How To Celebrate Father’s Day 2021
For when a pair of socks won't cut it
Dads are great, aren’t they? This Father’s Day (Sunday 20 June), show them how appreciated they are by organising a special day out. We’ve pulled together the best things to do to celebrate, from cigar masterclasses to fancy dinners to beer tastings.
How To Celebrate Father’s Day 2021
Cook a feast at home with Hakkasan
Who says finish-at-home meal boxes were just for lockdown? Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan has partnered with HADID Caviar to create a recipe box for Father’s Day. This includes a dim sum platter, Peking duck, Hakka noodles, spicy prawns and a chocolate soufflé dessert, plus the option to add HADID Silver Caviar alongside Hakkasan’s house selections. £190 for two people, with HADID Silver Caviar to be added for £100. hakkasan.com
Go on a secret beer tour
Take him to discover some of the coolest craft beer drinking holes across the capital on a Secret Beer Tour. Along the way you’ll stopping at four different venues and taste everything from smokey stouts to smooth ales. £49pp. secretfoodtours.com
Book a cigar masterclass at The Wellesley Knightsbridge
The Wellesley houses Europe’s largest hotel humidor, containing over £1.5 million of the world’s finest cigars. There’s also a heated cigar terrace which hosts masterclasses with cigar experts – the perfect bonding experience for aficionados and novices alike. From £300pp. marriott.co.uk
Host a BBQ
If dad’s usually the one manning the grill, take the lead and give him the day off. We’ve pulled together a guide to hosting the perfect barbecue, with tips on everything from outdoor cooking tools to side dishes. Keen to reduce your carbon footprint? Check out our advice on throwing a sustainable barbecue.
Challenge him to a game of crazy golf
There’s nothing like a bit of healthy competition between family, so why not head to crazy golf venue Swingers for a game or two? There are two branches across London – one in the city, another in the West End – both offering fun bespoke golf courses, cocktails and street food. swingers.club
Embark on an immersive experience
London’s latest addition the immersive experience world is The Perfect Crime, a combination of live theatre, action and puzzle solving. The story goes: a Rembrandt painting has been stolen and you know where it’s being hidden. You’ve got 60 minutes to break into the safehouse of a legendary thief – but will you choose to work with the FBI or chance it on the Black Market? You can participate in groups of up to six, so go with the family to see how you fare as a team. designmynight.com
Enjoy live music by the river
The riverside between London Bridge and Tower Bridge is playing host to a three-month festival this summer, featuring a programme of outdoor cinema, live music and family-friendly events. Take a trip there this Father’s Day for pizzas and Italian-inspired cocktails in the sunshine. londonbridgecity.co.uk
Go for a roast
Treat dad to a farm-to-fork roast courtesy of the Gladwin brothers, who have three restaurants across the capital. The special ‘Sundays on the Farm’ Father’s Day menu includes a starter of langoustine tails followed by a summery beef roast main, with a caramel chocolate torte for pudding. In-keeping with their eco-minded ethos, the brothers use grass-fed beef from local British farmers and seasonal vegetables from west Sussex. gladwinbrothers.com
Hire a luxury car
Planning a day out? Make it feel special by hiring a car from THE OUT, an on-demand car rental service powered by Jaguar Land Rover. Rock up in style to a fancy restaurant, or go on a road trip to one of the UK’s most beautiful gardens. theout.com
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