If your dad is the outdoor, active type, why not try a fabulously exhilarating helicopter tour, souring over the London landscape, taking in sights such as The Shard, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace, or opt for a daredevil speedboat excursion on the Thames in a RIB (rigid inflatable boat). Prices range from £150 per person for this superb helicopter experience, or around £43 per adult for the speedboat ride. Two thrilling ideas, sure to blow the wind out of his sails!
Still for those adrenaline junkie fathers, for £130, the SEA LIFE London Aquarium offers the experience of a lifetime- ‘Snorkelling with Sharks.’ Your Dad will be able to get up close and personal in the aquarium's famous shark tank, giving him a really nail- biting encounter with these beautiful creatures- the ultimate sea predators, without the need to leave the UK. Not for the fainthearted!
Alternatively, you could challenge Dad to a 90 minute, amazingly unforgettable expedition across the roof of the O2 Arena! For a £30 fee, he’ll be suspended 53m high and wend his way along a tensile fabric walkway, enabling him, at the summit, to savour the unsurpassed 360° view of London on the observation platform. An unforgettable experience!
For sports mad fans, you could opt to treat your Dad to a tour of the infamous Wembley Stadium, which is an all- encompassing, behind the scenes tour, taking in the England changing rooms and the players’ tunnel where many football legends have walked before you onto the highly revered turf. To top your visit, you’ll be able to pose in front of the Royal Box with ‘The Cup.’ The tour also includes an exhibition which celebrates football history.
For a rather less expensive option, (that is depending on how much you intend to drink!) you could take your Dad for one of the latest range of craft beers which are becoming increasingly popular throughout the capital. These are progressive beers brewed by small-scale enterprises, quite unlike traditional British beer and often with a unique taste. Combine this with a gourmet burger, or a meal at a trendy gastro pub like The Anchor and Hope or the Canton Arms, and you have a marriage made in heaven!
Brewery tours are a very popular idea for Dads who like to know the ins and outs of making good beer. Head off to the Camden Town Brewery to meet he brewers, have a look around and find out all there is to know about beer production.
On a historical theme, or for those Dads who see themselves as military buffs, why not pay a visit to HMS Belfast and take time to explore what life was like on Europe’s only surviving 2nd World War cruiser? There is a host of activities to give your Dad a wonderful, educational day out, whether it be recovering a drowned plane, becoming a lookout on the flag deck and being wowed by the 360- degree views of the capital, or experiencing the boiler and engine room environment 15 feet below sea level, in the bowels of this famously imposing warrior of the seas. Prices start from £14.50.
If you want to treat your Dad to a more leisurely pursuit this Father’s Day, there are a wide variety of options. From that leisurely meander amongst London’s beautiful variety of gardens and parks, to the cultural treats of an evening under the stars at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Combine this with a hilarious play such as Twelfth Night, at the famous Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and you have everything you need for an indulgent treat to keep Dad happy for another year!
If you are travelling from a distance, or intend to make your Father’s Day visit into a longer stay in London, then Euracom can help! We have a range of affordable, serviced apartments, close to all the major attractions in the heart of our wonderful capital.
Take, for example, our prestigious serviced apartments in Curzon Street, which are situated in Mayfair. From £1127 p/w, this accommodation will provide a private, self- catering oasis after a long day of sightseeing. A short distance from the chic Mayfair shops, and close to many of London’s famous theatres like The London Palladium, all apartments include spacious living/dining areas and a luxury kitchen providing scope for entertaining. Added to this a marble en-suite bathroom, and you have the ultimate in luxury, ideal for treating your nearest and dearest to a well- earned break.
- Concierge / Security / Reception / Safe
- Daily cleaning service
- Dining table & chairs
- DVD player
- Ensuite bathroom in some apartments
- Fully equipped kitchen / Dishwasher in some apartments/ Iron / Ironing board
- Tea / Coffee making facilities
- Dry cleaning facilities available/ Hairdryer available/ Laundry /
- Non- smoking apartments
- Radio / Alarm clock /Telephone TV / Freeview/ Wi-fi
For a slightly less expensive option, although no less attractive, the serviced apartments at Sussex Gardens, Hyde Park, would make an excellent choice. Within a Grade II Victorian listed building, (once the home of the 1st Duke of Wellington), these lovingly restored apartments are situated near to Kensington Gardens, with close proximity to the famous Hyde Park and Marble Arch. Suitable for both short / longer periods of stay, this comfortable accommodation provides a great base for both business travellers and those on vacation. Ranging from a weekly cost of £1011 per week, these apartments provide that ‘home from home’ feel, combining superb design features with fine Victorian architecture.
- Bathroom Concierge / security / reception
- Dining table & chairs
- Fully equipped kitchen / kitchenette /Dishwasher in some apartments
- Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
- Lifts/ DVD player/ Radio / Alarm clock/ Telephone/ TV / Wifi
For those needing easy access to attractions on the Eastern side of London, such as the 02 Arena, Excel Centre, or Westfield shopping centre, our 111 apartments at Stratford, have been tastefully designed by a top architect, whose brief was to provide high spec, comfortable apartments, without a high London price tag. With easy access to Central London via Stratford Station, this accommodation provides comfort and space along with superb technology, such as wide screened TV’s. Up to date kitchens and bathrooms with premium quality fittings add to the appeal of these fantastic apartments. At a reasonable rate from £93p/n, features of these apartments include;-
- Baby cot / high chair/ Wheelchair accessible
- Bathroom/ Toiletries provided
- Fully equipped kitchen/ Iron / Ironing board/ Tea / Coffee making facilities/Welcome pack available
- Concierge / Security / Reception/ Lifts/ Lobby / Waiting area
- Daily cleaning service/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
- Desk / workspace/ Dining table & chairs
- TV / Freeview /DVD player/ Wi-fi
By Diliff - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3639626By Rob at 1 Jun 2017