BEST FATHER’S DAY ACTIVITIES IN WEST LONDON

Treat your dad this Father’s Day with our pick of some of the best activities and places to see in west London… 

Kew Gardens is a brilliant place to get the whole family together having fun

Kew Gardens is a brilliant place to get the whole family together having fun

1 Kew Gardens
Perhaps an educational – yet still relaxing – day is called for this year for dad’s special occasion, especially if you have little ones to keep entertained too. Kew Gardens is a brilliant place to get the whole family together having fun and learning new things, through the different nature trails and quizzes that are on offer. And, of course, Peyton & Byrne offers four different eateries at Kew so you can finish the day off with an indulgent and special lunch. kew.org

2 A Microbrewery
We’re going to put it out there and say that there aren’t many dads who would turn down a trip to the source that creates their favourite beverage. Why not treat your old man this Father’s Day and head to a microbrewery like Kew Brewery? This is a new, but award-winning craft brewery aiming to make sustainable ales that happen to taste great too. 477 Upper Richmond Road SW14 7PU; 020 8878 9415; kewbrewery.co.uk

Genco Male Grooming could be the perfect activity for Father’s Day

Genco Male Grooming could be the perfect activity for Father’s Day

3 Gentleman’s Groom
Based in Chiswick’s premier shopping street Devonshire Road, Genco Male Grooming could be the perfect activity for Father’s Day. It’s not often that men treat themselves to a relaxing bit of TLC, but at Genco they can receive a Total Wind Down care package that includes an intensive facial, followed by a one hour deep-tissue massage. 9 Devonshire Road W4 2EU; 020 8994 0040; genco-uk.com

4 Craft Ale Lunch
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. This is why we think that the perfect way to mark this occasion would be to combine a love of proper beer with a love of good food. The Italian Job in Chiswick is the only specifically Italian craft ale bar and also happens to serve up some incredible foodie delights – it really is something special. 13 Devonshire Road W4 2EU; 020 8994 2852; theitalianjobpub.co.uk

Take a walk into history at Ham House

Take a walk into history at Ham House

5 Open Gardens
This year, Father’s Day falls on the same weekend as the Open Garden Squares event, a weekend that opens up over 200 gardens to explore in the area. Gardens range from the historic and traditional to the new and experimental and can be experienced across different boroughs. In West London, take a trip through history and explore the home and garden of William Morris. opengardens.org 

6 Ham House Challenge
Open Gardens Squares includes many a different place across the whole of London, so we found some of the best and most exciting ones for you. Over in Richmond, try the Father’s Day Challenge at Ham House and Gardens and see if you can beat your dad! opengardens.org

See your favourite parts of London from the water

See your favourite parts of London from the water

7 Boat Ride
If you just fancy a quiet and completely relaxing day out and think that’s something your dad might enjoy too, then boat rides such as Turk’s Cruises that cruise from Hampton Court and into Richmond are a lovely way to while away a Sunday. See your favourite parts of London from the water and enjoy a drink on deck if it’s a nice day. Various pier stops; 020 8546 2434; turks.co.uk

8 A Photo with Dad
Worlds away from the cheesy family portrait, boutique children’s store Caramel often host a photo studio in their Notting Hill store. Children can have fun dressing up with an assortment of clothes and props, and when it comes to Father’s Day, the dads can join in and have the relationship between father and child captured. 77 Ledbury Road, W11 2AG; 020 7727 0906; caramel-shop.co.uk

Freeze your memories of Dad and special moments with a tasteful photoshoot

Freeze your memories of Dad and special moments with a tasteful photoshoot

9 Cocktails and Cigars
For a classy Father’s Day afternoon with a little twist, visit the Churchill Bar in Marylebone for cocktails and cigars. Reminiscent of Churchill’s tastes and life, the cocktail list is heavy on Churchill Craft Gin and there’s a selection of cigars to choose from for a luxurious smoke if they so wish. It’s like turning back time and stepping into history here. 30 Portman Square W1H 7BH; 020 7486 5800; london.churchill.hyatt.com

 

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