The best places in London to get your adrenaline pumping

Ben clock tower

If you’re looking for excitement, there’s no better place than London. The city is packed full of exciting attractions and adrenaline-fuelled activities that will let you see the sights while getting the thrill you seek.

The Park Grand Hotel London is one of the best hotels in Paddington if you’re hoping to take part in some of the city’s most heart pumping activities. The central location puts you right around the corner from some of these popular white knuckle choices…

Thames speedboat

Thames speedboat

There are plenty of options available if you’re hoping to see the sights of the famous Thames River but if you want to kick things up a notch, there’s no better way than with a speedboat tour. Fly along the iconic waterway at incredible speeds as you watch the city skyline fly by. This is a much more exciting alternative to the slow boat tours and canoe hire services.

O2 Arena climb


For music fans and entertainment-seekers, the O2 Arena is a place of pilgrimage. You may not be aware that it also doubles as a climbing experience for adrenaline junkies. If you’re looking for a physical challenge and a chance to see London from a whole different perspective, book onto one of the climbing experiences and make your way across the top of London’s most iconic venue.

Go Ape

Battersea Park

Swing, jump and fly through the trees of Battersea Park with a trip to Go Ape. The popular outdoor experience is a great way to get your heart racing and get closer to nature. If you’re travelling to the Park Grand Hotel London with your kids, Go Ape is a fun day out for the whole family. If you’re afraid of heights, the safety harnesses at Go Ape provide a perfect way for you to conquer your fears.

Lee Valley White Water Centre

Waltham Cross, London

Head over to the beautiful Olympic Park for a chance to race down the same rapids that the best sports stars in the world competed for gold on. If you’ve never experienced the rush of white water rafting, this is an experience you won’t want to miss out on. There’s no better feeling than speeding through choppy waters and feeling the spray on your face as you try to manoeuvre through the track.


If you’re travelling with a group of friends, there’s no better way to get a thrill than by putting your foot to the floor and racing around a track. If you’re a fan of racing and you feel the need for speed, book a go-karting experience for you and your friends. There are a number of places in London to try go-karting but TeamSport near Tower Bridge has some of the best tracks.



If you’ve ever wanted to feel like an extreme sports hamster, zorbing is the activity for you. Climb inside a giant plastic bubble and race downhill at incredible speeds for an experience like no other. This is sure to get your heart racing if you’re looking for a thrill during your time in London.