Who’d have thought it, drinking isn’t our main priority on nights out anymore. Why? Because activity bars are popping up all over the place, bringing you something else to do than just sink those pints and knock back those tequilas. They’re the ultimate solution to a quirky night out in London. Crazy golf, darts, shuffleboard, escape rooms, board game cafes, cocktail masterclasses – you name it, London’s got it.
Whether you’re based in North, South, East or West London, you’ll have seen – or at least heard of – your fair share of activity bars and non-traditional event spaces in close proximity to your work or home. If you haven’t made the trip to even one of them, we simply ask you: what have you been doing with your life?
Alcohol and competitive sports or activities = winning combination. Even if you don’t drink, it’s a chance to do something than just sit in a crowded London pub on a Thirsty Thursday. It’s great for a night out with friends, birthday party, office party, away day with colleagues, or just because you fancy thrashing your mate at a spot of crazy golf. Whatever the occasion, it’s a real winner.
Look at the way shuffleboarding has boomed in London. It wasn’t long ago when no one knew what it was… some of you still might not. The most common description of a shuffleboard newbie is “It’s sort of like curling, but not on ice… and definitely more fun”.
Then there’s the idea of escape rooms! London has so many of them, all completely unique in their own way. They all tell a different story, and – most importantly – they all have a different way to escape, otherwise it would be far too easy.
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So, go on then. Make it a night to remember with one of these fun activity bar venues!