Father's Day London
We think Father's Day should be all about showing your old man just how much you care by treating him to a special experience for Father's Day in London. It can take a lot of planning and worry to make it a special day for your dad so we've helpfully put together a list of some fantastic venues to try out. Give him a day to remember for years to come by checking out our recommended Father's Day London events and ideas. We have everything from real ale pubs to fancy London wine bars to cater for dads in all shapes and sizes!
Last updated on 17th June 2016
Does your old man favour a beer or two of a weekend? This East London microbrewery tour promises stops at five of London's most prominent brewers, including The Cock Tavern, Five Points Brewing Co, Redchurch Brewery and London Field Brewery. Think tastings, talks and plenty of beer this Father's Day in London.
Settle down into the vintage charm of Paradise on Father's Day to treat your dad to home cooked British food with indulgences such as sirloin steak and oysters. You can also explore their wide selection of rare and vintage wines in their decadent bar filled with ornate chandeliers, Victorian cocktail tables and quirky antiques.
Bermondsey is one of the most popular areas in London for microbreweries. This expert tour of the neighbourhood's best, promises tasting sessions, expert talks and a showcase of the brewery's equipment. The perfect gift for any beer-loving Dad, this Father's Day gift also comes with a 'certificate of completion' to take home.
With its huge beer garden sitting on the bank of the River Thames, The Gun is the ideal pub to take your dad to on Father's Day for an alfresco celebrations. If the weather isn't that great, there's also stunning private dining rooms and snug areas to enjoy a pre-dinner tipple before feasting on their daily specials fresh from Billingsgate market.
Coming in at just £1 a ticket, not only could comedy be one of the most affordable options for something to do this Father's Day in London, it could well be the funniest. Join the Top Secret Comedy Club as they'll have your dad giggling, and wanting plenty more.
To round off Father's day, treat your Dad to a cocktail in this Embankment-based spot. Hidden in a vaulted cellar under Chancery Lane, Baranis is everything you'd expect from a French-inspired bar. It wonderfully combines the style and opulence of Parisian life with the rustic feel of the French countryside. A favourite amongst Dads is the Pastis Old Fashioned, a cocktail that uses Pastis infused bourbon to add a Provençal twist to this classic drink.
The Jugged Hare's walk-in 'wine room' makes it the ideal Father's Day venue for wine-drinking dads. With it's focus on good quality, well cooked meat and penchant for taxidermy decoration, it's probably not one for sensitive vegetarians. Bring a more carnivorous Dad here and you'll be in his good books for at least a few months to come.
Got a dad that loves darts? Then we have a premium option for him this Father's Day in London. Join the heralded Flight Club as those of you that book an oche on June 19th and quote 'Father's Club' will get free pizzas courtesy of the venue!
Celebrate Father's Day in true British style at Bumpkin in South Kensington. Bumpkin offers home-from-home dining focusing on British classics made from ingredients sourced from British farmers. Their beer is brewed in Kent and there's a great selection of British wines to choose from.
The Cow for a Father's Day is a venue that can solve all of your problems. Daytime activities are sorted with a wander around the nearby Olympic Park and last-minute presents can be purchased in Westfield Stratford. Then head on to the family-friendly, funky gastro pub for some classic British pub dishes and a great Sunday roast.
Crate? They're a name we know you've heard of on the London beer scene, and now they're swinging open the brewery doors for your drinking pleasure this Father's Day. Join them on a tasting or premium tour of the brewery, all set along platters, drinks and insight aplenty.
A definite way to put a huge smile on Dad's face this Father's Day is to take him to Islington's Brewhouse and Kitchen. Unlike conventional bars, Brewhouse conjures up all of its produce right in front of your eyes. Alongside boasting a compelling and diverse list of beers, it also offers guests the chance to book a Beer Experience Day, where you'll be able to try loads of different beverages and even create your own bespoke beers, exactly to your liking.
Spread across two floors, Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch has everything you'll need to please your Dad this Father's Day. This East London watering hole has a diverse drinks menu, ranging from bourbon based cocktails to beers from all over the world. But their real achievement is their food menu. Serving Texas BBQ dishes, there are of course delicious burger, panfried catfish and succulent sirloin, alongside an array of tantalising sides and starters.
A unique experience well worth checking out for a thoughtful Father's Day present, this tour of Southwark Brewery promises a showcase of the brewery's equipment, expert commentary and even take-home bottle once the tour has finished. For extra brownie points, take your Dad to the Southwark Brewery bar for a few post-tour drinks.