The Groucho Club, located in the heart of bohemian Soho, has several event spaces available for private hire by both members and non-members alike. It is in the ideal location for private parties, private dinner party, birthdays, weddings, drinks receptions, conferences, and meetings. Unique and unusual, this venue is perfect for those looking for a quirky and beautiful venue in a central London location.
Housed in a majestic eight-floor Art Deco building in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia, Mortimer House is a destination for those who wish to create, work and unwind. Founded upon a philosophy of providing holistic balance in work and life, it is intended to satisfy the needs of both the head and the heart. Intuitively designed meeting rooms, terraces, event spaces and a Rooftop Bar effortlessly meld mid-century design touches with the classicism of the original building.
The Penthouse at All Star Lanes Shoreditch is a fun and unique venue for hire in London. Your very own private playground, you will have unlimited bowling on 3 lanes, a private cocktail bar and dedicated mixologist. You can feast on the New York inspired menu as well as sing your heart out on the karaoke...if you're feeling brave! All Star Lanes Shoreditch is the ultimate private party, corporate and conference venue for hire. Full venue hire also available. Our fees are made up of part hire fee and part minimum spend - these vary depending on the day and time slot so please get in touch for a bespoke quote.
No. 4 Hamilton Place is an Edwardian townhouse in London’s Mayfair, available for hire for weddings, conferences, private dining, drinks receptions and parties. The venue is a Grade II listed building featuring nine versatile event spaces and an attractive outdoor terrace with views over Hyde Park. Once home to the Duke of Wellington, No. 4 Hamilton Place is an impressive, luxurious building with regal décor and traditional Edwardian features including a grand sweeping staircase. Our conference room is well-equipped with full audio-visual facilities and capacity for up to 250 delegates in theatre style, convenient travel links in, out and around the city and renowned high-quality catering provided by our exclusive partner, Blue Strawberry. We have a range of meeting rooms available for hire for groups of differing sizes whether you’re hosting an AGM or a small training session. Each is filled with natural light to keep your guests feeling awake and productive, with a team on-hand to provide any A/V support or refreshments. No. 4 Hamilton Place is also a popular venue for weddings and private events with a license for civil ceremonies and elegant range of ornate rooms suitable for celebrations of all size.
Discover an extraordinary urban garden oasis nestled in the heart of London. Step into a breathtaking glasshouse event venue surrounded by an expansive, enchanting wild garden, offering you the opportunity to craft unforgettable and personalised experiences that seamlessly blend with nature. Whether it's a corporate gathering, a dreamy wedding celebration, an inspiring away-day, a captivating brand product launch, an influencer affair, an exclusive soirée, or an intimate private dinner, our venue is the perfect canvas. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our surroundings, boasting a thriving kitchen garden, a vibrant wildflower meadow, tranquil ponds, a lush grass lawn, and meandering paths that wind through the entire site. Prepare to embark on a remarkable journey where nature's wonders harmonise with your event's vision, creating a truly extraordinary ambiance for you and your guests. --- We can also provide everything in-house for your convenience. This includes staffing, furniture, table linens (tablecloths and napkins), florals, printed menus and guest placement cards, candles, and a bespoke music playlist. Our team will work closely with you to understand your vision, preferences, and budget, and use our expertise to pull the event design together for you. We can also provide live entertainment, photography, videography, AV and lighting. Please note that we are not a licensed venue for wedding ceremonies. Ceremonies held on-site at OmVed Gardens are commitment ceremonies, which means the couple needs to be officially married elsewhere. For catering, we have a list of accredited suppliers for you to choose from. Please note that we are a vegetarian venue, and kindly request that all catering complies with our vegetarian policy.
Hawksmoor Spitalfields restaurant & private room This Spitalfields steakhouse has wooed much of London since opening in 2006; word-of-blog has only served to create an even bigger buzz around the restaurant and its food. A case of the emperor’s new clothes? We think not.’ Time Out Spitalfields was our first restaurant, and the general view is that it is where the ‘Hawksmoor spirit’ is best embodied – many of the staff have worked there for years and would never consider elsewhere. Great steaks, amazing private room that takes up to 45 seated, a separate bar available for private hire and events, great drinks and an amazing atmosphere, full of people who desperately care whether you enjoy your evening. Spitalfields's private room has the capacity to take 45 seated and is available for private hire Monday - Thursday. Can be hired for corporate functions, dinners, trainings, wine tastings, Christmas parties or just simply meat-fulled parties. The menu is versatile, with a rich seafood and vegetarian selection. Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar - Winner International Restaurant Bar Tales of the Cocktail 2016 & 2019 Located in a former illegal strip club, our basement bar has been home to a crack team of cocktail-geek bartenders for the last 4 years with both the bar and the people winning numerous accolades as amongst the best the world’s cocktail industry has to offer. Our newly launched menu features numerous Hawksmoor classics from what we think of as our ‘gin years’ including Shaky Pete’s Ginger Brew and Marmalade Cocktail. Spitalfields Bar is available for exclusive hire with a capacity of up to 70, standing (seated also available on request only). Available for private hire Monday - Saturday, daytime and evening, making it the perfect space for birthday parties, informal events, tastings, brand activation & fashion events. Our in-house events manager will co-ordinate every aspect of your event and support you throughout the planning process. No hire fee required, quotes based just on minimum spends. Our food is a greatest hits list of the best from all our bars over the last decade, including ox cheek nuggets (a Time Out ‘Top 10 Dishes in London’). The events food menu have been crafted with groups in mind – bowl food, sharing cuts and canapes that channel the very best of Hawksmoor menus – expect our dry-aged steaks, sustainable seafood from British coastlines, and carefully-sourced seasonal ingredients. Along with our award-winning cocktails, our wine team can also help select incredible wines that will pair perfectly with your event.
