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Labatt Brewing Company has their headquarters in London and you’ll be able to tour the brewery all year round. If you’re unfamiliar with Labatt, they are one of the largest breweries in Canada brewing your favourite Budweiser, Alexander Keith’s Kokanee, Stella Artois, Corona, and Modelo.
Other taprooms to visit from local breweries include London Brewing who features local organic ingredients and Storm Stayed Brewing Co. that has a minimalist insta-worthy taproom.
The Covent Garden Market has been opened for 170+ years since 1845 and has 50 merchants and services as well as 18 restaurants on site. Explore what the local Londoners have to offer and grab a quick bite to eat or DIY your own picnic with fresh ingredients from the market!
Have kids with you? Bring them to the family-friendly Storybook Gardens for a three to five-hour adventure inside the Fairy tale themed park with six different amusement rides; carousel, 40-foot Ferris Wheel, Elephant Ride, Magic Carpet Slide, and Springbank Train Ride. You’ll find attractions based on fairy tales such as Humpty Dumpty, the Old Women Who Lived in a Shoe and Three Men in a Tub.
The Victoria Park spans over 7.3 hectares of green space. It was originally built in 1874 as a British military base and cricket ground but now it’s turned into a recreational space. In the wintertime, locals enjoy skating at the ice rink. An interesting activity to partake in is squirrel fishing, by “catching” squirrels and attempting to lift them into the air using nuts attached on a string.
Sundance Balloons offers rides over this “Forest City” which will take you over the golden fields, city sights and large green spaces. This 45 minutes to 1.5-hour hot air balloon ride starts at $250 CAD and includes champagne when you’re roaming up high in the sky.
Written by Candy Chou