With everything from art to music, theatre and sport, there are plenty of entertaining things to do in London. Planning a day out with friends and family can be daunting, so here are just a few suggestions to help you make your trip even more memorable:
Enjoy the theatre
Sitting down to a show is one of London’s favourite past times, and with theatres all over the city, there are plenty of options to choose from. It’s just a short journey on the Tube from the west to the glitz and the glamour of the West End. Here, you’ll be able to catch hundreds of shows from all genres.
Want a recommendation? Try the stunning Dreamgirls, set at a pinnacle point in the 1960s for the American music industry. Spine-tingling vocals illuminate the stage in an emotional journey of three young talents’ rise to stardom.
Play a round of footgolf
Leave the clubs at home, put on your football boots and head to Barnet’s Tudor Park. Get out in the fresh air with this new craze that’s taking over golf courses and entertaining fans, no matter what their football ability. Enjoy the simple challenge of kicking a football into a hole, an activity that is trickier than it sounds. Work your way around the 18 hole course, avoiding the sandy bunkers, at your own leisurely pace.
For an entertaining activity that also gets you moving, try the trampoline park in Acton. Bounce your way around 150 interconnecting trampolines, dive into foam pits, jump onto giant air bags and even play a round of trampoline dodgeball. Bring the whole family to Oxygen Freejumping for an hour’s activity that will have you somersaulting and smiling all day long.
Stroll through Kew Gardens
If you prefer entertainment at a slower pace, visit the picturesque Kew Gardens. Enjoy an afternoon spent wandering around the botanical gardens, especially if the British weather decides to shine.
Home to the world’s largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections, you can spend hours exploring. Spot the exotic plant life throughout the magnificent open-air structures, such as the iconic Hive, which replicates the home of the honeybee.
Follow the music
Be it classical, rock, pop, blues, jazz or funk, there’s nothing better than settling into an evening of live music. Sometimes the venues can be a treat in themselves, like Cadogan Hall’s gleaming arches and the royal tone to the decor in Shepherd’s Bush Empire. The iconic Hammersmith Apollo’s gold-framed stage has showcased some of the biggest names in music. With events happening in hundreds of venues across London almost every night, you’re bound to find something you enjoy.