If you’re heading to London as part of a large group or with friends, you’ll be able to take advantage of the many group activities on offer. Though there are tonnes of attractions and things to do in London that are ideal for small groups and couples, there are some that are better suited to large gatherings.

If you’re looking for things to do in East London suitable for the whole gang, here are some of the most popular larger group activities in Shoreditch and the surrounding areas.

Escape Rooms

One of the top things to do in East London is visit an escape room; they’re located throughout the city and make for a great group challenge. There are different types of escape rooms, but all have the main task of solving puzzles and clues using a mixture of skill and strategy. Teams must work together against the clock to ensure they escape in time. Popular options include Enigma Quests, Clue Adventures and Time Run.

Ballie Ballerson

Everyone remembers how much fun a ball pit was as a child, well now adults can relive the enjoyment in 250,000 LED glowing balls. Ballie Ballerson is an over 18’s ballpit and bar in East London, with a range of planet themed cocktails on offer. It’s a fun activity for large groups and private bookings can be made.


Crystal Maze

Crystal Maze is quite similar to an escape room experience but in this case team members need to take on solo tasks – some strategic, some physical – to collect as many crystals as possible, all of which gain team’s extra time in the final game. Crystal Maze is based upon the famous British television show of the same name and a lot of the activity stays true to what made the show popular. Crystal maze is one of the most popular group activities in London at the moment, so be sure to make a booking in advance.

Whistle Punks: Urban Axe Throwing

One of the more unusual group activities can be found at Whistle Punks: Urban Axe Throwing. Teams can take aim, sling axes at targets and compete against each other to see who has the best axe throwing skills. There are two different Whistle Punks locations with the Whitechapel venue being closest to bars and restaurants in Shoreditch.

Lucky Voice

Lucky Voice is one of the most popular karaoke bars in London that offers private pods for hire. Each pod can hold a large group of people and provides karaoke fun in a private environment; meaning there’s no worry of being shy in front of strangers. At Lucky Voice it’s all about fun with friends. Lucky Voice bars can be found in Soho and Islington, both of which are easy to get to from other things to do in East London.

London is a great city for holidays with friends and weekend breaks, as there’s so many activities and attractions that cater for large groups of people.