Region: Greater London

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: 3 Herringham Road, , London SE7 8NJ

Contact: 03303338085



Bunker 51, a decommissioned Cold War Nuclear Bunker located a stone’s throw from The O2, North Greenwich; it is a brand new state of the art paintball and laser tag facility!  Hidden deep under The Raceway, Docklands, this is like no other paintball site, Bunker 51 brings laser tag and paintball to a whole new level…. Below ground level.

You’ll be transported to the future where you’ll join an elite special force team, receive your mission, gear up with the most technologically advanced equipment, and enter into the adventure of your lives as you battle it out to save the world from imminent nuclear disaster.

Bunker 51 brings all the action and adventure you’ve dreamed of in video games to life!

Our Paintball sessions run for 2 hours, Laser Tag 1 or 2 hours, both with a 30 minute mission briefing beforehand where troops will be kitted out in a special ops uniform and tactical kit.

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

Bunker 51’s paintball and laser tag both at Bunker 51 and Star Command are action packed, high energy activities. It’s a great way to encourage teamwork, role-play, coordination, tactical reasoning and is an intense physical work out not to mention a whole heap of fun!

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

Paintball Bunker 51:

EXPERIENCE IT! Gear up and get ready for the paintball experience of a life time. Field marshals are waiting to assign top secret missions. Our two play zones are guaranteed to get your heart racing and blood pumping. You will need to be quick thinking and resourceful to outwit the opposing team. We run the latest in paintball technology over two fantastic fields, now you will also be able to play Paintball in its most modern form...... POWER POWDER! Powder paint ensures you have all the adrenalin packed feeling of paintball with these added extras;


After a series of objective games like save the president game, capture the flag or last man standing players are eliminated when they are shot and in the end there will be an overall winning team. (suitable for ages 12 & over).

Laser Tag Bunker 51:

Each player is given two technical pieces of kit before play begins. The first item is a body vest that is worn by the player over the shoulders and covers the upper body. The second is the laser gun. The gun fires harmless laser beams of infrared light that upon hitting the sensors on an opposing players vest make their vest vibrate and play an explosion sound effect.  Your target throughout the game is to score as many points as possible by shooting members of the opposite team.

Laser Tag is completely harmless and you don’t feel a thing when you get hit apart from the vibration created by the armor vest. For this reason it is great fun for all ages! (6 years and over.)

Our standard game involves two separate teams. These teams are designated differing coloured laser guns and vests. Each player has his or her own electronic score chart. Every time they hit an opposing player they gain a certain number of points. These points are then totaled up at the end of the game and the team with the highest number of points scored wins!

Star Command Laser Tag at the Trocadero offers you:

•  A 30 minute experience with a 20 minute play session
• The latest technology to give you the most exciting gaming experience
• Laser lighting to create surreal and stunning visual effects
• Full surround sound immersing you into the virtual world that is Star Command
• The easiest and most convenient laser tag venue in the Capital,  located in the heart of the West End.

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What size groups do they cater for?

Bunker 51:

For paintball we take 20 players in each arena at one time operating two arenas simultaneously. We can take more than 40 in each session operating it as a tournament. Maximum numbers in one session is 60 players.

For laser tag we take 26 players in one session however we can run tournaments for around 50 players.

Star Command:

20 players in a 30 minute experience (We can take up to 60 players in one hour) we can run tournaments of 40-60 players. For larger groups we extend the session time.

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

We are happy for children to take photos, video and audio with prior consent from Bunker 51. If photos or video clips are taken whilst a paintball game is in operation then masks MUST be warn at all times and Bunker 51 accepts no liability for any damage to equipment.

We are happy for children to take photos, video and audio with prior consent from Star Command.

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

We have a standard risk assessment that we send out to schools for both of our venues and we are happy to book times for teachers to view our venues in advance.

What are the contact details for their education officer?

We have an events officer Barbara Adie.

What does it cost?

Prices and Packages Bunker 51:

£35.00 Laser Tag Package  2 hour session over two arenas  
£20.00 Laser Tag Package  1 hour session over 1 arena

Both include    1 x Laser Tag Marker & Sensor  
1 x Tactical Helmet
Special Ops Uniform
Armoured Gloves
Record of results

There is a group discount for children of £30 for a 2 hour session of laser tag from 10am-6pm Monday to Friday. Unfortunately there are no discounts on 1 hour sessions.

£35.00 Bronze Package  1 x Electronic Semi-automatic Marker
1 x Tactical Helmet & Face Mask
Special Ops Uniform
Armoured Gloves
200 Rounds of Paintballs

£55.00 Silver Package  1 x Electronic Semi-automatic Marker
1 x Tactical Helmet & Face Mask
Special Ops Uniform
Armoured Gloves and Vest, Battle pack
500 Rounds of Paintballs

£80.00 Gold Package  1 x Electronic Semi-automatic Marker

1 x Tactical Helmet & Face Mask

Special Ops Uniform
Armoured Gloves and Vest, Battle pack
1000 Rounds of Paintballs

Monday & Tuesday - Off Peak Prices

Bronze Package = £25
Silver Package = £45
Gold Package = £70

Students can benefit from off peak prices Monday to Friday 10am-6pm. No further discounts available. Not valid on Bank Holidays.

Additional Paintballs:

£10.00 per 100 rounds
£160.00  2000 round box  (equivalent to £8 per 100 rounds)

Star Command Prices:

Pre-booked 20 minute play sessions
£10 per play session

Turn up and play!
£12.50 per 20 minute play session

Group Bookings Discount.
£25 per person for an exclusive one hour session (minimum 20 players, maximum 35 players)

Kids Birthday Parties (minimum 20 players, maximum 35 players)
£30 per person includes a 20 min session, 20 min party room with balloons, a Star Command cake and a soft drink followed by another 20 minute session. 1 hour experience. (Party Bags available on request for an additional price)

Off Peak Days - Mondays and Tuesdays (Not including Bank Holidays)
£7.50 per player - Pre-booked 20 minute sessions
£9 per player – Turn up and play
£18 per player – Exclusive one hour sessions (minimum 20 players, maximum 35 players)

Student Discount - Monday – Friday 3pm – 6pm only (Not including Bank Holidays)
£6.25 per player – 20 minute sessions
(Student ID required or letter from school on headed paper).

Is specific clothing required?

We recommend comfortable loose fitting clothes and footwear with rubber soles at both our venues you will be given overall and helmets to wear at Bunker 51.

Do you have first aid on site?

Yes we have a quality first aider at both of our sites.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

Bunker 51 Lockers available at £1
Star Command Lockers available at £1

Are there disabled facilities?

Bunker 51 has disabled access to the two arenas but not the uranium mine. At present we do not have disabled toilet facilities.  Star Command does not have disabled facilities.

What are your opening days and hours?

Bunker 51 8am-10pm 7 days a week.

Star Command 3pm-10am week days, 11am-10pm weekends and school holidays.

Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Indoor Activity & Soft Play Centres Outdoor Pursuits Paintball & Laser Tag Team Building

Curriculum Topics Covered: Leisure & Tourism PE

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December