Crazy golf in London.
Sometimes it can feel like swings on roundabouts.
And to make sure that you’re not stuck in the rough searching for a place to play, we’ve kindly compiled the most comprehensive list of every location in London that you can swing a putter at – from bucolic mini golf to high tech putting fairgrounds, we’ve got you covered. But not only that… we’ve also ranked them in our order of preference, culminating with the very best.
When it comes to crazy golf… these places have it down to a tee.
#23 Broomfield Adventure Golf | Palmers Green
It’s not glamorous, it’s not cool, but like your grandad at Christmas, it deserves respect. Because without him, and without these old courses, we’d never have reached the dizzying heights of Swingers and Junkyard Golf Club. Like playing snake on a Nokia 3310, there’s something pure and fine about navigating your ball past simple coloured blocks or up gentle slopes of knackered astroturf, and if you can master these courses, then the inner city whizzkids will feel like a breeze. Not to mention that with 18 holes for under a fiver, it makes the perfect place to come and hone your skills.
Address Aldermans Hill, N13 4RB | Courses 1 x 18 hole | Difficulty Easy | Price Adult £4.50, Child £3.50 | Opening Hours Sat-Sun 11am-5pm
#22 Mini Crazy Golf | Canary Wharf
It’s as rudimentary as they come, but it’s free. If you just can’t bear walking home with the wooden spoon at your next office party or friend’s birthday, then head down to Canary Wharf with every free iota of time you have and get your geometry, poise, and swing in shape so you can climb that leaderboard and win the praise and admiration of some people who, every now and then, will mention that day you won that golf thing.
Address Columbus Courtyard, Canary Wharf, E14 4HE | Course 1 x 9 hole | Difficulty Easy | Price Free | Opening Hours Weekdays 12pm-7pm, weekends 12-6pm
#21 Mr Mulligan’s Dino Golf | Sidcup
Truth be told, Mr Mulligan would need to offer not one, but two, sprawling 18 hole miniature golf courses for your delectation in order to justify the journey all the way out to Sidcup. Well, luckily that’s exactly what he does – and you’ll be hard pushed to find more crazy golf in one place (within the M25) than this behemoth. It’s dino designed, which as a theme feels just as ancient but it’s executed well with waterfalls, lakes, and rope bridges spanning multiple levels.
Address A20 Sidcup Bypass, Chislehurst, Bromley, BR7 6RP | Courses 2 x 18 hole courses | Difficulty Medium | Price Adult £9, Child £6.50 | Opening Hours Mon-Thurs 9am-10pm, Fri-Sun 9am-9pm
#20 Lost Jungle London | Edgware
The one place that does give ol’ Mulligan a run for his money is Lost Jungle London. An enormous, overgrown, Indiana Jones-style course is as difficult to navigate through as it is to putt on. The place boasts hidden tombs, crashing waterfalls, and critters hiding in the tall grass, and the whopping full-length 36 hole course is truly a sight to behold.
Address Lost Jungle London, Adventure Golf, Watford By-Pass, Edgware, HA8 8DD | Courses 1 x 36 hole | Difficulty Medium | Price Adult £14/£9 (18 holes), Child £11.75/8 (18 holes) | Opening Hours Daily 9am-8pm
#19 Putt in the Park | Acton
This ambling landscaped collection of holes would leave even Titchmarsh green with envy. Rockeries, water features, and shrubberies contour this minigolf course; all overlooked by the fully licensed clubhouse complete with wood fire pizza oven – so you can enjoy a good old wedge of Neapolitan nosh once you’ve finished teeing off.
Address Acton Park, East Churchfield Road, W3 7LL | Courses 1 x 12 hole | Difficulty Easy | Price Adult £8.50, Child £6.50 | Opening Hours Sun-Tues 9am-8:30pm, Wed-Sat 9am-9pm
#18 Putt in the Park | Wandsworth
A more traditional putting experience without a laughing clown, animatronic dinosaur, or rotating big wheel in sight. Proper greens and gentle curves allow the discerning golfer the opportunity to hone their skills and soak up the sun. It’s a back to basics experience, delightfully executed, swinging participants back to a time before litter was lit and putting was popular.
