COVID SAFETY

ARE YOU OPEN AGAIN?

Bounce Farringdon and Bounce Old Street are back open 5pm Monday 17th May.

WHAT SAFETY MEASURES HAVE YOU PUT IN PLACE REGARDING COVID?

For all the safety measures we have put in place regarding Covid, please check our Covid Safety page: https://www.bouncepingpong.com/covid-safety/

WHY IS THERE A SMALLER MENU?

We have had to reduce the amount of staff in the kitchen, so we are using a smaller menu to guarantee we deliver food for all dietary requirements. We will look to expand our menu whenever possible.

HOW CAN I ORDER FOOD & DRINKS?

You can pre-order online or with our rockstar reservations team. You can use your phone to order in venue through our online ordering system. Or of course you can order with our staff who will be on hand, with social distancing rules in place. The possibilities are endless.

WHY CAN I ONLY PAY ON CARD?

This is to help minimise any chance of contact for both you and our staff. Not having to handle notes and coins is the safest way to process payment at this time.

ARE YOU TAKING EVENT BOOKINGS?

We hope to be taking bookings for larger events from June 21st, so please enquire now to discuss all your options.

DO I NEED TO WEAR A FACE MASK WHEN I VISIT?

In line with the latest government restrictions you’ll only need to wear your mask when moving through the venue or not at your table.

Where possible we ask all guests to adhere to 1+ metre social distancing when moving through the venue which helps to minimise risk.

WHERE WILL HAND SANITSERS BE LOCATED?

Hand sanitisers will be located next to each Ping Pong table, as well as placed around the venue for your convenience.

ARE YOUR STAFF TESTED FOR COVID?

Every day our staff will have their temperatures taken. If anyone has a temperature, they will return home and self-isolate. Lateral flow tests are also available and offered to all our staff.

WILL YOUR STAFF BE WEARING PPE?

Where guidelines require it, our staff will wear PPE equipment. If you have any questions about this, please get in contact prior to your visit.

HOW WILL PEOPLE MOVE AROUND THE VENUE?

We have been busy working on signage, floor markings, one way walkways and spaces between tables, so that when you visit you will feel completely comfortable. All we ask is you are respectful of other customers’ personal space, as well as our staff.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE ANY CONCERNS ON THE DAY?

Please feel free to ask for the manager if you have any concerns, we will do our best to address them. Your safety and enjoyment is our priority.

ARE THE BATS, BALLS AND TABLES CLEANED REGULARLY? 

All bats, balls and tables are cleaned regularly – there will be a sign on your table signifying that cleaning has taken place prior to your visit.

HAVE YOUR OPENING HOURS CHANGED?

Yes, they have. For opening times, please visit the venue’s page.

Old Street: https://www.bouncepingpong.com/locations/london/old-street/

Farringdon: https://www.bouncepingpong.com/locations/london/farringdon/

THE IMPORTANT STUFF

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.

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. Two in London, Bounce Farringdon and Bounce Old Street, with a third -across the pond in Chicago called Ace Bounce.

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.

Can we come in fancy dress?

Absolutely! Do it. We may take photos…

Is there disabled access?

Yes there is, but please contact reservations for more information.

Do you have a cloakroom?

Our cloakrooms are closed due to Covid restrictions. However we have hooks around our bar tables and storage boxes under our ping pong tables for you.

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. Guide dogs are always welcome though.

Are kids allowed in the venue?

Bounce welcomes under 18’s in the venue during our off-peak hours: before 6pm Wednesday-Saturday. Good old kids. All under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.

 

Do you show live sports?

Yes, our venues have screens showing the very best of sport, from the big matches to the obscure on BBC, ITV, BT Sport (both venues) and Sky (only in Old Street). Check out our Sport page for the most up-to-date fixtures and packages, or just ask the teams in the venues.

Do you have DJs?

In normal times we have some of London’s hottest DJs playing banging tunes, just not at the moment due to government guidelines. We hope to welcome them back from June 21st.

 

Do you have parking?

Bounce has no private parking. However, there are public parking spaces near both our venues. Alternatively, our nearest stations are:

Bounce Farringdon
Farringdon
Chancery Lane

Bounce Old Street
Old Street
Liverpool Street

Booking Ping Pong, Wonderball, Shuffleboard & Beer Pong

Do I have to book a ping pong table?

At Bounce we are designed for groups. We highly recommend booking a Ping Pong or Wonderball table in advance, but we do welcome walk ins.

In line with government guidelines your group should check in using the official NHS COVID-19 app so NHS Test and Trace can contact you if needed.

Can I just walk-in and play?

We set a certain number of Ping Pong and Beer Pong tables aside each day for walk-in guests and smaller groups; on our busiest days there can be a long wait for these tables, as they are allocated on a first come first served basis. We’d always recommend booking!

 

How much does it cost to play Ping Pong?

It costs just £6pp

 

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 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.

Can I book beer pong or Shuffleboard?

Absolutely, we have beer pong and shuffleboard tables available in both venues! Check live availability on our bookings page.

Beer pong is £5 per person. Shuffleboard is also £5 per person.

Your duration will depend on your group size and is available for up to £12 people.

Drinks are not included with your booking, but can be pre-ordered or ordered in venue.

 

Do we have to bring our own bats & balls?

Bats and balls are provided for you and your guests. Feel free to bring your own – but don’t expect to take the balls home with you 🙂

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 with the reception team.

Is the standard of equipment any good?

