PLEASE NOTE: The Ditch dry hire rate starts at £550+VAT per hour/ £5,000+VAT per day The Ditch is the untouched basement of the original Grade II listed building. Over a dozen interconnecting rooms with original features, exposed brickwork and pipes, fireplaces and stoves provide a unique and intimate setting for events. Although it has an abandoned aesthetic, The Ditch has full production capabilities and remains as flexible and responsive as the rest of the building. It can be transformed to create an immersive setting for memorable product launches, creative fundraising events, unique receptions, conference breakout spaces and even dining.
Located on the corner of Worship Street and Curtain Road in Shoreditch, Hijingo is a multi-sensory bingo experience combining mind-blowing video and motion graphics, stadium-grade lighting and a killer soundtrack – it will have you on the edge of your seat as you are fully immersed in the show in the 185 seater Hijingo room. The world’s first ever hostless bingo show, numbers are called out by a voice of God and guests are assisted by our in-house robot dancers – the Hijingobots. Not only is the game out of this world, but it’s got food and drink to match! An incredible Asian-inspired street food menu and some of London’s best mixologists bringing you an insanely good cocktail list. We’re living in the future here; this is bingo with a pulse. Each game is a new opportunity for you to win epic prizes… Will you be the chosen one? This is a glimpse into the future of Bingo and you don’t want to miss it. Looking to upgrade your next team away day, awards evening or Christmas party? Or is it a venue for a video/photo shoot or filming you are after? We’ve got it covered. With unlimited bingo shows, DJ and dancefloor, access to two bars, Hijingo game prizes and an award winning Asian-inspired street food menu, this is the ultimate in exclusive venue hires. For groups of up to 185.
New location in Central London with ground floor access and shop frontage. Oh La La! Studios is the perfect location for photoshoots as well as food & drink based events. Our flexible space is run by an experienced pop-up events producer who has designed a venue that is fully adaptable for your event. Licensed for up to 30 people for a sit down meal and perfect for a huge range of events, Oh La La! Studios has high ceilings and a bright look and feel.
In the heart of Balham for over 21 years, this venue offers something for everyone; an escape from home to make your own. Spread over three floors, the relaxed space can be used for anything from work to play; from breakfast, brunch, and coffee, to intimate dinners, cocktails, dancing, private events and late-night parties. On the ground floor is the central bar, lounge spaces, large covered terrace and the secret garden. For those wanting to escape the confines of the home office, there’s plenty of plug sockets and super-fast Wi-Fi. Up one floor you will find the open plan mezzanine with a large covered balcony. Next door is The Studio, a private room ideal for special occasions with friends and family. On the top floor is The Gallery, our biggest private room and the perfect space for that big celebration. Tucked next door is our boutique cinema, showing classic and feel good films or available for private parties. Work to play, and we have it all under one roof.
QUEENS is a versatile events space. Based on the lower ground, we boast a main bowling alley, featuring 12 lanes, a private bowling alley with five lanes and a secluded bar space, as well as an ice rink with a capacity of 300. MEATliquor & QUEENS joined forces in 2017 and we have been having a blast ever since. The venue is home to the the main restaurant, the main bar and our completely private (also available for semi exclusive hire) is our SINbin.
Kupfer is a cultural centre dedicated to art exhibitions and events. We are based in a historical building (1898) in Shoreditch with great character and atmosphere. The venue is ideal for informal gatherings, pop-up exhibitions, book launches, networking events, talks and all sorts of creative and cultural events. Spread through four floors, each room is about 455 sq ft with 2.60 m high ceilings, white walls, original wooden floor and great natural light. The listed prices are per floor, so just let us know if you would like to rent more than one floor. The venue is close to Old Steet Tube, Shoreditch Overground and Liverpool Street Station. There is also paid street parking available. Our opening hours are Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm but can be extended for an additional fee. We offer evening and weekend bookings upon request, so please reach out. A projector and some tools for hanging artwork are also available at the space if needed. Since Kupfer is a non-profit organisation, all venue hire fees go directly to support the continuation of Kupfer’s exhibition and residency programmes.
