It is International Friendship Day and what better way to celebrate than to hang out with your bestie?! The buzzing capital is bursting with fun and exciting things to do with your gal pals! Check out some of our favourites for some fresh inspiration…
1. Pamper Yourself: Intercontinental Spa
Spa and afternoon tea; can you think of a better combination? The Intercontinental Spa is the perfect chill spot for you and your bestie if you’re looking for a little pampering. This stylish retreat features several state-of-the art luxurious skincare services and facilities. Decorated with exotic textures and bespoke mosaic tiles, it exudes tranquillity!
Relax in their beautiful indoor pool, and delight in a deep Swedish massage. Finish off your stay with afternoon tea in their elegant Meridian Lounge!
2. Climb an Icon: The O2 Climb
For all you thrill-seeking babes, the O2 climb is an exhilarating experience. Enough to get your blood pumping and your heart racing! All dressed up in your climb suit, boots and harness, your experienced guide will lead you up the walkway until you reach the top.
With no lift, no escalator and no one to carry you up – it’s definitely not for the fainthearted. But the gorgeous city views make it worth the risk.
For a little more of a challenge, why not take the trip in the dark. The adrenaline rush that comes with scaling this iconic building in the darkness is unrivalled. The icing on top of the cake is the enchanted views of the cityscape lit up with thousands of bright lights. It actually sounds little romantic – doesn’t it?
3. Segway Adventure: Go Ape
Venture into the great outdoors with your closest girls for a wildlife voyage. Go Ape’s Segway adventure is the ideal activity for the adventurist in you! The hour-long legendary experience involves a heavy-duty all-terrain Segway, bumpy off-road trails and awesome moments of unforgettable action!
Be sure you ace your training and off-road introduction, to get to the real exciting run. The game-changing trails are full of cheeky twists and turns and open paths. You might even catch a glimpse of some rare wildlife if you’re lucky. Its probably the most fun you can have on two wheels in the woods!
4. Tenpins & Milkshakes: Bloomsbury Lanes
Junk food and bowling – I can’t think of a better way to spend international Friend’s Day, can you? I didn’t think so.
Bloomsbury Lanes couples these two awesome things, and makes it the best place to hang with your girlies. The Authentic 1950’s American bowling alley is bursting with the glitz and glamour of that iconic era.
Indulge in delicious classic diner food, as you attempt to get that kickass strike. Tuck into succulent Buffalo wings and chili nachos to smooth ice creams and milkshakes. Go for one of their cheeky “hard shakes”, their amazing ice-cram creations – laced with liquor, to add an extra boost to your bowling skill. Try not to miss!
5. Bloody Ben’s Brunch: Bens Canteen
Who doesn’t love a good brunch? And if you’re looking for a cool place to sip some cocktails and chill, Bens Canteen definitely does it right.
Best known for their banging collection of Bloody Mary’s, mixed used their Bloody Bens Spice Mix, it is the best place to let your hair down and have a cheeky gossip with your mates.
The food is great too! Their weekend menu is laden with hearty brunch treats. From delicious banana pancakes, to fried chicken benedict and sweet corn & courgette fritters. Eat until your hearts content with your best pals!
6. Summer Big Screen: Southbank Centre
Some things are just better done outdoors – picnics, cocktails and barbeques and now …. cinema! The Southbank Centre definitely does it well! The authentic pedal-powered cinema is the ideal place to spend the evening with your bestie.
This summer, Sister Act is on the big screen, the hilarious comedy among others is definitely a classic. Cuddle up on the tiered steps with your gal pal, share laughs and tears as the night rolls in. Did I mention that it’s completely free?!
7. Sing Your Heart Out: Karaoke Box
Nothing beats belting out your favourite lyrics on a legendary night out with the besties. Test out your sassy rapping skills or sing along to classics at the Karaoke Box!
Choose from their variety of swanky private rooms. Get your tastebuds tingling with their fruity cocktails and refreshing smoothies. Tuck into some tasty treats, from nachos drenched in cheese and jalapenos to hearty classic pizzas.
A night of food, cocktails and singing popular songs from the top of your lungs, what more could a girl ask for?!