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Did you know you can go Go Karting in central London at TeamSport’s Indoor Go Karting Tracks? They have 5 tracks located in Tower Bridge, London Docklands, Acton (West London), Micham (South London) and Edmonton (North London).
Their electric karts can reach speeds of up to 40mph, with multi-level tracks and plenty of corners to whizz around. Up to 20 people can tackle the course at one time so it’s a great activity for a large group of friends.
We recently headed to the Tower Bridge track, which is located a short walk from Bermondsey tube station, for my housemates surprise birthday party. I must admit, when we first arrived and were handed the full suits, balaclavas and helmets, I was a little nervous and didn’t know what to expect, having never been karting before. However, the minute I was in the car and my foot hit the pedal, the rush of adrenaline hit and I was having the time of my life!
Our group had three 8 minute races in which we managed about 10 laps per race. The laps are timed and projected on a screen after the race is over so you can easily see who won. I managed to come 4th out of our group. I was pretty achy and had a few bruises the next day, but it was definitely worth it for the amount of fun the experience is.
There are many different Karting packages you can pick from depending on your group size and budget, but if you go for the 3×8 package we did it’s £45pp. If you go on a Sunday or Bank Holiday Monday after 5pm you can get unlimited racing time all evening.