Are you a thrill-seeker? Do you love the wet and wild? A fan of the teacups? London is the perfect place to stay if you’re in need of a little extra amusement…

With some of the UK’s best theme parks and funfairs, London presents a bunch of adventure parks from pop up fairgrounds to the famous Thorpe Park and the lands of Lego in neighbouring town, Windsor. Take a look at our tried and tested list to discover a new dimension of roller coaster fun.

What is a Theme Park?
A Theme Park (also known as an amusement park) is a place where the attractions are made up of rides, such as roller coasters and water rides. They usually contain a selection of rides, as well as shops, restaurants, and other themed entertainment features. These attractions are not just for kids, though, but for people of any age!

What is a Funfair?
A Funfair (mainly known as a Fair) is a small to medium-sized show that travels around the country or the world. These traveling Fairs are typically comprised of stalls, fun houses and basic flatpack rides so they can pop up all across the country.

Attractions in and Around London

London hosts many Funfairs every year, as well as many permanent theme parks within a short travel distance from the centre of the city. Below is a list of our favourite choices for you to sink your teeth into:

Chessington World of Adventure

A great place for everyone as this is not just a Theme Park, but consists of a Zoo, Sea Life Centre and Live entertainment shows that are fun no matter your age.

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Thorpe Park

One of the UK’s most popular Theme Parks, “Thorpe Park is an island like no other!” Just 20 minutes from central London, the park consists of 27 different rides including the dreaded Colossus, the gravity-defying Nemesis, the horror inducing Saw – The Ride, and the silent destroyer Stealth, as well as many other rides and attractions for your adrenaline pumping needs.

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No matter your age, everyone loves playing with Lego, or so we like to think, so why not visit a mini London, a miniature set of Star Wars or Atlantis. Or you might take a fancy to some Lego go-karting or a water ride. It’s all on offer at LEGOLAND Windsor.

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London Dungeon

Scare yourself silly at this fantastically themed adventure park. The Dungeon is the ultimate thrill-filled journey through London’s dark and haunted past. With over 1000 years of history to learn about in 90 minutes, the well-trained actors will have you laughing and scare the pants off you. There are mazes, rides, storytelling, special effects, and many more entertaining attractions.

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Go Ape at Trent Park

For high flying forest fun, Go Ape is the best place for you! Being the number one forest adventure park, it’s all about living life adventurously and getting back with your inner tree swinger! Fly down zip wires, leap out of trees or tackle the dangerous crossings, all with the amazing scenery of the forest around you.

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Harry Potter Studios

People all over the world love the Harry Potter films and books, so head on over to the Warner Brothers Studios to see many of the animatronics and sets from the films. You might even get the chance to take a ride on a broomstick and truly feel like you are a part of the Harry Potter world.

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If you’re not into the totally-daunting twists, turns and loop-de-loops that you get with roller coasters, funfairs might be more to your taste. Funfairs in London aren’t hard to find. They often pop up on a monthly basis throughout the capital, every year.

Particularly in summer, there’s usually a fair with inflatables, a fun, charity event or similar for you to get involved with. Plus, if you’re big into your festivals, you’ll know that a ferris wheel, “Earth Shaker” or “The Waltzers” are the plus one equivalent in the amusement ride scene.

Now you’ve got a better idea of the best theme parks in London you can head to this busy UK capital to get your fix of adventure park fun.

Want to find a funfair in London?

As fairgrounds are usually nomadic, it’s best to browse this up-to-date list to find a funfair in London that’ll suit your visiting times and location.

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