The annual ritual of offering your dad the best tie/cufflinks/socks/beer/golf balls that money can buy is over within a blink of an eye – what’s next? Make Father’s Day extra special this year; think outside the box, on top of the box and quite a few feet higher than the box. Take your pa somewhere very very tall, and eat and drink while you’re up there. Simple.

Get high on the London Eye with a spot of whiskey tasting with the old pa

Get high on the London Eye with a spot of whiskey tasting with the old pa

Does your dad like whiskey? Tick. Does your dad like sipping a good malt from a great height? Huh? The London Eye is offering a whiskey-tasting experience to enjoy five varieties of Scotch whiskey while enjoying views of London town – although most attention will be firmly held on the alcohol. Of course. Think of it as one step up from glugging wine on the ferris wheel and marvelling at “how small the world looks from up here”, and how “everything seems to be getting closer, very, very slowly, like your life is on zoom,” I imagine... The experience is from experts Vinopolis and costs £48, including all-important nibbles, tasting notes and Q & A session.

For more information go to www.londoneye.com.

For a dad who’s keen for something a little more hair-raising than sitting and watching the World Cup on Father’s Day from the comfort of his sofa, think Up at the O2. Yes, your dad can climb this beast. The foodie reward comes in the form of cheese tasting with Pistachio & Pickle – there’s also massages, grooming and bow tie tying lessons (what the?), but we’re there for the cheese. From £26.

For more information go to www.theo2.co.uk.

So I get the impression that your dad is a fan of getting high… here’s one to really knock those new socks off. This Father’s Day dads go free at The Shard (you don’t have to tell him though). And you can’t really celebrate the view without a glass of bubbly in hand from London’s highest champagne bar, it would be such a waste of a good panorama. Just walk up, purchase your full price ticket and your dad gets to feel like a VIP all day. From £24.95. To guarantee a ticket you can buy a Gift Certificate online here.

For more information go to www.theviewfromtheshard.com

Make your papa feel like the tallest dad in the world this Father’s Day. Literally.

 

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