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 June 2017

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The Four Thieves

18 user reviews
The Four Thieves
Buy One Get One Free Burgers and 3 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

Simmons Soho

24 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

Four Quarters East

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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

The Four Quarters

3 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
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@Bedford Square Gardens on Saturday 15 July 2017

Bringing back the magic of school sports days, The Chap Olympiad is a brilliant activity for big kids in London. There will be picnics, immaculate trousers and all the fun and games you need for a summer's afternoon.

Daytime, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Activity
Retro
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Flight Club Bloomsbury

151 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

Bringing all the fun for London's big kids, Breakfast Club Bingo ANGEL is a cracking London night full of balls and booze. Join The Breakfast Club as they invite in hilarious caller Anne Hiking to take your bingo game to the next level; expect shots, happy hours and a lot of laughs.

Fun Time Partying, Quiz Night
Angel
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It's big, it's very silly and it's a whole lot of fun. Join Guilty Pleasures as they take over KOKO for a massive night. Encompassing the best pop anthems of all time, along with cabaret stars and dance troupes, this is one club night not to miss.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Commercial/Pop
Camden
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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
41 events @ Secret London Location with 43 upcoming dates from 25 Jun 2017 until 30 Dec 2017

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.

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The Old School Yard

3 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

Remember trawling around some of London's most popular museums as a kid? Now you can do it with a drink in hand! Join Madame Tussauds as you not only get familiar with some of the best waxwork in the business, there's selfies and bubbles to boot.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Date Night, Walks & Tours, Themed Nights
Commercial/Pop
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Bounce, Old Street

19 user reviews
Bounce, Old Street
All Inclusive Summer Package 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
1 events @ Sheraton Grand (5 star) with 14 upcoming dates from 30 Jun 2017 until 29 Sep 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.

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3 events @ The Grand with 3 upcoming dates starting on 30 Jun 2017

Bringing all things '90s to London, Hot Since '91 is one of the biggest throw-back events in London. Head to one of their parties to sing to the best RnB karaoke, play playground games and have a go at games which include SEGA classics, Jumbo Jenga and Guess Who?.

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