Days Out in London
Planning a big day out in London doesn’t need to be a stressful ordeal, nor does it need to break the bank. Packed full with events and activities every day of the week, the capital has something for everybody whether you’re organising a family day out, seeking a cool date option or simply looking to get yourself out of the house. Read on for our collection of recommended things to do in London this week and beyond!
Last updated on 27th July 2016
Daytrip ideas in London don’t get much cooler than a session at the darts, right guys?... Guys? Seriously though; Flight Club have taken the classic pub game set-up and made it ten times cooler and more sexy, with a little help from real-time scoring, digital animations and a collection of fun and interactive games. Throw in delicious sharing pizzas and a few cocktails and you’ve got yourself a really fun (and affordable) day out.
Get the snacks in, load up on the booze and get creating an extra special party playlist; you’re all set to host your very own canal cruise down the beautiful Regent’s Canal. We speak from personal experience when we say this is the perfect fit for days out in London during the summertime, as you cruise down the waterways eating, drinking and dancing along the way. Karaoke? Well that’s obviously encouraged, and there’s transparent covers and even a small heater if the weather turns nasty.
Yep, one pound. A certified must for anybody seeking ideas for a cheap day out in London, the £1 Cinema Club at The Grand brings cult-classic flicks to their absolutely enormous screen in Clapham. Bring family, friends, a date (or all three?) and expect free popcorn, themed cocktails, drinking games and an epic movie night experience under one roof.
When it comes to one-off experiences in London, we’re struggling to see a way in which Thames Lates can be beaten. Perfecting an exhilarating set-up fit for all the family, you’ll enjoy a 50-minute trip down the Thames which is in part a guided tour and in part a full-throttle bolt down the river. The playlist is curated by a leading DJ at Oslo in Hackney, and they’ll even hook you up with a cocktail from the popular London Cocktail Club as you pass under Tower Bridge at sunset.
There’s always something fun and innovative going down at Drink, Shop & Do. A cafe by day, bar by night and with lighthearted activities on throughout, join the guys at this lovable King’s Cross for bottomless brunch, stay for events like ‘Extreme Jenga’ or ‘Pimp Your Pineapple’ then make a night of it by dancing into the early hours in the cool basement club.
Promising a 2-and-a-half hour cruise through the waterways of the east end, this one’s here for those looking for things to do in the summer. The Cocktail Cruise is, not surprisingly, all about those specialty mixed drinks, with a tasty food selection also on board and a retractable roof if the weather doesn’t look so good. Cruise down the River Lea in stunning sunshine bliss or book yourself in for one of their limited nighttime cruises!
Perfect for a day out in London no matter what time of year you’re visiting, discover the secrets of Fuller’s ales at a tour of their historic Griffin Brewery in Chiswick. Ideal whether you’re keen to learn about the history of this famous brand or you’ve just got your eye on the tutored tasting at the end, expert and friendly staff guide you around as you gain a unique insight into the art of ale-making.