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45 things to do on Father's Day 2022 in London

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Spoil your dad this June with our top Father’s Day ideas and activities in London, from culture and sports, to food and theatre.

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Plan a day to remember this Father’s Day in London. From cultural attractions and top theatre to getting active outdoors and munching on foodie delights, there are so many ways to treat your dad in London this Father's Day.

Take a look at our Father’s Day 2022 ideas below for top things to do with dad in London.

Top attractions to visit together

A family take a photo at the london attraction up at the O2 after climbing the O2 stadium.  
  1. Visit London's top 10 attractions: Tick off some of the best places to see while in the city. 
  2. Experience the magic of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour LondonExplore the wizarding world of Harry Potter.
  3. Hop on an open-bus tourSee the sights and snap the shots while taking in the city with a live guide.
  4. Tick off the city’s most iconic sites with the Total London Experience bus tour: The perfect all-rounder for a Father’s Day outing in London.  
  5. Experience Up at The O2Challenge your dad to climb the famous arena.
  6. Book an exhilarating speedboat ride on the Thames: Or enjoy a helicopter tour* high above the city or lunch aboard a vintage train*.
  7. Check out SEA LIFE London aquarium: Test your nerve as you take on the Shark Walk. 
  8. Relax at Kew GardensTake a leisurely stroll through the beautiful gardens.
  9. Glide high above London aboard Emirates Air Line cable car: See the city from a different angle on this unique ride across the Thames.
  10. Head to the indoor city of Kidzania: Watch the roles reverse as you step into a city run by kids. 
  11. Venture into The London Dungeon: Take a lesson in London's horrible history on this walk-through experience. 
  12. Meet your favourite characters from the hit film at Shrek's Adventure! London: Fun for all the family. 

Fun Father's Day guided tours in London

A guard stands among a sea of flowers at the Superbloom event at the Tower of London.

  1. Explore the sites that inspired Sherlock Holmes: Discover key locations from the hit series from the books, TV and big screen. 
  2. Uncover the history of the Tower of London: Explore the famous fortress with a Beefeater guide, and from June 2022, visit the royal floral spectacular, Superbloom
  3. Take a London by Night Bus Tour: Marvel at the city’s most iconic landmarks lit up on an open-top night bus tour. 
  4. Feast on authentic street food on a Brick Lane Indian Food Tour*: Try traditional sweet and savoury snacks from a variety of local eateries. 

Father's Day shows in London

Four dancers leap across the stage in lion costumes in The Lion King. 
  1. Book tickets to London's top shows and musicals: Not all productions have Sunday shows, so check timings in advance.
  2. Head to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: See a play or tour over the weekend.
  3. Check out the city's best outdoor theatres and cinemasWatch a show or a film under the stars.

Things to do with sports fans on Father's Day

  1. Book a stadium tourDiscover one of London’s iconic sports venues.
  2. Visit a sports museum: Look into the illustrious history of sport in London.
  3. Enjoy a fun day out at Lee Valley White Water CentreTackle the rapids on an inflatable raft.
  4. Order a drink at one of London’s top sports barsStart your Father’s Day celebrations in a cool venue.
  5. Watch a live sporting event: Soak up the excitement in London's best sporting venues.

Where to eat and drink on Father's Day in London

A glass of gin with pomegranate sits on a table with a side of nuts and bar menu.  © Richard Fairclough

  1. Book a cocktail masterclass* or gin experience*: Let them brush up their skills.
  2. Treat him to a Father's Day hamper from Fortnum & Mason*Crammed full of his favourite food and drink.
  3. Buy your dad a pint at a riverside pub: Or head to a pub with a beer garden on a sunny day.
  4. Enjoy drinks at a rooftop barSoak up panoramic views of London.
  5. Book a table at a Michelin-star restaurantBlow the budget for a decadent meal in London. 
  6. Experience a cosy gastropubSit down for a pub meal with a difference.
  7. Take your dad to one of the top 101 pubs in LondonTick off some of the best drinking spots from his bucket list.
  8. Discover Cookery School at Little Portland Street: Take part in a cooking masterclass over Father’s Day weekend in London.
  9. Head to a top London picnic spot: Prep a basket of dad’s favourite nibbles and relax.

Take a day trip from London on Father's Day

A shot of the path leading up to Windsor Castle on a sunny day in England.  © Shutterstock

  1. Go on a royal excursion to Windsor: Uncover over 900 years of history of the royal home and fortress.  
  2. Add a visit to the Roman-built city of Bath: Be charmed by its grand buildings and incredible food scene.  
  3. Or have the ultimate day tripSee Windsor Castle, Bath and the iconic Stonehenge all in one day. 

Father's Day ideas for curious dads 

  1. Explore the London Transport MuseumTake your trainspotting dad to his favourite museum.
  2. Try an immersive experienceFrom the theatre to gaming, stimulate your senses with an unusual immersive experience.
  3. Visit one of the city's art galleries or major museums: Be inspired by some of the best artworks on display in London.
  4. See one of the latest art exhibitions or museum exhibitions: Take your artsy dad to one of the best art venues in town.
  5. Rediscover King's Cross: With the Art + Culture audio tour led by actor Russell Tovey.

Shopping for Father’s Day gifts in London

Harrods department store lit up at night against a dark blue sky and illuminated street lights.

  1. Book show tickets onlineEnjoy London’s top stand-up comedytheatre showsmusic concerts and sports events.
  2. Buy him a luxury experienceMake him feel special with spa days or afternoon tea.
  3. Browse one of London's department stores for ideas: From watches, tech gadgets and more in Selfridges, to games and gardening gear at John Lewis Oxford Street, or distinctive clothing at Liberty and Harrods.
  4. Hunt down gifts in London's top shopping spotsVisit Carnaby's cool boutiques for iconic British designers, St James's – home to Fortnum & Mason department store – for classy clothing, or Covent Garden for some pampering.

For more ideas on what to do in London this Father’s Day, take a look at our London calendar of events and guide to what’s on in London for Father's Day events in London, taking place both over the Father’s Day weekend and during the whole of June.

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