London is great for every age group, but there is nothing quite like being in your 20s, 30s and 40s in the city – there is just so much to do, from bar crawls to spa packages included in London hotels special offers. Here are some of the best ways to make the most of what London has to offer during your stay.
1. Swingers Golf
Swingers Golf is not quite as risque as it may sound – instead it is an adult-only mini golf course where even being in your 20s, 30s or 40s can’t hold you back from becoming one with your inner child. The courses are challenging, but never so much so that it gets in the way of a jolly good time and a cocktail. It is up to you to decide whether their Fairway To Heaven cocktails improve your game or not.
There are two locations in London – one at the base of the iconic Gherkin building and the other is in the heart of the West End in Marylebone on the doorstep of Montcalm Marble Arch. There are street food stalls to ensure you have all the sustenance needed to make you the next mini Rory McIlroy. Swingers redefines clubbing and swinging in the best possible way!
Address: 15 John Prince’s St, Marylebone, London W1G 0AB (Swingers West End)
8 Brown’s Buildings, London EC3A 8AL (Swingers City)
More info: https://swingersldn.com/home/
2. Ballie Ballerson
Following on with this theme of adults acting like children… but without the children, head to Ballie Ballerson for adults-only ball pits, retro cocktails and pumping music. If you are a 20,30 or 40-something wanting to really get to know the meaning of the word “frolic”, then Ballie Ballerson is exactly what you are looking for.
You will find one location in Soho and the other in Shoreditch, so if you are staying in a Hotel in Cumberland Place, then Soho is your local ball-bar, whereas you are best heading to the Shoreditch location if you are staying further east, like at M by Montcalm London Shoreditch Tech City. This adult-playground mixes the best of a good childhood romp with the fizzy fancies and good cheer of adulthood.
Address: 97-113 Curtain Rd, Hackney, London EC2A 3BS (Shoreditch)
53-54 Berwick St, Soho, London W1F 8SP (Soho)
3. The Original Camden Pub Crawl
If you are young and in London, you are likely to want to explore the night life. However, given the sheer size of London, it can be really hard as a first-time visitor or someone with limited time to know where to go. You could spend years trying to visit every pub in London and you would find that by the time you got to the end, so many more would have popped up since you started that you are never truly finished. The Original Camden Pub Crawl is a great bet, because not only are you showed the best parts of the Camden area – which in itself is a lively, youthful, vibrant area – but you have the opportunity to meet other people from all over the world.
Destinations along the crawl include The Monarch, Electric Ballroom, Dingwalls, Fest and many others. Returning in Spring 2020 is the iconic KOKO, an old theatre which, unlike you, has been around for over a hundred years and been renovated into one of Londons’ biggest nightclubs – fitted with Europe’s biggest mirror ball! The tickets include free entry, free shots at various locations and a series of drink specials. Get booking for a night out to remember!
Address: 48-50 Camden High St, London NW1 0LT
More info: https://www.camdenpubcrawl.com
4. Bottomless Prosecco Brunch
Nothing screams “sophisticated adult who still likes to party” like a bottomless prosecco brunch deal, and London knows what it is doing on this front. There are restaurants throughout the city which offer it, but not all of them are quite as deliciously boozy as Megan’s and Bad Egg. There are Megan’s meditteranian restaurants scattered around London, so it is up to you whether you want to pop the fizz and tuck into some spicy eggs with a view of the green in Parsons Green, or a view of the river in Battersea Power Station. Bad Egg is one of those “always busy”, eclectic, hip breakfast spots where you find yourself completely unable to leave unless you have Instagrammed your plate or made a boomerang toasting your glass of unfinishable prosecco!
Address: 57-69 Parsons Green Ln, Parsons Green, London SW6 4JA (Megan’s Parsons Green)
55-57 The Pavement, Clapham, London SW4 0JQ (Megan’s Clapham Old Town)
41-43 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9EY (Megan’s Balham)
571 King’s Rd, Fulham, London SW6 2EB (Megan’s Fulham)
86 High Street, Wimbledon, London SW19 5EG (Megan’s Wimbledon)
27 Circus West Village, London SW11 8NN (Megan’s Battersea)
204 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 7RG (Megan’s Highstreet Kensington)
CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker St, London EC2Y 9AW (Bad Egg)
5. Visit The 100 Club
The 100 Club is one of London’s oldest live music venues and is considered to be in the top 100 historical places in England. It sits tucked away underground in a basement on Oxford Street and is the best spot to catch live gigs in a rustic-grunge venue steeped in history. It was opened in 1942 as the Feldman Swing Club, but was changed in 1964 when the current owner’s father took over. It was one of the venues where jitterbug was permitted to be played – which, at the time, was banned in most places.
Even iconic bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Stranglers, The Sex Pistols and The Jam graced The 100 Club’s stage through the years. It was instrumental throughout a number of movements and was always on the right side of musical history. This is why there was such widespread horror when the club announced it would be closing in 2010, due to continued losses. Thankfully, names such as Paul McCartney got involved with raising the funds to keep it alive and kicking. Go support this piece of socio-politically infused history while also enjoying the excellent musicians that still pass through the stage doors.
Address: Century House, 100 Oxford St, Fitzrovia, London W1D 1LL
More info: https://www.the100club.co.uk/
So, if you find yourself in London in your 20s, 30s or 40s – you know what to do. Head to any or, preferably, all of these locations to have a great time, drink some smashing drinks and nibble on all the best food. Throw in the outstanding rooms available at Montcalm properties across the city and you have yourself the winning combination.