As everyone knows (apart from everyone who has forgotten - you're welcome), this Sunday is Fathers Day. To make your jobs easier, we sent model daughter Harriet Humphries on the hunt for some venues in which to celebrate in style.
With Fathers Day swiftly creeping up on us, the dilemma begins of what next to buy Dad. After all, a pair of socks three years running would probably go down like a lead balloon. To make a change, why not treat him at one of Hire Space's handpicked top three venues.
The Rye, Peckham
Few things can beat some good pub grub and a pint on a Sunday afternoon and The Rye provides you with just that. If you're lucky enough the English weather may even hold up (well we can always dream) and allow you to try a bite of their fantastic BBQ in the large beer garden.
For those of you with Dads who love a good activity, challenge him to a table tennis match whilst your food is cooking. It's probably best to let him win though, it is Father’s Day after all. Once you're full up of The Rye's delicious food and drink, enjoy the rest of the day relaxing listening to live acoustic music in the main bar. This is the ideal venue for those of you south of the river who desire some open space, fresh air and a chilled afternoon.
The Alexandra, Clapham
Arguably the best place to watch sport in South London, The Alexandra is the perfect pub to take any sports mad Dad this weekend. What with its five HD plasma screens and two projector screens you can be sure you will never miss any of the action.
On top of this, drinks never run dry in this establishment for it has a reputation of having some of the best Guinness and Irish Whiskeys around. This is the ideal place for a father and son bonding session (albeit somewhat alcohol induced) this Sunday! Just sit back and enjoy the endless amount of sport matches playing, soak up the electric atmosphere and keep the drinks flowing. When it’s time to head home, just stroll (or more realistically stagger) a few metres across the road to Clapham Common tube station.
Lord's Cricket Ground
If your Dad is not someone capable of coping with a hangover on Monday mornings, this third venue is likely to be the one for him. The Long Room is an excellent venue where you can enjoy a chilled out Sunday with your Dad. Visiting the number one cricket ground in the world isn't something he is going to forget quickly. On top of this, you can treat him to a cream tea, situated in the pavilion itself. Better still, organise for him a guided tour of the Players' Dressing Room or the JP Morgan Media Centre.
Hope you like the suggestions. Every one is bound to make a good impression, and you can pretend you thought of them yourself. I'll be back soon with some more top tips.
We hope this has been useful. There are plenty more versatile spaces where that came from, Make sure to check the Hire Space website to find out more. See you next time!