South Western Railway’s Sunday Activities | So Good News
Sunday – the last blissful bit of the weekend to enjoy before you get back to work. But what is the best way to enjoy time off in this city of endless possibilities?
We’ve teamed up with South Western Railway to uncover some of the weird and wonderful Sunday activities our own secret Londoners enjoy. From treetop adventures to furry friends, there’s endless fun to be had. Continue reading for insp…
Find ultimate zen at Puppy Yoga
What could be more healthy and satisfying than sitting in the lotus position, surrounded by frolicking loballs? Great for mind, body and soul, puppy yoga is a surefire way to get those endorphins flowing before you start the week. And with classes available across a range of skills, you can play with the pups whether you’re a fully qualified yogi or just starting out. Namaste.
Shop for some groovy neon lights to liven up your home
Nestled in the depths of Walthamstow, this visual treasure of neon signs is a real treat for the eyes. God’s Own Junkyard owner and neon light artist Chris Bracey created, installed and assembled many of the iconic pieces that can be found in the shop, including signs that have featured in films by the likes of Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson. Stop by and admire Bracey’s artistry throughout the gallery – and you can even buy or rent your own piece to take home.
Pet some animals at Hackney City Farm
From floppy-eared Anglo-Nubian goats to Willow the donkey (a big name at the London nativity scene), the residents of Hackney City Farm are an adorable bunch. This inner-city animal paradise is a lovely place to spend a Sunday afternoon, and what’s more, it’s free to enter!
Take to the treetops on Go Ape
Spend your Sunday living the high life at one of London’s Go Ape centres. Full of high cable cars, skylines, zip wires and more, this place is a full-fledged wonderland. If you’re a true thrill seeker, the Treetop Challenge and its free-falling Tarzan swings have got your name all over it. And with this SWR reward, you can enjoy a 22% discount on the Tree Top Challenge for two people.
Take a swim in your local lido
London is positively full of fantastic places to enjoy a refreshing swim outdoors. From Beckenham Place Park lake to London Fields lido, there’s an outdoor pool to meet everyone’s geographical (and temperature) requirements. And health benefits aside, there’s nothing like taking the plunge to feel refreshed and full of beans.
Catch a matinee show
As free time is often scarce during the week, it can be difficult to find time to make the most of London’s incredible theater scene. And that’s why a Sunday afternoon is the perfect opportunity to settle into a plush velvet chair with a glass of wine or ice cream and enjoy a matinee show. Plus there are plenty of SWR rewards that will give you great discounts on a range of theater productions across London.
Take a night in the zoo
POV: you wake up in a lovely cabin, and all the wildlife of London Zoo is on your doorstep – but you have the whole place to yourself! Book in for a night at London Zoo Lodge and you’ll be treated to two exclusive tours outside of visiting hours. Led by experienced hosts, the tours will provide fascinating insight into how the zoo cares for its animals. You can even upgrade your stay with an unforgettable Meet the Animal experience.