It is the outrageous fun of Ping Pong, combined with state of the art facilities and reputation for hosting well executed events that sets Bounce apart as the ultimate conference and corporate party destination in London. Located just 3 minutes walk from Old Street station, the vast 12,000sqft main Space offers flexible layout options ranging from 100 capacity theatre style set up through to 400 capacity standing reception events. A perfect place for all events: Conferencing - Team building - Private parties - Networking - Award nights - Hybrid events - Meetings - Away days - Product launches - Christmas parties Day Delegate Packages start at just £40 + VAT. The venue also features a luxurious private room, available for exclusive hire. It is an ideal setting for groups of 50-90 standing. Ideal for smaller conferences, meetings and social events this versatile space can also be set up theater, cabaret or boardroom style. Hiring the room for up to six hours includes: Three Ping Pong tables and a Beer Pong table - Private cocktail bar, mixologist & bar seating - In-house music of your own choice - UV lighting and iridescent artwork - 40” LCD screen & 7ft projector Exclusive areas at Bounce include a variety of opportunities for you and your group to enjoy everything we have to offer for a longer period of time in your own dedicated space, while still being able to soak in the electric atmosphere from our main bar. Perfect for groups of 30-60 guests.
The Grade I listed building is nearly 200 years old and a true icon of the capital. With twenty two different event spaces that include both contemporary and historic event venues, available for daytime and evening events, as well as options for outdoor and indoor entertaining, the venue offers an unparalleled amount of choice for corporate events, private parties and wedding receptions for between 2 and 1200 guests. With beautiful picture galleries, a dedicated conference suite and options for late night dancing until 2am, this is a breath taking venue for all occasions, located at the very heart of London just off Trafalgar Square.
Gillett Square Dalston Hackney. A large outdoor public event space suited to music or theatre performances, screenings and experiential marketing events. Located in the heart of Dalston town centre, a thriving night time location, off road, with nearby parking.
Whether big or small, fun or formal, we can host all types of unique experiences with our diverse range of spaces. Our state-of-the-art stadium offers spaces that can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 10,000 guests. Whether you’re running a team building activity, planning a personal celebration or organising a large corporate event, we can combine spaces and menus to help create your bespoke experience. We have everything under one roof, from casual and fine dining to an afternoon of beer tasting at our onsite brewery. so that your event is unforgettable.
Puttshack is a ‘World’s First’ social entertainment concept, using ground-breaking patented technology to catapult the traditional game of mini-golf into a cutting-edge gaming phenomenon! With technology facilitating automatic point scoring, leader-boards, and intuitive gameplay, Puttshack is quite simply, the most incredible mini-golf concept in the world.
Whether you are planning a conference, special celebration, wedding, or corporate away day, the Horniman Museum has the ideal space for you. The Horniman offers a totally unique venue for hire in London, just a short train journey from London Bridge, but set in idyllic 16 acres of landscaped gardens in Forest Hill. Choose from an elegant Grade II listed Victorian Conservatory, or sleek and contemporary Pavilion or intimate Bandstand, all boasting stunning views of the London skyline.
The ARC is a modern purpose built venue situated in the heart of Islington (zone 1) The venue features two large rooms which are available to hire and boasts an in house speciality coffee shop. The Main Hall is 95 sq m with 6 m high ceilings - Max capacity 100 The Meeting Room is 70 sq m - Max capacity 70 The whole venue has AC, is flooded with natural light and has hard wired high speed internet. All revenue from hire goes to support community projects such our food bank, veg gardens, socials and our accessible yoga project
Built on historic foundations at the very heart of the capital, is London’s working arts centre - home to the UK’s largest creative community and one of London’s best loved public spaces. It is also so much more than a building, it is a global platform for creativity, dedicated to nurturing and empowering ideas, backing newness and championing openness. The venue offers 12 impressive blank canvas event spaces, suitable for staging events of all styles and sizes. From season to season, our cultural programme is ever changing, offering a myriad of opportunities to enhance your event and provide guests with an unforgettable experience at . Venue spaces include: the Edmond J Safra Fountain Court, Embankment Galleries, Portico Rooms, Navy Board Rooms, East Wing, West Wing, Seamen's Hall, River Terrace, Lightwells and Deadhouse, Lancaster Rooms, River Rooms and the Screening Room. Download their exclusive Summer and Christmas package offers below and enquire today.
Folklore is a superb live music venue and bar in the heart of Hoxton - 186 Hackney Rd. is an incredible corner spot with Shoreditch just 10mins walk, Hoxton overground less than 5 and bustling Columbia Rd. and Brick Lane a few paces away. Gorgeous raw brick walls, rustic up-cycled bar and candle-lit interior will have you instantly in love with the front bar, with a secret 100 capacity live music space in the back to keep guests dancing til late. Events are our pride and joy - our personable, friendly and experienced approach to private and promoted parties has seen hundreds of successful events take place under our roof. Birthdays, welcome homes, club nights, live music promotions, product & brand launches, fashion shows, film locations, showcases, screenings, or just an old fashioned knees-up - we can handle a lot! We have secure storage with separate entrance if required; internal and external catering can be provided and our beautiful venue is licensed until 1/3 a.m. We're always looking for new ideas and connections - get in touch!
