Activities to do in London

Notation: + means I tried and liked it. – means either does not look interesting or I tried it and didn’t like it. No symbol means either I have not tried or feel neutral.

Classpass was useful for trying different classes for free over two weeks.


Roller derby.


-Aerial yoga

-Surfskating in Decathlon.

+Unicycle hockey in Queensbridge Sports Centre Thursdays 20-22, free for beginners.

-Water aerobics Group Classes | Locations – Aqua Fit Pro Barbican, Elephant.

+Pole dancing Pole Classes | Akila Pole Studio

-Horse polo – requires years of practice, riding is expensive and far.

BMX track Burgess park. Lee Valley VeloPark BMX skills. £12 plus bike hire £13 (requires id and proof of address <3 months old.).

-Haggerston Park pump track.

Mountain bike. MTB skills Lee Valley VeloPark £12 plus bike hire £13 (hire requires personal identification and proof of address (utility, bank statement <3 months) ).

-rent electric bike, carbon bike, mountain bike Fat Llama | Rent (almost) anything

Aerial hoop, silks, etc gymnastics.

+Parkour Generation.

Footyaddicts. Rabble.


-Longsword fighting in Decathlon: choreographed moves, not real fighting.

-Clays Bar virtual clay pigeon shooting.

+Hyperreality Whitechapel VR zombie shooting.

Other.world_VR, otherVR experiences.

Immersive Gamebox not VR but motion tracking and surrounding screens.

Archeryfit Greenwich £30 Hatfield House, Merryweather Place, London, SE10 8EW. Club gate is next to the Premier Inn Hotel and 100 yards down Greenwich High Road from Pure Gym. Please dial 888-call on the gate buzzer to get in. Our entrance is across the yard to the right from the gate. 2020 Archery Druid St. Geronigo Sutton-at-Hone, Kent.

+Mile End Climbing Wall ( £30 intro bouldering

-Climb O2

-Climb Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Things to do in Battersea Park | London Zip Wire | Go Ape

Lee Valley White Water Centre Activities ( from April to Oct. Activity 1h. +Whitewater kayaking and courses all year.

+THCC kayak club in Shadwell basin. Beginner courses all year.

Regent’s canoe club in Islington. Castle Canoe Club

Kayak practice, including rolling, in the pool: have to do beginner exercises for 40 min, then can practice rolling for 15 min.

Night Kayak Across London | Secret Adventures Exploring Central London by kayak, paddling on the River Thames ( £65

King George V Reservoir sailing club, including windsurfing, wing foiling in the summer. West Reservoir Centre sailing.

+Choirs. Free Taster ( London International Choir has audition.

Salsa: Hyde Park bandstand outdoors, Temple, -Salsateca, -Adulis, -Bar Salsa Soho: crowded dark noisy basement.

+Bachata: Primrose St behind Liverpool St station outdoors, large crowd.

Other dances: -Swing. -Rocknroll and jive. -Brazilian Forro. Zouk: well taught but slow and simple. -Kizomba: very slow and simple. Society for International Folk Dancing ( Islington seems to be the folk dance area. Irish dancing in Decathlon. Swing dance Bishopsgate.

+FREE Outdoor Trips From London | Meetup. +Hikes by London Wellness Group | Meetup led by Tharaphy. Ramblers hikes – mostly old Brits. Metropolitan Walkers is a Ramblers group.

Running clubs: +Runner Beans, +Runners Connect.


Team activities

Combat archery. Group 10-16. Cost 24-32. E.g., Walworth (Lambeth): St George’s Rd SE1 6ER.

HiddenCity | How It Works ( scavenger treasure hunt for a team.

Crystal maze for a team

London Hen and Stag Parties | It’s a Knockout® ( for a team.

-Ice climbing – closed permanently.

Zorb & Bubble Football Shoreditch and Waterloo £320 for up to 20 people. Bubble Football : Excel Activity Group.

Paintball in London ( 3 Herringham Road 46min by public transit or bike. Need to book early. Adult Paintballing Packages | Great Day Out | Delta Force Paintball ( East London Upminster 75min by public transit, 15 miles.


Outside London

+Windsurf Minster: train to Sheerness

Kitesurf and +wingfoil Shoeburyness East beach, £100 for 3-4h, 1h by c2c train from Stratford.

Wakeup Docklands wakeboarding from April to Sept. Thorpe Lakes Watersports Resort I LEARN TO WAKE/SKI Outside London.

MTB in Epping forest.

Ridge scrambling in the Peak District (Edale easiest to get to) or the Lake District. Scotland takes 8-10h to get to, like the Alps.

-Delft U Tech unusual bicycles – no mention of being able to try these.

12 Incredible Extreme Outdoor Activity Breaks in the UK (

Caving in the Yorkshire Dales.

Indoor ski/snowboard. Chill Factore Lesson Prices | Snow Activity Prices £56 per day. Manchester.

Fly a Spitfire Biggin Hill and Cotswold Airport or fly a Mustang. £2250-7450.

Sword fighting full contact in armour. Geronigo Keynsham near Bristol and Bath £41.

Quirky Quarter Chinese Arch in Liverpool City Centre. £15-96. 3h from Euston station by Avanti.

Tank Paintball Battle – Armourgeddon. Leicestershire. Seems no availability in winter. 3-person crew.

Grey Seal Snorkel Safari | The Fifth Point Diving Centre Northumberland. No availability in winter. £65.

Bungee Jump in Experiences in the UK, Gift Vouchers, Bungee Days Out, Bungee Stunts, Bungee Events – UKBungee

Paragliding Training – Green Dragons Airsports BHPA „fun day” 250.

Coasteering Gower peninsula near Swansea (4-5h travel), Bournemouth

+surf Croyde (all Devon locations transit via Barnstaple, 5-6h travel)

SUP surfing

Beginner Surf Lessons – The Wave Bristol

Adventure weekends: The 11 best you can have in 2019 ( North Wales Activities (

Indoor Skydiving – Book Now ( Basingstoke, Milton Keynes or Manchester

-LOTNA-LARP Star Trek themed laser tag in the woods in an airsoft arena.


Museums, tours

+Imperial War Museum

Visit HMS Belfast – Plan Your Visit | Imperial War Museums ( £22,7.

Cutty Sark Rig Climb | Experience the London Adventure ( £41.

Kew Gardens Tickets and prices | Kew £16.5.

+Museum of London

Join as a Historic Royal Palaces member | Historic Royal Palaces (


Volunteering and networking

+Friends of Brookmill Park: river cleanup in waders.

+GoodGym runs and volunteering.

+Lambeth repair cafe 336 Brixton. Nunhead repair cafe in The Green.

+Eco Around London litter pick. +WaSh Wombles litter pick.

The Conservation Volunteers (

Volunteer With Us | Bikeworks CIC Sat Victoria Park

Make New Friends | Meet New People | Drinking Partners

Meet New People & Make Friends in London | Find friends with We3 (

Networking | Young Professional Socials | London (

Find Events & Groups | Meetup


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