Father’s Day in London
Show the main man in your life just how much you care by making this Father’s Day in London extra special. Treat him to the best sausage roll in London, chill out in a beer garden or take him on a speed boat along the Thames. This year, Father’s Day falls on Sunday 16th June 2019, so it’s time to plan ahead!
We’ve found some great places you can visit with Dad this Father’s Day weekend. Don’t forget to enhance your trip with a hop-on hop-off bus tour with The Original Tour - the best way to explore the city!
Where to Eat this Father's Day
Dad’s love their food, so we can’t think of a better way to spoil him than by tucking into some of London’s finest feasts.
For high-quality dining, stunning views overlooking the Thames and great Father’s Day deals, the Petersham Hotel in Richmond is a fantastic choice. Relax in the dining room and enjoy a luxurious family meal. Book early to secure your table and make the most of their special offer - Dad goes free! So get dressed up and treat Dad to some fine dining.
Who said men can’t enjoy afternoon tea? Reform Social Grill in Marylebone has put their spin on a quintessentially British experience to create a ‘Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea’. Think roast beef in Yorkshire puddings, fish fingers and of course, lots of cake. So enjoy a fancy feast with Dad and treat him to afternoon tea for a unique Father's Day gift.
If your Dad takes pride in cooking a roast dinner with the best cut of meat, then he will love this butchery masterclass. Provenance Butcher in Notting Hill offers masterclasses in pork, beef and lamb carving. At the end of the session, you can prepare a cut of meat and tuck into a hearty meal. Enjoy this experience together with classes starting from £135.
Delicious Sausage Rolls
Nothing beats a good sausage roll - and we don’t mean a cheap one you can grab on the go. For perfectly crispy pastry and a delicious meaty middle, The Ginger Pig bake London-famous sausage rolls in an abundance of mouthwatering flavours. Treat your dad to a delicious sausage roll from The Ginger Pig at various locations including Borough Market, Clapham and Shepherd’s Bush.
Grab a Pint
When you’re a bit short on cash but want to treat your Dad this Father’s Day, you can’t go wrong with a pint! Spend quality time together, and sample some great beers.
If your Dad loves all things sports, and a good beer, take him to Riley’s sports bar where his two loves will come together. They always broadcast a range of sports, so kick back and chill out, or have some fun together by playing snooker, pool, table tennis or darts. If you're not busy having too much fun, you can also grab a bite to eat.
Nestled on the edge of Hampstead Heath, The Spaniards Inn is an iconic London pub dating back to the 1500s. With a walled beer garden, cask ales, craft beers and a seasonal tap take-over, there’s nothing your Dad won’t love. You can also make the most of seasonal deals or enjoy a hearty Sunday roast for the perfect day out this Father’s Day.
Make Him Laugh
For a good drink and lots of laughs, there’s no better place to go than a comedy club. The Angel Comedy Club in Camden Head is open 7 nights a week, and your sides will be hurting from laughing so much. We can’t think of a better way to spend time together this Father's Day, and the best part is - it’s free!
Head to Scotland’s oldest independent bottler for a whisky tasting session this Father’s Day. Cadenhead’s Whisky Shop and Tasting Room offer a basic experience for £25, which includes 6 samples, and the evening tasting session which also includes canapes. Learn about the beloved spirit and sip your way through samples.
If your Dad loves beer, take him to see how it’s made at Crate Brewery for the perfect Father’s Day gift. You’ll get to walk around the brewery, find out all about the beer and even try some samples. Tickets start at just £15 per person or you can book the premium package from £25 each which also includes a tasting of all beers and a sharing platter.
Father’s Day Activities
There is no greater gift than the gift of time. Spend some quality time with your Dad over Father’s Day weekend or treat him to a truly unique experience.
Speed Boat Tour
See London in a completely new way as you zoom along the Thames in a speed boat with Thames Rockets. It’s great fun for adrenaline junkies and is suitable for all of the family. Hop on board at the London Eye or Tower Bridge and speed along the river! Tickets start from £26.50 so choose an exhilarating experience to give Dad the ride of his life.
Go for a Stroll
Whatever the great British weather has to offer, you can’t go wrong with a stroll in the park. If you’re a bit short on cash or want to spend the day in one of London’s beautiful parks, there are plenty to choose from. If you’re blessed with good weather you could hire a boat in Hyde Park, watch an open-air production in Regent’s Park or try Go Ape in Battersea Park.
Flawless Facial Grooming
Dads deserve to be pampered just as much as we do. If your Dad is rocking a great beard or loves a clean shave, take him to the oldest barbers in the world. At Truefitt and Hill, book a beard trim from £40 or a hot towel wet shave from just £50. Enjoy a father and son pamper and treat your Dad to a better shave than Sweeney Todd’s at Truefitt and Hill.
The Best View of London
Climb into the clouds for the only 360 views of London from Europe’s tallest building, The Shard. As you take the kaleidoscopic lift to the top, you will rise 244m above ground where you will find high tech displays and unbeatable birds-eye views of London. There is no better panorama of London than The View from The Shard.
Spoil your Dad rotten this Father’s Day - after all, he’s been spoiling you for your whole life! Spend some quality time together and make his weekend one to remember by taking him on a sightseeing tour around the city with The Original Tour.