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9 Fun Kidult Things to Do in London

Women Holding Colorful Balls while Seriously Looking at the Camera

London has a 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 the details on how to take on the “Monster.” No, it’s not your first-ever girlfriend, but it’s a physical water-based challenge to test coping ability, courage, and stamina. Dust off your skateboard and head to the ‘House of Vans Girls Night’ or jump on some trampolines for a while. We scoured what London has to offer for you and your pals or for a first date. Who even needs an excuse to have some fun? Everyone is so over being an adult.

Escape Rooms in London

Okay okay, so escape rooms are blindingly obvious, but if you’ve not yet done it with friends, the time is now.


169-171 Caledonian Road, London, 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. ClueQuest can handle up to 54 people at a time if you have a queer squad to entertain. The whole experience lasts around 90 minutes and you can even treat yourself by buying some special merch afterwards… if you make it out that is.

Clue Adventures

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 of experience in corporate events, television productions and live team-building games. The 60-minute escape focuses’ on 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.

Immersive Bars

Whistle Punks

53 Eastcastle Street, W1W 8DN

If you’re looking to let out some pent-up aggression with your crew, or you want a more interesting date night then why not try axe throwing at Whistle Punks? Whatever your vibe is their London activity bar has options available for everyone with packages ranging from simply throwing axes or drinks bundles and food available.

Ballie Ballerson

113 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3BS

Ballie Ballerson is the ultimate fingers up to adulthood. If you want to be knee-deep in over one million plastic balls whilst frantically tiktokin’ the action but also remaining slightly apprehensive of the germs, head over to Ballie. If you’re down for a bottomless brunch, they offer this too and 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.

Alcotraz London: Cell Block Two-One-Two

Unit 3B, 127 Hackney Rd, London E2 8GY

Head to have a few beers with your mates dressed all in orange at the Alcotraz cell bar. Perhaps you could even play out your fave scenes from Orange is The New Black – why not.

Physical Activities in London

The Monster

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 the 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.

Revolution Karting

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 (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.

Flip Out

281 Barking Road, E6 1LB

With three floors of trampoline gloriousness 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 dropped 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 one-third of the time. So bouncing for just ten minutes is the equivalent of running for thirty minutes on a treadmill. Sweet.

Bingo in London

Bingo Academy

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 wannabes at a slow pace, free from intimidation and blue rinses.

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This article was written by one of our creative team writers here at Nonchalant Magazine.