Mother’s day tends to get most of the press but all the father’s out there putting in a shift deserve some recognition too. Father’s day takes place on the 21st of June this year in the UK and if you’re ever in London on this special date, here’s a selection of things you can do to spend some quality time with your old man.
But, if you’re the one all the fuss is about, send a link to this article to those clueless offspring of yours and be celebrated the way you deserve to be.
Cigar and Cognac tasting at The Wellesley.
Whether dad is a connoisseur or a budding amateur, an introduction to the fine art of cigar smoking and cognac tasting at the Wellesley hotel, will not disappoint. Dad will be treated to a private session with the hotel’s Cigar Sommelier who will introduce him to the hotel’s fine range of tobacco and liqueur’s and to top it all off, there’s a Rolls Royce chauffeur at his disposal to take him anywhere he wishes within a certain radius of the hotel. Add in 24 hour Butler service and a made to measure shirt by Budd Shirtmakers Piccadilly and watch him smile from ear to ear.
Arranging a head to head with your folks is always a great way to show you care and the convivial atmosphere of an afternoon tea will have you opening up and laughing about all the shenanigans of your childhood… It’s just that kind of ambiance.
The Stafford hotel serves up Wagyu burgers, sirloin on ciabatta and a selection of cold bitters and spirits to wash it all down. Combined with the gentleman’s club vibe of the The Stafford’s American Bar and its discerning patrons, an afternoon with dad here is sure to hit the spot.
Coffee and a scarf at Burberry 121 Regent Street.
Buying dad something nice to wear on his special day is a tried a tested method that has stood the test of time… (unless you’re still getting him those good old checkered socks). Take it one step further with the Burberry store on Regent Street that let’s you enjoy a fine lunch with dad in their spanking new cafe before helping him spruce up his wardrobe. Quality time and a useful gift, what’s not to love?
Share an old fashion with him at the Connaught Bar.
The perfect venue to shoot the breeze and the best place to go for a Martini in London bar none. The drink is prepared in a near ceremonious fashion and there’s nothing quite like watching the mixologist’s here at work. Bear in mind that there’s a no reservation policy, so be prepared for a bit of a wait but trust us, it’s well worth it.
A cut and shave at Alfred Dunhill’s
There’s nothing quite like the manly tradition of a wet cut and shave to bond with your old man, and while you’re at it, you might as well throw in a spa session and a stiff drink to the mix. Alfred Dunhill’s, Bourbon House London, is a luxury experience solely dedicated to male indulgence and that’s exactly, what you’re looking for on father’s day. It also means that it’s very likely to be packed this Sunday, so head in there early.
Here, you can enjoy a wet shave and a cut while sipping on their excellent Bloody Mary or enjoy a nice al fresco lunch underneath a heritage listed tree that predates the luxury store itself. The Spa might need some advance booking but it’s well worth a try.