London Days Out
Published on: 17/07/22
“Hot town, summer in the city”- London is the hot ticket, whatever the time of year, and in the summer, its incredible 35,000 acres of parks come into their own. In fact, London is made up of 40% public green space, so whether you’re looking for sunbathing, romantic strolls, picnicking, water to splash in, shady trees to read beneath, or activities and adventure playgrounds, one of its 3,000 parks is within a short step!
Escape the heat of the city streets and enjoy cool galleries, marble-clad places, air-conditioned boutiques, arcades and department stress to tempt every pocket. Add in the best of West-End and the full range of diverse nightlife, and you might not feel you have to leave the Square Mile. Yet with excellent travel connections, getting out of the centre to some inspiring locations is speedier than a hansom cab to 221b Baker Street, so read on for our suggestions; we might just surprise you…
Up at The O2Book Now
The O2 arena: iconic silhouette on the London skyscape, host to the biggest stars, the biggest concerts and the biggest spectacles. Now you can see it from a whole new angle, realising the action doesn't just happen on stage, Up at The O2 is a 90-minute guided experience that lets you climb 52 metres above one of London's most striking buildings for 360° views of the city's historic panorama.
Your climb guide will be with you every step of the way, telling you about the sights as you climb, then step out and explore this iconic rooftop. Discover a very different angle on the city, including historic Greenwich, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the Thames and Canary Wharf. You can even take your pick from a daytime climb, a sunset climb, or a twilight climb, and a glass of bubbly to greet you at the top (perfect for marking those special occasions, or asking those very special questions..?). If that whets your appetite, then when you reach the top you’ll know that you have conquered the summit of the City!
LEGOLAND Windsor ResortBook Now
Wonderful as it is, London can seem a bit overwhelming from a child’s eye point of view- not to mention tiring for little legs. So delight them with somewhere that’s 100% designed for them, and step into a world of LEGO adventure in this theme park dedicated to children aged 3-12 years old. With over 55 interactive rides, live shows, building workshops, driving schools and attractions, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland, LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is a unique theme park for the whole family to enjoy.
Expand the limits of your imagination in a colourful wonderland of fun and creativity, among dozens of incredibly detailed themed areas that will keep the kids (and you) entertained for hours. From the mega-popular world of Ninjago to the Land of Vikings, Knights Kingdom, Pirate Shores, Kingdom of the Pharaohs, and more! Fresh for 2022, explore MYTHICA, the park's newest attraction, where fantastic beasts of every size and description are waiting to be tamed. It’s no surprise this is the UK's most visited theme park, so book in advance to avoid disappointment. Or for the ultimate sleepover, stay at the new LEGOLAND Windsor Hotel, right in the middle of the park!
Go Ape Black ParkBook Now
Adjacent to the famous Pinewood Film Studios, Go Ape at Black Park Country Park is one of Buckinghamshire's hidden gems, perfect for a fabulous day out just an hour from central London. Close to Uxbridge, Slough and Windsor, the park has six adrenaline-filled adventures for you and your tribe to choose from, with new courses, new crossings, new zip lines and new activities introduced coming out of lockdown. Younger children can start on Treetop Adventure, taller kids will relish Treetop Adventure Plus, and the Challenge Xpress high ropes course will get teenagers and adults buzzing between platforms, crossings and zipwires faster than ever before.
All activities loop out from a central hub, making it a lot easier for supervisors and spectators to keep track. Or try something completely different, like bouncing 30ft atop the forest canopy on a fun Nets Adventure, or taking to two wheels and heading out on a Forest Segway or hire bike. With 500 acres of woodland, heathland and open space, Black Park is packed full of family friendly attractions and activities, including over 10 miles of well surfaced trackways for buggies and wheelchairs, and refreshment facilities when you need to refuel!
Thames RocketsBook Now
We’ve chatted about seeing London from the skies, the treetops, and remade in LEGO, so how about seeing it from the water? No sedate river cruise, we’re talking the thrill of speedboat sightseeing, an original, breath-taking sightseeing adventure Thames tour with a twist (literally!). Departing from the world-famous London Eye, meet your handpicked stand-up London tour guide, ready to delight you with their unique stories. Then your top class skipper will crank it up to 880hp and speeds of 30 knots, as you enjoy a thrilling ride on the Thames, soaking in epic views along the way.
Pick from tours such as the Ultimate London Adventure, a 50-minute tour that takes you past sights such as Big Ben and Tower Bridge; and the Thames Barrier Boat Adventure, where your journey takes you right up to the awesome Thames Barrier. For the little ones, there’s Captain Kidd’s Canary Wharf Voyage, which is accompanied with feel-good tunes, as it passes HMS Belfast, Tate Modern and more riverside attractions. It’s no surprise this action-packed adventure was voted winner of the 2021 Traveller’s Choice Award!
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