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London's Best Activity Bars

Article authored by Oliver

Oliver

Last updated: 21/06/2022

Growing up often means leaving behind some childhood games... or, simply adding drinking to them to make them more... 'adult'. 

If you're looking for a day or night out involving some pure unadulterated fun across the capital with some of those awesome childhood games then look no further. You already know with Ping Culture, we're all about the experience and so of course you'll find some pretty incredible things to do through the app, but for now, whether you're looking for some chilled board games over beersarcade infused boozers or smashing some balls (pardon!) onto the green as you sip down some Friday night cocktails, check out our absolute top picks for competitive socialising.
Bar Kick
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Bar Kick

Bar Kick grew out of one of Shoreditch High Street's many Shoe Shops and opened its doors in October 2001 to serve coffees, drinks and a few dishes. There were French Table football tables, formica furniture, bare walls and bright lights.

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BookableLondon Shuffle Club
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London Shuffle Club

Following on from the runaway success of two sell out pop-up seasons of The London Shuffle Club, London's first permanent Table Shuffleboard club is open for business. 'Push it real good' on two classic shuffleboard tables, or try your hand on the country's first snapback table.

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BookableGravity Max Wandsworth
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Gravity Max Wandsworth

Gravity MAX Wandsworth is set over three floors and covers 100,000 sq ft. That’s 100,000 sq ft of pure entertainment, adrenaline and a ton of fun for up to 1,000 people! Highlights include a Japanese E-karting area with a dedicated street bar and noodle kitchen, a New York-themed restaurant, 14 full-length bowling lanes coupled with the latest SPARK technology, urban street golf, e-sports, digit...

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BookableNine Lives
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Nine Lives

OUR ETHOS Nine Lives is an awesome little neighbourhood bar in Bermondsey Street. This hidden gem, nestled in the Victorian basement of No.8 Holyrood St, is packed full of incredible cocktails, great vibes & a killer soundtrack. We aim to do some good in this world, trying our best to have a positive influence on our guests & the bar business in general. The name Nine Lives refers to an ethos o...

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BookableBounce Farringdon
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Bounce Farringdon

Marrying 17 Ping Pong tables with delicious wood fired pizza, classic British inspired cocktails, eclectic music, creativity and a bloomin' good time (yes, a six way marriage. Dont go on about it). Bounce is just what the world has been craving.

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BookableFlight Club Victoria
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Flight Club Victoria

‘Social Darts’ is an experience which brings you and your friends together for unexpected, ridiculous, joy. We’ve reinvented darts for the twenty first century, developing a range of fast and exciting multi-player games, built to bring people together and designed to keep you unexpectedly hooked, insatiably entertained and full of joy. Whether you’re an expert darts sniper or a total beginner, ev...

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Roof East
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Roof East

When the Washington Post gives you props, you know you're doing something right 🙌 Stratford’s place to be ... the people behind Roof East have thought of everything The Washington Post Roof East has turned this unusual venue into one of the most comfortable and fun-loving in East London Evening Standard It’s the most fun you can ever hope to have in a multi- storey car park. Legally. Time Out...

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The Four Quarters
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The Four Quarters

Alongside a top-class selection of craft beers, the bar boasts more than 15 original arcade cabs from the early 80’s up to the 2000’s, a cosy upstairs room with 10 retro consoles (open Fri-Sat) and a hidden basement cocktail bar and club space called ‘The Confession Box’ (open Thurs-Sat).

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BookableSwingers City
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Swingers City

Turn your back on the Gherkin and plunge into our 1920s English countryside inspired golf club with its elegant clubhouse, rolling greens & first-rate hospitality.

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BookablePlonk Crazy Golf - London Fields
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Plonk Crazy Golf - London Fields

Our course lies in our cosy private yard looking across to the big plain trees on London Fields park, Hackney. This ideal putting spot has 9 holes, distilled down from all of our best pop up courses to date! The course is fully accessible and playable by people of all abilities and ages – but be warned, it’s a challenging course! Play with a group of up to six, from up to two different households...

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NQ64 Soho
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NQ64 Soho

Retro arcade bar in the heart of Soho

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BookableBoom Battle Bar
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Boom Battle Bar

Epic games, banging cocktails and drinks plus a selection of delicious street food all under one roof.

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BookableJunkyard Golf Club Worship Street
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Junkyard Golf Club Worship Street

We’re re-opening on the 10th August to fulfill all ya’ll neon, crazy golf & cocktail needs. Step into the weird & mad shizzle world of Junkyard Golf Club and prepare to putt up or shut up! Choose between four 9-hole crazy golf courses made from reclaimed shizzle and random junk, our courses are nothing like anything you’ve ever seen before.

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Pizza Pilgrims West India Quay
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Pizza Pilgrims West India Quay

Welcome to the Pizza Playground. Our largest pizzeria – with amazing outside terrace, bocce ball, Mario Kart, Pinball – and right opposite Canary Wharf. Fan of the Rugby? Book our Pizza Playground to watch the Six Nations with your friends, ice cold beer and most importantly, pizza! Find out more info by dropping us an email!

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BookableOTHERWORLD Victoria
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OTHERWORLD Victoria

IT'S SO MUCH MORE THAN A VIRTUAL REALITY ARCADE... Departing from the Nova Building in Victoria you and your friends will be transported to the OTHERWORLD: a virtual island paradise. ‍ Our Immersion Pod™ Technology features Wind, Heat & Rumble so you body will feel everything as your mind explores. Scattered across the island you'll find the world's best virtual reality games & experiences, just ...

