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 20th October 2017

Select a venue on the map


The Four Quarters

4 user reviews
The Four Quarters
Happy Hour - all cocktails £6

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Peckham

Put on your big boy trousers and head to People's Park Tavern for a hilarious night of crazy golf and craft beer. The course will take you right back to your childhood as it features loop the loops, water hazards and tricky little bends, all for a fun activity in London.

Date Night, Something A Little Different, Dating, Sport
Party Mash Up
Hackney
Tell me more

Bounce, Old Street

19 user reviews
Bounce, Old Street
After Work Specials and 1 other offer available.

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

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.

Happily Affordable ££
East London
4 events @ 4 venues with 5 upcoming dates from 02 Nov 2017 until 19 Dec 2017

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.

Tell me more
2 events @ 2 venues with 16 upcoming dates from 27 Oct 2017 until 23 Dec 2017

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.

Tell me more

Grab your gang and have a go on the wildly popular shuffle board this winter as London Shuffle Club brings the games, cocktails and craft beer.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Sport, Fun Time Partying, Daytime, Food & Drink, Stag Do, Hen Party, Activity
Brick Lane
Tell me more

The Old School Yard

4 user reviews
The Old School Yard
Any cocktail £4.50, Two beers for £5

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.

Happily Affordable ££
London Bridge

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.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Theatre/Arts
Tell me more

Get nostalgic for your younger years at this epic karaoke event commemorating all things 90s and 00s. With face painting to be done, candyfloss to be had and retro gaming to be done, it's the perfect event for big kids. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Karaoke, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Clubbing
Hip Hop/RnB
Tell me more

The Four Thieves

23 user reviews
The Four Thieves
Buy One Get One Free Burgers and 2 other offers available.

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Battersea

Four Quarters East

0 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Hackney

Flight Club Bloomsbury

393 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Holborn

Join one of the most hilarious quizzes in London as influencers, comedians and the public go head-to-head in a series of musical challenges to win a top cash prize.

Comedy, Quiz Night
Hip Hop/RnB
Camden
Tell me more

Queens: Skate-Dine-Bowl

2 user reviews

Since its renovation, Queens has pretty much been synonymous with fun time activities in London. Come for the ice skating and bowling in their 12 lanes, stay for the MEATliquor food and cocktails from the bar.

Happily Affordable ££
Notting Hill

Head to swanky spot One Canada Square Bar and Restaurant for delicious food, craft beer, and a chance to play on their shuffleboard for free.

Activity, Something A Little Different
Canary Wharf
Tell me more
34 events @ 3 venues with 34 upcoming dates from 28 Oct 2017 until 31 Mar 2018

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.

Tell me more

Simmons Soho

46 user reviews
Simmons Soho
Bottomless Afternoon Tea

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

No results found, please try again by changing your search or look at all the results.

In the industry?

Discover the different ways you can work with us, whether you own a bar, restaurant, pub, club, private hire space, pop-up and/or run events.

Bookings Software

Revolutionary booking and enquiry management software for bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs. Table management, pre-orders, payments and more.

Sell Tickets Online

An online ticketing box office, catering for all kinds of events, pop ups to big music festivals, and free marketing and exposure to help sell more tickets.

Promote Your Venue

Need to get your venue out to millions? Use our targeted marketing packages to instantly push your venue to a young professional audience.