Our venue for hire in London is located in on the Kings Road, Chelsea & is ideal for event organisers looking to host the perfect business event in a unique venue in London. With several versatile spaces & a range of facilities, Beaufort House Chelsea is the perfect corporate & conference venue in London. We are also a popular private dinner party venue with 3 stylish rooms to choose from. Finally Beaufort House Chelsea is a renowned Wedding Venue in London, close to Chelsea Old Town Hall.
Rising, Phoenix-like from the site of an original Victorian pier, Woods Quay offers guests a magnificent 21st Century passage to their awaiting boat or as a place to pause, eat, drink and languish. RIBA award winning and a feat of engineering, Woods Quay sits atop the Thames, rising and falling with the tide. A long awaited home to Woods’ Silver Fleet. Cormorant Deck The dramatic entrance of the Cormorant Deck, a spacious and light-filled reception deck offering shelter and shade. A pair of large fireplaces warm the space in cooler seasons, and the refreshing river breeze flows in from the exposed edge to cool your guests in the summer. Pebble terrazzo flooring and oiled oak columns perfectly frame the views of the Southbank and private moorings beyond. East Wing Dining Room Delight your guests with the sights of our chef brigade cooking behind the immense stone and concrete counter, as your dining table overlooks the Electrolux Grand Cuisine equipped galley. Floor to ceiling glass captures the ever-changing riverscape and the illuminated arches of Waterloo Bridge, while a snug private bar and spacious outside deck await to enjoy cocktails, sample wine and take in the views across to St Paul’s Cathedral in the East. West Wing Bar Idyllically positioned to take in the panoramic water level view of Cleopatra’s Needle, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, our West Wing Bar offers a private space for you and your guests to enjoy. Vast floor to ceiling windows, wrap-around outside deck and a show-stopping bar serving your desired cocktails, wines and spirits makes the West Wing bar the perfect spot to pause before your dinner or canape reception. Exclusive hire Swing open the internal glass doors and reveal Woods Quay as a spectacular riverside venue for up to 250 guests. Flowing seamlessly out onto 160 metres of private moorings, let this exclusive riverside platform become the stage for entertainment, food stations and innovative venue styling, drawing guests out to the calm, lapping charm of the river.
The Little Yellow Door is one of West London’s most homely and intimate bars located in the heart of Notting Hill, off Portobello road. Our quirky home is colourfully designed to feel like walking into somebody’s beautiful and bohemian flat. Please see below for some more information on our spaces! THE OPEN PLAN LIVING ROOM AND KITCHEN Our vibrant restaurant and bar on the ground floor has gorgeous velvet sofas, a cosy fireplace and a beautiful long dining table, perfect for area bookings, private lunches and smaller, non-exclusive parties of up to 60 standing. THE FLATMATES' DEN Our downstairs late-night bar comes complete with a DJ booth, long bar, fancy dress box and poker & backgammon tables. There’s even a resident Zebra! You can book out this funky space for a more private occasion for up to 100 people standing. FULL VENUE Hire all our rooms exclusively for the ultimate house party with capacity for up to 160 people standing.
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.
