Laser tag will never get old.
So we’ve put together a list of places where you can roll back the years and play until your heart’s content…
Star Command | Stratford
The Arena: Step through an airlock and into a futuristic ‘galactic outpost’. A tight bunker-style space features a maze of high walls to shield you and neon strips to help guide you through. An upper level on either side allows for more of a birds-eye view and better vantage points. It’s on the smaller side, so best for smaller groups.
Other info: They run themed, adults-only laser tag nights on Friday and Saturdays for hard core fans, with different soundtracks each time.
Price: £13pp for a 20-minute session, or rent the whole space out for an hour for £400 (maximum 12 people).
Details: 31-34 Victory Parade, Stratford, E20 1FS | Book here
Bunker 51 | Greenwich Peninsula
The Arena: Enter through a biohazard blast door and into a large underground bunker space, set up like a post-apocalyptic warzone. Abandoned cars, stacks of tyres, oil drums and pillars are your protection as you work your way through the emergency green-light bathed space.
Other info: If you’re insane, they also do a zombie session where they add a horde of the undead into the mix.
Price: £20pp for an hour session & £35 for two hours. Zombie sessions are £35pp for an hour.
Details: 3 Herringham Road, Greenwich Peninsula, SE7 8NJ | Book here
Adrenalin Rush | Chiswick
The Arena: A large gravelled outdoor area that replicates a bomb-ravaged war zone. The remains of a house stand in the middle, surrounded by rusted-out cars; oil drums; trailers; stacks of crates; and mounds of dirt and gravel. This is the closest outdoor laser tag to central London. The tech’s super-sharp, with sensors tracking your hits and lives – plus you can upgrade to use kit that delivers a minor, totally harmless electric shock when you hit an opponent.
Other info: They also run laser clay pigeon shooting, and most importantly, this mini tank race course.
Price: £25pp for 1.5 hour sessions, or £540 for exclusive use (for up to 30 people).
Details: Riverside Drive, Chiswick, W4 2SH | Book here
GO Laser Tag + Paintball | Surrey
The Arena: The forest’s your oyster in this outdoor laser tag and paintballing zone. You’ll be given camo suits and three types of laser guns (inspired by Fortnite weapons) that inflict different levels of damage to players’ hit points. Then you’ll be let loose in the undergrowth, with tree hollows and thickets to take cover in.
Other info: They’ll even chuck in a free Pizza Hut pizza for each player. Plus dip.
Price: £25pp for two hours, or £500 for exclusive use mid-week (up to 20 players).
Details: GO Action Forest, Salmons Lane, Whyteleafe, CR3 0HB | Book here
Quasar Elite Bromley | Bromley
The Arena: Quasar Elite Bromley takes you back to the retro arcades of your youth, with pervasive neon lighting states; futuristic Crystal Maze-style sets and various bits of industrial bric-a-brac to hide behind. The lobby out front is just as retro, with old-school arcade games to play.
Other info: Games last 30 minutes, so you might want to book back-to-back sessions.
Price: £5pp on weekdays, £15pp for two games on weekends, or £125-400 for exclusive hire (up to 34 players).
Details: 94 Bromley Hill, Bromley, Kent, BR1 4JU | Book here
Laser Quest Enfield | Enfield
The Arena: An intergalactic retro playing field, with a maze spread over multiple storeys. Navigate corridors of luminous planets, stars and craters in a black-lit cosmos while dodging behind partitions for cover.
Other info: Party packages include unlimited squash. Wassup.
Price: Games from £5.75pp (20 minutes), party packages at £16.95pp for 2 games, or exclusive hire for £250.
Details: 20 Queensway, Enfield, EN3 4SA | Book here
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