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The Thrill Seeker’s Guide to London

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The Thrill Seeker’s Guide to London

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Oct 1, 2014 —  Bored of visiting the same old gaffs in London? The museums, Trafalgar Square, The Mall, the places tourists flock to - but where do you go to experience the more extreme side of London, the places that get your adrenaline going? Find out here, with the thrill seeker’s guide to London:

Scale the O2

Get kitted out in jumpsuits and go on a guided expedition of the roof of the O2, walking across a fabric walkway, 53 metres above the ground. Visit during the summer and there’s an observation platform where you can witness views of The Shard, the Olympic Park and Canary Wharf.

Take a Dip if You Dare

What used to be damned-off clay pits to protect the local area against flooding are now open air swimming pools, free for public use. The Hampstead Heath Ponds are open all year round, so whatever time of year you choose to visit London you can take a dip in one of the three pools, and in case you were wondering - no they’re not heated!

White Water Rafting at the Olympic Park

In the wake of the 2012 Olympic Games, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is now open to the public. Head over to the Lee Valley White Water Centre and sign up to a session of white water rafting, canoeing or kayaking and experience first-hand, the exhilarating Olympic Standard Competition course.

Go Karting

Head to Capital Karts where you can take on the longest go karting track the UK has to offer. With top speeds of 45 mph and space for 25 karts you can race your friends and compete against each other’s lap times.

Travel in Style with Emirates Air Line

The Emirates Air Line is the country’s first urban cable car. Spanning over a kilometre, the cable car passes over the Royal Docks, the O2 arena and the Olympic Park, offering an aerial view of the city.

Inner City Paintballing

Head down to London Bridge and you’ll find the Tooley Street paintball place close by. Set between a number of old railway arches, the assault courses include the Vietnam Village and the Super Air Field, full of inflatable obstacles.

Bungee Jump in the City

One week of every month the UK Bungee Club set up bungee jumps next to the O2 in Greenwich, narrowly missing the Thames, you jump 50m over an air bag. You can take on the jump on your own or in tandem.

Travel Underground

No, not the tube, visit the Chislehurst Caves, a labyrinth of man-made tunnels supposedly built by the Druids, the Romans and the Saxons. In the last century it has been used as an air raid shelter, a mushroom farm, and a music venue, supporting the likes of Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and Pink Floyd.

And for a Relaxing End to Your Day….

What could be better than watching a film, on a roof, under the stars, while relaxing in a hot tub? Head over to Rockwell House in Shoreditch and you can do just that. Rent out a hot tub with a group of your friends and you’ll get your very own waiter to cater to your needs, all night long!

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