Top 13 Must-Try Group Activities in London

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Top 13 Must-Try Group Activities in London
May 16, 2024
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When looking for group activities in London, the problem is not finding the right thing to do; it’s choosing one of the many, many options!

Whether you work together and are looking for team building opportunities, or you’re a group of friends planning to spend time together, London has everything you need: from crazy mini golf adventures to intimate private film screenings. Simply look at our list of the top 13 group activities in London and choose the one that best suits your group.

So grab a pal, and let’s go!

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Action-Packed Group Activities in London

If you’re a group who can’t sit down when you meet, take a look at these action-packed group activities you can do in London. Prepare to unleash your competitive side and make some memories with your friends or coworkers!

1. Enjoy the 19th Hole 🏌️

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Group size: From 150 to 270 standing (depending on the venue)

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Have a ball with your group at the mini golf course! | Swingers West End, Marylebone

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro golfer, minigolf is ideal for those seeking a lighthearted yet engaging activity for people of all ages. Test your putting skills as you conquer the challenges of each hole. Grab a bite to eat, enjoy a refreshing drink, and socialise with your friends or coworkers in between rounds!

Our favourite hole-in-one spots in London include:

  • Swingers West End – Three nine-hole crazy golf courses, fully stocked bars, and the best street food make this Soho-based venue the perfect place for group outings.
  • Swingers City – Located right in the city centre, Swingers City is the perfect place for corporate outings, where you can relax with a round of crazy mini golf and a good cocktail.
  • If your group is up to a bigger challenge, why not visit to The Golf Groove? London’s largest premium indoor golf venue, which features 12 golf simulators, including two private VIP bays, is a must-visit destination for groups looking to spend a fun afternoon.

2. Be Bowled Over at Sixes Social Cricket 🏏

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Group size: From 120 to 300 standing (depending on the location)

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Sixes Social Cricket – Fitzrovia is perfect for groups that enjoy a fun challenge, delicious drinks, and an exquisite menu!

Calling all cricket enthusiasts! Sixes Social Cricket is a unique venue where the vibrant and colourful decor and cricket nets will help your group spend the best evening together. A world-class cocktail menu awaits all those who enjoy a good drink with their game!

With locations in Shepherds Bush, Fulham and Fitzrovia, groups from across the city can enjoy this unique experience.

3. Make Pins Fall 🎳

🧑‍🤝‍🧑Group size: From 30 to 500 standing (depending on the venue)

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Strike it big at the bowling alley! | The Liquor Lanes at Queens Skate Dine Bowl, Westminster

Put on your bowling shoes and roll some strikes with your group at one of London’s top bowling alleys. With retro vibes and modern lanes, it’s a mix of nostalgia and contemporary entertainment, perfect for all ages. Add in gourmet snacks and a lively playlist, and you’ve got the ingredients for a strikingly good time!

Our venue recommendations:

  • All Star Lanes Brick Lane – Located in the heart of Shoreditch, this US-style bowling venue is perfect for groups looking for some laid-back fun, a bit of rivalry, and an enjoyable night out.
  • The Liquor Lanes at Queens Skate Dine Bowl – With five bowling alleys and a private bar, you’re in for some quality playtime at this venue. A private photo booth, an English pool table, and a skating rink are also available if you wish to continue the fun.

Unique Venues for Group Activities in London

Very often a good venue is key to making the group outing a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Take a look at our picks of the best unique venues in London, perfect for group outings.

4. Wild Wild Experience at Moonshine Saloon 🤠

🧑‍🤝‍🧑Group size: Up to 50 seats

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Yeehaw the night away with a unique Western-inspired group experience at Moonshine Saloon.

Transport yourself back to the rugged Wild West era with a group outing at Moonshine Saloon. This immersive and interactive experience allows you and your group to become part of a Western tale. You’ll be given cowboy hats and all the attire you need, and the hired actors will lead you into the story. 

With its attention to detail and entertaining actors, Moonshine Saloon offers a unique group outing that guarantees a rootin’ tootin’ good time. You can also try your luck at card and dice games, exchange tales of the West and enjoy personalised cocktails made by an expert mixologist using your own liquor.

