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 13th March 2018
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.
Taking your love of the 90s throwback event to the next level, this night of adventure playgrounds, Scalextric, retro video and a great soundsystem is not one to be missed. The ultimate London activity for big kids, there'll also be a licensed bar on the premises to ensure it's the best night.
Perfect for big kids, this night of retro gaming will let you re-live that misspent youth you like to tell people you don't miss. With everything from Street Fighter to Sonic it's one of the quirkiest events coming up in London.
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.
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.
One of the ultimate London activities for big kids, this awesome event at Drink, Shop & Do will separate you into groups of 10 and then the fun starts. In just an hour you will have to build the most remarkable toast house concievable. Yes, toast.
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.
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.
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.
Let your imagination run free and get those brains into gear as you dive into this epic treasure hunt. You’ll tackle riddles and puzzles using clues, which will take you all the way through London – before ending on the Treasure pub, where you’ll get 20% off the bill. Try out the City version too.
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.
Get your fill of jerk chicken, pool games, red cups, cake and the best hip hop tunes in town at this super fun London event. Fronting some of the best parties in London, TJ's House Party never fails to kick off.
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.
With plenty of beer from local brewery Wimbledon and delicious pizza on offer, this ping pong tournament at Smash is a guaranteed fun event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indulge in some belated festive frolics at this cute and quirky winter pop up. Ideal for big kids and the young at heart, this fun London pop up offers everything from raclette and cocktails, to karaoke and curling.