A place to have fun in what you do and who you do it with. The venues has perfect place for a party of up to 90 guests; MAMA has celebrated engagements, baby showers, Christmas parties, birthday parties, album launches and podcasts. This is the place to see and be seen; a private space at the heart of MAMA with your own secret garden cocktail bar and retractable glass roof for when the summer is at its peak. With food and drink sourced locally and made fresh with love by our award winning chefs, MAMAs is the place for the best boujie event. Located on the Hackney Road in zone 2 a ten minute walk from Bethnal Green underground on the Central Line, a short stroll from Shoreditch and well connected to the routes crossing central London. The place where everyone in London can pass through and feel taken care of by their own MAMA
Night Tales is home to East London's largest weatherproof 10 000sq ft Terrace, located under 3 epic Victorian railway arches - all just a stone's throw away from Hackney Central. Boasting a 650 capacity venue, Night Tales is comprised of 3 multifunctional event spaces ready to be discovered for those who are looking to create a memorable event. Night Tales consists of a 6000sq ft all-weather Terrace, an indoor Tropical Bar featuring a giant LED palm tree and a separate Club room packed with state of the art lighting and sound equipment ready to create a multisensory experience. Taking inspiration from Japanese night markets, the founders brought to life this neon filled jungle featuring colourful festoon and ambient globe lighting surrounded by tropical palm foliage. All providing a canopy to numerous seating areas including raised daybeds, sofas and trestle style tables. Guests enjoy watching Tommy from Sons of Slice, their in house pizzeria, create fresh pizzas from scratch with authentic Italian ingredients. Their food offering is complimented by the carefully selected seasonal cocktail offering served from up to 4 bars located conveniently across each space. Night Tales is primarily available for those wanting a unique setting for their Corporate Summer/Christmas Party, Product Launch or Networking Event as well as Brand Activation.
Timeless elegance meets superb flexibility. Tucked away on a blink-and-you’d-miss-it square in the heart of the City, Brewers’ Hall is steeped in history and makes a dramatic first impression. With its marble lobby and carved oak staircase, this venue in the City of London offers an unforgettable start to any event. Perfect for functions, lunches and dinners, business meetings, conferences, and intimate weddings, get help and support organising your event from an experienced in-house team.
Art has a new home. East London’s most versatile creative space. The Art House by Acrylicize is now available for direct hire. The ground floor of the space boasts an art gallery, events space with built in PA & projector, lounge area, fully equipped kitchen. The first floor is equipped with meeting rooms & desks, idea for more corporate hire. The Art House is open to exhibitions, performances, talks, shows, photography & film shoots, supper clubs, dining events, away days or corporate hire. The Art House team can supply a full service to suite your requirements too, from catering, food & drinks service, general event management, gallery management and artwork installation. We'd love to hear from you, so get in touch!
The London Coliseum was designed by Frank Matcham in the early 20th Century with the ambition of being the largest and finest “people’s palace of entertainment”. As a charity our mission is to change lives through opera, from free tickets for under 21s, to work with schools and community hubs, to working with the NHS to help patients suffering from Long Covid. Next to Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross, we are ideally located for corporate and private events in the heart of London’s West End. We can host all manner of events, from away days, parties, conferences, hospitality around our brilliant on-stage shows, and more.
Sizona Location, is a 2,000 square feet spacious Architect designed minimalist apartment in the heart of London EC1, located near Old Street, Angel and Clerkenwell. Ground floor courtyard garden and design conscious interior. Set over 2 levels, this popular converted warehouse has a contemporary and loft appeal, with interior and exterior patio slab paving stones, exposed brick walls and a mix of modern and retro interiors.The building exterior has a classic London warehouse look with easy access. Together with the fully opening glass doors leading to a patio area, this exciting location is suitable for product launches, filming and photo shoots plus dinners, corporate events, cocktail parties, workshops and screenings. Feel free to inquire 8 am - 9 pm Mon - Sun Tel: + 44 7956 279338 Prices start from £400.00 for a 4 hour session with £500 weekday minimum. £100 per hour 1 - 5 attendees £150 per hour 6 - 12 attendees £175 per hour 13 - 20 attendees Please contact us so we can individually tailor the pricing for your enquiry.
We never really think about it that much, but our colleagues are probably the people we spend most of our time with. Five days a week, eight hours a day, every single week for years of our lives. That’s why it’s important we get along with them! We should trust and build rapport with our colleagues, not just for the sake of the company bottom line, but also for own sanity and wellbeing.
You want your staff to be happy, right? Sane? All getting on with each other? Of course you do. Well, team building is the way to do it. Check out some of our amazing team building venues to find the perfect place for bringing your staff closer together.
Team building ideas
The possibilities really are endless when it comes to team building ideas for you and your staff. You can choose your event based on what you think they’d like, or you could even have them vote on what they’d like to do. In case you’re a bit stuck for ideas, we’ve got some great suggestions for unusual team building activities London-wide.
Murder mystery dinner party
Nothing brings people together quite like a mystery to solve. We love a good murder mystery, and add in a delicious dinner and you’ve got a winner! You can either book an existing murder mystery event or go all out by planning your own in a quirky venue in London. It’d be a nice little challenge for someone who loves mysteries. Have your staff work together to find out who the killer is, or if you’d like something a little lighter – you could have the catch a thief.
Team building in the city doesn’t get much better than this. Who doesn’t love a cocktail? We know we do, and we’re pretty sure your workplace does too. Whether it’s a cocktail or a mocktail you’re after, a cocktail masterclass is not only educational, but it gets everyone talking, laughing and making their own fair share of cocktails… good or bad.
