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.
Modern, bright and airy, the private event space on 7th floor is contemporary and fully flexible, with a prime location right by Holborn underground. LABS House is perfectly suited for corporate events such as conferences, product launches, workshops, large business meetings and networking events. With access to private bar, AV, catering and onsite event management the team at LABS House can provide every element to make your event a great success.
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.
Located in the heart of Mayfair, just 60 seconds walk from Bond St tube station, Gatsby's mansion couldn't be better located for your next meeting or away day. Impress your associates and clients and drive the creativity of your colleagues as you transport yourself to the 1920's on the set of the UKs longest running immersive production, The Great Gatsby. Catering, technical support & immersive actors available as an additional package
We are famed for hosting the best events particularly when live music is involved. We make the perfect venue for all special birthday celebrations and parties. With two big bars and large stage and dance floor make your next party memorable. Under the Bridge can also host Wedding parties, Bar mitzvahs, Afterparties, Q&As, Sport screenings, comedy and product launches.
Equipped with large flat screens and its own private bar, our private room is ideal for any team building day, conference or private party, serving world-class food in a cool environment. With boardroom, theatre style and cabaret setups, as well as the perfect post-meeting activity on hand, Puttshack has to be the ultimate meeting space for you and your team!
The Victorian Loft features plenty of daylight and a bohemian style that is peaceful and cosy. the perfect place for intimate meetings, receptions and any event that wants to break free from the boring meeting room mould. A unique, versatile warehouse loft space, with original features perfect for your corporate workshops, seminars, receptions and everything else your imagination can muster. Practically located in Old Street (Zone 1) the space is perfect for corporate events, product launches, celebratory dining experiences, fashion, photography and editorial.
Only 10 mins from the City we offer a space where you can have a board meeting, a workshop or training session in a unique venue which adapts to your needs. From simple space hire to full catering packages we can be as flexible as you like! We have a large meeting room Back Space for meetings, Team Away Days & Product Launches or our gentle, comfortable Front Space for 1:1 Coaching & more intimate meetings. Or you can take over the Whole Space which includes the central Lobby area, perfect for Buffet Lunch and Refreshments. We provide on-site care and support and flexible catering options
Bright and airy meeting room nearby iconic OXO Tower Wharf and only 2 min walk from the conference centre. It is fully equipped with high quality overhead projector, screen and complimentary Wi-Fi. This room is suitable for board meetings, training workshop and away days. It is fully accessible private meeting space with dedicated bathroom facilities and access to the outdoor patio.
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.