Address Wandsworth Park, Putney Bridge Road, SW18 1PP | Courses 1 x 12 hole | Difficulty Easy | Price Adult £9, Child £7 | Opening Hours Sun-Tues 9am-8:30pm, Wed-Sat 9am-9pm
#17 Putt in the Park | Battersea
Another authentic putting green, just up the road in Battersea, gives you the chance to watch high flying adventurers weaving their way through the trees whilst you weave your balls through the slopes and slides on the ground. A thoroughly picturesque experience, this is another course for the gentle golfer who prefers treetops to topknots.
Address Battersea Park, Albert Bridge Road, SW11 4NJ | Courses 1 x 12 hole | Difficulty Easy | Price Adult £10, Child £8 | Opening Hours Sun-Tues 9am-8:30pm, Wed-Sat 9am-9pm
#16 Jurassic Falls Adventure Golf | Walthamstow
Terrible lizards lie hiding around every turn… but enough about the staff. Jurassic Falls contains an impressive number of hidden dinosaurs all over their jungle inspired course. You’d be forgiven for thinking their roars were that of exuberant golfers, but these models actually growl and groan as you golf your way through their home. It’s almost like Jurassic Park, just with your nan in place of Jeff Goldblum.
Address A406 Southend Road, Chingford, E4 8TA | Courses 1 x 18 hole | Difficulty Medium | Price Adult £9.50, Child £7.50 | Opening Hours Weekends 9am-7pm, Midweek 11am-7pm
#15 Crazy Putt | Greenwich
Crazy Putt is a real blend of the bizarre, with the golf holes at their various venues taking inspiration from courses around the world. With holes from The Belfry to St Andrews, expect golfing heritage – in the form of good quality greens – to have a head on collision with pirates, dinosaurs and giant whales; the perfect place for a golfer to regress back to childhood. The 18 hole course is also connected to a full driving range and a sophisticated clubhouse serving up sustenance all day long.
Address Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range, Tunnel Avenue, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 0QE | Courses 1 x 18 hole | Difficulty Easy | Price £12/£10 (off peak) | Opening Hours Mon-Sun 9am-9pm
#14 Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf | New Malden
T-Rexes aren’t built for golf. Perhaps that’s why they look so angry adorning the slopes, bends, and twists of Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf out in New Malden. Travelling back in time might feel easier than getting there, but the 18 hole course – packed with waterfalls, caves and herds of prehistoric beasts – will make your voyage more than worthwhile.
Address World of Golf, Beverley Way, New Malden, KT3 4PH | Courses 1 x 18 hole | Difficulty Medium | Price Adults £10/£9 (off peak), Children £8/£7 (off peak) | Opening Hours Daily 9am-9pm
#13 Plonk! | Islington
Housed in The Victoria Tavern on Holloway Road, Plonk! have taken the “miniature” aspect of minigolf very literally here by reducing the standard nine holes to a magic seven – increasing the fiendishness across the board. Your skills will certainly be put to the test, and if this high intensity workout doesn’t sate your dexterous desires, the course is neighboured by an entire games arcade.
Address 203 Holloway Road, N7 8DL | Courses 1 x 7 hole | Difficulty Hard | Price £10 (2 rounds) | Opening Hours Daily 12am-11pm
#12 Plonk! | Battersea
Another “miniature” golf offering, similarly set inside a pub and crammed into a wonderland of arcade games, table football, and remote control car racing. The Four Thieves has a lot to offer and the Plonk! course, a fiendish labyrinth of loop the loops, helter skelters and volcanoes, sits right alongside a world of entertainment. It’s 21+, so just for big boys and girls; an adult clubhouse where you can let loose and unashamedly act like a child again. They even have an all-you-can-play deal for the early birdie, so you can keep trying the trickier shots till you bag that precious hole-in-one.
