Father’s Day is a better time than ever to try something new in London, and the city itself is teeming with amazing opportunities that both tick the tourist boxes and will show your appreciation for your long-suffering dad! With plenty of Hyde Park accommodation for the weekend of the 17th and 18th of June, there are plenty of ways to treat your father and welcome in the summer months.
Dad-Friendly West End Shows
From the Choir of Man to Back To The Future: The Musical, everything from nostalgic throwbacks to hard hitting contemporary theatre are on offer during the weekend of Father’s Day. Guests of the Signature Townhouse can easily reach the West End of London, situated in Soho, via the London Underground and bus services and the variety of West End shows is near endless.
The West End is not just for hen-dos and Childrens parties, and everything from award-winning stage shows directed by Hollywood names and revivals of classic British theatre are available, ensuring that whatever your dad’s tastes in theatre are, there’ll be something that fits the bill for both you and him.
Climb The O2
The O2 Arena is not just the largest music venue in London and a futuristic shopping centre, but a climbing experience too. Guided by a professional, guests of Hyde Park hotels can enjoy climbs to the top of the iconic dome from which they can experience incredible views over the city. Guests of the
Tower of London Tour
Included within the price of admission, visitors to the Tower of London can enjoy one of a kind tours of the tower and its surrounding area. Taking just one hour and guided by members of the Yeoman Warders (a royal guard battalion still operating and living in the tower premises today), the tours run every half an hour and provide visitors with even more grisly insight into the history of this 11th century fortress.
Churchill War Rooms
Easy to reach from the Signature Townhouse breakfast Hyde Park hotel, this Westminster tourist attraction is perfect for those with fathers who want to learn more about London’s history and that of Britain during wartime. The Churchill War Rooms are a great introduction to the world of London in the Second World War, drawing visitors through an atmospheric maze of subterranean tunnels and rooms that were used as Churchill’s headquarters between 1939 and 42. From these rooms, vividly reconstructed by the Imperial War Museum, visitors can learn about the ways that Churchill and his wartime generals made key decisions during the war.
London Stadium Tours
From the Wimbledon Lawns just weeks before the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament kicks off to tours of Wembley Stadium in northwest London, the sport loving dads will have plenty to sink their teeth into. London is renowned for its football teams and sports tournaments, and many of the Premiership football stadiums, cricket grounds like the Oval and rugby stadiums like Twickenham programme tours of their grounds, when matches aren’t on of course! If there are sports matches taking place on the 18th of June, then why not book tickets for you and your dad? Fixtures for all sports are yet to be announced for those dates, so make sure to follow your dads favourite teams and get in there early.