How to bring the city to your sofa

Governments across the world might be easing public health restrictions, but many people are hesitant about rushing back out in the city, wary of catching coronavirus, becoming unwell and potentially making others around them unwell, also. Meanwhile, some people might not be able to afford to go out due to some jobs being furloughed, or being made redundant, during the pandemic. Staying home is the new going out. If you find yourself yearning for a bit of culture, or exciting entertainments, read on for three ways you to bring the thrills of the city to the comfort of your sofa. 

Movie mania

Watching movies at home is not a new trend. Ever since videotape players became popular in the early 1980s, people have been watching films in their own homes in their droves. But the way we access films is constantly evolving. From visiting a Blockbuster store to receiving a DVD in the mail to on-demand streaming from Netflix, a lot has changed over the past few years.

Now some films that were due out in the cinema this year are skipping the movie theater altogether and instead are being released first for home viewing. Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan was supposed to be one of the firm’s big blockbusters this year. Instead the company decided to release it directly onto their new Disney Plus service. There is a catch though: you’ll have to pay an extra $30 on top of the subscription fee to rent the film. Although you don’t travel to go to the movie theater to watch new films, it seems you’ll still have to pay cinema prices. 

Gaming galore

Casinos and bingo halls have always been popular venues for a diverse range of people. While many of these halls have been closed over the past few months, more and more people have begun playing the same games online. Although the playing cards may be virtual, the cash prizes on offer are just as real as the ones at your local bingo hall. There’s a wide range of games to suit everyone, and websites like can help find the right site for you. Whether you want a quick casual game or to have a chance at winning a big jackpot, there’s a game for everyone. 

Eat, drank and be merry 

Not everything can be enjoyed virtually. When it comes to food and drink, you need the real deal served up in front of you. That doesn’t mean that you need to go to a restaurant though. Apps like Uber Eats will now deliver restaurant quality food to your door within minutes. An increasing number of restaurants has joined delivery services like these to keep making money during the pandemic, so there’s never been more choice or a better time to try than now. You don’t even have to get dressed up if you don’t want to. Enjoy a three-course meal in your pajamas in front of the TV if you like.