A breathtakingly beautiful and unique loft space; and one of the most instagrammable venues in Shoreditch. With not one, but two swings. This hidden Urban Garden is within walking distance from Old St, Shoreditch High Street and Liverpool Street Stations. Filled with lots of magical fairy lights, large plants, high wooden ceilings and 12 large sash windows, which allow floods of natural light into the venue all day. The venue is extremely versatile, with the flexibility to move the furniture around to best suit your needs, allowing guests to run a wide range of events, including: - Board meetings / Team meetings - Offsite days / Workshops - Seminars / Conferences - Networking events - Product launches - Photoshoots - Filming - Intimate concerts and Supper clubs. Prices start from £200 per hour. (we do not host parties in the venue)
Please note - private events only. All ticketed/music event enquiries should contact the venue directly through their Number90bar.co.uk website contact page. Interior This outstanding location is composed of two flexible industrial spaces with high ceilings, on site catering facilities and office / green room space ( please refer to floor plans for further information ) Exterior There is a long outdoor courtyard, street-wise decoration, outdoor area, overlooking the canal, close proximity to Olympic village, toilet facilities, and separate power outputs. The venue has a carpark and ground floor loading areas to accommodate crew parking and the loading/unloading of equipment both inside and outside of the spaces Studio 92 = 2500 sq ft + 4.5m height Studio 94 = 3000 sq ft + 4.5m height
Choose from our vast array of flexible event spaces that come equipped with the latest technology; expertly managed by our in-house Events & Audio-Visual Team who have over 20 years of experience in creating unforgettable events.
Prepare to unleash your competitive spirit, whether you're into modern gaming or looking for a dose of nostalgia. It's all about going all-in with your gaming skills or taking it easy, and our attentive hosts are there to ensure your experience is top-notch. With 8 semi-private video game booths, each equipped with both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5, plus an E-sports stage featuring 10 high-powered gaming PCs, you can effortlessly switch between gaming consoles with a simple touch. Our menu boasts signature cocktails, craft beer, delectable wood-fired pizzas, a wide range of soft drinks, and low-alcohol options to cater to all tastes. Perfect for corporate events, team away days, networking events, birthday parties, hen and stag dos, or just a memorable night out with friends.
In just an hour from London, immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings of award-winning vineyards in the Garden of England, Kent with an Opulence bespoke wine experience. Whether you are looking to build your relationship with clients or a day out to thank your employees, Opulence has the luxury corporate wine tasting experience to suit you. From visiting vineyards for extended wine tastings paired with a locally sourced three-course lunch, to in-house tastings and private special events, Opulence will take care of every detail from start to finish, including transport. Working with seven incredible different vineyards, you can escape London to the serene countryside for the perfect wine experience, expertly tailored to suit your needs and budget. From smaller groups visiting two vineyards in a day for client entertainment to team away-days with a BBQ overlooking the vineyard and larger full day conferences with a wine paired dinner - we have the perfect vineyard and experience to suit your requirements. Client Entertainment Are you looking for the perfect way to entertain or thank your valued clients? Perhaps a unique and distinctive alternative to conventional sporting hospitality? Then look no further than a luxury wine tasting experience at a captivating English vineyard, all within an hour from London. Our corporate wine tasting experiences promise to create lasting memories, tailored exclusively for you. Embark on an unforgettable journey as you visit one or two distinct producers throughout the day, immersing yourself and clients in the beauty of picturesque vineyard views while gaining fascinating insights into the winemaking process from grape to glass. ?An example experience begins with a welcome glass of English sparkling wine before a captivating guided tour of the vineyard, where you'll witness the art and science behind crafting exceptional wines. Then, indulge in privately tutored tastings featuring a delightful array of England's finest wines – we can even arrange for a tasting to be personally led by a passionate winemaker. As you savour each sip, discover the stories and passion that go into every bottle. Accompanying your wine journey are locally sourced food options, ranging from delightful canapés upon arrival to sumptuous sharing platters and exquisite three-course meals, all meticulously paired for your wine experience. An array of hospitality options are available to choose from, ensuring your day is tailor-made to perfection. Delight in vertical tastings of previous vintages, savour fresh oysters and Blanc de Blancs amidst the heart of the vineyard, or unleash your inner winemaker with our wine blending masterclasses - or even for each of your guests to be presented with a gift bottle of exquisite English sparkling wine with a personalised branded message. Enjoy seamless transportation with collection and drop-off from mainline stations or your office, whisking you between vineyards in an opulent private minibus. Each experience is crafted to perfection, with prices starting from £175 per person*. At Opulence, our commitment is to create an unforgettable day that resonates with the spirit of elegance and excellence. Sit back, relax, and let us orchestrate a client entertainment experience that will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests. For further details, availability or a copy of our client entertainment brochure, please get in contact. (*Minimum guest numbers apply, based on weekday bookings. No maximum guest number but the itinerary may differ to offer the best guest experience. Alternative or multiple pickup/drop off addresses within Kent and surrounding counties can be accommodated but may require additional cost). Team Away Days Imagine the perfect blend of superb wines, mouth-watering cuisine, engaging team building