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Monday 28th of December 2015
Pick up your Easirent hire car from our London Gatwick Airport depot and head into South London for a day jam-packed full of activities. Here at Easirent we have selected some of our favourite things to do south of the river – enjoy.
1. Crystal Palace Boating Lake
Hop in your Easirent hire car and head to the Crystal Palace Boating Lake for a day of unrivalled family fun. Take a photo next to the anatomically incorrect concrete dinosaurs, which were installed during the Victorian era. There is also plenty for the children to enjoy, including a maze, a kids farm and the ruins of the original Crystal Palace aquarium.
2. Royal Observatory
Fans of the universe wouldn’t want to miss out on a chance to visit London’s Royal Observatory for an evening of unrivalled star gazing in the capital. Visit the Peter Harrison Planetarium in Greenwich Park which is kitted out with state of the art projection equipment and films of the latest scientific discoveries. Space fans under the age of eight can also take part in a Space Safari.
The most famous lawn tennis championships in the world, Wimbledon takes place annually across two weeks in June. Although tickets to the prestigious sporting event generally sell out pretty quickly, or are balloted and designated a whole year before the tournament – tennis fans can queue on the day and hopefully get a ticket to enter the courts. Failing that, head over to Aorangi Terrace, known colloquially as Henman Hill for all the action which is broadcast to crowds on the big screen.
4. Pop Brixton
Made up of piles of stacked up shipping containers, Pop Brixton is a hub of independent retailers and affordable workspaces in the heart of South London. Take a drive in your Easirent hire car for a day of shopping, eating and discovering some hidden bargains.
5. Cutty Sark
The famous 19th century tea clipper which was almost destroyed by a fire in 2007 has undergone a £30 million renovation and is now more magnificent than before. Now elevated three metres above its dry dock, visitors to the Cutty Sark can marvel as its 65 metre long hull from below.
6. The O2
Once famous for being the Millennium Dome, the giant structure in South London has been transformed into a live music venue, hosting the likes of Madonna, Adele and Coldplay. But not only that, visitors to the O2 Arena can scale the outside of the building if they’re feeling brave enough. Harness yourself up and make the 52 metre climb up over the roof at duck for spectacular views across the capital.