Heard the one about ping-pong diplomacy? In 1971, a team of US ping-pong players became the first Americans to visit communist China, uniting the two sworn enemies.

So if table tennis can thaw the Cold War, imagine what it can do for your lunchtime.

Happily, Broadgate is ping-pong central with dedicated tables located in the Plaza, Exchange Square and Broadgate Circle.

You can pick up your free paddles and balls at the Welcome Centre in Finsbury Avenue Square, The White Horse in Exchange Square, and Broadgate Tower in Broadgate Plaza. The tables are open all year.