activities and the breathtaking beauty of the English countryside. Whether you are looking to reward your hard-working team or simply escape the daily grind, our vineyard team away day experiences offer the ideal escape. Offering you the chance to get out of the office, get involved in team building activities, enjoy in wonderful locally-sourced food - and all with a glass of wine in hand. Designed to foster collaboration and camaraderie among your colleagues, choose from a variety of unique activities such as "Spot the Champagne," an exciting and competitive game, or embark on e-bike adventures through the vineyards, exploring Kent's charming landscape before indulging in wood-fired pizzas, sharing luxury buffet lunch or even a lavish three-course wine paired meal whilst taking in the scenic views and tasting unforgettable English wines. Your team away day should be as unique as your team and that is why each experience we create is bespoke to your requirements and budget. Escape the ordinary and indulge in a luxurious and fun team away day amidst the scenic Kent vineyards. Enjoy seamless transportation with collection and drop-off from mainline stations or your office, whisking you between vineyards in an opulent private minibus. Sit back, relax, and let us orchestrate a team away day experience like no other. For further details, availability or a copy of our team away day brochure, please get in contact. (*Minimum guest numbers apply, based on weekday bookings. No maximum guest number but the itinerary may differ to offer the best guest experience. Alternative or multiple pickup/drop off addresses within Kent and surrounding counties can be accommodated but may require additional cost). Private Corporate Events If you are looking to hold a unique and memorable event within the stunning setting of a Kent vineyard, then allow Opulence to take care of this for you. Whether this be for a Christmas party, a product launch, to thank your most valued clients or to celebrate your businesses achievements, we will work closely with you to create your perfect event. From designing your bespoke branded invitations to arranging exclusive hire of a vineyard during the day or in to the evening, wine tasting masterclasses hosted by the vineyard owner, food and wine paired dining within the vines, live acoustic music or even helicopter transfers; our team will expertly manage your event from start to finish. For further details on what Opulence can offer, please get in contact. View the different vineyards we work with below, including their postcodes for location, and get in touch for a bespoke quote. Testimonials "It was an absolute pleasure working with Opulence for the corporate offsite. I would highly recommend Opulence’s services, and would also use them again for an event, especially one of this size – Emma really did make hosting an offsite of 70 people seem easy! It really took the stress out of it so I could also enjoy the day." - ICG - "I just wanted to pass on my thanks on behalf of Keating and our guests for an absolutely excellent day. The plan for the day and ability to see two very different vineyards was perfect and everyone left happy and were saying it was one of the best marketing events they had ever been on. Thank you to you for everything you did ahead of the event and on the day to make yesterday such a fantastic experience. As someone who works in events it was so reassuring to have someone around who was keeping an eye on all the details so that I didn’t have to worry and could just enjoy the day with everyone else. The bespoke plan that you put together was really perfectly suited to the clients that we were entertaining. Your own knowledge of wine really shone through as did your relationships with the vineyards that we visited. The fact that you have such strong relationships with them made it feel very personal and an experience that we wouldn’t possibly have got if we had tried to book directly. It was such a success that I am already trying to work out when we can do it again!" - Keating Chambers - "Everyone was in complete agreement though that it was a brilliant day and one which we would have no hesitation in recommending to others. Thank you again – you went above and beyond." - Lewis & Co - "The organisation was exceptional and the day ran very smoothly. Feedback from everybody who attended the day has been fantastic with particular note of the organisation, the knowledge of the staff at Balfour Winery during the tour and tasting, the quality of the food (and drink of course) as well as complimenting Nick at Herbert Hall for his hosting and spending time with us. A great day. Thank you." - Ambersmith Wealth Consultancy - "Just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a great day yesterday. Every possible thing was covered to enable us to have such a fun summer work event. Again thank you and I know we will definitely be returning." - Richmond - "Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for your time with us on Friday - we all had a fantastic time! Surrounded by stunning vineyards, the team learnt the art of winemaking, tasted fine foods and drinks and spent some quality time with one another - it was not only a day of relaxation, but a great opportunity to recharge spirits too. Thank you to the team at Opulence for curating such a fantastic day!" - The Other House
Bat & Ball is the largest bar in Westfield Stratford - boasting two fully stocked bars, 5 championship sized ping pong tables, 2 pool tables, 2 darts oches, a karaoke room with over 25,000 songs and 26 HD TV screens showing all the best sporting action. Bat & Ball serves the best Neopolitan-style pizzas to fuel you for your day of pinging and ponging, as well as burgers, wings and ribs to satisfy your match day cravings. Both bars are fully stocked with craft beers, a handpicked selection of wines and an expansive cocktail menu perfect for any occasion. The venue is split into two floors with the expansive First Floor The Arena housing 5 full sized ping pong tables and 2 pool tables. This spot is perfect for large groups looking for a party with a twist and our Games Masters are on hand to host beer pong, competitions or training sessions. Upstairs has its very own bar and is open day to day for casual ping pong play. Downstairs has a separate mezzanine hosting our darts oches and karaoke room. Our seating area wraps around the spacious bar and offers the perfect spot to relax after a days shopping or sporting event.
