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Best places to play table tennis and ping pong in London

October 31, 2022 |

With most of us being stuck indoors for the last few years due to covid, many of us want to be out of the house as much as possible. But if there’s only so much Pizza you can eat or cocktail bars you can visit then we have something new for you.

Table tennis or ping pong is a fun sport that can sharpen the mind, and our reflexes and even if you are completely rubbish at it you can still have an amazing time.

Today we will be looking at some of the best table tennis tables in London so you can become the tiger Tim of the table tennis world.

Bounce – The home of ping pong.

No self-respecting table tennis list could exclude Bounce. Located in both Farringdon and Old Street, Bounce caters for up to 500 people at a time and offers a wide list of games, drinks and overall fun.

Not only does Bounce have more ping pong tables than you could ever need but it also has additional games such as shuffleboard, Wonderball and Beer Pong to keep the fun lasting for hours.

You can also get a free drink from Bounce if you sign up for their newsletter before going.

Bounce is one of my favourite places in London to play table tennis and overall it’s a good place to visit for a fun night out. You can find out more about Bounce and book a table on their website below:

Bounce Ping Pong Website

Table Tennis fight club

For something a little more competitive you may want to consider the table tennis fight club which requires an invite from an existing member to join the club (but anyone can go and play). If you’re into table tennis more than the average person and like the fight club vibes then this could be something to get you out of your house for a few hours every week.

Table tennis fight club is located in Kings Cross and they hold sessions on Saturdays and Sundays from 3pm to 5pm. The full address for Table Tennis fight club is:

Somers Town Sports Centre, First Floor, 134 Chalton Street, NW1 1RX.


If the cost of living is getting to you and you want an affordable way of entertaining yourself or your loved ones then Ping is a great way to do so.

Ping’s mission is to bring ping pong to the people and they do this by taking over empty shops or locations and filling them with ping pong tables where anyone can play for free.

What an amazing idea!

Ping is always adding new locations to play from so if you want to learn more we recommend you visit the Ping website to see locations near you.

Bat and Ball – East London Ping Pong

Bat and Ball is located in East London at Westfield Stratford, Montfichet Road, Stratford, London E20 1EJ and has a lively atmosphere where you can enjoy a round of ping pong while sipping on some trendy drinks.

Bat and Ball have 5 championship-sized ping pong tables spread across two large floors. Just like Bounce, they take group bookings, offer food and drink and you can watch live sports there too.

Bat and Ball does get very busy so if you are wanting to play Ping Pong then we suggest that you book a table otherwise you will be disappointed. You can learn more about Bat and Ball by visiting their website.

The Doodle Bar, Tower Bidge

A bar where you can eat amazing burgers, draw on the walls and play ping pong. Sounds like my type of night.

The Doodle Bar located at 60 Druid Street, London, SE1 2EZ is another great place in London to play table tennis. The table tennis is actually free too which is an added bonus.

Overall this is one of the most relaxed table tennis environments on the list so if you are looking for something that’s a little more fun and less competitive the Doodle Bar could be the best option for you.

Outdoor ping pong

While winter is approaching fast many of us won’t be playing outdoors but just in case you want to play ping pong in London in the warmer months there are some awesome ping pong tables scattered outside in London. Some of these locations include:

  • Whittington Park
  • Hampstead Heath
  • Burgess Park
  • Soho Square
  • Brixton Windmill
  • Clapham Common

The wind can affect your overall experience when playing table tennis so it’s probably not a good idea to play outdoors in the winter but if you do I’m sure you will still have a tonne of fun.

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