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Top 5 Father’s day activities

Written by City Relay

Father’s day is just around the corner and if you’re lucky enough to spend it in London this year, then here are some fantastic ideas to make the most of the day.



#1 A sensational day

If your dad loves thrills, we’ve got you covered! Our first suggestion would be to zoom down the longest tunnel slide in the world with The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit. Alternatively, why not enjoy views of the Thames River on a speedboat, or tackle the rapids on an inflatable raft at Lee Valley White Water Centre. All of this is suitable for great fun with your entire family, which makes for beautiful memories. On another note, for an unforgettable and rather unusual 1-on-1 experience, send your dad snorkelling with sharks at SEA LIFE London Aquarium.


#2 Food and drink masterclasses

This truly is a Father’s day cliche, but sometimes we need a safe bet: treat them to a nice meal or an alcohol tasting. For this one, the opportunities are endless! You could find out how beer or gin is made at a London brewery or distillery tour and enjoy a few tasters along the way. If your dad fancies himself as a chef, why not take part in a cooking masterclass with Cookery School at Little Portland Street.



#3 Unique and out of the box

Sometimes it is nice to get out of your comfort zone. If you want to surprise your dad this year, here are a few unconventional Father’s day activities that might interest you. Test his logic – and yours as well if you go as a team – with an escape game or trail. It promises to be quite exciting! For more relaxed options, opt for a classic movie on a rooftop with the Rooftop Film Club or on a ship after a nice cruise and dinner on the Thames with Movies on the River. Please note that you have to book these activities ahead as they are very popular.


#4 Jaw-dropping views

Head along to The Shard this Father’s Day to indulge in its stunning 360-degree views… and champagne. Enjoy the scenery from the open-air viewing platform or take a sneak peak of London through one of the 12 digital telescopes and explore the city from above. For another option, the  London Eye is also offering a special boozy package with their Vinopolis Whisky Tasting Experience. An expert will guide you through 5 whiskies whilst you enjoy savoury nibbles and the stunning view. For a more personal experience, treat your father to a Private Whisky Tasting Capsule.

#5 Just say I love you

Even though it is nice to plan something really special with your dad, Father’s Day is first and foremost for celebrating him and showing him how much you love and care about him all year round. If you are short on time, just pack a little picnic and go to the park to enjoy the day together.


If you are looking for a place to stay in London for Father’s Day, head to our website! You will surely find a beautiful home for this holiday. We, at City Relay, always do our best to make your experience unforgettable. Do not hesitate to contact us today!

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