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10 Alternative Things To Do With Your Girlfriends In London

by Emmy Griffiths Published on 12 May 2015
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Why does everyone always assume that when we girls take a trip to London, all we want to do is go for mani or pedi, followed by cocktails?! I mean, sure, that's partly what we want to do, but we're so much more than that! Here are all the crazy, unusual and challenging things to do with your mates on a girls trip to the Big Smoke...

1. Egg each other on at Go Ape

Go Ape is a treetop adventure where, after being thoroughly briefed on safety, you are left to your own devices as you wobble over logs, swing from Tarzan ropes and zip line straight from the trees. It’s great fun and would be perfect for a big group of girls (as long as none of you are too scared of heights!)

Based in the lovely grounds of Trent Park, this adventure is just a couple of minutes away from Cockfosters on the end of the Piccadilly line, so though it might be a bit of a trek out of town, it’s pretty easy to find.

Book now at goape.co.uk or call 0845 643 9236 and #DiscoverAdventure!

2. Grab a boat in Hyde Park

There’s nothing more chilled than grabbing a pedalo and boating on the Serpentine on a hot day. Just try not to fall into the water!

3. Grab some street food on Brick Lane

You’ve probably already heard of the Cereal Killer café and cat café of Brick Lane, but there is so much more! There is street food there for every taste, not to mention an abundance of incredible street art, performers busking and unusual bric-a-brac up for grabs at the market.

4. See a film outdoors

Do it the American way this year and head outside for a cinema experience. The Rooftop Film Club offers the chance snuggle with some blankets, take a picnic along and watch your favourite films under the stars.

From classics like Casablanca to recent hits like The Theory of Everything, there is a screening perfect for everyone.

5. Get planning with a clueQuest Escape Game

Get on board with the new craze that has sprouted up across Europe. As a team game, you and your mates are given a particular challenge that you have to solve using your brains and teamwork! Although it sounds a bit silly, it’s an hilarious way to spend a couple of hours and you’ll be surprised by how intense it gets!

Just try to refrain from screaming at your teammates for accidentally withholding information (not that we did that or anything…)

6. Have an adorable afternoon tea

London is basically the home of afternoon tea. You can drink your tea and spread your jam on a variety of different takes on the English tradition from sight seeing bus tours to Disney themed afternoons. And if you're really feeling like a baller, why not have it at The Ritz?

7. Get climbing at the O2

On a clear day climbing over the iconic building means views up to 15 miles away, but there are many different climbs you can go down, including the Sunset Expedition and The Twilight Expedition (if you’re really crazy and want to climb a building at night!)

8. Be a groundling at the Globe Theatre

If you and your gals pals are after a bit of culture, why not check out a performance at Shakepeare’s theatre? Tickets to stand and watch on the bottom floor like peasants in Elizabethan times are only a fiver, so we hope you have strong legs and a love of Shakespeare! If not, take a portable chair and a book.

9. Snuggle sloths at London Zoo

Okay so you can’t snuggle them but you can certainly watch them adoringly in the Rainforest Life exhibit. There are also penguins, gorillas, tigers and pygmy hippos. PYGMY HIPPOS!

Sound good? Get the girls together and have an adventure! Tweet us @sofeminineUK!

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