Outdoor Fun in London

Outdoor Fun in London

You’ve got kids who want to be active, or you just want to enjoy the outdoors while you in London staying in Serviced Apartments Covent Garden– so where can you go?  It might seem very built up, but there are lots of places to go where you can have a great time and get lots of exercise.

Take a look at London’s Parks.  These stretch for miles, with the biggest parks being Hyde Park, Regents Park, Greenwich Park and Richmond Park. These offer plenty of space for exploring, running, playing and walking.  You can swim at the Lido in Hyde Park, while at Regents Park you can take a boat on the lake. For children, the Captain Hook wooden pirate ship at the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial playground in Hyde Park is extremely popular, alternatively take a trip out to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford to enjoy the Tumbling Bay Playground with rock pools, sandpits, tree houses, slides and swings offering hours of fun for lively children.

But what if you want something a little more active?  Go Ape in Trent Park offers an opportunity to explore the tree tops via zip lines, Tarzan swings and rope ladders.  You do need a head for heights and adults must accompany children.  It is not suitable for children under the age of 10. Getting there is easy as it is only a short tube journey from the centre of London, and is situated beside Cockfosters station.

Thousands of tourists come to stay in London every year with many booking rooms at Presidential Marylebone Mayfair. Over at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, you can try white water rafting through the rapids along the 2012 Olympic course. Other activities on site include canoeing and kayaking. Near by is a horse riding centre and a golf course for those wanting to enjoy a round of golf.

For those who enjoy water based activities, the London Kayak tours offer a wonderful way to get exercise and explore lesser known areas of London. Lasting 90 minutes, each participant travels in an individual kayak. A guide takes the kayaking tour group around some of the most beautiful areas of London such as Regents Canal and along the Thames beside Hampton Court Palace. You can even combine the Hampton Court Palace kayaking experience with a tour of the Palace itself. 

Prefer cycling? Then take a guided cycling tour of London. The London Bicycle Tour company operates several different guided tours each day including mystery tours, Olympic tours, sportive rides and a tour around Docklands, Bankside and even a quick stop at the Captain Kidd, a waterside pub. Another popular tour is the Night tour exploring the illuminated buildings around South Bank, the City and passing major buildings like Westminster Abbey.  They can also rent bikes if you want to explore on your own.

For something just that bit different, try a Tally Ho! tour using vintage bikes.  It is definitely a way to obtain a very memorable experience.  These have the old fashioned big ‘ding dong’ bells and baskets, and are very comfortable to ride.  Choose from the Landmarks tour, thee Old City Tour and the Gin & Food tour involving picturesque Dickensian London with an opportunity to find the setting of Fagins Den in Oliver Twist!

Apart from the foregoing, the Serviced Apartments Central London give tourists a quick access to several places of importance.