Go-Carting is my new love and this track is really fun.
Here's a few tips:
- Make a booking in advance and don't come alone...best to come with a group of friends (6-8 ideally) or take your team for an outing. (You will quickly see who are the competitive ones ;-)
- Bring some deodorant as you'll be sweating after the race as if you'd just completed a marathon.
- Wear comfortable shoes (no high heels allowed)
- Play Super Mario Cart to prepare you for this race...it's gonna be so much better then!
- Don't brake! The trick to winning this one is to not brake even if you think it will throw you out of the curve...just don't brake!
Really, I highly recommend this place - not only because they use electric (but nevertheless powerful) carts, but also because it is all very well organised: from check-in to check-out!
May the best win!
I was a little skeptical about go-karting when mein Deutsch sherpa suggested it for a team activity. And after the safety video, I was a touch nervous. But once I got out on the track, I loved it!
When you go as a team you'll get three turns on the track. I found this to be the perfect amount of karting.
A couple of pro tips:
Wear as little as possible under the suits - it gets hot! (t-shirt and underwear should be the max)
Wear comfortable, closed toed shoes (ideally sneakers)
Never use the brakes if you want to win!
Our group had a mix of folks who drive every day and someone who doesn't even have a license, but it was a blast for everyone. Highly recommended!
I'm no karting expert - this only being my second experience.. but TeamSport karting seemed really well run. The venue is near London Bridge and has free parking for customers (which is rare in London!). After getting registered we were given race suits and shown to the changing rooms - there are lockers which need a £1 deposit. Next came the briefing, a friendly welcome from the staff and a karting safety video.
The session itself was 3 x 8 mins, with karts assigned to each of us and therefore personalised timing sheets! The track is good, about 30 seconds a lap and split over 2 levels. The karts are electric and the track surface is very slippy, so that was fun! Not as fun as real engines though, the place was definitely lacking noise and the smell of petrol. I think this would be an ideal place for someone new to karting and a bit nervous; they really look after you. And although I enjoyed the experience I wouldn't plan to return, it just wasn't as thrilling as the real deal.
To start, this place is SO HARD TO FIND! We got lost after taking the train because we got off at Tower Hill and assumed it would be semi-close walking distance to that since "tower bridge" is in the name itself and we tried asking a lot of people (construction worker, tourist information personnel, etc) but no one knew where Tower Bridge Business Park was, much less Clements road. So we hopped in a cab and the driver had to put the street in his iphone because he didn't know where that was either and then he drove us there and it was about 7 pounds to get from the Tower Bridge to the place.
Other than that, we had a great time. They give you a the racecar driver looking overalls, a helmet, and then you go into a safety briefing. There were multiple stag parties going on and the staff was really friendly. A staff memeber, I think he was the manager, came up to us multiple times to see if we were doing well, if we needed anything, and encouraged us to go fast and beat high scores, he was super friendly.
As for the karting, it's fun and the karts go really fast. The track is 2 levels and the floors are slick in one part making for more competition. We did the 3 x 8 minute package and it's more than enough time. For me, as a girl, I was pretty nervous but after the first time, it's less terrifying.
I would recommend this for boyfriend/husband/brother birthday/special events gifts. Guys love this kinda stuff! My husband and his best friend had a great time.
Tip: you need a pound for the locker in the dressing room.
I had never been Karting before last Friday but thanks to Team Sport Karting I have now been bitten by the bug.
The reception at the track was like the Marie Celeste with no one around until someone eventually appeared to take our registration details. After being handed the overalls, crash helmet and had the obligatory safety briefing we were ready to go.
The Karts at Tower Bridge are electric instead of the usual petrol engines but they were still better than I expected especially the acceleration. One of the guys who worked there said it was nice not having the petrol fumes.
The track is on two levels and a lap took me around 30 seconds to complete. Our experience consisted of three 15 minute sessions which flew by, but by the end of the third I has a new found admiration for F1 drivers as my arms were killing me.
I will definitely go back even though it can be a pricey experience, I made sure I put my business card in the jar at reception in the hope of winning a free session.
I just went go-karting again last night. And I am addicted. And I placed in the best time of the week. No big deal. But I suppose it was only Tuesday....
I have never been go-karting before..I always thought its for young boys but I need to say- its for everyone who loves good fun! Love it!
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