Nightlife in London for those even under 19
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When you need a break from studying, check out all the fun and age friendly activities there are to do in the City of London.
Bookending the north and sound end of the city, Palasad is an energetic date plan. Get a little competitive with friends or your date at this neon playground. Play a game of Ping-Pong, laser tag, shoot pool, karaoke, or “retro” bowling with a beer and a burger. They also have wood ovens, if you're into a smoky crusted pizza. Pick your poison and run with it. Get ready for $2 + tax bowling on Mondays with shoe rentals. Fore more information, visit palasad.com.
London Music Hall
Home to some of London's best bands and other well-know acts across the world, London Music Hall frequently host all-ages events: allowing children and grannies to all gather together to celebrate the bustling music scene. Tear up the dance floor with your dance moves at these lively shows. Texas King, The Arkells, and Skrillex have all played at this venue. Hang out by the couches and have a chill evening listening to music, or get crazy on the dance floor. For more information, visit londonmusichall.com.
Open until 11 p.m. on a Saturday, this venue is perfect to relieve some tension after a long week. Marketed as a family-friendly venue, this is the perfect time to exercise with sophisticated technology. Shoot lasers at friends or strangers all night. Want it to be a private affair? Book a private party with your eight closest friends and take advantage of their pizza deals. Visit laserquest.com/on-london/ for more details.
Prince Albert's Diner
Open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, this is the perfect little space to indulge in late-night milkshakes and burgers. Frequented by bar kings and queens, this diner is perfect to catch snippets of drunken conversations if you're looking for a cheap laugh. If you're interested in people watching, Price Al's is the ultimate destination. Try their Wally burger, which is a regular burger smothered in peanut butter and bacon. Warning: you might not be able to move after this meal. Check it out right on Richmond Street (ROW).
The Rec Room
All ages until 10 p.m. daily, the party goes on for the over 19 crowd, with the venue being open until 2 a.m. (Fridays and Saturdays). Armed with amazing pub food, a dance floor, axe throwing, arcade games, a billiards table and virtual reality (VR), there can't be a dull moment in this “entertainment destination.” There are plenty of places to eat at this venue; grab a local beer and some smash-fried potatoes at Three10 after a long night playing games, or run over to The Shed for a filling poutine or doughnut. For more information, visit therecroom.com/london-masonville/info.