Father’s Day is just around the corner! But not to worry if the special day has been pushed to the back of your mind, here in London we couldn’t be better at last minute planning. Dad will never know! To help you out, we’ve picked out an assortment of events to make the day memorable for your special ol’ man. Happy Father’s Day!
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International Yoga Day
Alexandra Palace, N22 7AY
After spending years bringing you up, what could be a better gift for your dad than finally getting some peace and quiet?! If it’s a relaxing day you have in mind for your family, then head to the OM International Yoga Day. From 8am there will be an abundance of free yoga and meditation classes for all experience levels, including beginners. The day celebrates yoga as an invaluable gift of mindfulness, which can help change lifestyle and create a new level of consciousness. For a tranquil day with your dad, book your free ticket here.
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Beer Tasting and Brewery Tour @ Crate Brewery
The White Building, Unit 7 Queens Yard, E9 5EN
If your old man loves ale, then a beer tasting and brewery tour is the perfect gift. Crate Brewery are opening their doors to give you an interactive behind-the-scenes tour of their world of hops, malt and yeast. The tasting tour lasts one hour, which includes beer tasting throughout. You can also go premium and get an extended tasting tour… which means one thing; more beer! Tasting platters are also provided to line that stomach and fuel your day. An enthusiastic guide will share his impeccable knowledge of all things beer whilst you enjoy. Grab your tickets here!
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Grayson Perry: The most popular art exhibition
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, W2 3XA
8th June- 10th September
For the art-loving fathers, Grayson Perry’s latest exhibition should be top of the list. An eccentric character, social commentator and artist, Perry’s recent works have a direct focus on politics. The opening of his new exhibition at the Serpentine on the 8th June is, in itself, a timely response to the UK General Election. One of the exhibition’s key works was inspired by the public’s views towards the Brexit referendum, portraying ‘Divided Britain’ in the form of the leavers and stayers on one of two vases (shown above). If a cultural day out is on the agenda, you must visit ‘The most popular art exhibition’!
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Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB
It’s not a day out without taking some time to indulge! Treat dad to a sophisticated gentleman’s afternoon tea at one of London’s best hotels, County Hall. Tea is served in their Library Lounge, offering great views of Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and the River Thames. The best thing about this afternoon tea is that you and dad can enjoy free-flowing ale throughout! Go on, then. Book your spot here.
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Taste of London
Regents Park, Outer Circle, NW1 5HA
14th– 18th June
If your father is a foodie then he will love Taste of London, where the hottest of London’s restaurants gather for a feasty festival. Over five days you will be able to sample delicious dishes from the latest and most exciting food spots around, and there will also be cooking demonstrations from world-class chefs! For more information, tickets, times and prices take a look here. If the weather is on our side, there will be nothing better than heading to Regents Park to surround yourself with tantalizing tastes, and have a cheeky celebratory drink with dad too.
Have you got anything planned for this Father’s Day? Let us know and comment below!