London is full of surprises. From the historical sites, museums, and galleries to the vibrant nightlife.
But there’s one side of London that many people miss out on – its extreme sports scene.
In this article, we’re going to look at some of the best places in London for extreme sports enthusiasts to get their adrenaline fix. We’ll explore everything from rock climbing and skydiving to more niche activities like mountaineering and whitewater rafting.
Skating Down the Thames
Skating down the Thames is one of London’s most iconic extreme sports experiences. It’s also illegal, so don’t try it unless you want to risk getting arrested or fined by the police.
Skateboarding on a busy river is probably not something you should do without first talking to someone who knows what they’re doing (and isn’t just trying to get their friends’ attention). The best place for skating near London is on Regent’s Canal, which runs through Camden Town and Westminster before reaching Paddington Basin at its endpoint.
There are several spots along this path where skateboarders can practice their moves without interfering with traffic or pedestrians: near Camden Lock Market, beside Victoria Park, and near King’s Cross Station (which has its own skate park).
If those areas are crowded with skaters when you visit, look around until you find an empty stretch of canal where no one else seems interested in practicing tricks. Or, wait until later in the day when fewer people come onto the waterway!
Rock Climbing in Hampstead Heath
Rock climbing is our friends’ favorite leisure activity at London Transport Hub. It is a great way to get fit and have fun. It’s also an excellent way to build confidence, challenge yourself, and develop new skills.
Climbing on Hampstead Heath is open 365 days a year (weather permitting), with routes from Easy to Difficult for all abilities. You’ll need to pay an entrance fee, but once you’re in, there are no extra charges other than hiring gear if required – so it makes for a cheap activity that can be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys being outside!
Abseiling on the River Thames
Abseiling is a great activity for those who want to push their physical and mental limits. It involves a lot of concentration, so you’ll have to be prepared for an adrenaline rush!
You’ll start your abseiling experience at the Thames Barrier Park in east London. You will be given full safety instructions before being harnessed up and sent off down the River Thames towards Canary Wharf. Once there, you can take in views of some of London’s most iconic landmarks – including Tower Bridge, The Shard, and HMS Belfast – before being lifted back up again by boat once your adventure has come to an end. This is an exhilarating way of exploring this historic city on foot!
White Water Rafting on the Thames
The trip starts in Maidenhead, which is about an hour from London by train. You’ll need to bring your own lunch and snacks for the day.
The rafting trip lasts about 2 hours, but this includes transportation time and preparation at the start of your journey. It costs around $100 USD per person (approx £80).
If you have any medical conditions or concerns that might affect how well you can participate in this activity (such as heart problems), please let us know before booking so we can ensure everything goes smoothly for everyone involved!
Bungee Jumping from Tower Bridge
Bungee jumping from Tower Bridge is an exhilarating experience and one that you can enjoy with friends or family. You can jump from either side of the bridge, but if you want to do this on a whim and aren’t prepared to book in advance, then it’s better to jump from the south side as there are fewer restrictions compared with jumping off from the north side (which requires booking).
You will be harnessed and secured by a cable when bungee jumping from Tower Bridge. However, don’t let this put you off – it’s an experience unlike any other!
London is a haven for extreme sports enthusiasts
London is a haven for extreme sports enthusiasts. The city has some of the best facilities in the world, and it’s one of the top destinations for people looking to take their skills to new heights.
London has hosted some of history’s most famous sporting events, including Wimbledon and The Olympics. As well as being home to some of our most beloved sports teams (Arsenal FC), there are also plenty of opportunities for you to get involved yourself!
London is a great place to get your adrenaline pumping and experience some of the most extreme sports in the world. Whether you’re looking for something more relaxing like rock climbing or white water rafting, or something more extreme like bungee jumping off Tower Bridge or skateboarding down the Thames – there’s something for everyone!