Paddington, Edgware Road
Overlooking Paddington's Grand Union Canal, Lockhouse is an all-day hangout that specialises in craft beer, artisan cocktails, classic burgers, Louisana-style po'boys, fresh salads and a delectable brunch and coffee menu. Lockhouse can cater for: *Private Events for up to 300 standing *Meetings, Training Day, Private Parties on the Mezzanine with Flat Screen *Masterclasses in Cocktails, Beer, Spirits and Food Pairing *Weddings & other occasions *Corporate Bookings *Tour Groups *Breakfast Meetings *Wrap Parties *Filming and Photoshoots
Host an event with a bang! A brand-new venue with a difference, Clays takes the wonderful world of competitive socialising to another level with its fully digitised clay shooting experience using world-class technology, alongside tantalising dishes and drinks to tickle those taste buds. So, if sipping on stunning signature cocktails with tasty sharing plates whilst clay target shooting sounds like your thing, let us tell you some more. Whether you’re a keen shot, or you’ve never played before, we guarantee fun and games all round! Step inside our luxurious picture-perfect cocktail bar, with its dark greens and earthy pink tones and tree built around the main bar. Spanning two floors, Clays is available for exclusive hire for up to 380 standing guests and semi-private hire for up to 180 standing as well as accommodating large group bookings. This new experiential concept comprises twelve booths, or pegs, which are available to book for groups of up to 20 people for 90-minute sessions. Larger parties of 20 or more can book pegs next to one another. Each peg comes equipped with a real shotgun and a four-metre-wide screen that brings the British outdoors indoors. State of the art technology has been built into the games to provide wholly realistic shooting experiences with four different game modes to choose from. Clays features an extensive menu of delicious small plates and sharing platters, paired with premium cocktails. Package prices starting at £60 per head, for large group bookings. Exclusive hire will require a minimum spend per event. Our expert in-house Events team will be on hand every step of the way to help make sure your event is a showstopper to remember!
Swingers West End takes crazy golf back to its seaside roots in a venue that re-imagines the faded glamour of the 1920s English Riviera. Located just off Oxford Circus, step out of the hustle and bustle of London's busiest streets and into a quintessential British seaside setting of goof, drinks and fun, where the sun is always shinning. The venue boasts two 9-hole crazy golf courses, four stunning cocktail bars, four of London's best street food vendors, a nightly resident DJ and an incredible 3D photo podium.
Maslow's Mortimer House is devoted to exceptional hospitality. Born of a desire to fulfil the modern need for synergy between the personal and professional, we create highly considered, all encompassing environments for a discerning community that wishes to both work and unwind in elevated, yet unpretentious style. Mortimer House is a full-service hybrid hospitality proposition in the heart of London that offers workspaces, member’s lounges, private offices, a public restaurant, event spaces, meeting rooms, a gym, yoga studio and a meditation room. The penthouse-style Loft & Gallery is on the sixth floor at Mortimer House, it’s a vibrant and flexible event space with natural light flooding in from large Crittall windows and comes fully equipped with a screen, projector and PA system. The Loft & Gallery can accommodate a maximum of 120 people for a standing reception and up to 60 guests for a sit-down breakfast, lunch or dinner. It can also accommodate up to 60 theatre style for a panel discussion. The capacity may vary according to set up requirements. This distinctive space features a private balcony for guests to enjoy until 9pm. The Conservatory can accommodate up to 20 guests on one long table and is located just off from the main restaurant dining area (Mortimer House Kitchen) and separated by décor curtains to make this beautiful space exclusive for your guests.
Eat, drink and bat at one of our Sixes venues, complete with cricket batting nets, restaurant and bar. Tuck into our sumptuous BBQ Food Menu and delicious cocktails, all whilst experiencing one of the world's oldest games in a whole new light! Perfect for a Corporate receptions, Christmas parties, Birthday parties, Stag and Hen dos, or even Kids parties. We also have function room with its own private bar, entrance and toilets.
Occupying one of London’s best addresses, the attractive historic building is surrounded by some of London’s finest restaurants, galleries and designer shops. Excellent transport links with Bond Street tube just 3 minutes walk away, Green Park and Oxford Circus stations 7 minutes walk. • Ideal for product launches, corporate and private social events, team meetings, small conferences, workshops, castings, rehearsals, talks, demonstrations and for filming and photo shoots • Multi purpose use and blank canvas operating opportunities • Shop window / Gallery space • Two balconies ideal for alfresco drinks and people watching Very flexible terms and multi rental discounts, with all proceeds directly benefit Arts Charity Illuminate Productions Enrichment.
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.
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