With a certain someone's birthday approaching, and a loss at what to get, luck struck when I heard about F1 Fanzone. Established in 2009, the festival that celebrates all things Formula One took place in Abu Dhabi, attracting two hundred and eighty-six thousand visitors. Since then it has travelled to Monaco, Melbourne, and now, finally it is making its debut in London.
If you can't make it to Silverstone, then F1 Fanzone is the next best thing. See the British Grand Prix qualifiers and main race broadcast live on a giant screen at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
F1 Fanzone is more than just a screening though; between the 4th - 6th July there will be a whole host of exciting activities to sick your teeth into.
There will be a variety of driving simulators to test out. These include a single player motion simulator, or multiplayer, against sixteen other people, so it will feel like you are in an actual Grand Prix. The simulators use the same technology that the racers use in training.
Podium Photo Finish
Step up to the podium, receive your trophy, and get your photo taken as a memento of the day.
Whether its go karting, a miniature electric track, or by remote control, race your mini cars to the finish line. Children will also be able to get their first drivers' license by taking lessons in an electric powered F1 car.
Car Bungee Jump
Not for the faint hearted. Bungee jump. Inside a car.
For an event like this, I was expecting to pay a lot of money, but tickets are great value at only £10. You can also buy VIP tickets for £25, which gives you 10% discount off merchandise, £30% off a Catherham Taxi Drift Experience, and the ability to jump queues.