Work hard, PLAY harder…

With the French Open this week, Epsom Derby on Saturday and America’s Cup about to start, we wanted to turn our attention to some sport. Calm down, we don’t expect you to grab a pint and sit in a dark and dingy pub crowed with sweaty people. We want you to get active and find fun activities you and your friends can dive into.

Location: 8 Brown’s Buildings, London EC3A 8AL
Nearest Tube: Aldgate
Website: Swingers Ldn
Suggestion:  There are many places to experience a bit of mini-golf but what we love about Swingers is that is only for 18+ (sorry kids!). Open from midday and you can buy tickets on the door or walk up.  There’s great selection of food to indulge in! Pizza Pilgrims (Vegan available), Patty & Bun and Bubbledogs. and 5 bars to quench your thirst.

Location: Ham Yard Hotel, 1 Ham Yard, Soho, W1D 7DT
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Website: The Croc Bowling Alley
Suggestion:  A stylish 1950s bowling alley equipped with lounge, bar and dance floor. It is one of a kind in the UK with its solid maple bowling lane. Back-lit bowling balls, vintage bowling shoes and bowling pin lamps sit alongside two large scale Howard Hodgkin artworks. You can even choose to have UV pins and shoelaces! It’s pretty coolsville!

Location: 115 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PP
Nearest Tube: Chancery Lane or Temple
Website: Baranis
Suggestion:  Remember when you were a kid and you played with marbles? Well, this is adult marbles!! Pétanque is a form of boules where the goal is to throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called cochonnet. You can find this little hot spot, in the old auction house cellar. It is a quirky but glamourous venue with the opulence of the south of France.

Location: 79 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8AD
Nearest Tube: Dalston Kingsland
Website: Ballie Ballerson
Suggestion: A BALL PIT FOR ADULTS! Ok technically not a sport but there are balls. To be exact, 250,000 clear balls on a 10k LED dance floor. Fire, ice and helium cocktails. You have the space for 2 hours and if you pick the right day, you could even have brunch.

Location: Floors 7 & 8, Stratford Multi Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, London E15 1XE
Nearest Tube: Stratford
Website: Roof East
Suggestion: This place has everything… Bowls, Cinema, Crazy Golf, Rooftop Rollers but what grabs my attention is ‘Sluggers’! It is London’s first batting experience. Come along to swing your stresses away with another 3 friends. This former car park has been transform into a community space for all you fun people out there. I guarantee once will not be enough!

If you are looking for a great venue for a company meal, drinks reception, office party or any kind of event in London, then we can help with our Free Venue Finding Service. Because of our direct relationship with the venues, we can often get better rates than you would do if you contacted them directly, and this service is offered to you completely free! If you have any questions, or would like more information, please call +44 (0)20 8319 3017 or email


  1. I really enjoy reading your blogs – keep them coming!:-)

  2. Glad you are enjoying them Charlotte – we will keep them coming

  3. What fantastic finds! Thanks much for sharing. London is full of so many unique and exciting venues, with their own ambiance, amenities, and experiences, but with so much choice, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect one. Your list here is much appreciated! Thanks!

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