Deep in the heart of Shoreditch, there is plenty on our doorstep. So, if you’re bored of your usual lunch break, or fancy something fun post-work, switch it up with one of these great activities...
In no particular order, our top pick of boredom beating activities in Shoreditch:
E-Sports at Platform
A fully kitted out e-sports venue where your team can take their stage on the video games arena. Group bookings are available for up to 6 people, and it’s just over ten minutes’ walk from Brick Yard, so you can be there and back in a lunch break without breaking a sweat. Unless the video gaming gets you fired up! Pizza, drinks, and table service are available, plus you can book online through their website.
2b Worship St, London EC2A 2AH
Ping Pong at Bounce
Get your ping pong on at Bounce’s Shoreditch location, on Old Street, a mere 3 minutes’ walk from Brick Yard. They even have ‘games gurus’ on site to make sure your every minute there is fun, they can even help with party planning for group activities.
The venue does pizza, too, so you can feast on food and fun in equal quantities. Open evenings and weekends, check their website for latest opening hours and to book.
241 Old Street, London, EC1V 9EY
Shuffleboard at London Shuffle Club
Familiar with shuffleboard? You get weighted pucks that you slide along a court, aiming to land on a scored zone. The player with the highest total point score at the end of each round wins. The game apparently dates back over 500 years, but it will only take you around 11 minutes to walk there from Brick Yard. They also serve pizza, and open lunchtimes and evenings, with parties and events on the menu too! Bookings available through their website.
London Shuffle Club
4 Ebor St, Shoreditch, London, E1 6AW
Table Football at Bar Kick
Don’t fancy getting hot and sweaty on a football pitch during your lunch break? Take a wander down Shoreditch High Street to Bar Kick, for some foosball!
The sports bar serves up a tasty selection of burgers and craft beer, and often shows live screenings of sports matches. If you’re in need of a space for private hire, they can help you with that too. Championship football tables can be booked for 30- or 60-minute matches, check their website for details and opening hours.
127 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JE
Crazy Golf at Swingers
An indoor crazy golf park with street food and DJs? Not what you expect on your lunch break, but this place serves up that and more!
Styled on a 1920’s English countryside golf club, Swingers City will make you feel like you’re in some sort of crazy wonderland, with bright colours, rolling grass hills, loop-de-loops, and plants on the ceiling. The bar boasts two crazy golf courses, a selection of street food traders, five private hire spaces and four cocktail bars. So, whether you take the whole team or your work BFF, you’re bound to have a fun time. Open Wednesday to Sunday, check their website for bookings and opening hours.
Swingers - City
8 Brown's Buildings, London EC3A 8AL
Darts at Flight Club
Darts, but in a stunning Victorian fairground-styled venue. Open daily from 11 or 11.30, you can throw a few darts, fill up on pizza and enjoy a whole lot of fun. The venue hosts regular events, and can cater for team building occasions if your work mates are up for the challenge, too. Gamesmasters are on hand for private events, with plenty of food and drink packages available to choose from. Flight Club is a 10-minute walk from Brick Yard, so you can be there and back before lunchtime is even over, and still fit in some competitive darts action!
2A Worship St, London EC2A 2AH
Learn Circus Arts at the National Centre for Circus Arts
Looking for an evening activity? How about taking a course in circus arts? At the National Centre for Circus Arts, you can learn aerial acrobatics like tightrope walking, trapeze, or pole dancing over the course of several weeks. Or, if you fancy dipping your toe, they run drop-in classes on Friday lunchtimes. Do check their website for dates and availability.
National Centre for Circus Arts
64 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT
Shop to your heart's content at Spitalfields Market
You’ll find everything from amazing food (hello Crosstown Doughnuts!) to vintage clothes, plants, cosmetics, opticians, and much more at this famous London market. Open every day of the week, the market is a perfect go-to for lunchtime or after work trips. You’ll often find events here too, with a ‘community and cultural events programme that celebrates the rich history and ever-changing character of the area’.
56 Brushfield St, London E1 6AA
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