The rise of activity bars in London

Now that life is slowly getting back to normal, many of us are looking for any excuse to get out and about with our favourite people again.

And, as the capital comes alive and one of the world’s most eclectic entertainment landscapes is buzzing once again, a whole host of fun, exciting, and competitive activity bars are opening up in and around London.

Whether you fancy having a go at techno bingo, crazy golf, or karaoke, or playing ping pong or  electric shuffleboard is more your thing, you’ll be spoilt for choice with London’s best activity bars and secret pop ups.

If you’re looking to add a new and exciting to your next night out, you’ve certainly landed in the right place! Here’s our round up of the best activity bars in London.

Bounce

With two amazing venues in Shoreditch and Chancery Lane, Bounce is the ultimate ping-pong event destination, and the Farringdon site sits on the same spot the sport was invented back in 1901!

An immersive design, with UV lighting throughout, this high-tech open plan venue offers full venue hire for 500 across their 17 tables or private areas with its own dedicated bar for smaller groups up to 200. They’ve even expanded their portfolio with Beer Pong, Shuffleboard and Wonderball – so go grab a paddle!

Clays

Clays is the perfect spot to enjoy a truly unique experience in the heart of the capital.

Bringing all the fun of clay shooting to the city, Clays offers a fun-filled, interactive game experience played out on huge 4K screens!

During your session, you’ll be able to enjoy the bar’s incredible food and drink menu and, once it’s over, you’ll be able to look back on all of the fun you’ve had thanks to photos and videos of all your best bits, captured by the team.

Swingers

Swingers is a popular pop up warehouse in Shoreditch offering crazy gold, delicious food, and even better cocktails – a formula that has been a recipe for success for the team since 2014.

Founded by Matt Grech-Smith and Jeremy Simmonds, Swingers is now one of London’s most popular activity venues so, whether you’re celebrating your birthday or simply rounding up the troops for a weekend of fun, make sure it’s your first port of call!

Sixes Cricket

This is definitely one for fans of cricket and sports-lovers in general! Utilising the very latest technology, Sixes Social Cricket clubhouses allow you to try a lively game of cricket in Fitzrovia or Fulham. This high energy activity bar will take your weekend fun to new heights as you test your cricket skills and practice the art of scoring some winning runs in the interactive batting net.

Hijingo

Declared the “future of bingo”, Hijingo is located in the heart of buzzing Shoreditch. It offers a multi-sensory bingo experience, bringing together live entertainment teamed with stadium-grade lighting, state of the art sonic effects, and mind-blowing motion graphics. And the prizes are just as impressive!

Big Shot Golf

Looking to experience one of London’s newest and biggest places to eat, drink, play and party? Look no further than Big Shots Golf! Perfect for family weekends, competitive fun with friends and special occasions, this exciting new venue really does have it all!

Boasting superior digital ball tracking technology which is designed to provide a more intense competition with addictive games and up to the second scoring, which will enhance your golfing experience. But that’s not all… the venue also offers a delicious menu of sharing platters, hearty burgers and more, meaning you will always be able to refuel post game.

We’ve only just touched the surface, there are a whole host of other exciting activity bars dotted in and around London.

So, what are you waiting for? Forget small talk over dinner! Immerse yourself in some of London’s quirkiest and coolest activity venues!