Hackney Bridge is a multi-use, canalside venue that is home to creative coworking studios, independent retail stores and a dedicated events spaces. The street food kitchen features an array of cuisines and, alongside the Hangar Bar, is a destination for food and drink enthusiasts. A sprawling site, the venue boasts interesting interior and exterior spaces that are available for hire, including, but not limited to, a large blank canvas event space and outdoor gardens that capture the sun all day through to the evening. The venue's event spaces can host virtually any event: conferences, live performances, exhibitions, awards, dinners, screenings, private parties and more.
Located in a bustling Central London location, near Tottenham Court Road Station, Lucy Wong is London’s hottest new late-night cocktail bar. The venue's unique Asian inspired décor reminiscent of 1950s Hong Kong, is home to a pastel colour palette, stylish wooden furnishings, low-lit hanging lanterns, and Asian motifs, which create warm, relaxed, and intimate spaces. Our venue is comprised of several sophisticated spaces such as The Bar Area, The Lounge, The Raised Area, and The Courtyard, making Lucy Wong versatile for private parties, corporate events, birthday gatherings, networking events, and other large, social celebrations. Minimum spends vary from weekdays to weekends as well as the time of year, so please keep this in mind. Our dedicated events team are on hand to help create a bespoke event tailored to your need. Get in touch today to discuss full venue hire.
A much-loved museum in the London Borough of Southwark, celebrating the story of the building of the Thames Tunnel – the first tunnel under a navigable river anywhere in the world. The Museum displays are housed within the engine house, a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The adjacent 15-meter deep tunnel shaft is Grade II* listed and is available for fashion shows, film shoots and commercials. Make your Event an unforgettable experience with fire pits and artisan drinks in our beautiful Rooftop Garden! We have worked with Midnight Apothecary to create some catering packages, please get in touch for prices. The drinks menu is seasonal and constantly evolving. Inspired by and created from plants grown in our garden or foraged close by, the house-made infusions create an aromatic and bitter forward menu high on organic and local, low on refined sugar.
Discover The Star of Kings in Kings Cross. Its central location, combined with its exceptional amenities and delicious catering options, make it the ideal choice for a wide range of occasions. Boasting three floors, the venue proudly presents its exceptional event spaces. It offers a private function room capable of accommodating up to 50 people, providing an intimate and exclusive setting for your event. Additionally, there is a sub-level basement function room that can comfortably accommodate up to 120 people, offering a spacious and versatile option for larger gatherings. With these flexible spaces at your disposal, The Star of Kings ensures that your event can be tailored to suit your specific needs, whether you're hosting a small corporate gathering or a grand celebration. Indulge your taste buds with mouthwatering Mexican cuisine by Breddos Tacos, adding a delicious twist to your event. Their culinary expertise will leave your guests craving for more. With their catering packages, you can elevate your event and provide a memorable dining experience for everyone. Additionally, The Star of Kings offers a unique feature that sets it apart—a private karaoke room right on-site. Take your event to the next level by treating your guests to an unforgettable karaoke experience. Whether you want to unleash your inner rock star or have a fun-filled sing-along session, this private karaoke room is the perfect addition to your event. Sing your heart out and create lasting memories in an exclusive and entertaining environment at The Star of Kings.
Sometimes, even the thought of an away day is enough to make employees groan. Not only is it a day when emails are going to pile up (because we all know that they don’t stop when you’re out of the office) but you’re most likely going to have to do some excruciating team building exercises with your colleagues.
Why Away Days are So Important
Away days are useful for a reason however, which is why they continue to be so popular. When done right, they strengthen the team bond. You can even come away with a lot of new ideas to improve the office, and employees can share the problems that they are having, and how to solve them.
