The best group activities to do in London
If you and your new housemates are looking for some fun and different activities to enjoy in the capital, there are plenty of exciting venues and events you probably don't know about yet!
Take a look below at some of the places you can all try as a group...
Footie fanatic? Head down to Toca Social and go head-to-head with your mates to score the highest points in their amazing interactive boxes. You can book a box for either an hour or 90 minutes, with prices starting from £35 (off-peak) for the hour. The boxes can hold up to 12 people, making it a fairly cheap way to spend an hour if there are a lot of you. Don't like football? Don't fret, you can still have drinks and eat food prepared by a Michelin-trained chef!
Where: The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX, London
Closest tube station: North Greenwich
Combining delicious cocktails with fun, thought-provoking puzzles is The Grid, located in Bankside Arches. You'll be working undercover in the offices of evil startup Neosight as you make your way through various rooms in the quest to save the human race. Each entry costs £29.99, which includes two tasty cocktails. Book your tickets online.
Where: 2 Robinson Road, Bankside Arches SE1 8BU, London
Closest tube station: Southwark, Blackfriars
There are plenty of escape room games in which you play the heroes trying to save the world, but what if you were the criminals? In The Perfect Crime, your group will be sneaking past security and evading their extensive security measures to steal a piece of art. The art in question was stolen back in 1990, and the FBI are offering up a $1 million cash reward if you can bring it to them. Will you manage to complete the heist in the 60 minutes slot? Book here!
Where: The Perfect Crime, Theatre Deli, 2 Finsbury Avenue, EC2M 2PF, London
Closest tube station: Liverpool Street
Ballie Ballerson is a trendy cocktail bar in Shoreditch filled with over a million balls in two pits, and who doesn't love to frolic in a ball pit? There are 3 types of tickets available at Ballie Ballerson - general admission, VIP table and bottomless brunch. The first one gives you two hours in the ball pit any night of the week, the VIP package includes a booth, ball pit time and drinks. For bottomless brunch lovers, you'll enjoy bottomless prosecco, pizza and Pornstar Martinis for the first 90 minutes, with access to the ball-pit too! Get your crew involved and book online.
Where: Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch, 97-113 Curtain Road, EC2A 3BS, London
Closest tube station: Old Street
Fancy yourself as a bit of a brainiac? Grab yourself a team and head down to the terrific, Grade 2 listed pub, The Ten Bells for their weekly pub quiz every Tuesday. This old, traditional pub has a great selection of beers, wines, cocktails and soft drinks, and a lively atmosphere so is the perfect place to spend the evening after a long day in lectures. Finish top of the leaderboard and you'll win a nifty £50 bar tab!
Where: 84 Commercial Street, E1 6LY, London
Closest tube station: Aldgate East
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