Looking for places to go for an awesome night out in London? Here is our list of some of the best venues offering the ultimate night out – food, drinks & something to play!
Whether you’re after augmented reality, high tech darts, mini golf in a stunning cocktail bar setting, boutique bowling served up with a delectable burger, fabulously fun axe throwing or a high-end football experience – there’s something for every occasion.
If you’re looking for a gorgeous venue where you can spend the whole night eating wonderful food, enjoying quality beer, quaffing stunning cocktails and playing sociable games, then look no further than Strike.
The historic nature of the building is reflected in the “gentleman’s club” styling with large leather seating, hefty wooden trunks and impressive map wall art. However, the gaming is impressively modern. As well as four lanes of traditional bowling you can challenge your mates to Duckpin Bowling (shorter lanes, harder challenge), electronic interactive darts and shuffleboard.
Strike is able to offer game, food & drinks packages for parties. They also host a Limitless Lunch every Sunday.
Activity cost: Tenpin bowling £10.95 pp for 1 game / Duckpin £19.95 per lane for 30 minutes / Darts £19.95 per lane for 30 mins / Shuffleboard £14.95 per lane for 30 mins
Top Tip… Try their Limitless Lunch – 2 hours, just £39.95 pp
Comprising 9-hole crazy golf courses with incredible street food vendours and several amazing bars, there’s something for everyone! Swingers recreates a quintessential 1920s English country golf club, with stylish, creative crazy golf courses some of which include impressive moving features.
You can satisfy your appetite with Pizza Pilgrims, Patty & Bun, Breddos Tacos and Crosstown Doughnuts . And of course, no night out is complete without amazing cocktails, with everything from Bourbon Espresso Martinis to The Italian Job, a delicious mix of limocello and Aperol Spritz. To top it off, no victory is complete without a successful gloat, made possible with the Swingers podium, where you can lord it over all your defeated friends.
Activity cost: £14 pp / per round
Top Tip… Pre-book / pay for a package in advance to get a great deal on your night out e.g. £43.50 pp for golf, specific tee off time, 2 house drinks, main & dessert
Unexpected, Ridiculous, Joy
A fantastic alternative to the traditional night out, they offer the chance to become the supreme darts champion amongst your friends (full bragging rights included), with amazing cocktails and mouth-watering pizzas to spare. Plus, their venues are stunning – loads of Instagrammable features.
But this isn’t the darts you remember. From dart-tracking technology to instant scoring (especially useful if you aren’t as familiar with the ins and outs of the rules), and with capacities for up to twenty people on the oche, Flight Club reinvents the concept of darts. The aim is to create an unforgettable experience that will have you visiting time and time again. Just keep
Activity cost: £8 pp for 60 minutes / £11 pp for 90 minutes
Top Tip… You can add a 1 hour darts sampler to your brunch for just £5pp
Any seventies music fans in the house? Well, flashback to your favourite years with the brilliant, retro inspired Bloomsbury Lanes! We’re talking vinyl records lining the walls, neon signs and atmospheric mood lighting – bringing the nostalgia back.
With eight full size bowling lanes, there’s loads of chances for you to strike gold in this amazing bowling location. And that’s not all! They’ve also got classics like American pool, darts boards and a soundproof karaoke booth.
Want more? There’re regular weekend events, including chart hits and dance floor bangers from every decade of music you could ever imagine. So, if you’re looking for somewhere you can bowl all day and dance all night, look no further! Booking is highly recommended. Private suite available for parties.
Activity cost: £45 – 55 for an hour of lane hire depending on day/time
Top Tip… Make the most of your lunch hour – hire a lane for £45. If there’s 6 of you that’s just £7.50 each!
The Funfair. Exactly like you don’t remember
Fairgame is an incredible night out. You get 75 mins to play two rounds of nine different, large scale fairground games. From water pistol shooting, whack-a-gopher and hurling balls at Grandma’s pantry to basketball skills, ball tossing into trash cans and western shootouts. Utilising the latest tech you access games using your wristband. It allows you to track your results and team leaderboard on your phone. Not only are the games incredibly fun but there’s the opportunity to win a Fairgame teddy! The gaming is high-energy so you’ll want to hang around to enjoy the delights of their street food legends. There are three bars stacked with beer, wine, spirits and softs. However, we recommend you try their sensational cocktails or enjoy some Beer Goggles Lager.
