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16 adventure activities in London

Experience a different side of the capital with these action-packed activities.

From bungee jumping and wake boarding to trapeze lessons, check out the top ways to get your adrenaline-filled kicks with our pick of the most adventurous activities in London.

1. ArcelorMittal Orbit

Head to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to face The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit. You can catch a glimpse of London’s iconic skyline while whizzing down the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide. Alternatively, soar to the bottom during a breathtaking abseil with Wire & Sky. Book The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit now

2. Up at The O2

A woman and man walk down the side of The O2, hanging onto a rope and wearing harnesses, during the Up at The O2 experience.
Up at The O2 © visitlondon.com/Antoine Buchet.

Climb to the roof of one of London’s most famous landmarks with Up at The O2. As one of Greenwich's most Instagram-worthy spots, you can take snaps during a sunset climb or see the capital twinkle from the top of the iconic venue at night. Book Up at The O2 now

3. London Helicopter tours

Soak up incredible aerial views of the city with London helicopter tours. Offering a FOMO-inducing perspective of the capital, these sky-high experiences are not to be missed from your London bucket list. Book London helicopter tours now

4. The Dare Skywalk

A small group of people, attached to a railing, peer over the edge of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at sunset, with London's skyline in the background.
The Dare Skywalk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Image courtesy of Golden Tours.
Navigate the roof of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during The Dare Skywalk, a 90-minute adventure featuring a glass walkway and the chance to get close to the famous golden cockerel. Book The Dark Skywalk now

5. Speedboat tours of London

Prepare yourself for high-speed twist and turns along the river Thames on an thrilling speedboat tour of London. Scream out loud as you race past the capital's riverside landmarks.  

6. Go Ape

Channel your inner adventurer while climbing through the treetops of Alexandra PalaceBattersea Park or Cockfosters, Trent Park with Go Ape. All venues offer a thrilling mix of high ropes, zip wires and bridges to navigate during your London adventure. 

7. London's top escape rooms

Get your blood pumping as you and your pals turn into spies, time travellers or adventurers, racing against time to reach freedom. From gruesome experiences to classic mysteries with a virtual reality twist, adrenaline junkies are in for a treat at escape rooms in London.

8. Lee Valley White Water Centre

A man in a cblue anoe turns in the rapids of the Lee Valley White Water Centre.
Lee Valley White Water Centre. Image courtesy of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

Ride the rapids during a white-water rafting session at Lee Valley White Water Centre. You can also try out plenty of other exhilarating activities, including kayaking, hydro-speeding and tubing.

9. UK Bungee Club

Feel the wind in your hair during a thrilling 160ft (47.8m) bungee jump with the UK Bungee Club near The O2 in Greenwich. You’ll be able to soak up incredible views of the City of London, Canary Wharf and the river Thames, before taking the plunge in adventure-filled Greenwich.

10. ZSL London Zoo

Explore ZSL London Zoo after hours during a sleepover at Gir Lion Lodge. You’ll have the opportunity to feed the animals, take a sunset tour and sleep in a luxurious cabin located in the Land of the Lions  listen out to hear them roar!

11. Go karting in London

Go karts lined up towards the camera, ready to set off on the track at Teamsport London Docklands.
Teamsport London Docklands. Image courtesy of Teamsport.
Test your racing skills as you go head-to-head with friends, family and strangers or go against the clock at go karting London tracks. Teamsport offers different types of circuits and race options across its five karting London venues, while Capital Karts boasts the UK's longest indoor go karting track.

12. WakeUp Docklands

Enjoy an action-packed afternoon of watersports at WakeUp Docklands at Royal Victoria Dock, where you can join a range of adventurous activities, including stand-up paddleboarding, wakeboarding and paddleboard pilates. Afterwards, grab an ice-cold drink from the beach bar.

13. Lee Valley VeloPark

Relive the 2012 Olympic Games with a high-speed cycling session at the Lee Valley VeloPark. Race around the world-famous velodrome, ride mountain bike trails or get the adrenaline pumping on the BMX track during your London adventure.

14. The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience London

A group of gamers, wearing orange, try to catch falling items within the colourfully lit dome, as part of the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience.
Take on the challenges at the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience. Image courtesy of the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience.
Travel through four unique time zones in The Crystal Maze: futuristic, medieval, Aztec and industrial. Based on the hit 1990s TV show, this indoor adventure boasts 32 exhilarating challenges to test your mental and physical skills. 

15. Parkour Generations

Take part in free-running classes at the dedicated indoor gym or in locations around London with Parkour Generations. Get to grips with all the essential parkour skills, from jumping to landing, needed for this thrilling sport.

16. Oxygen Freejumping

Bounce at one of Oxygen Freejumping's London parks. Get your blood pumping during fitness sessions or try out a freejump session. Head to Croydon for a Bear Grylls-inspired obstacle course that will challenge even the fittest!

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