SEVEN WONDERS OF LONDON
Give your trip a twist and visit one of the city’s most famous attractions, from The View from The Shard to the Arcelor Mittal Orbit, in a new way.
2 DO YOGA UP THE SHARD
You might have heard of aerial yoga – where you hang in slings suspended from the ceiling – but the yoga class at The Shard takes the concept to new heights. Leo and Mandy from Yogasphere, which specialises in yoga in beautiful locations, lead vinyasa classes for up to 60 participants. The class takes place on the skyscraper’s open-air platform on level 72, or inside on level 69 on colder days. At 1,000ft (305m) high, you’ll be taking part in the world’s highest yoga class. Mats are provided and the price includes viewing time and a goody bag of healthy snacks. £45. www.viewfromtheshard.com
3 STAY ABOARD GOLDEN HINDE II
Children will love experiencing life as a 16th-century explorer aboard the Golden Hinde II, a reconstruction of the ship in which Sir Francis Drake sailed around the globe between 1577 and 1580. Actors will allocate crew roles and hand out costumes. You’ll then take part in navigational, gunners’ and barber surgeon workshops and a mock battle before bedding down dorm-style on the gun deck. A breakfast of bread, cheese, fruit and hot chocolate is included. £69; mailing list subscribers £42.95. www.goldenhinde.com
4 SLEEPING WITH LIONS
Upgrade your visit to ZSL London Zoo with a sleepover at Land of the Lions. You will spend the night in Gir Lion Lodge – named after the lions’ native Gir Forest in India. The price includes two days’ zoo entry, tours, a two-course dinner, chalet accommodation and breakfast. From £438 per lodge for two people. ww.zsl.org