Father’s Day 2014 is fast approaching and it’s about time we got our act together! June 15 is this year’s date for your diary and if you’ve failed to plan something special for your dad yet – don’t fret! It can be difficult knowing how to treat dads on Father’s Day and we often end up opting for the usual chocolates/tie/badly cooked meal combo. Give your dad something he’ll really appreciate this year and have a look at some popular London experiences and attractions that will have you in his good books for a very long time. Father’s Day in London has never been more exciting!
Is your dad football-mad? Does he live and breathe the beautiful game? If so, you definitely can’t go wrong with a stadium tour. The legendary Wembley Stadium in London offers extra-special tours of the venue and visitors can explore parts of the interior including the England Home Dressing Room, Player’s Tunnel, Royal Box, Press Conference Room and VIP Club Wembley Tier. Standing in the huge, historical stadium is a breathtaking experience.
If hurtling along the Thames at 35 knots is your dad’s idea of a good time, look no further than London RIB Voyages! Step aboard the powerful speedboat and whizz down the river passing top landmarks and cruising under bridges as music is piped through the speakers. Hilariously great fun, London RIB Voyages are much more than your average Thames boat ride.
If your dad is a history buff and likes his boats a little more stationary, a visit to the HMS Belfast might be up his street.
3. Up at The O2 for exhilarating London views
The huge, white, domed O2 Arena (formerly the Millennium Dome) hosts London’s top events, from music concerts to NBA games. Make your old man work for some amazing 360 degree views of London with Up at The O2; a guided expedition over the roof of the arena via a fabric walkway. If he’s not afraid of heights, walking across the famous landmark will definitely be a Father’s Day to remember!
If money is tight but the weather is gorgeous, a visit to one of London’s perfect parks is a strong contender for affordable fun this Father’s Day. You’ll often find events going on during summer, especially in Regent’s Park or Hyde Park – two of London’s largest. Sit by the Serpentine lake or grab an ice cream and go for a relaxing walk – the capital’s lovely parks are an ideal place to spend some quality time with your dad.
Tower Bridge is one of London’s most recognisable sights – snap a selfie next to it and everyone knows where you are! If your dad loves London history and architecture, the Tower Bridge Exhibition is a fantastic experience. He’ll get to know one of the city’s top landmarks at the Tower Bridge museum and be able to walk across the high level walkways and enjoy amazing views of London and the River Thames.
Whatever your dad likes, there’s plenty on offer in and around London this June. Show how much he means to you this Father’s Day and go ahead and spoil him!