This is a sponsored article on behalf of Klook.
The weekend can really fly by, can't it?
You spend ages perusing some of the incredible events London has to offer but, when it comes down to actually booking something, you find that tickets have gotten too expensive, or maybe the inclement weather is too risky, or you're not sure if it'll leave you with enough time to do the washing up. And before you know it, you're sacking it off in favour of your local, and lamenting how quickly your time off went come Monday morning.
Klook is here to put an end to all that. This nifty platform, newly launched in the UK, is all about making brilliant experiences easy and affordable. Use it to discover and book an eclectic range of experiences in 300+ locations worldwide — including London — for up to 60% off. What's more, with half-term around the corner, Klook is currently offering Londonist readers an extra 5% off. Enter the code HALFTERM5 at checkout to redeem this exclusive offer.
Klook's website and award-winning app is loaded with useful features like weather forecasts, maps and immediate, in-app booking confirmation to make organising your day out as seamless as possible. Key details like event duration, how to redeem your booking, and the event's cancellation policy are available at-a-glance, and — thanks to Klook's excellent price guarantee — if you find the same event for less elsewhere, Klook refunds you double the difference.
So, whether you're after an epic family day out, a date designed to seriously impress your other half, or just fancy doing something a bit different at the weekend, Klook is your one-stop destination for unique experiences — anytime, anywhere. Take a look at some of our favourites below.
All aboard the Bustronome
Admire London's most iconic landmarks are you devour gourmet grub atop a luxury double-decker bus. Choose between a hearty four-course lunch or indulgent six-course dinner to enjoy as you make your way past St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, the London Eye, and Westminster, to name but a few. Click here to book.
Go behind the scenes at Shakespeare's Globe
Ready for a Shakespearean experience like no other? Learn how the Bard of Avon's world is recreated on stage on this tour of Shakespeare's Globe. Witness a daring sword-fighting display, coin your own Shakespearean phrases, and take a peek inside the costume display to learn how period dress is designed and produced. There's even a chance to unleash your inner thespian, as you add your voice to a scene recorded by the theatre's actors. Click here to book.
Enjoy dreaming spires and VIP discounts
Explore the City of Dreaming Spires on a day trip from London. Your booking includes a day train pass between London Marylebone and Oxford, and a Bicester Village VIP Pass that gets you discounts on loads of brands at the popular designer outlet. Just hop on any off-peak train and you’ll be marvelling at the historic city’s stunning architecture in just over an hour. After all that culture, stop off at Bicester Village on your way back for some well-deserved retail therapy. Book here.
Take Afternoon Tea On The Thames
Here's a twist on the time-honoured British tradition of afternoon tea. Enjoy a delectable spread of sandwiches, scones and pastries, washed down with your choice of tea or coffee, as you float past the sights of the capital on an afternoon cruise. Once you're done munching, head on up to the boat's upper deck for 360 degree views. Click here to book.
Go on a Stonehenge adventure
Ok, so this one's a little further afield than you might expect. But a half-day trip to Stonehenge is not only doable, it's a total doddle with Klook. Hop on a coach from Victoria or Gloucester Road and relax as your driver whisks you away. Upon reaching the prehistoric monument, you get an audio guide to teach you more about Stonehenge and a full two hours to explore it before heading back to the capital. Book your adventure here.