Daddy, daddy cool.
You may think all dads are the same (no, they don’t all want cufflinks for Father’s Day), but there are those that would rather peruse an art gallery than be taken on a fishing weekend, and those that want luxury in the country rather than a trip to the rugby.
Because it’s impossible to please our own dads, we’ve come up with seven ideas for the different types of dad, whether it’s his tricky eating habits or his refined taste in the arts (or just his love of pizza and beer).
If your dad is less football and more fine art, then the latest exhibition at the Tate Britain explores the great British artists that strove to represent human figures, with some famous works from Freud (including his painting of muse Sue Tilley), alongside work from Francis Bacon and rare works from Paula Rego – a must see!
ALL TOO HUMANBACON, FREUD AND A CENTURY OF PAINTING LIFE at the Tate Britain until 27 August 18 – Book Tickets Now
If you’re not lucky enough to be a member of Soho House, non-members can actually stay at their Cotswold’s hotel by simply filling out a reservation enquiry on the website. The exclusive retreat boasts everything from an indoor/outdoor pool, multiple restaurants and a spa. We’d opt for the adorable bell tents!
Request a reservation at Soho Farmhouse, from Bell Tents to full cottages now – Book now
For those who are looking for a good social session then the new Canova Hall In Brixton is the perfect place for a relaxed meal in a buzzing atmosphere, with plenty of drinks. Just add an extra £22 per person and you can select from some bottomless aperitif’s to enjoy for two solid hours…probably best not to book anything for afterwards, this can get pretty serious. Also the pizza here is to die for!
Book a meal at Canova Hall, Brixton – Book Now
Got a dad whose eating habits aren’t exactly… easy? Our fave vegan restaurant Tibits are giving out a free vegan Freedom lager to every father on the day alongside their famous boat of Vegetarian and Vegan food (which even though we’re not vegan, is still incredible food) – sit in the sun room at the Bankside restaurant for a long lazy afternoon with delicious food.
Walk in or book a table (advisable for 4 or more) at Tibits Bankside or Tibits Heddon Street now – Book now
We have no idea why we’ve never been to this before but the Rooftop Film Club has three locations around London that show your faves against the famous skyline. On Father’s Day they’re showing the classic Edward Scissor Hands – sit back in your deck chair, grab a cocktail (or a beer for dad) and enjoy a classic under the stars.
Get tickets for the Rooftop Film Club – Book now
For those with a big family, the guys over at Plate in Shoreditch are letting children under 12 eat free. Or for those of you whose children are no longer children, the afternoon tea is delicious and the restaurant overlooks the heart of Shoreditch, because people watching is always on the menu.
Visit Plate restaurant, Shoreditch – Book Now
If you want to treat your dad this Father’s Day while also giving yourself a gift for being such a doting son, then Gentlemen Jack’s Twice as Smooth Gentlemen’s Sip & Shave experience is the one. The whiskey brand – from the makers of Jack Daniel’s no less – have teamed up with Barber Barber to offer a gentlemen’s wet shave for fathers and sons, which will come with two serves of the deliciously smooth Gentlemen Jack.
The experience is available to book at Barber Barber stores in Soho, Spitalfields, Birmingham and Leeds. The Twice as Smooth Treatments for Father’s Day can be purchased in in the two weeks leading up to the Father’s Day weekend (17 June) and will be redeemable up until Saturday 30 June 2018. Price for two; London – £76, Birmingham and Leeds – £56.