Soaking in the vibrant culture, attending unique festivals, and taking part in plenty of outdoor activities are among the many things to do in London. Activities range from family-friendly forms of entertainment to adults-only tours. Sporting events and parks round out any London guide.
Some London things to do are steeped in history, such as the Fanshawe Pioneer Village at 1424 Clarke Road. Fanshawe Pioneer Village features houses and other buildings that date back to 1820. Each building has been transplanted from its original site and painstakingly rebuilt piece by piece. Guides at the village wear period costumes and tell the story of Southern Ontario history during the daily tour. Fanshawe’s facilities are available to rent and its staff will help to organize a wedding with a scenic view or a vintage baseball game for a family reunion.
Another family-friendly way to spend a day is at London’s largest indoor playground—Adventures on Wonderland. Located at 3198 Wonderland Road South, Adventures on Wonderland has many activities, including plastic ball pits and slides for younger kids, and air hockey, video games, and laser tag for older children and adventurous adults.
No guide to London is complete without mentioning the many tours and festivals held in the city. The adult-only Labatt Brewery Tour takes place year-round and includes beer samples and a souvenir t-shirt. The Home County Music and Art Festival is held every July in Victoria Park. This festival features Canadian musicians, artisans, and food.
Covent Garden Market is a great place to score London deals on locally grown fruits, vegetables, and meats. This Southern Ontario specialty market has been in business since 1845 and although the building housing the market has been upgraded to a towering brick and glass structure in recent years, the quality of the food sold has remained the same. Cheeses, ethnic foods, and baked goods can be found alongside the other fresh offerings.