London has a shit tonne of fun things to do, from combining bottomless brunch and a not so bottomless ball pit at Ballie Ballerson to sweating your tits off whilst go-karting at Mile End. We’ve got deets on how to take on the “Monster” no… not your first ever girlfriend but a physical water-based challenge to test coping ability, courage, and stamina… on second thoughts. Dust off your skateboard and head to the ‘House of Vans Girls Night’ or just go jump around on some trampolines for a while. We scoured what London has on offer for you and your pals. Who even needs an excuse to have some fun? Everyone is so over being an adult.
Escape Room Fun…
Okay okay, so escape rooms are blindingly obvious, but if you’ve not yet done it with friends, the time is now.
The Mystery Cube
Price: From £22.50 per person
Location: 19 Deer Park Road, Wimbledon, SW19 3UX
The Mystery Cube is an escape room like no other. These guys give nothing away about the experience and keep their secret safe and only divulging information to participants on arrival. You have 60 mins to escape from the cube, but need some logical and brave minds to do so. Once you’re in the cube, there’s no toilet, a wee incentive to solve the mystery sooner.
Price: From £24 per person
Location: 169-171 Caledonian Road, N1 0SL
clueQuest’s real-life escape game involves teams of 3-5 players, racing against time to escape. These guys have three missions available depending on their levels of difficulty PLAN52, Operation BlackSheep, and Revenge of the Sheep. If you have a flock of friends, clueQuest can handle up to 54 people at a time. Or it is an alternative to a wedding reception? The whole experience last’s around 90 minutes and you can even treat yourself by buying a special lanyard afterward. If you make it out.
Price: From £24 per person
Location: Arch 419, Burdett Road, Mile End, E3 4AA
Head east to experience the escape room of Clue Adventure which is put together by a team boasting many years experience in corporate events, television productions and live team-building games. The 60 minute escape focus’ around solving the mystery of a magician who vanished during a magic trick, can you discover where he went? If there’s a small crew of two, you can book onto the two player version which involves wireless headphones and a variety of puzzles.
Price: £22.82 per competitor | £2.85 per spectator
Location: Alexandra Place
One heck of a floating aid. Climb aboard the Monster this summer and take on a beast. Propel your body through 300 metres of intense inflatables and emerge a hero. Unless you fall off. The Monster is coming to London for August bank holiday (24th – 27th) as part of a UK tour. Book a 30 min slot between 10 am and 11 pm and prepare to get wet before submerging yourself in cocktails, street food, and live DJ’s. Tix are available from 10 am until 11 pm. Once you’ve got a ticket you are free to enter and stay for the entire day. Soak up the sun (hopefully) enjoy the adult ball pit on site, or check out the street food on offer.
Price: You can’t put a price on this fun but if you’re really that bothered, tickets are from £8.49
Location: 113 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3BS
Ballie Ballerson is the ultimate fingers up to adulthood. If you want to be knees deep in over one million plastic balls whilst frantically boomeranging the action but also remaining slightly apprehensive of the germs, head on over to Ballie. If you’re down for a bottomless brunch, Â£40 gets you unlimited prosecco, pizza, and balls; go VIP to guarantee a table. And if you’re still OCD-ing about the germs there’s a fondly named ball cleaner called Gobble Muffin who sanitises and cleans 18,000 p/hr.
Price: From £35 per person
Location: Arches 422-424, Burdett Road, Mile End, E3 4AA
If you and your buddies got a need for speed, head to Revolution Karting to experience 50mph in one of 36 electric go-karts. Based in Mile End the 750m track is the (according to Revolution Karting) the fastest track in London.
There’s a maximum of 10 go-karts on the track at one given time, which minimises congestion and allows for overtaking. RK offers more space on the track per kart than any other go-kart track in London.
If you want to make an afternoon of it, you can make the most of one of the food packages on offer or say yes to a summer BBQ in the RK marquee. With vegan and special dietary requirements catered for, everyone’s going to be a winner. Don’t forget to check out the offers page for info on the group and special events. Last one there’s the loser.
Price: £14.30 per person
Location: The Vaults, Under Waterloo Station
BINGO! It’s not always for old people. As we all may say to your uber straight friends “don’t knock it till you try it”. Bingo Academy is for the bingo-ing beginners, the novices and house virgins. For ten magical weeks, Bingo Academy are calling The Vaults home, a safe place to introduce bingo wannabe’s at a slow pace, free from intimidation and blue rinses.
If you need to learn the difference between two fat ladies and two little ducks head this way for info on bingo etiquette. If you’re after group bookings or private hire you can email [email protected]
Price: From £11.95 per person
Venue: 281 Barking Road, E6 1LB
Three floors of trampoline gloriousness, with stunt boxes and a trick park, Flip Out is good clean healthy fun. Bounce to the beats of the resident DJs and get your seat drop on at one of the special events. Prices vary depending on the time and day, but it’s worth noting Wednesdays are ‘Green Wednesdays’ where prices are 2-4-1. Sorry Orange.
Not only is it pretty fun, but there are also loads of cool health benefits; Tramping improves balance and coordination, reduces the risk of osteoporosis, increases the efficiency of your lymphatic system which carries nutrients to your cell and it improves cell strength.
Plus a recent study by our friends at NASA found that trampolining created the same cardiovascular effects as running but in one-third of the time. So bouncing for just ten minutes is the equivalent to running for thirty minutes on a treadmill. Sweet.
House of Vans Girls Skate Night
Price: Fo Free
Location: Arches 228 – 232, Station Approach Road, SE1 8SW
There’s not much in life for free, but House of Vans invite the females to skate like they’ve skated before on various Thursdays throughout the month. There’s a live DJ providing sick tunes, a cool down yoga session and free cocktails. Errrr, how can we even miss this??