The best activity bars in London

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.

Fancy booking one of London’s funnest and quirkiest activity bars? Check out our favourites:

Flight Club – Victoria

flight club victoria activity bar

Victoria

 

Swingers West End

swingers west end activity bar

Oxford Circus

 

Bounce Farringdon

bounce farringdon activity bar

Chancery Lane

 

All Star Lanes – The Lodge

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Holborn

 

London Shuffle Club

london shuffle club activity bar

Shoreditch

 

Flight Club – Bloomsbury

bloomsbury flight club activity bars

Tottenham Court Road

 

Swingers City

swingers city activity bar

City of London

 

All Star Lanes – The Penthouse

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Shoreditch

 

Bounce Old Street

bounce old street activity bar

Shoreditch

 

Urban Golf Smithfield

urban golf smithfield activity bar

Smithfield

 

Neverland London

neverland london

Fulham

 

Flight Club Shoreditch

flight club shoreditch activity bar

Shoreditch

 

Babylon 305

babylon 305 activity bar

Stratford

 

Moonshine Saloon

moonshine saloon activity bar

Fulham

 

Lucky Voice Islington

lucky voice islington activity bar

Highbury and Islington

So, go on then. Make it a night to remember with one of these fun activity bar venues!

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