Visiting London while celebrating Fathers Day? You could not be in a better place to do so. There are so many things to do that will please your dad while a resident at any of the Aparthotels London, you will be spoilt for choice.
Why not take him to one of London’s many breweries and enjoy a behind the scenes tour? It is a great way to find out how beer is brewed, and naturally enjoy some tasty brews! Good options include Crate in Hackney or Fullers down in Chiswick. Fullers Griffin Brewery has been delighting London’s beer drinkers for generations and has lots of tales to tell as to how beer and pub traditions have changed. If you can drum up six people, then an exclusive tasting session at The Trading House might be a possibility. Each session lasts ninety minutes and you are given a tutored tasting of eight different beers, and can discuss them with the company’s masters of beer.
Sporty dads might prefer a stadium tour of one London’s iconic sports venues. How about booking a stay in one of the holiday apartments London and going behind the scenes at Wembley or Arsenal? Stroll into the players dressing rooms, walk onto the historic pitches, see the trophies. Wimbledon is the ideal venue for tennis fans, while cricketers would enjoy a visit to the Oval or Lords Cricket Ground within its wonderful museum.
If planning a family day out as part of the celebrations, then places like HMS Belfast, the Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour or even the Dinosaurs in the Wild exhibition could prove to be great choices. The London Transport Museum is always fun to explore, as is the Postal Museum with its unique underground railway. Slightly further afield are the delights of Greenwich with its maritime museum, Painted Hall and the opportunity to truly step across time, or Hampton Court Palace with its incredible stories, architecture and gardens. Bear in mind that some of these attractions such as the Harry Potter Studio Tour and the Postal Railway may require booking in advance, as tickets are limited.
If your dad love art then you must visit the major exhibition Monet & Architecture at the National Gallery until 29 July.
Perhaps you just want to buy him a special present? Selfridges has one of the largest selections of wines and spirits in the country, and Liberty is great for stylish items from the men’s department. Worth considering too are tickets for stand-up comedy or theatre shows. These can be booked online, but a selection may be available at short notice if you need to choose in a hurry!