Most Entertaining Places To Visit in London in 2021
|Published: 22nd September 2021 13:47|
London is the most visited city in Europe, with pre Covid-19 numbers of 27 million visitors each year. It's a city with an incredible past and today it’s one of the most diverse places on earth. We look at what makes this city tick when it comes to the most entertaining places to visit.
Notting Hill was a smash hit released in 1999 that affirmed Hugh Grant’s status as a blundering British icon. The movie also put the London area of the same name on the global tourism map. This district is a lovely part of west London, especially the Portobello Road which is lined with antique markets and brightly coloured shop fronts and apartments. Recall the most memorable movie scene in Notting Hill, and keep a look out for the blue door. Hugh Grant’s character lived there and made that door one of the most famous doors ever.
Try to solve clues that are sent to your phone as you navigate your way through the city. HiddenCity’s immersive adventure games will have you treasure hunting as you emerge as the hero of your own adventure when you step inside these well-loved stories. Their critically acclaimed games based on Sherlock Holmes , Alice in Wonderland and Snow White run every day across the city. Their latest addition is The Enchanted Mirror, a fairy-tale quest with a chance to ask the mirror ‘who is the wisest of them all?’ Choose from other adventures too, like The Hunt for the Cheshire Cat and Moriarty’s Secret. Just make sure your battery is fully charged!
With four locations dotted around London, it’s clear Londoners like throwing darts. Join in the fun at a location near you and play social darts with up to 36 people. For less of a crowd, you can book out a semi private oche (dart throwing area). There’s also great food and drinks to be had, with offerings such as unlimited pizza. Enjoy a glass of prosecco on Flight Club Victoria’s Insta-worthy rooftop called the Magic Gardens.
Granada Theatre in East Ham is home to the capital’s largest trampoline park. This iconic Art Deco venue which was transformed into an adventure park a few years ago, once hosted the likes of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Now you’ll be greeted by rows of interlocking trampolines and a three-storey arena that features a giant super-slide with an almost vertical 30ft drop. Flip Out boasts a network of indoor caves, a 100-metre indoor potholing zone, 12 themed climbing walls, cyber tower, a laser maze, ninja warrior course and the always popular dodgeball.
Shuffleboards? Really? But this is not your average cruise ship shuffleboard. Electric Shuffle has enhanced the experience with vision technology, so it’s on a completely new level. The unparalleled vision technology identifies the exact location of the pucks on the table which automatically scores matches and seamlessly guides you through three unique games via an interactive game screen. There’s a bar area where you can indulge in salt and pepper squid, arancini balls and buffalo chicken bites, while sipping on cocktails.
This all-weather indoor entertainment centre is ram-packed with fun things to do; a go-kart race track, a putt-putt course that sees you putt against iconic New York sights, a 14-lane bowling alley complete with augmented reality and an e-sports gaming arena which has the latest games available on console. If that is still not enough there’s shuffleboard, an old school arcade, a digital darts zone, and the electric gamebox which is described as a ‘hyper-immersive 60-minute adventure’. But that’s a spoiler alert, so we’ll stop there. Down a beer or grab a bite to eat (or both) in one of the three bars – a sports bar, a NY style cocktail bar and a Japanese noodle kitchen.
The world-famous ball pit cocktail bar Ballie Ballerson knows that 1) not just toddlers find a ball pit fun and 2) an assortment of cocktails make rolling around in a ball pit a lot more entertaining! The general admission tickets give you two hours of pure unadulterated (pun intended) ball pit fun and access to food and drink all night long. You can also purchase VIP tickets which include use of the ball pit for your whole ticket time and a plush booth to enjoy your time outs while you scoff down pizza and wash it down with adult juice.
Here you can relive the 90s cult television show led by Richard O’Brien. Dive into the fun and excitement of The Crystal Maze. You get to take part in a recreation of the fully interactive team-building game as you chase the Maze Master through the Aztec, Medieval, Industrial and Futuristic zones, solving puzzles and putting your physical strength to the test. Celebrate your wins and laugh at your failures at the Maze Bar.
A night at the Museum with a sleepover at the Natural History Museum, South Kensington
Relive the movie “A Night at the Museum” with a sleepover in this mind boggling wonderland. The Natural History Museum hosts a number of adults-only events among the dinosaurs and other weird and wonderful creatures, including their sleepovers and CSI events. A typical sleepover consists of a three-course dinner, a quiz, a comedy show, watching some creepy films, or a forensic crime scene that you can investigate and explore.