When organised properly, away days encourage communication between team members, particularly those that maybe don’t have a lot of opportunity to talk to each other in the office. They allow the employees to relax, see their boss relaxed and have a carefree day away from the stresses of corporate life.
It’s not all about fun of course, although it is a good chance to extend the away day into an evening meal and drinks for attendees to really let their hair down (best have it on a Friday if this is the case!) Sometimes, it’s good to take a step away from the corporate lifestyle and forget about work for the day. Particularly if your business is very busy, your team will want a more relaxed away day, instead of a formal one.
Ultimately however, an away day can be used to brainstorm ideas for the company. It’s a good idea to have some solid objectives for the event, although don’t share what these are with the team beforehand, otherwise it might start to sound more like a conference than teambuilding. Do let everyone know the general purpose however, and what to expect when they arrive.
How to Ensure Success
To make your corporate away day a success, you need to pick something that suits your team. Both for the industry that they’re involved in and the personalities of the group. While it’s good to get a consensus from the team on your plans, sometimes this simply isn’t possible. If you know that the room is going to be divided on the type of event you hold, ask for anonymous ideas to be sent to you, make an executive decision on it, and let them know once plans are set.
Remember it’s a Team Day
Making certain members of the team take on similar roles as they do day to day, or putting one person above the other during team-building is a big no-no. The emphasis should be on the team, and not the individuals, so activities should focus on this. If you are looking to go down a more ‘fun’ route, something like an escape room challenge can really show everyone how the team works or doesn’t work well together. Trying something creative is also an alternative. Not only is it relaxing, it is a great bonding experience as well. If your day is slightly more formal, exercises should still be done as a group, not as individuals.
Get Rid of Formalities
Has your business had better than usual success this year? Has your team managed and completed a difficult project? Sometimes, an away day can be about celebrating, rather than a focus on corporate objectives. If everyone has been working hard, they deserve to be shown that they are appreciated, so a chance to let their hair down without having to complete exercises will be welcomed by everyone involved.
The chosen venue will make a massive difference to any type of corporate event, and even more so when it comes to staff away day venues in London. Due to the sheer range available, and the popularity of some, it’s best to get on the ball early with booking, so that your vision can come to life. You’ll also need to consider how accessible it is to the rest of your team. If it is a bit further away, are you going to organise transportation from the office?
Consider Outside Help
Hiring a facilitator to lead some exercises or even a guest speaker is a great way to liven up any corporate event. Not only will they be aware of what you are looking to achieve from the away day, they’ll also be able to read the room and react accordingly. These types of speakers are generally very charismatic and used to being thrown in at the deep end. Pretty soon they’ll have your team’s full attention, and the day is sure to be both enjoyable and rewarding. Of course, this isn’t within every companies’ budget, but it is something worth considering.
Feedback is one of the most important items you will come away with from a team building event. Get participants to keep any notes that they have taken, and exercises they have completed, and ask them to complete a feedback form and return it to you. This can either be done on the day or sent around the team once they are back in the office. Ensure that it’s not too long but do make the questions detailed so you know if your objectives have been met, and what everyone’s take-way was.
A corporate away day is going to be unique to every company, so don’t force you employees into something that you know isn’t going to work. It should be enjoyable, even if you do have objectives that you want to meet, and employees should gain something from the experience. There is no one perfect away day, so learn from what has and hasn’t worked in previous years, and your team will be thanking you.
We have our fair share of away day venues in London – which you choose just depends on what you want. If you’re looking for an away day venue in Central London, you can opt for an activity bar with meeting spaces available. Otherwise, if you can, there are many venues outside of London which make for great corporate away days or away weekends.
For those on the hunt for a unique away day for a corporate company, you should make the most of Canvas. We pride ourselves on having London’s favourite venues all in one place, and we have a great collection of corporate away day venues you can hire. If you have any particular specifications, make sure you use our search filters to narrow your search results to only include venues relevant to what you want, how many guests you have, and so on.
The best away days will always be the ones that include the most unique away day ideas. The list of ideas would typically include a range of team-building activities, on top of any team meetings you want to incorporate. Away days are a great opportunity for your employees and colleagues to bond, and work on teamwork. You’ll find a great selection of the best venues with activities on Canvas.
Regular away days have many benefits for corporate companies. They can be used as a tool to promote teamwork within in the workplace, as well as let your employees bond with each other and just generally enjoy themselves.
We’re lucky enough to have many unique away day venue options in London, including activity bars where people can team up and play shuffleboard or darts, go bowling, or make their way through escape rooms, or even sports centres in London where you can create your own team sports day. Use Canvas to make your cool away day ideas come true.