exclusive items from your favourite movies, TV shows, games, comics and more.
  • My Geek Box: From Marvel to Disney to NASA, there’s something for all ages.
  • Zbox from Zavi: Another monthly themed box, filled to the brim with memorabilia from your favourite film, TV, and gaming franchises

Or read on

Relax with a book

Or read on

It can be hard to choose a new book, but now is a great time to try something different to take you into another world.

  • Rare Birds Book Club: As well as the monthly novel, you get monthly giveaways, author interviews, also can join their online book club.
  • Date night with a book: an alternative date night. They also have book themed snacks, drinks and gift boxes too. 
  • Shelterbox: Help disaster-hit families with every book you read. Members can vote their next book, too. 

Let's take this online

Stay online

Let's take this online

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Helping a vulnerable person
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