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BookableSwingers West End
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Swingers West End

Step out of the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and into a quintessential 1920s British seaside setting of food, drinks and fun, where the sun is always shining.

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BookableThe Four Thieves
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The Four Thieves

YOU'VE NEVER BEEN TO A PUB LIKE THIS Sure, there are other pubs in Battersea, but there’s only one Four Thieves. Those other places don’t have a games room featuring remote controlled racing from Moonshine Racing, VR booths, and retro arcade games. They don’t have craft beer for days. It’s unlikely that they have 350 variations of gin and tonic, the very best comedians visiting every week or a yo...

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BookableBounce Old Street
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Bounce Old Street

It has happened. Ping Pong will never be the same... Marrying 17 Ping Pong tables at each venue with delicious wood fired pizza, classic British inspired cocktails, eclectic music, creativity and a bloomin' good time (yes, a six way marriage. Dont go on about it). Bounce is just what the world has been craving.

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BookableElectric Shuffle London Bridge
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Electric Shuffle London Bridge

We've taken a lightning rod to the traditional game of shuffleboard, adding delicious food and drink, in a breathtaking venue that's waiting to be discovered. Puck by glorious puck, our engineers of fun will ensure every element of your visit is taken care of, forging a social experience you'll never forget.

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BookablePlatform
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Platform

Anything’s possible at Platform so expect the unexpected IRL. We’ve taken gaming as you know it to the next level. Hangout in a unique venue, with game-changing cocktails and unexpected food flavour combos. We guarantee a joyfully unpredictable experience at every turn, kick, punch, drink, twerk, bite, hadouken and powerUp. Assemble your squad. Grab a controller. Come and play with the possibiliti...

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BookableSixes Cricket Club - Fitzrovia
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Sixes Cricket Club - Fitzrovia

Welcome to the world's first immersive cricket social entertainment venue! Fusing cutting edge elite sports technology with the finest British BBQ food, beers and cocktails in a relaxed and shareable format.

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BookableHijingo Bingo Club
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Hijingo Bingo Club

Hijingo is a game of chance, a game of destiny, a game of fortune. Will it be your time? This high-octane, high-tech show, completely redefines the meaning of bingo. Get ready to have your mind blown by this adrenaline-fuelled, unforgettable experience. With a wide range of expertly-crafted cocktails and an epic street food-inspired menu, you can eat, drink and play, as you take a glimpse into th...

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BookableUrban Golf
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Urban Golf

London’s Best Indoor Golf Venue. Urban Golf is London’s most popular indoor golf simulator experience, catering to all standards of player. Guzzle craft beers, munch on delicious burgers and swing away to our live DJ. Based in Farringdon, Urban Golf is London’s original indoor golf simulator venue, opening in 2004. Our 11 aboutGolf simulators offer the most accurate and authentic indoor golf exp...

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Draughts - Waterloo
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Draughts - Waterloo

We stock every type of board game. Old classics like Chess & Draughts. Brand new inventions like Zombicide or Game of Thrones. Family favorites such as Cluedo and Monopoly. Strategic warfare of Diplomacy or Risk. Epic 4x games like Eclipse or Clash of Cultures. Even nostalgic childhood games like Guess Who? and Connect Four.

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BookablePorky's & Play
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Porky's & Play

After the great success of our Camden restaurant we decided it was about time to upgrade, and Porky’s Bankside is our biggest restaurant to date! Bigger means better, right? With room for 130 covers along with a full bar, beer pong tables and all the delicious food you've come to expect from Porky's, our Bankside restaurant has it all. Get yourself down for stacks of barbecue delights, great dri...

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BookablePuttshack Bank
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Puttshack Bank

Located in bustling Central London, our Bank venue is surrounded by the grand architecture of the historic No. 1 Poultry building. Good vibes only as you navigate our crazy, tech-infused mini golf courses and unique event spaces. All that winning (or losing) will work up an appetite so our passionate chefs & bartenders will tantalise your taste buds with flavours from around the globe. So, get you...

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Foosball Club
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Foosball Club

Book your table football zone online for private use to play with friends and foes and unleash your inner pro Foosballer. Every zone comes with an official competition table football and a seating area to enjoy craft beer and delicious pizza.

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BookableOTHERWORLD
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OTHERWORLD

OTHERWORLD is so much more than just the best virtual reality arcade London has to offer, it's a free roam VR island paradise with portals to sixteen unique virtual reality experiences, accessed only from a railway arch in Haggerston, East London. When it's time to take off, you and your friends will each step into your own sense-hacking immersion room, a private space which combines a leading VR ...

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BookablePitch London
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Pitch London

Pitch is a new indoor golf studio on Bishopsgate in The City of London. Using GC2-HMT for clubhead and ball data, FSX and Swing Catalyst dual video camera software we give the complete golf approach.

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Queens skate dine bowl
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Queens skate dine bowl

now feat: MEATliquor, Bowling, Curling, Go-Karting-On-Ice, Ice Skating & Ice Hockey.

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BookableBirdies
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Birdies

London's ultimate crazy golf experience brought to you by the masters of unbridled fun. Under the arches at Battersea and sky-high on the rooftop in Stratford. This unique, award-winning experiential escape is the place to perfect the peculiar and revel in the absurd.

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