Address The Four Thieves, 51 Lavender Gardens, SW11 1DJ | Course 1 x 7 hole | Difficulty Hard | Price £10 (all you can play) | Opening Hours Bookings: Mon-Thurs 7pm-11pm, Sun 1pm-9pm. Walk Ups: Friday 6pm-2am, Sat: 12pm-2am, Sun: 1pm-9pm
#11 Plonk! Horniman Museum | Forest Hill
A more family-focussed experience is on offer in the gardens of the historic Horniman Museum. The design is pared back but also paired with a number of anthropological allsorts which reflect the museum’s collection. It’s a simple affair, but ideal for a Sunday afternoon and after some light training you can while away the hours in the free Museum – which includes galleries, an aquarium, butterflies, and a petting zoo.
Address 100 London Road, SE23 3PQ | Courses 1 x 9 hole | Difficulty Easy | Price £6 | Opening Hours Daily 10am-5pm
#10 Plonk! | Camden
Plonk’s first standalone venture sits inside Camden’s Stables Market and, much like the surrounding area, is a kaleidoscopic explosion of chintz and colour. UV, camouflage, and models that conjure memories of school science projects dominate this compact and tricksy course. It’s BYOB here, so you can sup on whatever libation you want as you make your way through the rounds (as long as you’ve only got three of them, and they come in a bottle or a can).
Address Camden Market, Stables Market, Unit 68, NW1 8AH | Courses 1 x 9 hole | Difficulty Medium – Hard | Price £6/£12 (1/2 rounds) | Opening Hours Mon-Thurs 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-7pm
#9 Plonk! | Elephant & Castle
Hold your horses (and elephants), because would you believe it, Plonk! have once again stationed their 7 hole tricksy golf course next to an arcade hall full to the brim with more VR, RC, and foosball tables you could shake a stick (or club) at. Set in a mass of shipping containers, this pop up game centre is really rather good however, with Lost Rivers Brewing company providing a host of unique beers on tap that are all brewed on site.
Address Lost Rivers Elephant, Elephant Road, Elephant & Castle, SE17 1LB | Course 1 x 7 hole | Difficulty Hard | Price £10 | Opening Hours Tue-Thurs 12pm-11pm, Fri-Sat: 12pm-12am. Sun: 12pm-8pm
#8 Plonk! | Peckham
Carparks can feel a bit like a giant crazy golf course anyway. But Plonk! have done it again with their Peckham venue, popping up in the basement of converted car park, Peckham Levels. Expect more of their trademark day-glo hues, a tropical tiki theme, and plenty of food and drink options dotted around the rest of the building.
Address Peckham Levels, Peckham Town Centre Carpark, 95A Rye Lane, SE15 4ST | Course 1×9 hole | Difficulty Medium | Price £11 | Opening Hours Closed Mon/Tues, Wed-Fri 6-11pm, Weekends 12-10pm
#7 Plonk! Shoreditch | Shoreditch
The neon tiki persists at their Plonk’s latest venue, a BYOB number right opposite Shoreditch station. It’s a nine-holer, with mirrors, trick shots and a volcano, and you can bring up to two tinnies or (small) bottles of booze per person, per course. It’s also right next to London Shuffle Club if you fancy a tournament.
Address Unit 3 Huntingdon Estate, Bethnal Green Road, E1 6JU | Courses 1 x 9 hole | Difficulty Medium | Price £15 (inc. corkage) | Opening Hours Wed-Fri 5-11pm, Sat 1-11pm, Sun 1-7pm | Over 18s only
#6 Birdies @ SFG Club | Stratford
This topsy turvy circus-themed course will prove a challenge for even the most composed crazy golfer. Death defying leaps (for the balls at least), giant juggling clubs, and a human cannonball are some of the obstacles that stand in the way of your ball and glory. And all of this housed within a rooftop summer garden with lawn bowls, batting cages, and a whole host of watering holes.
Address Car Park Level 8, Roof East, Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE | Courses 1 x 9 hole | Difficulty Hard | Price £9.50 | Opening Hours Mon-Fri 5pm-11pm, Weekends 12pm-11pm
#5 Puttshack | White City
Puttshack. It’s a little putting place where we can get together…and play crazy golf. Brought to you from the team behind Flight Club, Bounce, and All Star Lanes these distinctly crazy courses bring their signature blend of technological flair and fairground bling to the great game of miniature golf. There’s automatic point scoring, live leaderboards, golf/trivia hybrids, and a healthy dose of arcade game/crazy golf mashups. Quite simply, it’ll be a sporting experience like never before.
