Entertainment is a word that’s thrown around often, but what does it mean? At its heart, the word encapsulates a derivation of fun and excitement, combined to make a present moment in reality far more captivating and immersive. Travelling, at its core, is entertaining from that perspective. But to make a holiday truly entertaining, you’re going to need to do more than travel.
You’re going to have to plan your vacation around activities, attractions, and experiences – that you’ll thoroughly enjoy. In that sense, you’ll want to craft the perfect balance between historical attractions, educational activities, incredible escapades, and more thrilling adventures. Combined, all the parts of your holiday trip will form to complete and widely exciting and enjoyable weekend.
To make that reality easier, you’ll want to follow up on a couple of steps before you arrive in a city, particularly if you’re visiting London – due to its overwhelming and eclectic nature. You can start this process by booking your stay at an excellent budget hotel. Consider for instance the Paddington Court Executive Rooms. While they’re not exactly “budget”, they personify the perfect balance between luxury and value for money. Not everyone has the means to splurge out on an expensive accommodation, yet not everyone wants to stay in a subpar hotel.
The rooms from Paddington strike the ideal compromise, balancing costs with luxury in a delicately refined way. Its location, right in the heart of London, strikes the perfect distance to many of the city’s top attractions.
Some of these attractions include Hyde Park, Primrose Hill, the Sherlock Holmes Museum, and the Lords Cricket Ground. You can just about get to any of these attractions within a half hour. In that sense, many of the city’s top attractions are within proximity. For the most interesting types of attractions, we recommend you turn on your appetite for thrill seeking.
The climbing at o2 Dome experience, the London Dungeon Tour, along with LEGOLAND Windsor, the River Thames cruise, all have the element of an adrenaline rush intertwined into them. If you’ve ever imagined zip wiring across different platforms, with the fear of not knowing if you’ll be 100% (that’s always part of the fun), then Go Ape is the place to visit. It’s perfect for groups of 2 or more, but we wouldn’t recommend going on your own. Just like an adrenaline-fuelled adventure, it’s better when the experience is shared.
Another exciting activity we would like you to consider is the Wakeboarding on the Royal Docks. By taking the cable car across the River Thames from the Greenwich Peninsula, which is a short walk away from the o2 Dome, you’ll arrive right by the Victoria Dock. There you can wakeboard from the end of a zip line. It’s a truly fantastic experience and one that often goes unnoticed by tourists. If you’d rather have a more comfortable, yet still exciting experience – then we suggest booking yourself a boat tour with the RIB Speed boats. They’ll take you from Westminster to Canary Wharf and the Thames Barrier and back. You can choose to take a 50minute round trip tour or a thrilling 20-minute blast around the o2 Dome.
In summary, to make your holiday in London extra entertaining, you’ll want to prioritise the thrilling attractions in the city. If you do visit many of the galleries and museums, you can spice them up by visiting the exhibitions on show, which have the added value benefit of adding entertainment alongside education. Book your stay in London to learn more.