Our bats and tables are of the highest quality, of course!

What is Wonderball?

Wonderball is a completely new immersive activity using state of the art projection mapping that sees each Wonderball table becoming a giant computer game.  Introducing a whole new way for groups to play – with very little skill needed. You can also play classic Ping Pong on these tables.

How much does Wonderball cost to play?

Book now for just £6pp– it’s pretty snazzy.

What time should we arrive for our booking?

You can come to Bounce at any time we are open to enjoy some food or drinks in our awesome bars before your booking. You will just need to check in with the reception team a couple of minutes before your booking and they will take you straight to your Ping Pong table. You can even book a bar table online, pre or post your game time.

 

Can we stay in the venue once the Ping Pong is done?

Absolutely! Our venues have seating and bar areas where you are more than welcome to move over to after any Ping Pong playing – in fact, it would be rude not to!

Can I reserve an area in the bar?

Of course we’d love you to enjoy some food and drinks with us before or after your booking.
Where possible we would suggest pre-booking a bar table, due to high demand to reserve a bar table we will ask for £5pp deposit to be redeemed as a pre-order of food and drinks or can be spent in venue.

What's a Games Guru?

Please note: Games Gurus are not available at the moment.

A Games Guru’s sole job is to make sure your work social, birthday, hen, team building or just casual night out is not only hilarious but organised too.

Our Gurus are from comedy and entertainment backgrounds and are available for all groups of 8 or more. You can relax, knowing they will ensure every guest in your group (from the hotshot to the complete beginner) will get involved in a fun way in the unique group games. And don’t be alarmed, the focus is on entertainment rather than pure sporting competition!

How do I book a Games Guru?

Please note: Games Gurus are not available at the moment.

You can pre-book with one of our All-in Packages or with our Reservations Team.

How much does a Games Guru cost?

Please note: Games Gurus are not available at the moment.

To hire a Games Guru costs £5 per person-  cheaper than a round of drinks!

Food and drink

Can we eat and drink at the Ping Pong table?

Yes. Our menus are designed so you can play with one hand and eat and drink with the other. Order through our online ordering system on your phone, or we have table service throughout the venue where our awesome team can take food and drink orders while you play, or in any of our bar areas.

What kind of food do you serve?

We serve 13″ pizzas, as well as sharers and bites, that are perfect to enjoy around all our games table. We have veggie, vegan and free-from-gluten options available across our menu. Any special requests, just ask.

Can I pre-order food and drink?

Absolutely, as Bounce is such a popular venue, to get the ultimate experience we would always recommend pre-ordering your food and drink, so you can spend your time enjoying the game. You can pre-order anything from a round of drinks, to pizza, to bites, to Ping Pong. What more could you want?

Can we bring our own food/drink?

As Bounce has a full service bar serving food and drink, outside food and drink is not permitted in the venue. If you have any special requirements, please get in touch with the reservations team.

Can I bring a cake?

Yes you can, but we have the ultimate giant cupcake available to pre-book to make a special occasion an epic one.  However you are of course 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.

Parties & Brunches

Do you do Bottomless Brunches?

Yes! We hold Bottomless Brunch at both Bounce Farringdon and Old Street, every Saturday and Sunday 12pm and 4pm. Check out our What’s On Page for more information and to book.

Your 90 minute booking includes:

  • Bottomless Prosecco
  • Endless slices of classic, vegan and free-from-gluten pizzas
  • Bangin’ tunes
  • And naturally, plenty of Ping Pong

Do you have parties at Bounce?

Yes we do! We have a calendar of awesome parties throughout the year. Check out our What’s On Page for what’s coming up soon.

Private Events, Conferences & Meetings

Are there hire fees for the private rooms in Farringdon and Old Street?

Simply put, we charge no room hire fees. Our private rooms are hired with a minimum spend. Minimum spends vary depending on the time and date of booking. Please contact the Reservations team on 020 3657 6525 or go to www.bouncepingpong.com/private-events to make an enquiry.

What is the capacity of your private rooms?

We can accommodate up to 200 guests in a private setting. Flexible spaces to account for all group sizes from 6 up to 500 people are available on request. Please contact the Reservations team on 020 3657 6525 or go to www.bouncepingpong.com/private-events to make an enquiry.

Do you offer space for meetings and conferences?

Bounce is the ultimate destination for your meetings and conferences. Our award-winning conference venues combines state-of-the-art facilities with the undeniable fun of Ping Pong. We have Day Delegate Rates available on request. Please contact our Specialist Events team on 020 3657 6521 or go to www.bouncepingpong.com/conferences-meetings to make an enquiry.

Do you offer exclusive hire of the whole venue?

Yes we do, you can book Bounce as an exclusive venue hire for up to 500 guests. Contact our dedicated Specialists Events team to discuss details on 020 3657 6521 or go to www.bouncepingpong.com/private-events

What is a Games Guru booking?

Please note: Games Gurus are not available at the moment.

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.

Do you have to pay for Karaoke or UV lighting in the private room?

Karaoke and UV lighting are included in the cost of a private room booking.

Press, Filming & Marketing Enquiries

Can I hire your venues for filming or photo shoots?

Yes absolutely, get in touch with us at [email protected] for more details.

Who do I contact for a press, listing or VIP enquiry?

Get in touch with us at [email protected] for more details.

Who do I get in touch with regarding charity auction and raffle requests or partnerships?

Get in touch with us at [email protected]!