The best things to do in London on Father’s Day

June 10, 2019 5:24 pm

Father’s Day is just around the corner. But don’t worry, if you forgot, or simply don’t know what to do, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best things to do in London on Father’s Day.

best things to do in London on Father's Day

London Bridge Experience

Why not take Dad to the London Bridge Experience? Discover the gruesome and gory history of Britain, as actors lead you through some of London’s darkest events, including Jack the Ripper’s notorious murders.

And if you’re feeling brave, you can even venture into the tombs beneath the bridge. But beware; legend has it that vengeful ghosts reside within…

Dinosaurs in the Wild

Take Dad back in time to over 60 million years ago. And see some of the fiercest creatures to ever walk the earth at Dinosaurs in the Wild. A prehistoric safari like no other, you will have the chance to see a 20 foot tall Tyrannosaurs Rex hunt and feed in its natural habitat!

Afterwards, visit the research centre, and if your dad has the stomach for it, sit down to watch a full-blown dinosaur autopsy.

ZSL London Zoo

Does your dad fancy himself as a bit of a David Attenborough? Where better to prove him wrong than ZSL London Zoo. Come face-to-face with hundreds of animals like monkeys, tigers, and gorillas, and catch a multitude of events and shows throughout the day.

best things to do in London on Father's Day

Kew Gardens

Fancy a relaxing break from the city? Take a stroll around the world famous Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew. Explore the exotic rainforests of Palm House, or climb the 19 metre high Treetop Walkway  to get a bird-eye view of over 60,000 plants. Kew Gardens boasts the largest collection of flora on earth.

Dads young and old will appreciate everything the gardens have to offer. And once you’re done exploring, settle down and soak up some nature – and a refreshing drink – at one of the site’s cafes.

 Thames River Cruise

Take a trip on one of the world’s most famous rivers with a Thames River Cruise. It’s the most scenic way to get around the city. You even get the chance to hop off and stretch your legs at four of London’s most famous landmarks: Westminster, the London Eye, Tower Bridge, and Greenwich.

Tours last from 30 minutes to 3 hours, and you’ll also sail by iconic sights such as Big Ben, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and the Cutty Sark. Which you can board for free with The London Pass.

The Tower of London 

Explore nearly 1000 years of London’s rich royal history, as well as some of its more grisly events, at one of the capital’s most famous landmarks. The Tower of London has tonnes of things to do and see – why not take dad on a tour with the Yeoman Wardens (or Beefeaters as they’re commonly known), or cast your eyes over the world famous Crown Jewels?

best things to do in London on Father's Day

Food: Bigger Than the Plate at the V&A

A fun and thoughtful look into food and our future, Food: Bigger than the Plate is an eye-opening exhibition at the V&A Museum in South Kensington. Featuring over 70 installations that will change the way we grow and consume food, it’s a fantastic visit for any dad. Experience food’s journey from farm to plate.  And discover the ways we can move towards a happier and more sustainable food-future for all.

Try some of the best restaurants around

For meat-loving dads, Hawksmoor in Piccadilly is one of the best. Some of the juiciest steaks money can buy, along with a multitude of interesting and tasty sides are sure to treat any dad on Father’s Day. Be sure to check out their fantastic range of cocktails too. For veggie lovers, Mildred’s in Soho’s got you. The 100% vegetarian-friendly menu is sure to delight all, with an interesting fusion of Asian and Middle-Eastern dishes with gastro-pub classics.

best things to do in London on Father's Day

Social Fun and Games Club at Roof East

Active dads will love Roof East’s Social Fun and Games Club  a rooftop bar and playground. Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to prove that you’re better than him in a number of games. Take him down a peg on their crazy golf course, alongside other activities like lawn bowls, batting cages, and fusbol tables. And when he’s finally defeated, sit him down and treat him to food and a drink at the Jimmy Garcia BBQ club.

It’ll be a Father’s Day he’ll never forget it, and neither will you.

Sports Museums

No matter whether your dad loves football, rugby, or cricket, there are a number of fantastic sports museums to take him to in London. Football fans can visit the Arsenal Museum at the Emirates Stadium, which charts the rise of one of the biggest teams in London. For rugby fans, the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham is a must-see. The museum contains a huge collection of memorabilia from some of rugby’s most memorable tournaments. And cricket fans can visit the Marylebone Cricket Club Museum at Lord’s, one of the most renowned grounds on the planet. The museum houses over 400 years of cricket history, as well as the prestigious Ashes urn.

Those are just some of the best things to do in London on Father’s Day. But as always, we want to know what you think. Are there any we missed? Where are you taking your dad this Father’s Day? Let us know on our Facebook page!


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