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Things to do in London

Why visit London?

If you're searching for a place where you and your party can have a lot of fun, London has loads to offer. From brilliant restaurants and bars, to great sporting events and fixtures, all the way to late-night excitement on the tiles, the country's capital really is the top place to visit for anyone wanting high octane thrills, both on and off the track.

Whether you choose to race at our Edmonton, Acton, Docklands or Tower Bridge courses, you'll be sure to have an excellent time away with your friends and family. London is a 24/7 city, but don't let that scare you if you're not a night owl – the bustling, surprisingly green city comes into its own during the day, and all sorts of great things can be discovered.

When you're not tearing it up behind the wheel of our karts, you can enjoy a spot of classic sightseeing at the endless list of locations across the city, or immerse yourself in history at the capital's many museums, art galleries and cultural hubs - most of which can be enjoyed for free.

Love to shop? Indulge in a well-earned spot of retail therapy in the many shopping centres and retail areas, home to the best brands from across the UK and beyond, before enjoying a delicious bite to eat and a glass of something cold. London is a city that never sleeps, and it truly has something for everyone!

Hotels in London

Places to stay

If you're staying longer than a day (which we definitely recommend you do) there is a large selection of accommodation options to choose from, close to all of TeamSport's locations.

In Edmonton, North London, there are a host of smaller bed and breakfasts, guest houses and hotels to stay a night or two in, alongside larger chains Travelodge and Premier Inn.

Looking to Acton in the west of the capital, there's a similarly great selection of hotels on offer, with guest houses and hotels located throughout. Travellers wanting to spend more money on karting can also choose from budget options such as Holiday Inn, Travelodge and Premier Inn.

TeamSport's Docklands location is amply served by a range of luxury and budget hotel options – customers can choose from hotels managed by Marriot, Hilton, Novotel, Ibis, Travelodge, Britannia and Premier Inn, and for those wanting to splash out higher-priced rooms can easily be snapped up.

Situated in the centre of London, guests heading to Teamsport's London Bridge track can choose between swanky self-catering apartments, classic high-end hotels, budget names and group-friendly hostels.

Night out in London


There are very few cities in the UK, if not the world, that can match the exceptional range of nightlife opportunities hidden across the length and breadth of London. The city's centre is home to internationally renowned clubs, bars, venues and comedy joints, but even moving away from the core, London's dynamic nature means that wherever you go, you'll definitely find something that fits your bill.

For groups of comedy buffs, there's venues such as Comedy Carnival and The Top Secret Comedy Club, and fans of the theatre will love the great variety of plays, operas and musicals staged year round.

After catching a show, beer lovers will swoon over the selection at any of London's excellent pubs – all of which are enjoying something of a real ale renaissance – although the best way to sample them is via one of the great pub crawl tours that snake through the best bars in the city.

If bright lights, banging bass lines and late opening hours are more your thing, be sure to check out heavy-hitter clubs Ministry of Sound, Egg London and Studio 338, while if you're after gigs from the coolest up-and-coming bands, Shoreditch's XOYO, Corsica Studios and all sorts of others throughout the capital hold regular gigs.

Not sure what to do? Hop on the tube, take a walk, keep your eyes open and you're sure to find something that'll put an extra spark into your evening.


Food and Drink

The world's best restaurateurs, chefs and culinary innovators are easily found in London, ensuring that visitors are able to eat and drink to their heart's content during their visit.

For those with cash to spare, highly regarded gems such as The Five Fields, Gastronhome, Typing Room and Marianne offer meals that are boundary breaking while still being firmly mouth-watering.

For those wanting a mouthful of some of the best food in the world, it's easy to find a Michelin-Starred offering in the city – Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester and La Gavroche – Michel Roux Jr, to name but a few.

High-flying foods aren't the only thing on offer, though. The massive independent scene that's blossoming across the metropolis is making sure that on every street there's something delicious to get your mitts on, and the explosion in pop-up outlets and street food sellers means that wherever you look, tasty and surprisingly inexpensive eats are available.

The same goes for London's drink scene. Whether you enjoy a pint of ale, fine glass of wine, expertly mixed cocktail or a selection of lesser-known spirits, there are a massive variety of bars and pubs to visit, and all sorts of expertly manned tasting sessions happening within them.

Watch a football match


Whichever sport you follow or team you support, if you get a thrill from physical pursuits and edge-of-your seat competitions, London has a brilliant array of experiences on offer. Practically every sport is represented in some form throughout the city, and most can be seen at a professional and international level.

For footie fanatics, the city is home to all sorts of greats, including Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham, Tottenham and Crystal Palace. Catch a game and enjoy the famous excitement and electricity of London's grounds or enjoy a guided tour through the stadium of your choice, learning more about the game and the teams that make it.

Other sports are well-represented too, of course. Athletics, cycling, running, rugby, cricket, horse racing, hockey, tennis – the inherent size of London means that the capital is a buzzing hub of all things sporty.

Of course, if you're on this page, chances are you're looking to enjoy one of the (in our opinion) best sports out there – go karting. While watching sport or enjoying a run around is pretty fun, nothing beats getting behind the wheel and pounding around a track in some of the fastest, most technologically advanced karts available. Our London tracks range from between 400m and 800m in length, and feature all sorts of twists and turns – the perfect accompaniments to a trip to the capital.

Day out in London Hyde Park

Days out

Want to make the most of what London has to offer? The capital has a lot to show for itself, providing day trip opportunities that everyone can get on board with. Everywhere across the city there are things to enjoy, and thanks to the many cafes, restaurants and bars, you can easy see an entire day's worth of time disappear!

If you like history, art and culture, museums such as the Natural History Museum, British Museum, Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum are perfect to spend a few hours exploring and feature all sorts of treasures, from the Rosetta Stone to skeletons that date back hundreds of millions of years.

London's green spaces are second-to-none, and practically every borough is home to leafy open areas, from the massive Hyde Park to the watery St James's, and even in the centre of the city, visitors can find pretty squares and riverside walks – perfect for a sunny day spent sightseeing.

If you're looking for a more thrilling day out, be sure to head to attractions such as The London Dungeon, Emirates Air Line, speedboat rides and, of course, go karting – who needs rollercoasters anyway!


London for stags and hens

As you might expect, stag and hen dos of all varieties are totally catered for from the moment they descend on the world-class bars, restaurants and venues that make up the nation's capital.

For stags and hen parties looking for some action, there's scope for fun and energetic dance classes, pulse-raising paintballing, footgolfing and zorbing, as well as nail-biting days at the races.

If you're not one for high-tempo excitement, there are loads of more relaxed activities to choose from too. Cheeky and artistic life drawing sessions, spa days at some of the most sumptuous retreats in the country and cocktail-making sessions that always end up being a riot, all the way to more sedate card gaming, personalised treasure hunts and tours around iconic sports grounds.

London's nightlife is similarly exceptional, and for stags and hens, it certainly doesn't disappoint. Big-name comedy nights, bar crawl packages around the hottest venues in the city, multi-course meals at the world's finest restaurants, and high-flying cruises down the River Thames – there's a huge amount of things to choose from.

For both stags and hens, nothing beats a trip around the track at one of TeamSport's five London go karting locations too. Whether you're looking for a dose of action in North London, West London, the London Docklands, Tower Bridge or Mitcham (coming soon), we'll make sure you find it!

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