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Best 10 activity bars in London

Discover the fun-filled side of the capital with these top activity bars.

From techno bingo and ping pong to electric shuffleboard, check out thrilling ways to test your sporting skills with these top indoor activities in London bars.

1. Axeperience Axe Throwing

Three axes hitting a multi-coloured target

Bring out your inner Viking with an urban axeperience near Tower Bridge. Learn the art of axe throwing with a professional at Axeperience Axe Throwing and discover how it’s become one of the capital’s favourite indoor activities. Get your competitive spirit fired up with pals or simply kick back with a mouth-watering mocktail.

2. Baranis

Transport yourself to southern France and a sophisticated bar that’s home to the UK's only indoor Pétanque court. Spend a memorable evening at Baranis, gaining some impressive new skills and getting a taste of Provence, as you soak up the elegant 1940’s French vibe in Chancery Lane.

3. Ballie Ballerson

A mirrored room with a rainbow ball pit

Dive into London’s most famous ball pit and relive all the fun of your childhood at Ballie Ballerson, the vivacious Shoreditch venue that tops everyone’s bucket list for activity bars. Be dazzled by an intoxicating mix of rainbow ball pits, neon lights and delicious retro cocktails. Take lots of photos as this one is fab for the gram. 

4. Bounce

Get your adrenaline fix with a fast-paced game of ping pong at Bounce in the lively locations of Old Street and Farringdon. Immerse yourself in the big-city pulse and enjoy a vibrant fusion of group activities in an electric atmosphere, while dancing up a storm or feasting on pizza.

5. Electric Shuffle

An interactive shuffleboard next to a multi-coloured light

Enjoy a much-loved game of shuffleboard with a twist, at Electric Shuffle. Mixing a centuries-old pastime with a supercharged gaming experience, this is shuffleboard revolutionised. Full of surprises and a variety of interactive games, this new concept n Canary Wharf and London Bridge is a lively addition to London’s activity bars and makes playing shuffle endless fun.

6. Hijingo

Take the bullet train to futuristic Tokyo and be awed by bright lights and cocktails that delight, at Hijingo. Experience a sensory overload as you spend an evening playing a high-octane game of bingo and interacting with robots at one of London’s newest indoor activities. Savour all things Japanese in a fusion of fun and entertainment in Shoreditch.

7. Flight Club

A Victorian-inspired fairground horse in front of a dart board inside Flight Club

Enjoy the cosmopolitan vibe of the uber-cool Flight Club. Combining a friendly pub atmosphere with a Victorian-inspired fairground of fun, this high-tech social darts experience hits the bullseye. With a long, illustrious history, darts is a game everyone should try and now you can in Bloomsbury, Islington, Shoreditch or Victoria.

8. Sixes Social Cricket

Sports-lovers can join forces with pals for a lively game of cricket at Sixes Social Cricket clubhouses in Fitzrovia or Fulham. Combining cutting-edge technology with a high-energy atmosphere, you can test your batting skills. Take your guard, swing hard and score some winning runs in the interactive batting net. 

9. TeamSport Go Karting

Channel you inner Formula 1 champion as you compete for the fastest lap at the Docklands’ indoor karting venue, TeamSport Go Karting, the perfect pit stop for group activities. Feel the adrenaline rush as you race through the twists and turns of multi-level tracks in a race to the podium.

10. Queens

Discover this hidden gem near Hyde Park and get bowling and rolling at Queens. Perfect for group activities and with 12 bowling lanes, you can bowl the night away or dance on ice at the indoor ice rink. 

Crazy golf in London: Top 7 mini golf courses

1. Swingers

A flag at hole nine next to an illuminated helter skelter golf obstacle at Swingers West End.

Step back into a bygone age and admire the Art Deco period as you swing your way through windmills, loops and thrilling moving obstacles in Swingers’ funfair of attractions. Golf-lovers will love the golf-themed cocktails, brought to you by your caddie as you play, at its West End and City spots.

2. Jurassic Encounter

Welcome to Jurassic Park! Your Jurassic Encounter adventure begins when you enter the jungle, home to 18 holes and 50 dinosaurs that come to life. Watch out for the ferocious T. Rex as you make your way past flowing streams, hungry crocodiles and cascading waterfalls in a roarsome experience of sights, sounds and scares at this New Malden crazy golf venue.

3. Junkyard Golf

Enjoy crazy golf in London on another level. Be mind-blown by Junkyard Golf’s strange and unique courses in Hackney that thrill your senses. Expect the unexpected at every turn as you putt your way through nine-holes of neon noir. Savour the flavour of Instagrammable cocktails after you’ve hit the winning shot.

4. Plonk

Tee up with pals to play a lively nine holes at one of Plonk’s five hyper-coloured electric crazy golf wonderlands in London. Get creative with golfstacles as you loop the loop and battle the steep ramps or snap a shot for the 'gram. Boost the fun level with the brilliant indoor activities on offer, from old school retro arcade games to popular pinball machines.

5. Puttshack

Experience the future of mini golf London at Puttshack, where modern technology meets automation in Bank and White City. Take advantage of high-tech electronic scoring and interactive ball tracking, so there’s no arguments and no cheating. Get your game face on as you whip the Wheel of Fortune and battle the Beer Pong.

6. Putt in the Park

Wander through the beautiful parks of Wandsworth, Battersea or Acton and play a super scenic 12-hole course with Putt in the Park. Whether you’re an avid golfer or just enjoy the occasional putt, you’ll enjoy a game here nestled beneath the leafy trees.

7. Birdies

Get a taste of the surreal at Birdies’ unique crazy golf experience, filled with immersive obstacles and mood lighting. Navigate through an Insta-worthy course of dreams, designed to derail all the senses. Hungry foodies will love the exotic street food and tasty cocktails on offer at this Battersea hangout.

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