Believe it or not, pub spaces an be some of the best team building event venues in London. So simple, so elegant, and so… right. The pub quiz is a popular pastime for a lot of people, so why not let them show their colleagues what they’ve got. You can join one that happens regularly or, if you’ve got enough people that want to join in, create your own in a pub venue or similar. Let the good times roll.
You never truly know someone until you’ve seen them play the guitar while doing backflips and juggling rings of fire on a unicycle, right? Okay, so maybe nothing quite that ridiculous, but don’t underestimate people’s desire to show off what they’re good at outside of work. Singing, dancing, magic and stand up comedy can all take centre stage with a company-wide talent show.
It’s good for people in need, and it’s good for the soul. A charity event is a fantastic option for a team building affair. From sponsored silences and cake sales to fun runs and bungee jumping, there’s a whole host of fun activities your staff can do for charity to bring them closer together to each other, and to the community. The hall venues and gala venues in London could be the perfect option for charity fundraising events!
Dr Crazypants is on the loose and you have 60 minutes to escape before he turns you into a flying monkey! Or…something slightly less silly. The point is that there are an incredible number of escape rooms out there with an outstanding number of scenarios that everyone can enjoy. Whilst you work together to solve the clues (or you stand there like a bit of a lemon watching people solve these seemingly impossible clues), you will see some serious team bonding. It’s one of those activities that will be talked about in your coffee breaks for time to come.
Planning your team building activity
Step 1: Think about your audience
Team building activities work best when they’re tailormade for the team. What you think is a good idea might not be enjoyable for most of your staff, so it’s a good idea to get their opinions and take their hobbies and interests on board before you decide on an activity.
Step 2: Choose your activity
From murder mystery dinners to cooking classes, use what you know about your staff to choose something fun and engaging that you’ll know everyone will love. You want something that people will be excited for, and that people won’t stop talking about once it’s over.
Step 3: Budget
The centrepiece of planning: the budget. The budget dictates how much you can do, where you can do it and how lavish it can be. Make sure you know how much you have to spend before you start really planning anything. The activity you choose can be low-budget if necessary.
Step 4: Venue
It might be nice to get everyone out of the office, into a relaxed environment where they can be themselves. From bars, dining halls and unique spaces to boardrooms and conference venues, we’ve got it all.
Step 5: Date and time
It’s unlikely you’ll please absolutely everyone, but if you choose the date wisely, you should get most people on board. There’ll always be someone who’s going to a wedding, on holiday, or just simply doesn’t want to go, but boost your guestlist as much as you can by thinking smart. Maybe put the feelers out for a couple of dates within the company, and see what feedback you get.
Step 6: Food and drink
Will you be serving food? Well, time to look into catering then. In some cases, the venue you choose may be able to help you with this. Lots of them have in-house caterers or a list of recommended suppliers that they can offer you. Or perhaps you fancy catering for your own event? Some venues can offer dry hire for your event.
Step 7: Invite people!
I mean, this is pretty crucial. Imagine all that planning and your excited little face when you realise you forgot to actually tell anyone about it and no one turned up. We don’t want that – no one wants that. So, make sure you let everyone know exactly when and where the team building activity is, whether it’s mandatory, and what will be happening during it. People like knowing what they’re letting themselves in for, and if you’ve planned it well, it will be hard to turn down.
Team building events are incredibly popular amongst business, groups, and organisations. They are a great way to improve employee motivation and communication, allowing them to get out of the office and bond over something new. So, what are the benefits of team building? • Facilitate better communication • Increase in motivation • Optimise productivity • Increase employee • Identify leadership qualities • Improve morale • Encourage creativity • Improve mental health.
Team building is the process of turning a group of individual contributing employees into a cohesive team—a group of people organised to work together to meet the needs of their customers by accomplishing their purpose and goals.
Our selection of team building venues includes some of the best team building venues in London, from hotels and corporate conference facilities, through to meeting rooms, or ideas for something more unique or unusual. Whatever you’re looking for, we can help.
In order to find the perfect venue for your team building day, it’s important that you ask yourself the following questions: • Are you going to host your team building activity indoors or outdoors? • What does your team building itinerary look like – are you going to be hosting a meeting after? • How many rooms or areas do you need? • What additional facilities do you require? • Do the logistics meet your requirements?
One of the main advantages of team building is that it provides the perfect opportunity to think outside of the box and enjoy a whole host of unique activities with your team. From escape rooms and cocktail making, through to football zorbing and private dance lessons, there are lots of ways to add a new and exciting dimension to your team building plans. Here are some more of our favourite team building ideas: • Multi activity sports day • Office games • Bake off • Bear Grylls survival experience • Archery • Ready, steady,cook • Gin tasting • Wine tasting • Pizza making