How are you? Hot. Does this sound like the start of every conversation you’ve had this week? Many of us have been experiencing a London heatwave without the joy of an air-conditioned office but instead, melting in a basement one-bed. This weekend we’re all dreaming of enjoying a taste of freedom, more than ever. Take a look at our top five places to get away from it all safely this weekend.
Thorpe Park, the UK’s ‘most thrilling theme park’. Forget your sweat patches and 35-degree heat and dive into the ultimate theme park experience. Cool off on a log flume and feel the wind through your hair on the exhilarating Nemesis Inferno. Booking ahead is essential.
One adult day ticket from £39
Opening hours 10 am-6 pm
GoBoat London is a self-driving boating experience on the waterways of the city. Guaranteed to be a fun day out with friends, the company is now open across several London locations. Bring a picnic and a chilled bottle, sit back and enjoy. You may still be in London but you’ll feel a world away out there on the water.
Booking ahead required.
If you don’t fancy the crowds on the South coast, the London Sea Life Aquarium will help you get your ‘seaside’ fix. Witness the UK’s ‘largest coral reef’ and spend hours mesmerised by their Ocean Explorer’s exhibition that includes hundreds of jellyfish! Check the website for feeding times to make sure you catch a glimpse of your favourite creatures.
Booking online is essential.
Face Masks must be worn and a temperature check is taken on entry.
If spending the weekend in a cool and darkened room this weekend sounds ideal to you, how about escaping to The London Dungeons? There are several terrifying rooms to discover including Sweeney Todd’s barbershop, Mrs Lovett’s pie shop and a torture chamber from 1605. It’s best to check each room for its scary rating before entering if visiting with children (and some adults…).
When you can’t be a tourist in another country, try being a tourist in your own town! The London Eye is a classic city experience and what better time to savour this than when you’ve had to cancel your holiday abroad. Escape the streets and take to the skies for a birds-eye view of the biggest sights in town.
Tickets from £24.50.
Face Masks must be worn.
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