Address Westfield, Ariel Way, W12 7HB | Courses 4 x 9 hole | Difficulty Medium – Hard | Price £12.50 | Opening Hours Mon-Wed 3pm-12am, Thurs 3pm-1am, Friday 11am-1am, Weekends 10am-11pm
#4 Birdies | Battersea
Tucked away under one of the railway arches in the new Battersea Power Station development is Birdies numéro duex – a mind-bending 9-hole crazy golf course, with both cocktails and street food. The course has been designed to totally derail your senses, which is exactly what it does thanks to a mix of pressure pads; rapid lighting; overhead ramps; and a never-ending black tunnel. The street food comes courtesy of Taco-Yaki who – drawing from both Asian and Latin-American influences – offer up everything from tacos to katsu sando sandwiches. Whilst the cocktail list moves from a boozy chocolate fountain to a ‘choose-your-own-ingredients’ waterslide. Which, as you can imagine, proves one hell of a slippery slope.
Address: 8 Arches Lane, Nine Elms, London, SW8 4NR | Courses: 1 x 9 hole course | Difficulty: Medium – Hard | Price:£12/£10 (off peak) | Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm – 11pm; Fri-Sat 12pm-12am; Sun 12pm-11pm
#3 Junkyard Golf Club | Shoreditch
As Dolly once said, “it costs a lot of money to look this cheap” – and Junkyard Golf Club has invested heavily in their rubbish dump decor. The reclaimed set pieces involve burnt out Reliant Robins, disused speed boats, and even scrapheap slides (that you go down with your ball). There are four different nine-hole courses that sprawl across this urban wasteland, each with its own theme, and plenty of refreshments that, thankfully, haven’t been sourced from the dump.
Address Dray Walk, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL | Courses 4 x 9 hole course | Difficulty Medium – Hard | Price £11.50/£9.50 (off peak) | Opening Hours Mon-Wed 4pm-11pm, Thurs 2pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-11pm, Sun 12pm-10pm
#2 Swingers | Liverpool Street
Bringing home a very respectable birdie and only losing out to themselves is the original indoor home to crazy golf in London – Swingers City; a gorgeous venue which takes you out of the metropole and plonks you right in the heart of 1920s rural Blighty. You can expect to golf your way through the rustic tumbledown landscape of an English country garden with two individual nine hole courses – one centred on a windmill and the other a lighthouse. The five bars are plentiful, and with street food from Patty & Bun, Pizza Pilgrims, and Breddos Tacos, you’ll still be able to enjoy the accoutrements of the town on your sojourn to the country.
Address 8 Brown’s Buildings, EC3A 8AL | Courses 2 x 9 holes | Difficulty Medium | Price £13/£10 (off peak) | Opening Hours Mon-Fri 12pm-12am, Sat 10:30am-12am, Sun 12-11pm
#1 Swingers West End | Oxford Street
Pride of place in the glittering scene of crazy golf in London, chalking up a stunning hole-in-one, is Swingers: West End. It’s the martini of miniature golf; a cultured soirée of trellised gazebos, rose-lined hedges, and white picket fencing. The glamour of an Edwardian English seaside abounds and best of all, it never rains. It’s strictly an adult affair, but there are no keys in the bowl here, just balls in holes – if you’re lucky. When it comes to food and drink, the seaside theme is wisely dropped; so no soggy fish and chips. Instead you’ll get four separate bars and street servings from Patty & Bun, Made of Dough, and Breddos Tacos. There is, rightly so, still ice cream which comes courtesy of Hackney Gelato.
Address 15 John Prince’s Street, W1G 0AB | Courses 2 x 9 holes | Difficulty Hard | Price £13/£10 (off peak) | Opening Hours Mon-Fri 12pm-12am, Sat 10:30am-12am, Sun 12-11pm
Last Updated: 23rd March 2020 | Main image: Swingers City
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