Dabbers Social Bingo is a versatile entertainment venue that is able to cater to all of your needs. Whether you're hosting a Christmas party, a Birthday party, a product launch, or just a party with colleagues, Dabbers is the space for you. The unique design is sure to delight and amaze your guests! Dabbers has a fully functioning kitchen and can cater for all or your needs. With an excellent selection of craft beers, cocktails and a carefully selected wine list, you're sure to never go thirsty!
London's Urban Winery + Kitchen offers a unique and unforgettable events space. Vagabond offers an interactive wine experience with over 100 + wines to enjoy by the glass from their by the glass machines. If that wasn't enough, Vagabond produce their own English wines in their Urban Winery. This flexible events space can host any thing from bespoke tastings, private parties, networking events to large drinks receptions, dinners and everything in between. The full venue seats 80 and stands 140. There are a range of spaces within to suit groups of different sizes.
Our private rooms at Bank mean we can host a whole spectrum of events, from meetings, away days, workshops, client entertainment and staff parties, all under one roof. At Puttshack Bank, we have two interconnecting private rooms which can be hired separately, or as one, perfect for breakout space for larger meetings, or bigger parties. Both rooms are super flexible and can be fully configured to your event requirements and size. Puttshack Bank’s two, interconnected private rooms, come fully equipped with: • Inbuilt AV equipment • Full laptop connectivity • A flipchart
Bounce was designed with two main purposes. Conferencing and socialising. Our luxurious venue boasts a 40ft Gin palace bar, 17 bespoke ping pong tables and a 52 cover, open pizza counter restaurant. Whether it's a corporate social, birthday, get together or your office meeting. Bounce is a one stop shop for all your needs. With a capacity of 550 standing our main space is also excellent for exclusive hires. The entire space for you and your team.
The Warehouse is an impressive space - airy and energising and ideal for events and seminars especially those for digital or creative industries. Featuring original wooden flooring and modular furniture the studio can be configured to meet a variety of needs, seating up to 30 people theatre style or several smaller groups for intensive sessions. The Warehouse also features a fully equipped private kitchen, linked observation/breakout room and dry hire video editing suite. As with all of our studios, our Studio team are on hand 24/7 to ensure your event runs smoothly.
There's nothing like a drinks and canape arrival to begin your event or even host a Summer party or intimate dinner within in one of ZSL London Zoos unique animal houses. Combining an up close encounter with some of the worlds most fascinating animals and award winning catering, these spaces provide the perfect backdrop to wow your guests! Choose from Tiger Territory, B.U.G.S!, Penguin Beach, Aquarium, Reptiles, The Attenborough Komodo Dragon House or Land of the Lions. Please contact us to discuss capacities, timings and availability - subject to Zoo opening hours and time of year.
Do you need something different for your next conference or Awards ceremony then look no further. Under the Bridge has state of the art equipment and a 9 Metre LED wall that will make any event look spectacular. We have hosted away days, team building, training days, networking parties and drinks receptions. We have DDR rates or can make bespoke dining options. Guaranteed to impress guests or clients and staff.
Atmosphere Venues (Formerly Altitude London) are a unique set of high-end wedding venues and reception spaces. Each venue offers a unique style and vibe to make your special day one to be remembered. Two of our venues, Atmosphere 29 and Atmosphere 28 boasts jaw dropping wraparound views of the London skyline and beyond. A truly beautiful scenic view, which would be a magical experience for all guests. With our breath-taking views across London as your backdrop, our team of experienced event managers will ensure your day goes perfectly, right down to the smallest detail.
The Apartment at The Hoxton, Holborn offers a creative workshop, conference or meeting space that is bound to stir the creative juices within your team and lead to a memorable and productive day. It can be hired out exclusively for larger groups, product launches, fashion brands and when you need a bit more elbow room. Make yourself at home and raid the Pantry stocked full of free drinks and goodies, whilst relaxing or getting some work done in the six individually designed rooms. Alternatively, make use of the whole apartment for a standing event up to 250 guests.
Corporate away days, teambuilding, offsites...they're all ideal opportunities to learn, grow and develop as a team, and are therefore hugely valuable to a company and it's employees. After all, a happy workforce is a productive workforce.
But, if you've been tasked with organising an away day, it can be quite a daunting prospect. Working out where to start with the planning process, what sort of venue to choose and how to make it a success are all important points to consider. Luckily, we're here to help with some great venue recommendations and some top tips for planning a brilliant away day.
Knowing what to tackle first can be the most difficult part of planning an event, and the temptation to get carried away with the fun aspects of an away day can be distracting. So, here are a few pointers to get you on the right track.
This is so, so important. For starters, you need to know what sort of budget you're working to, how many people you need to cater for and ideally a rough idea of where you want the day to take place. This will help frame your search for a venue later on.
You also need to think very closely about what the point of the day is. Despite the appeal of a jolly day away from the office, away days need to have a clear purpose. Is it team cohesion? Planning for the year ahead? Do you want your employees to understand the workings of your business more closely perhaps? Before you decide anything else, write down what you want to achieve clearly and concisely, this will help to create the format of the day.
Once you've set the purpose of the day, it's important to set some measurable outcomes. It could be something as simple as each person working with someone they haven't worked with before, understanding a principle or part of the business they didn't before, or creating a planning document. Whatever it is, make sure you have it written down too, this will allow you to see whether the day has been a success afterwards.
A whole day away from the office needs to have structure and it also needs to keep people engaged, focused and having fun. So, having some activities that help you achieve your goals are really valuable. Yep, we're talking about organised fun here...
Sports, cooking, learning something new as a group, or simply using some small group activities that get people thinking creatively. Anything that gets people working together in a new environment or a new way is what you should be aiming for. The activities will bring out different sides of your colleagues' personalities and help everyone understand each other a little better.
This very much depends on what you decide during the planning phase. If your away day is more of a brainstorm or planning session then an inspiring meeting room will probably do the trick. The key here getting out of the office and finding a space that allows for creativity and provides a safe place for everyone to share their thoughts.Top tip: Make sure you chose a venue that has suitable AV, tech and WiFi capabilities for your day, and don't forget to provide refreshments throughout to keep everyone hydrated, full and focused.
If the objective of the day is bonding within the team then you might choose a venue that has more space for activities. This could be a venue with outdoor space for example, has room for an inflatable assault course (who doesn't love those...) or the opportunity to try out a new sport - what better way to learn to work as a team? Top tip: Do think about the age and capability of your participants and make sure the activities are directly related to what you are trying to achieve from the day.
If outdoor activities really aren't your thing, then there are plenty of indoor venues that also provide tasks suitable for teambuilding. Ping-pong, darts, wine tasting and cooking are all brilliant ways to get people working together, you'll probably learn something along the way too. There is a whole host of bars and restaurants across London and beyond that cater to these occasions, with a huge range of pursuits for you to partake in. Top tip: Wine tasting probably works best outside of work hours...
If you're working to a slightly tighter budget, then a blank canvas space might be a good option for your day. These spaces give you total creative control, so you could bring your own refreshments, decorate the room yourself and run the day to your own agenda. Alternatively, you could research teambuilding companies that suit your budget, who can put together a day for you that fits your objectives perfectly.
Oh, and our final top tip, make sure you ask for feedback from your employees or colleagues, this will give you a sense of whether you achieved what you set out to, if everyone enjoyed themselves and most importantly what you could do to improve next time. You'll be a pro in no time.