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An Adventurous City Break In London

  • Sophie
  • 8th January 2016

You might not expect to hear this from us, but we do love a city break; a few nights away with friends or the one you love, visiting the sights, sampling the culture and eating great food - what's not to like?

But come to think of it, wouldn't it be better if there was some action-packed fun involved, too? After all, there's only so many museums and cafes you can see before you start itching for something a little more exciting!

If you're planning a trip to the capital and feel like you've fought your way along Oxford Street quite enough for one person's lifetime, why not try something a bit more adventurous on your next visit? Take a look at our pick of the most adventurous things to do in London and yes, we have included ourselves on the list!

Take to the water

See the city from a different angle by taking a tour along the river. Just make sure you don't get stuck on any old sightseeing boat try the London Duck Tours for an exhilarating drive from the road straight into the water! Feeling the need for speed? Take an adrenaline-fuelled high-speed cruise down the River Thames these run all year round and in all weather conditions, so if you're feeling really extreme you can even do it in the rain!

Find some green space

From the wide open spaces of Richmond Park to the luscious botanicals of Kew Gardens, there is so much green space to enjoy in London and many of the city's parks host regular outdoor activities where you can learn something new. So if you've had enough of standing in queues or travelling on the tube, why not try your hand at a spot of fishing, power kiting or even horse riding? Bet you didn't think you could do all that in the big smoke! One of our top picks would be roller-blading in the beautiful Battersea Park the smooth, flat, and car-free paths provide the perfect surface for your wheels!

Walk the Line

Quite literally! Scheduled for completion in March this year, The Line is the capital's first art walk, featuring a selection of carefully curated sculptures for the public to view, from the likes of Damien Hirst and Gary Hume. The Line is mostly free of charge, apart from two paid sections that include a short DLR journey and a cable car over the River Thames. You can even cycle the entire route, so why not hire some Boris Bikes and really get those leg muscles working?


Get up high!

High up in the tree tops of Battersea Park is our brand new Go Ape adventure course which, as you can probably tell, we are all very excited about! The first of its kind in any UK city, our shiny new course features obstacles and crossings at truly challenging heights, making it a thrilling addition to your city break! If you're visiting with the kids, our Battersea Park location also features our Tree Top Junior course, specially designed for mini Tarzans aged 6-12.

So, next time you're heading to the capital for the weekend, make sure you pop by and say hello see you in the trees!

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