5. Serve it up at Bounce Farringdon 🏓

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Group size: Up to 400 standing

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Ping pong and chill at Bounce Farringdon, a fun venue in central London, ideal for group outings.

If you’re a fan of table tennis or simply looking for a unique group outing idea in London, Bounce Farringdon is the place to be. This hip and trendy venue offers a combination of top-quality ping pong tables, delicious food, and refreshing drinks

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, you can challenge your friends to friendly matches or join tournaments for a chance to be crowned the table tennis champion. A group party at Bounce Farringdon promises a night of fun, competition, and great memories!

6. Everything All at Once at Boom Battle Bar 🎉

🧑‍🤝‍🧑Group size: Up to 500 standing

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Boom Battle Bar is a venue with many different activities that can be enjoyed by versatile groups.

If you can’t decide on one activity for your group outing, then Boom Battle Bar is a venue for you! This place has everything: darts and shuffleboard lanes, crazy mini golf, beer/prosecco pong tables, axe throwing, American pool tables and even karaoke rooms! With all of that, plus exceptional drinks, a mouthwatering menu, and a full staff of hosts, game masters, and managers, your group outing will be a success!

7. All Aboard the Party Bus 🚌

 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Group size: From 38 to 47 seated (depending on the bus)

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Enjoy a fine dinner with a side of iconic London views thanks to BUSTRONOME.

Take your group outing to the next level by hiring a party bus. Decked out with lights, music, and sometimes even a dance floor, it’s a mobile celebration that takes you through the city’s sights in style. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to have a wild night out, a party bus provides an unforgettable adventure from start to finish.

Our recommendations:

  • Party Bus London – Once a regular London bus, now it’s a party venue on wheels! With club-feel lighting, a state-of-the-art sound system, and even onboard microphones perfect for karaoke, this bus guarantees a party atmosphere with everyone dancing and singing along.
  • BUSTRONOME – Fancy a fine dinner with a side (or sight) of London? With its glass roof, the double-decker Bustronome guarantees a memorable experience of touring the most iconic spots in London while dining on the chef-made menu.

Don’t just plan an activity; create an experience!

Hire a unique London venue and give your group an event to remember.

8. Outing at Parole at Alcotraz London 🔒

🧑‍🤝‍🧑Group size: Up to 165 seats

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A one-of-a-kind prison experience at Alcotraz London is a unique option for a group activity in London.

Experience a thrilling and immersive group outing at Alcotraz London, a prison-themed cocktail bar. Step into the world of convicts and wardens as you don orange jumpsuits, smuggle in your own liquor, and negotiate your way through the bar’s prison cells. Interact with actors, play your role, and enjoy handcrafted cocktails made from your contraband alcohol. This unique outing will have your group talking about their time ‘behind bars’ for days to come!

9. Get Social at Boxpark Wembley 🤸

🧑‍🤝‍🧑Group size: Up to 100 standing

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Situated between the Wembley Stadium and Wembley Park Tube Station, Boxpark Wembley is a perfect spot for group outings in London.

Are you looking for a group outing that combines food, drinks, and entertainment? Look no further than Boxpark Wembley! This unique and trendy venue features a variety of street food vendors, bars, and a range of game options that cater to all tastes and preferences. The private room comes with its own DJ booth, ping pong tables and other games, making it a perfect space for team outings or private celebrations.

Bonus Group Activities in London

If you’re still on the lookout for the best activity for your crew, here are some more ideas for your group outing in London!

10. Private Film Screening 🎥

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Group size: From 15 to 225 seated (depending on the venue)

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Hire a private screening room and enjoy this relaxing group activity. | Screen 2 at Everyman Baker Street, Marylebone

If you’re a group of cinema aficionados, take your usual film nights to the next level with a private screening for your group. Whether it’s a classic film or a new release, you can book a private screening room and enjoy it with your closest friends or colleagues. With comfortable seating, high-quality sound systems, and cinematic ambience, a private film screening brings something fresh to the group outing while allowing you to stay close and socialise.

Our venue recommendations:

  • Everyman Baker Street – Situated on the iconic Baker Street, this cinema offers two private rooms and a retro feel bar, ensuring your group outing here will be a 5-star affair.
  • Ciné Lumière at Institut français au Royaume-Uni – Located in South Kensington, this elegant venue is ideal for private screenings. Complemented by the option of adding a chic party or cocktail reception in its adjoining spaces, this is a perfect option for a memorable private screening for your group.

