Drop The Socks! 5 Unique Things To Do With Your Dad In London On Father’s Day

Forget the socks. Forget the cheap self pouring beer glass that doesn’t work. Be a good kid and do something nice for Dad.

 

1. Electro Brunch @ Gaucho

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[Gaucho]
If your Dad is a meat-man, then this is the ultimate treat. Feast upon an unlimited brunch menu at one of the UK’s finest Argentinian steak restaurants. Delicious dishes in the menu include, Argentine steak & eggs or creamy eggs florentine. There’s also a blend-your-own juice station, so you can wash your meal down with tasty, refreshing juice. You can get this unlimited brunch menu, available at the Gaucho Smithfield branch, for a very reasonable £45 here.

93A Charterhouse Street, EC1M 6HL

 

2. Murder Mile Walks
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If your Dad is prefers gruesome horror stories to a set of cufflinks, then we’d recommend taking him on a Murder Mile Walk – a guided tour of Soho’s most notorious murders. The tour features 18 murderers (including 3 serial killers), over 21 locations and totalling 75 deaths – that’s a lot of death to fit in just 2 hours! It all culminates with a pint in a serial killer’s favourite pub. The tours are running on both Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June at 11:00am and starting at Tottenham Court Road tube station. Tickets are £15 and can be bought here.

 

3. Medieval Jousting

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[Time Out]
Eltham Palace & Gardens is putting on a magnificent Medieval festival this weekend. If you’re Dad has always fancied himself as a bit of a hero, then allow him a day to be a knight in shining armour. Travel back to medieval England as you watch knights on horseback joust in a battle of honour. Expect colourful scenery, cheeky jesters and a fantastic quirky day out. Adult tickets are £16.60 to non-members. If you fancy some Medieval feasting, you could also take him to the grand Medieval Banquet in St Katharine’s docks. For more information, check here.

Eltham Palace and Gardens, Greenwich, Greater London SE9 5QE

 

4. Take Dad To The Theatre

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Have a song and dance with Dad (go on, he deserves it) and take him to one of London’s West End musicals. A current winner for smooth tunes and fantastic vocals is Motown the Musical. Currently running in the Shaftesbury Theatre. It uncovers the story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation. You’ll definitely be in papa’s good books.

210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP

 

5. Open Squares Weekend

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The weekend of Father’s Day, over 200 gardens in London will open up to the public. Show your Dad just how well you know London and give him an insight into many of London’s most exclusive private squares, some of the city’s most magnificent roof-top gardens, as well as gardens on barges, indoor flower installations, pop-up orchards and diminutive secret spaces tucked behind the hustle and bustle of London’s busy streets. You can find a full list of the gardens here. Tickets are £14 on the day, but are £12 if you get them here in advance.

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