London may be the most heavily populated place in the UK and is in great contrast to some of the more natural and wild places in the country, however it is still a fantastic place for adventure. We often hear of all the fantastic sights, restaurants, galleries and shops our capital city has to offer, but sometimes it is easy to forget that we have some of the most state of the art adventure activity facilities in the world at our disposal. So yes, you can still find adventure in London.
Adventures that you can do on your own, with the right knowledge, skills and equipment
Beckenham Place ParkBeckenham Hill Road, Beckenham, London BR3 5BS, UK
Brixton BMX TrackDulwich Road, London, SE24 0PB
Burgess Park BMX (Peckham BMX Club)Burgess Park, Albany Road, London, SE5 0AN
Craggy Island SuttonCraggy Island Climbing Centre, Oaks Sports Centre, Woodmansterne Road, Carshalton, SM5 4AN
Hampstead PondsSt. Albans Road, London, NW5 1QR
Popular Activities in London
Our favourite activities in London
Rafting is an accessible but thrilling group activity and with many white water centres across the country, it’s available all year round. A soaking is guaranteed.
With many different variations, there’s a form of climbing to suit all abilities – both indoors and out, and great places to climb wherever you are in the UK.
From paddling the flat waters of the UK’s canals to riding the waves on a sit-on-top kayak or tackling the white water of a raging river, there’s a type of kayaking to suit every type of adventurer.
Whether racing downhill, riding a single track or cross-country, there are few better ways to explore the UK countryside than by mountain bike and few better ways to get seriously muddy in the process.
Everyday Adventure stories from London
Walking Wild with Ian Finch
What’s so wild about English forests? We joined expedition leader and wild walking guide Ian Finch, on a walk through a beautiful Hertfordshire woodland just outside the M25, to discover how to make an everyday walk in the woods just a little bit wilder.
1 December 2018