11. Hold Nothing Back at Karaoke 🎤

🧑‍🤝‍🧑Group size: Up to 40 standing (depending on the venue)

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Karaoke night is a group activity worthy of the star that you are!

Whether you’re gearing up to participate in the next The Voice or you just love to duet on classic hits, a group karaoke is never a miss for a fun night out. Ideal for breaking the ice or strengthening bonds, karaoke is a guaranteed fun-filled activity for any group.

Our venue recommendations:

  • The Chelsea Gate – Grab your mic and head to The Chelsea Gate to enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and the extensive song list. With a fully stocked back bar, you can be sure the fun will flow.
  • Sing Sing at Bow Street Tavern – With a hit-packed playlist, Instagrammable setting, and immaculate vibe, the Bow Street Tavern and its karaoke room are perfect for hosting a successful team outing.

And teams, remember, you don’t have to work at The Tortured Poets Department to enjoy a karaoke night together! 😉

12. Real Fun with Virtual Reality Games 🤖

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Group size: From 20 to 90 standing (depending on the venue)

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DNA VR Hammersmith welcomes all groups looking for out-of-this-world activities in London!

Step into the future of entertainment and head to a VR arcade for your group outing! Dive into immersive virtual worlds, engage in thrilling adventures, and challenge your friends to multiplayer VR games. Whether you’re battling zombies, exploring outer space, or solving puzzles, VR gaming offers a captivating and interactive experience for the entire group.

Our venue recommendations:

  • Centre VR Enfield – With an extensive library of virtual reality games and experiences, Centre VR Enfield is perfect for versatile groups looking for a space to spend time together. With single- and multiplayer games, a fully stacked snack bar, and even a set of classic arcade games, your group outing is about to be one to be remembered!
  • DNA VR – Solve puzzles, play games, and enjoy one of the best VR arcades in the city! With different levels and options for games, these experiences can cater to people of all ages. DNA VR has locations across the city, including Battersea, Hammersmith, and Camden, so you can choose the one that best fits your group!

13. Happy Hour at Broadleaf 🍸

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Group size: Up to 100 standing

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The right people in the right place is the formula for the perfect group activity in London. | Broadleaf, City of London

Sometimes, all you need is a space to enjoy a happy hour with your group, and Broadleaf is the perfect choice in London. Situated in the heart of London, it’s the perfect spot to unwind, socialise, and indulge in the best pub drinks and nibbles. With two shuffleboard lanes available, you’re in for a pleasant afternoon with your friends or coworkers.

To Wrap Up

So that’s the list! With it, no group outing in London will be boring!

When choosing your next group adventure, remember to:

  • Pick an activity that welcomes every member of your group, ensuring inclusivity.
  • Choose an experience that resonates with the interests of your group.
  • Choose options that stay within your budget.
  • Embrace the fun London has to offer!

For more group outing inspo, check out these articles:

Transform your next group outing into something spectacular!

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FAQ

Where can I go for group activities in London?

When looking for group activities in London, you can be overwhelmed with choices. Our top picks for groups looking to spend some quality time together include tackling a mini golf course, playing cricket or bowling, having fun in virtual reality, or singing karaoke together. You can find these activities, and many more, on Tagvenue.

What are some group activities in London for large groups?

For large groups, consider going to a venue that has multiple entertainment options, such as Boom Battle Bar, Bounce Farringdon, or Boxpark Wembley. You can also go to places that can offer activities for big groups, like Swingers City, Alcotraz London or Broadleaf.

What are some group activities in London for small groups?

There are plenty of activities smaller groups can enjoy in London. Karaoke, party buses, or VR arcades are perfect entertainment options for small groups. Unique experiences such as an immersive visit to Moonshine Saloon or a private film screening can also be enjoyed by smaller crews.

What are some group activities for adults in London?

Apart from an array of pubs and nightclubs in Soho, Camden or Shoreditch, there are many hidden gems that adults can enjoy in London. Alcotraz London, Boom Battle Bar, Bounce Farringdon, or Sixes Social Cricket are all venues that offer a variety of group activity ideas.

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