Peace on purpose, afternoon tea and an underground tour - Friday 5 June

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Here are lots of exciting and interesting activities for you to try with your family or at your school, and to share with your friends.  There's something for everyone.

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Here's a selection of fun activities for you and your family...

Insight timer

Peace on Purpose with Insight Timer

Peace on Purpose is a partnership between the United Nations Foundation and Lululemon which provides humanitarian and development workers with mindfulness tools designed to support their own well-being, so they can continue to care for others.

These simple and evidence-based practices equip people responding to the world’s biggest challenges, with resources to respond to adversity, uncertainty, and rapid change.

Peace on purpose resources >

Ted Talks

TED Talks

There is a vast array of TED Talks to choose from, so we have not chosen one for you. Have a browse through to see what strikes your fancy, since each day your mood may take you down a different path. Topics range from The benefits of expressing your emotions to The life cycle of a sneaker (trainer).

Dive in >

Mail rail

Take a virtual tour of London’s underground mail rail 

In 2017, the Postal Museum opened with a major attraction - a 6.5 mile underground ‘Mail Rail’ tunnel - which was once used to transport postcards and parcels between Whitechapel, in Tower Hamlets, to Paddington, in Westminster. The route ran for 75 years until it was closed in 2003, so there was a lot of excitement when the ‘Mail Rail’ reopened as an attraction and now you can take a virtual tour.

Choo choo >


Twinings healthy afternoon tea

Afternoon teas have a long history in the UK and for good reason. They provide that perfect mix of great company, flavoursome food and delicious tea, all a great combination for catching-up with friends. Why not have a healthy afternoon tea as a family, or if you are on your own, organise an afternoon tea over a video call.

 Afternoon tea >

Residents' survey

Coronavirus impact survey

Tower Hamlets council has launched a survey to help better understand the impact that Coronavirus has had on its residents.

This will help them to better plan their services, respond to the specific issues faced by communities and provide support on the road ahead.

The survey closes on Wednesday 17 June.

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And remember...

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

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Coronavirus updates and advice

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Stay at home

More on staying healthy, happy and entertained at home

In addition to the highlights featured here, the council has put together a whole host of resources to help families and individuals stay happy, healthy and entertained while they spend more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From online Idea Store materials to educational activities, learning a new skill or hobby, taking a virtual museum or zoo tour, keeping fit or just having pure fun, we've got it all in one place.

More activities and resources >

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