Where are you?
Bounce Farringdon can be found opposite the large Sainsbury's head office on Holborn Circus, and directly next to Boots on Holborn (next to Hatton Garden). The closest tube station is Chancery Lane (Exit 2), with Farringdon tube and overground station only a four minute walk. Do NOT go to Holborn Station as we are not there!
Bounce Old Street is located at 241 Old Street, London, EC1V 9EY and is a three minute walk from Old Street Station, Exit 1.
Do you have other venues?
Bounce currently has three venues, one in Farringdon, one in Old Street, with a third that launched in Chicago in June 2016.
Do you have parking?
Bounce does not provide parking. In Farringdon, street parking is available on Hatton Garden, and the closest NCP car park is near Farringdon Station. Street parking on Hatton Garden is free on weekends and after 6pm on weekdays.
Is there a dress code?
No. Bounce has no dress code. We want all guests to feel comfortable in the venue - as long as you at least have something on. Loin cloth will do.
Booking ping pong, food and drink
Are kids allowed in the venue?
Bounce welcomes under 18s in the venue during our off-peak hours: before 6pm Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday. Good old kids.
Can we come in fancy dress?
Absolutely! Do it. We may take photos...
Are you open for lunch?
At Farringdon, we open for lunch Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 12 noon and Monday - Thursday we open at 4pm. At Old Street, we open for lunch Friday and Saturday from 12 noon, and at 1pm for Bottomless Brunch on Sunday, Monday - Thursday we open at 4pm.
Do I have to book a table?
Bounce offers venues designed for groups. We highly recommend booking a table in advance for groups of 6+, as there is no guarantee of availability without a booking. On a daily basis we set a certain number of tables aside for 'walk-in guests' and smaller groups; however they are in high demand and tend to develop a significant waiting list very quickly. These tables are allocated on a first come first served basis and are much more accessible during off-peak periods: before 6pm Monday - Saturday and all day Sunday.
How long is the wait for walk-in tables?
The walk-in tables are first come first serve and are in very high demand. Depending on the time of arrival and the demand for a walk-in table, waiting time can be up to 3 hours between 7pm - 9.30pm (Monday is less busy), and tables are not guaranteed. Walk-in tables are much more accessible before 6pm Monday - Saturday and all day Sunday.
What time will my walk-in table be at?
Walk-in tables are first come first serve - you will be allocated the next available time slot by our reception team.
Why can't I book for a group less than six?
Now you can! Groups of less than six can book a table during our quieter times (off-peak period: before 6pm Monday - Saturday, and all day Sunday). Advanced bookings in the evenings at Bounce are reserved for groups of 6+ as Bounce is specifically designed for groups - the energy and atmosphere would suffer indescribably if we had just two people playing on every table. If you'd rather not find five friends and would like to play in the evening, you are welcome to come down to Bounce and request a walk-in table which are allocated on a first come first served basis - although be warned, at peak times there is often a lengthy wait for these tables.
Do you have to pay to play?
Yes. Ping pong table hire fees are:
£15.50 per table for 30mins, or £29.50 per hour, after 6pm daily
£11 per table for 30mins, or £21 per hour, before 6pm and all day on Sundays
Every Friday night at 10pm there is a Games Table run by one of the excellent Bounce Games Gurus. This table is designed for as many people to play at once and is free for everyone to join in (excludes December).
Why are the tables so £££?
Bounce is specifically designed for groups: when you and 5 friends split the table hire - works out at £4.92 each after 6pm, or £3.50 each before 6pm. Not so expensive after all!
How long can I have the ping pong tables for?
Advanced Ping Pong table bookings can have a duration of up to two hours depending on the group size. Walk-in table bookings usually vary between 30 minutes and 1 hour depending on the number of guests and the demand for the tables.
Can I extend my table if I want to play longer?
If you can't get enough of Ping Pong, speak to the reception team on arrival to the venue regarding a longer playing time. If there is some availability they will be more than happy to allocate more playing time in line with your group size, otherwise they can offer you the next available table.
What table will I be on? Can I request a table?
