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.

Last updated on 2nd November 2020




Simmons Soho

178 user reviews 4

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.

Ballie Ballerson is a haven for re-living those days spent at indoor adventure centres. Once the weekend rolls around, you can sip on bottomless prosecco, porn star martinis and chomp on unlimited pizza before plunging head-first into a ballpit, or head along one evening for some midweek fun.

Foosball Club

6 user reviews 5

Take your foosball skills to a whole new level at this unmissable hub of activities for big kids in London. Located in Islington, Foosball Club has world-class tables for you and your mates to play on, alongside a wide choice of craft beer and pizza to keep you refreshed between games. 

Having already conquered Shoreditch, the brilliant fun Flight Club is heading over to Bloomsbury, Victoria and Islington to open more venues. Complete with all the same hilarity, expect games, cocktails, brunch, pizza and one of the best meeting places in central London.

When life gets tough? We find it's best to escape to an entirely different reality. And that's where DNA VR comes in. Their epic games range from underwater adventures to haunted hospitals and murderous zombies - with venues both in Camden and Hammersmith.

Electric Playbox

1 user review 5

Ever wanted to step inside a video game? Well now is your chance as Electronic Theatre has launched in the heart of London. An immersive social experience, you and your mates can take on adventures in digital rooms aka LightBoxes, where you'll feel like you're a part of the game. 

Thames Rockets

40 user reviews 5

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 courtesy of London Cocktail Club.  

The Ghost Bus Tours

3 user reviews 4

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.

This is the ultimate golfing playground for big kids in London, offering state-of-the-art gameplay in wacky surroundings. Join Plonk for a round of golf and get a little competitive on a quirky date, birthday treat or fun day out in London. 

Let your inner child out with a singing sesh at London'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?

Urban Missions

37 user reviews 4

Discounts available on certain events

Run around the city like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible as you track clues and crack riddles sent to your phone, all in an attempt to catch potential bombers or rescue hostages. Working against the clock, you'll attempt to prevent destruction in the city and save hundreds of lives. 

A quirky experience designed for two, DARKFIELD is an audio performance that can be enjoyed by you and one other at home. Sit across from one another, pop in your headphones and prepare to be immersed into a creepy and unnerving soundscape.

@ The Marylebone on Tue, 25th Jun 2019 - Thu, 31st Dec 2020

A great activity for amateur sleuths, this unique treasure hunt around Sherlock's stomping ground with have you completing challenges and solving clues on the trail of the iconic detectives safehouse. Each decision you make changes the game, so make sure you're not falling foul of the wrong sorts.

The Magic Hour

717 user reviews 5

Get ready to be bamboozled as you spend the evening just inches away from some of the world's most impressive sleight of hand. The Magic Hour's legendary lineup includes feats of impossible and mind-reading tricks that will leave you mesmerised for days after.

AIM Escape

6 user reviews 5

Promising something that's a little different from your average escape room, AIM is a premium experience with four thrilling rooms of puzzle solving to get stuck into. Expect a thrilling combination of immersion, and technology at this quirky activity. 

@ The Prince of Wales Brixton on Wednesday 16th December 2020

One of the best bingo nights in London is back for more hilarious antics this season. Head down to Brixton every Wednesday where the Musical Bingo gang are taking over the Prince Of Wales rooftop with high-energy dabbing action, dance-offs and more.