It's the dreaded A Level results day on Thursday August 18 , and whether you're celebrating your amazing marks or drowning your sorrows, you'll need a good way to blow off some steam.

But if you're bored at the idea of a traditional meal or pint with your friends, we've rounded up a few of the best alternative ways to celebrate the end of exams in west London this week.

Pick your favourite, round up your mates and celebrate the end of the exam stress once and for all!

Enjoy an extreme sport

Indulging in an extreme sport could be a brilliant way to let off some steam and feel exhilarated now that all of that exam stress is over.

Vertical Chill, in Covent Garden, offers fun indoor ice climbing walls to celebrate with an edge! Or you could head to London's first purpose-built parkour course , or jump for joy (literally) at Acton's trampoline park !

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports, Tower House, 10-12 Southampton Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7HA - 0207 395 1010

Go paintballing

Paintballing could be a great way to release tension and stress, and enjoy yourself after months of revising.

Delta Force paintballing is close to west London and great fun for you and your friends!

Delta Force Paintball Centre, Gerrards Cross Road, Buckinghamshire, SL2 4EU - 0844 477 5094

Head to the beach... in Brixton!

Fancy a night out full of drinks and fun with a twist? Brixton Beach Boulevard are bringing a series of 1980s-themed nights to south west London, complete with sun, sand and delicious street food!

Why not spend your evening celebrating your A Level results as if you're already on a sunny beach holiday?

Brixton Beach Boulevard, Pope's Road, Brixton, SW9 8JH - info@spacebars.co.uk

Go camping

Enjoy a night under the stars or make a weekend of it as a family or with your best mates.

It'll be a great time to get together before people start going off to university or begin full-time employment.

And as an added bonus, the Perseid Meteor Shower will be visible all this week, giving you a bit of extra sparkle to your celebrations!

Go to the farm

It may sound childish, but heading to the farm to play with cute animals and breathe in some fresh air could be a great way to release all of that stress and really unwind.

Hounslow Urban Farm is a great, cheap urban farm to relax in right on your doorstep.

Hounslow Urban Farm, Fagg's Road, Feltham , TW14 0LZ - 020 8831 9658

Head to an outdoor cinema

A gorgeous outdoor cinema event is a perfect celebration for if you're looking for a low-key night with your friends after your exam stress.

From ultimate classics including Dirty Dancing and Pulp Fiction , to the latest films to hit cinema screens such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Mad Max Fury Road , there's something for every taste to enjoy in west London this summer.

Check out our full listings for your favourite and head to a fun night of classic movie magic under the stars.

Play ping pong while you drink

For a brilliant night out filled with fun gaming as well as tasty cocktails, why not take your friends to Bounce in Holborn after receiving your results?

The venue is a 1950s'-style cocktail bar and pizza restaurant with 17 ping pong tables, so you can enjoy a competitive game to blow off some steam as you relax.

Bounce, 121 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD - 020 3657 6525

See an interesting play

Why not see a fascinating play to relax on Thursday evening?

Rimini Protokoll's Remote London is part of an international phenomenon staged all over the world. Through the playful guidance of a computer-generated voice, people who have never met before come together to explore the city from the perspective of artificial intelligence.

The play's start point is St George's Gardens (entrance next to 8 Wakefield Street, London, WC1N).

Tickets cost £15 for adults, £10 for concessions for the performance on Thursday August 18 at 4pm.

Eat al-fresco

London has plenty of beautiful choices for al-fresco dining, and it's the perfect time of year to go. A glass of wine and a bite to eat in the sunshine is a brilliant way to celebrate the end of exams.

Here are a few local restaurants with outdoor seating in west London.

Greek Affair: 1 Hillgate Street, Notting Hill , W8 7SP - 020 7792 5226

Blue Elephant: The Boulevard, Imperial Wharf, Townmead Road, Fulham , SW6 2UB - 020 7751 3111

Princess Victoria: 217 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush , W12 9DH - 020 8749 5886

Petersham Nurseries Café: Church Lane, Petersham Road, Richmond , TW10 7AB - 020 8940 5230

Fancy getting outside? Here's 100 things to do outdoors in west London.