Activity cost: £15 pp
Top Tip… They do amazing seasonal events so check out their socials
Mini Golf Reimagined
‘Putt’ing a new spin on crazy golf, Puttshack is a social hub complete with food, fun and plenty of fantastic music! With innovative new technology, it features automatic point scoring (to avoid any prospective arguments!), electronic live leader boards, intuitive gameplay and trackable performance history, so you can earn the title of ‘Ultimate Champion’ amongst your friends. Holes include Shuffle Up, Beer Pong and the legendary Prize Hole, sure to provide entertainment all around. Puttshack also hosts an amazing bar and restaurant, complete with vegetarian and vegan dishes alongside the nation’s favourite guilty pleasures, sure to cater for everyone.
Activity cost: Varies per venue, day & time from £9 pp/per game (Watford off peak) – £13.50 pp / per round (Bank peak)
Top Tip… Monday – Friday until 5.30pm you can get 50% off your second game
London’s Original Good Time
Let the good times roll! With locations all over London, All Star Lanes host an intimate bowling experience, reminiscent of the New York speakeasies of the twenties. Complete with delicious drinks and fantastic food, there’s enough to sate anyone’s appetite, especially after a victory with your crazy bowling skills and showing off to all your friends. They’ve also got 90 mins bottomless brunch – or add in some bowling for just an extra £5. Brick Lane & White City feature private karaoke booths. Brick Lane also offer incredible digital interactive darts – so you can max out your night with amazing gaming fun.
Activity cost: Bowling £8 – £10.95 / karaoke £5 – £8.50
Top Tip… Play Monday to Friday before 6pm & pre-book online to enjoy bowling for just £8pp per game
Shuffle fans will flock to the pinnacle of shuffleboard fun in London, Electric Shuffle. The company takes a lightning rod to the traditional game of shuffleboard. Each semi-private area can host up to 16 guests. Their immersive and brilliant locations capture a gorgeous industrial turn of the century aesthetic. As for the food, they’ve got you covered. With some of the best sharing pizzas and fries you can get your hands on (we highly recommend the Truffle Cheese Straight Fries). Coupled with their one-of-a-kind drink selection this all elevates Electric Shuffle to a ‘must-visit when in London’. With cutting edge interactive shuffleboards, Electric Shuffle is the perfect team game to enjoy .
Activity cost: £11 pp 90 minutes
Top Tip… Only groups of 6+ are permitted at peak times. Peak times are Wed – Fri after 4pm and all day Saturday
If you love the idea of cocking a shotgun but don’t fancy a romp through the soggy countryside then Clays might be just what you’ve been waiting for.
The next evolution in using technology to make traditional sporting activities more accessible, Clays utilise digitised screens to create interactive clay pigeon shooting games. Making it completely safe to wield your weapon even after you’ve polished off your first few cocktails.
This classy venue offers private pegs for between 2 and 20 people (6-20 peak times). Your pre-ordered food and drinks will in your booth when you arrive, making sure you can quickly commence your evening of shooting, shots and scotch eggs (they are venison with swede and pine nuts!).
Activity cost: £30 per peg, off-peak, small group (2-5 guests) for 60 minutes / £40 per peg, off peak, 6+ guests. 90 minutes / £70 per peg, peak, 6+ guests, 90 minutes / £10 per person, Saturdays, 6+ guests, 90 minutes
Top Tip… Give your afternoon meeting a twist – hire a peg for £30. If there’s 5 of you that’s just £6 each!
Play, Dine & Score
Ever fancied playing at the O2? Well, whilst we can’t make your dreams of musical stardom come true, you can play at the O2 in a different way. Get ready to experience a game or two courtesy of the world’s first interactive football and dining experience at the sensational TOCA Social, bringing those football fantasies closer than you dreamed possible!
Combining immersive gaming and world class food and drink, there’s loads of good times to be had! DJs will be banging out the tunes at the weekends. You can book a private space with your mates to knock out a tournament or two, or just walk-in to enjoy all of their foosball tables, Crokinole, arcades and selfie booths.
Activity cost: £50 ph,/per box – up to 12 guests
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