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Bounce Farringdon is a large social venue that boasts 17 ping pong tables. They serve a great selection of drinks as well as a varied food menu including pizzas, sharing plates, bar bites and to keep the young ones happy, a children's menu.

Ranked #159 of 2091 pubs & bars in London
"Bounce in EC1N is a unique flagship London venue offering an entirely diverse event experience. Although always popular for evening and PR events, Europe’s first and largest social ping pong club, has now steadily built a reputation as one of the finest convention-defying conference spaces in London, with 12,000 sq ft of space for organisations to work, meet and play. A breath-taking addition of UV ping pong recently pushed out through the entire venue, can plunge the whole space into an exhilarating black light dungeon with iridescent Keith Haring inspired artwork illuminating the walls and ceiling above."

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
MON

16:00 - 00:00

TUE

CLOSED

WED

16:00 - 00:00

THU

16:00 - 01:00

FRI

12:00 - 01:00

SAT

12:00 - 01:00

SUN

12:00 - 23:00

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By Anna G.

Have been here a couple of times for after work drinks with colleagues, the place is always busy and has a really fun atmosphere! have yet to try the ping pong out but the cocktails are delicious! ;) definitely gonna try the pizzas next time too! :)


By Anjel C.

Booked ping pong tables for my Sons 30th Birthday and all his firefighter colleagues,family and friends on Saturday 25th January 2014,what an amazing place. We had the most fantastic time all the staff were lovely,attentive and very polite. We took our own Birthday cake and they very kindly took it to there kitchen and made sure all was perfect with that side of things. The food we ordered was lovely. So all in all a fabulous evening,it was so good we are now booking it again for an18th birthday party. I would highly recommend Bounce for a great party venue. Thank you to all the staff :-)


By Matthew M.

Got really bad vibes from the place. it had no identity .. really expensive drinks as well. and the time I got to play was not worth the effort of travelling half way across London ... prefer to stay closer to home


By Michael L.

An excellent venue. A little expensive but a far superior venue than its 'rivals'. No doubt I'll be back before too long!


By SAMANTHA L.

One of the best nights out in London! Had a fantastic birthday night out here on sat night. Staff were really friendly and accommodating and didn't at all make us rush when some of our party were running late. Will definitely be back very soon - despite the lack of wiff waff talent in our group!


By Lynne M.

I have had the pleasure of visiting Bounce London as both a punter (to enjoy a cocktail, pizza and some ping pong) and an Events Manager for a high profile client. Bounce is such a fabulous Events Venue from the variety of great spaces on offer to the delicious food and dedicated staff. I have my fingers crossed that another opportunity presents itself for us to work together again the the not-so-distant future.


By Ohnmar T.

Thanks to the guys at Bounce for making my birthday such fun on Saturday night. I booked up two tables and dinner on the first day of opening and must say things sounded disorganised. Happily a couple of weeks later and the night was a great success with hilarious hosting from one of your guys (sorry cant remember his name) . He made the games for us. And service tip top from the bar to the restaurant. We didn't imagine such an incredible space. Vast but had the right proportions so that we could all enjoy ourselves. Pleeeeez can you open one in West London?


By James K.

Ping Pong is definitely back! Group of us went to Bounce this weekend and loved it. Refreshing new concept for a fun night out, just a lot more practice needed by all. (Very handy they give you a whole bucket of balls!) Really good food served by some very busy yet still cheerful staff, and great range of drinks at the bar. Will be back very soon.


By Marcus N.

You know when a place has got it right when you walk in and 99% of people can't wipe the smiles from their faces. After you drop your coat off at reception you walk down the stairs into a den of table tennis tables, a sweeping bar, and a fabulous pizza restaurant to boot. The place is bigger than you think with around 20 tables, the bar is great and the pizzas were fantastic all made in a the wood oven at the back. Myself and 10 'very competitive' mates went to check it out and it was then most fun we have had for ages - so much so we have already booked ourselves in for our Christmas party in December. A great concept and a welcome change to the traditional pub or bar - we had a great evening and will certaibly be regulars. Hats of to those at Bounce - great time had by all!


