London has always been a city famous for its all-catering sites and entertainment. Whether it be the all round comfort of the Montcalm at the Brewery London City or a fine dining experience with a menu for everyone, London is the perfect place to visit with family, friends or even co-workers.
Whilst it’s great to visit with groups, visiting with a single person can prove a little bit trickier, especially if you know their likes and dislikes all too well. With Father’s Day around the corner, it can be easy to fret over your Dad’s ever-growing list of pet peeves, but with London’s plethora of entertainment, events, and accommodation in London City, you could gift the man who raised you with more than just a novelty mug this June 16th.
We’ve concocted a list of Father-friendly fun taking place in London over the coming months so you can make the often overlooked Father’s Day one to remember.
The Transport Museum is located in Covent Garden and offers an in-depth look at the complex transport system of London. Showcasing historic examples of public transport throughout the ages, you’ll be faced with cars, trains and trams from throughout the cities history. This centrally located museum is the perfect way to introduce your Father to the city of London.
The British Museum
The British Museum is a historic collection of artefacts spanning the arts, culture and ancient civilisations. Initially created by Sir Hans Sloane, this free to visit museum holds over 8 million objects and a whole host of temporary exhibitions alongside its permanent ones. This June you’ll find art exhibitions dedicated to Edvard Munch and Japanese Manga.
Imperial War Museum
Based on Lambeth Road in South London, the Imperial War Museum offers a deep dive into historic warfare, giving you an in-depth exploration of British military equipment and campaigns from throughout history. This is definitely one for the historically minded parents but is surprisingly accessible to all ages.
Cricket World Cup
Taking place all through June, the Cricket World Cup this year holds ten contestant countries and promises some truly world class cricket matches. If you’re looking for a sporting event to entertain your cricket crazy dad, then why not book tickets for the Sri Lanka V Australia game this June 15th.
Comedy in London
London is one of the best places in the country to find comedy, and whatever sense of humour your father has, there’ll be an act playing in London to float his boat.
Based in the heart of the West End, the buzzing Soho Theatre showcases off-the-wall acts and electric up-and-comers, giving you the chance to see the next big thing before fringe festivals kick off in the summer.
The Comedy Store
The Comedy Store in Soho is one of the most famous Comedy performances spaces in the city. Having kickstarted the careers of famous British acts like Rik Mayall and French and Saunders, the Comedy Store is one of the best spots in the city for laugh out loud gems.
Lee Valley White Water Centre
From belly bursting laughs to blood pumping adrenaline, the Lee Valley White Water Centre in East London’s Hertfordshire gives you a chance to try your hand at Kayaking at an Olympic level training course. With experts on hand to guide you, the White Water Centre is the perfect activity for you and your father to enjoy together.