London Dungeons isn't just for school groups and tourists, the iconic venue is opening its doors for a terrifying late night. Head to the popular spot as Sweeny Todd and Jack the Ripper come to life, history is told in terrifying form and rides are waiting to whizz you around.
Fun Activities for Big Kids in London
When it comes to London rent prices, the grinding misery of the daily commute and having to remortgage every time you want a pint of craft beer, we sometimes feel like we want to go back. Return to the heady days of our childhood, when life was bill-free and fish finger-filled, but hey, don't dwell, London is full of fun activities for big kids. Jump into ball pits, practise your spelling and putt your way round a mad golf course; these are the best ways to relive your childhood in London.
With an envious location on the 48th floor of the Pan Peninsula Square, Capeesh is the place for proper Canary Wharfers. Don't miss their one-off event, bringing you retro gaming, lively karaoke, old school tunes and delicious cocktails with iconic views to boot.
If you love exploring, dancing and learning, this is the big kid experience for you. Strut your stuff through the streets of London sound tracked by massive hits from the 70's to present day, and learn a bit about the city's most iconic landmarks while doing stuff. Expect to throw some shapes and to laugh a lot, there may even be a flash mob thrown in somewhere to keep you on your toes.
Let your inner child out with a singing sesh at Holborn's hottest karaoke club. Not only are there 10 rooms for all sorts of capacities, but there's even live DJs come the weekend and a mouthwatering cocktail list each and every day. What more could you want?
The ultimate destination for big kids, Puttshack is the latest project from the team behind Bounce. Bringing you tasty food, great drinks and a cool social hub, it's also home to one of the most insane crazy golf courses in London.
16 person foosball, huge slices of pizza and vintage video games; sounds like the ultimate big kid experience, right? Pizza Pilgrims are offering that and more in their new Canary Wharf-based site. The famous pizza chain have made a name for themselves by creating stunning Neapolitan pizzas topped with the freshest ingredients around.
We don't know about you, but bowling at a birthday party used to come as standard when we were kids. Relive the good times, but with alcohol and burgers to boot, as All Star Lanes promise wild nights of strikes and shots aplenty.
With a mini grub quiz, dance offs and a whole load of toast, this isn't your average arts and crafts class. You'll be in teams for this one, so you'll have to work together to create the best toast structure in an hour. Doesn't get much quirkier than this.
The Old School Yard has become a legend in South London thanks to its nostalgic decor and cheeky character. Based on Long Lane in London Bridge, the venue features Nintendo Games, vintage toys and classic comics, alongside a clock that is continuously set for 3:10 PM. Perfect for all of London's big kids, grab a boozy drink at the bar and enjoy all the carefree fun of your youth at this charming spot.
You're never too old for a gaming marathon. Choose from hundred of titles and immerse yourself in interactive experiences from the comfort of a private room at London VR Lounge.
Famed for their no-holds-barred approach to partying in London; the It's Unknown collective are throwing a series of events across multiple locations this year, including the likes of Gospeloke and Musical Bingo, plus a host of other associated bashes.
Zip along the River Thames like James Bond in a high-power speedboat. You'll zoom past iconic landmarks with an educated guide as you blast a soundtrack of top hits. To top off the evening, you'll be greeted back to land with a refreshing cocktail.
Get ready to get petty as this competitive and addictive sport returns to London for more rounds of friendship-destroying shuffling along with beers, pizzas and cocktails.
Having already conquered Shoreditch, the brilliant fun Flight Club is heading over to Bloomsbury to open a second venue. Complete with all the same hilarity, expect games, cocktails, brunch, pizza and one of the best meeting places in central London.
Forget the Winter Games, there's only one place to get your fill of on-ice play and it's at Queens for their curling sessions. Grab a ticket and get ready to have a bash at this kitsch sport, before tucking into cocktails and burgers inside their restaurant.
Both hilarious and great fun, The Ghost Bus Tour is a brilliant way to see the city while having a good time. Jump aboard the vintage Routemaster as it whizzes around London showing you the sites and revealing plenty of ghastly secrets.
It's not just the big kids down in South London who get to enjoy Four Quarters, the second venue has just opened in East London in Hackney Wick. The new bar is near the Queen Elizabeth Victoria Memorial Park and has the same fun mix of arcade games and craft beer as the original.
With bowling, karaoke, ping pong, pool and everything else you need for a great night out, the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes is one of the top picks for big kids in London. Grab some of their tasty cocktails and get ready to run amok at one of the funnest bars in the city.
Remember the days of thriving on Crash Bandicoot and Mario? They're still here, and this time you can enjoy them with some of the best cocktails in London. Join Simmons as they provide retro gaming and fun in their bar alongside some of the best happy hours in the business.
Growing up isn't always easy, but you know what is? Having fun. Join Bounce for buckets full of the stuff as not only are they toting a cool UV vibe alongside craft beers and cocktails aplenty, they're upping your game with ping pong tables aplenty.
A great way to get out of the heat this summer, head to one of these great pubs across London to try out the ultimate VR gaming experience for up to an hour courtesy of The VR Concept.
Swingers is a playground for big kids in London, where you can play on two of their 9-hole crazy golf courses, all while enjoying three incredible street food vendors, five cocktail bars, and a two-storey clubhouse.
Full of wonder, magic and suspense, The Magic Hour will bring you all the astonishment of your childhood. Watch master magician Sonic dazzle and amaze with his tricks, the likes of which have already impressed celebs from Sir Roger Moore through to Gary Barlow.
Brunch doesn't have to be a civilised affair, in fact we think it's better when it's messy, mad and fun. Hip Hop Brunch will start your weekend with heaps of pancakes, tonnes of hip hop and even a magician for all you big kids out there.
Head to Croydon where Limitless are bringing one of the best gaming experiences to the south-east of the city. Choose from a great variety of VR games, or get involved with one of their tournaments.
Battersea's hottest spot for Londoners looking to relive their youth is The Four Thieves, a pub that's packed to the rafters with craft beer, gin and most importantly games. From remote control car racing through to arcade games and ping pong, there's enough here to keep you out of trouble.
The ultimate in London's old-school activities, The Four Quarters' games room is packed with arcade games such as Pac Man, Asteroids and Space Invaders. Throw in a hot selection of craft beer - because you're actually a grown-up - and you've got yourself a hilarious night in South London.
A perfect spot for big kids, Aeronaut brings all the fun of the playground to the cocktail bar. With a stunning array of weird and wonderful events such as fairytale film brunches and quirky cabarets, the atmosphere is always fun and fantastic whether you're heading for a show or just a few drinks.
Fabric is playing host to the ultimate technology and arts festival this February. Romance Thy Bytes is two days of VR experiences and games, have a crack at the various experiences and vote on your favourite.
When it comes to fun things to do in London, there's nothing quite like a giant arcade. Head east, where this Shoreditch hotspot is bringing you over 40 classic titles, foosball tournaments and retro arcade machines for you to play to your heart's content.