By James G.

I visited Bounce with some friends last night and we had a seriously amazing time. Cant remember the last time we all laughed quite so much... Who would have thought ping pong was gonna be this much fun! Service was a little slow at the bar but the place was very busy. When we did get served the staff were friendly and very attentive. We'll definitely be back Bounce !


By Sophie H.

Super fun concept and good drinks/atmosphere but terrible service. Had to wait 45 min for prebooked table & was told our game would be pushed back by the reception team, only to then be told that we'd lost our booking & would have to wait another 45 mins to play. Drinks were slow or didnt turn up at all (we waited 30 mins for one round) and then we were hit with £10 per paddle charge (after e-mail said £5) and 12.5% service. Could be great, cool space and idea but a frustrating evening.


By Charlotte K.

Came here for drinks with my team, was absolutely fantastic! Played table tennis on the Olympics table and atmosphere was brilliant. Table service offered, very attentive and is a great laugh! Unfortunately one of us had our bag and coat stolen, however the staff were quick on the case, and it has been found! All around amazingly impressed, thanks to you all at Bounce and see you again soon!


By Olta D.

Great food and really cool to get involved in cooking it! I tried their beef, lamb and salmon steaks and loved all of them. Atmosphere is nice and friendly and the blue bar is a great place for private parties as well. Just a short walk from Chancery Lane tube station. Check it out!


By Alexander P.

A new ping pong bar, bringing a good game of wiff-waff home to its literal birthplace.

The Venue
Situated on an unassuming pavilion with a small door next to a pharmacy, it is easy to miss Bounce London from the outside. It is well worth searching for, though. After descending the small flight of stairs to the reception, you are greeted by a blue plaque declaring that on this very site, the modern sport of ping pong, AKA table tennis or indeed wiff-waff, was invented in the nineteenth century. This alone does not maketh a bar, especially given the recent wave of social table tennis venues popping up about town, but on progressing from the reception to the cavernous underground bar-cum-restaurant-cum-sports arena, you quickly begin to realize that Bounce is on another level. The huge space boasts 14 different tables, including an ex-world championship table, and perhaps most impressively, the actual table used at the London Olympics.

The Atmosphere
Since its launch in early October, Bounce London has been very busy. After receiving plenty of hype, the effects are clear to see, with every table booked up in advance until late at night: phoning ahead is highly advisable. That said, if ping pong is not your thing, this is still a great venue. The large bar offers up some fantastic drinks, and as long as you don’t mind the occasional stray ball bouncing around, the atmosphere is convivial and the music, a roster of classic hits from the 60s through to the 00s, does not prohibit conversation. In fact, conversation flows freely in this place, as pairs challenge each other to doubles matches, and everyone is swept up in a bit of good-natured competition.

The Food
At the far end of the venue there is an elevated restaurant area, providing space for about 70 covers, and serving up some excellent food along with drinks from the bar. The pizza oven is a definite bonus, and the freshly baked sourdough creations are some of the best on offer anywhere in town. At around £10 a go they are not the cheapest, but shouldn’t leave you disappointed. Although the pizzas are very much the main attraction for restaurant diners, a great selection of delicious small plates (and pizza sliders) are available at your ping pong table. Simple Mediterranean fusion food including anchovies, coppa and pecorino (all around £4 each) really hits the spot after a heated round of table tennis.

The Drink
At the heart of this venue is the huge reclaimed bar, which apparently takes inspiration from London’s gin palaces of yesteryear. On offer are three draught beers at £4 a pint, with the interesting addition of Blue Moon (at a 50p premium) to some more standard lagers. The wine list is as varied as that of any small restaurant, with bottles ranging from £18 to £50, along with a £210 03 Dom Perignon to celebrate that extra special ping pong victory. All this, alongside an extensive and boutique cocktail list, provide for almost every conceivable drinking taste.

The Last Word
Bounce is a fun, relaxed and original addition to London’s ping pong scene. Come for a game or three, and stay for some food and a relaxed drink. Boris will be pleased that wiff-waff has finally come home.

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