Table numbers are allocated on the day of your booking. Don't ask for it before as it may change! We try our best to accommodate all requests, however from time to time we may need to move some things around. Certain tables are better suited for larger groups so we need to make sure every booking at Bounce has a sufficient amount of space around the table to get the most out of the Bounce experience.
Do we have to bring our own bats & balls?
No. Bats and balls are provided for you and your guests.
How many bats can I have?
Up to four bats are provided with all Ping Pong table bookings. If you would like additional bats, these can be requested witht the reception team.
Is the standard of equipment any good?
Our tables are the highest standard Butterfly tables available and the bats are top quality Butterfly bats.
What time should we arrive for our booking?
Ping Pong tables will only be ready for guests at the confirmed booking time as they are in use by other patrons before and after. Check-in with the reception team a couple of minutes before your booking and they will escort you down to your ping pong table. If you arrive early, enjoy the cocktail bar and pizza restaurant until your booking time.
Can we stay in the venue once the Ping Pong table is done?
Yes. Our venues have a restaurant available and a bar area where you are more than welcome to move over to after any Ping Pong playing - in fact, it would be rude not to!
Why can't I reserve an area in the bar?
The bar and the booth seating are inclusive areas available for any guests on a first come first served basis. Guests are more than welcome to come and enjoy the bar facilities whilst waiting for a Ping Pong table as well as after playing on the tables.
Can we eat and drink at the Ping Pong table?
Yes. We have table service throughout the venue where a waiter can take food and drink orders from you while playing at the Ping Pong table.
What kind of food do you serve?
Bounce has a critically acclaimed traditional Italian pizza restaurant with a full A La Carte menu and an Italian influenced bar menu. This can be enjoyed seated for groups up to 20, or around the Ping Pong tables for larger groups.
Can we bring our own food/drink?
As Bounce has a full service bar and restaurant, outside food and drink is not permitted in the venue.
Can I bring a cake?
Yes. You are welcome to bring a cake to the venue. Bring two so we can have one. The team are more than happy to hold on to the cake and bring it out to your group when requested.
Can I play beer pong?
Beer pong is not allowed in the main space, health and safety and all that. If you have a Private Room booking you could be in luck, manager’s discretion of course.
Do you show football/sports?
Not regularly, however we do show the most popular matches and sports screenings in the venue, without sound. You can do your own commentary, it's fun!
Can I bring my tiny dog in? He is potty trained.
No. We do not permit any animals in the venue due to health and safety reasons.
What is a Premium Booking/Games Guru?
Bounce Games Gurus organise, entertain, and award your event. Depending on the size and character of the group, they will put together a range of fun and energetic activities such as sports day games booking or a bespoke doubles tournament. If you're trying to create a unique event, celebrate a special occasion or find a great team building activity this is it. The Games Gurus will make sure that everyone gets involved and enjoys the event regardless of skill. Prices vary depending on the size of your group.
How much is it to hire the private room in Farringdon and Old Street?
Rates for the private room for both venues vary depending on the day of the week and the time of booking. Delegate Rates are available for meetings and conferences. Please contact the Events team on 020 3657 6521 or [email protected]
What is the capacity of the private room?
The private room can comfortably hold between 50-100 guests in its default setting of three Ping Pong tables, however furniture can be arranged to accommodate up to 150 guests.
Can we have a sit down meal in the private room?
Yes. The private room can accommodate a seated meal, banquet style, for up to 24 guests.
Do you have to pay for Karaoke or UV lighting in the private room?
The Karaoke and UV lighting are only available when the private room is booked exclusively, and there is no extra cost for this.
Do you offer space for meetings?
Bounce has been designed with meetings and conferences in mind. Our private room is ideal for conferencing for up to 60 guests theatre style and 28 boardroom. The main space can accommodate up to 200 seated guests with a 10ft wide cinematic screen and an HD projector. Bounce offers both half day and full day delegate rates plus Ping Pong based team building add ons.
Do you offer exclusive hire of the whole venue?
Yes, occasionally Bounce can be as a whole venue for exclusive parties - minimum spends always apply. Contact the events team to discuss details at [email protected]