With the new quarter on the horizon, it's time to get your team out and about at an amazing away day. Whether it's a smart and stylish venue you're after or something a little more outside-the-box, with our top picks, you're sure to find the ideal spot to bring your team together!

ISH Venues

Got a sit-down meeting on the agenda? Want to keep your attendees focused and engaged throughout? ISH Venues' selection of meeting rooms are flooded with natural daylight and offer huge windows with views over the Park Crescent gardens, which will be appreciated by city visitors and Londoners alike.

With comfortable, air-conditioned surroundings, and stylish accents including chandeliers and sash windows, it's an inspiring backdrop to talk goals and strategies, and the choice of room sizes means you'll be able to break out into smaller groups, or come together in a space for up to 300. The venue also boasts strong Wifi and large screens in its function rooms, making it ideal for hybrid away days.

Location: Great Portland Street

Capacity: 300 theatre

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ISH Venues
The Gulbenkian at ISH Venues

{10-11} Carlton House Terrace

Located in one of London's most fashionable postcodes, a stone's throw away from the Mall, Trafalgar Square, and St James's Park, {10-11} Carlton House Terrace is an impressive spot for an away day.

Exuding period elegance and charm, this venue's array of stately rooms sets the scene for an away day your team certainly won't forget in a hurry. Chandeliers, ornate plasterwork, and polished wood make for a really sophisticated backdrop to any company updates and planning sessions, and with an AV technician, high-spec equipment, and space for up to 125 guests theatre-style, you'll be sure to have a successful kick-off in this spot.

Location: Charing Cross

Capacity: 125 theatre; 200 standing

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10-11 Carlton House Terrace
The Wolfson Room at {10-11} Carlton House Terrace

TOCA Social

If you're looking for an away day venue with a difference, TOCA Social's quirky surroundings are ideal for a high-octane, high-productivity team event. This unique spot is ideal for bridging the gap between corporate planning and team bonding, with interactive football-themed games designed to get your team together and kick up a competitive storm after the business part of the away day has been wrapped up!

With space for up to 700 attendees across the two floors of the venue, there's plenty of room to bring together the whole company for an update. Or, opt to hire separate spaces individually, from the sleek Corner Bar, to the Players' Lounge and Executive Boxes which provide a more intimate location for team planning days. Any of the spaces can be tailored to provide stylish conference and meeting spaces, with AV and comfortable seating on hand to get guests inspired for 'kick-off'.

With delicious food and drink, colourful decor, and a winning location in the O2, your guests are sure to be fans of this top-scoring spot!

Location: O2, North Greenwich

Capacity: 700 standing

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The Players Lounge at TOCA Social
The Players Lounge at TOCA Social

Pantechnicon

A jewel in the crown of Belgravia's stylish streets, Pantechnicon is a fusion of Nordic and Japanese design and cuisine, and makes for an unexpectedly ideal location for an away day with a difference.

Offering several floors of stunning spaces to set up a meeting or team update, there's plenty of light and comfortable areas to have a productive planning session. The business aspect of the day is complemented by a seriously special selection of spaces to enjoy drinks at the end of the day, from the stunning Roof Terrace, which overlooks bustling Belgravia below, to the sophisticated Eldr and Sachi rooms, which can be hired exclusively for your team.

Against a backdrop of Scandinavian style and an abundance of natural light, we're sure that your team will be head over heels for an away day in this venue.

Location: Belgravia

Capacity: 120 seated

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The Roof Terrace at Pantechnicon
The Roof Terrace at Pantechnicon

Anomalous Space

Anomalous Space is made up of two unusual spaces that are available to hire individually or as a whole. A_SPACE rocks a homely aesthetic that perfectly suits its Georgian Townhouse origin. Here you'll have access to away day necessities as well as little luxuries that'll treat your colleagues. They'll love lounging on A_SPACE's beanbags, and full access to a stylish in-built kitchenette. Put the kettle on - Anomalous Space offers complimentary tea and coffee!

If you're looking for a smaller home away from home, B_SPACE will have you sorted. B_SPACE's lounge area maintains the venue's homely feel, as does its gorgeous natural lighting. It also has the same tech available as A_SPACE, including high speed internet, a 70" LED TV with mini sound system, Apple TV connectivity, and full access to flip-charts and stationary. With all that available and more, why not make your away day hybrid?

What's more, you'll love Anomalous Space for its accessibility. A_SPACE's step-free access means that none of your colleagues will have to miss out on a fantastic away day.

Capacity: 40 classroom style

Location: Angel

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View of A_SPACE
A_SPACE at Anomalous Space

RSA House

Known as one of the most spectacular and delightful rooms in London, RSA House is a hub for innovative thinking. This listed Georgian building's rich history at the forefront of inventions and discoveries make it a brilliant choice for a central London away day.

The Great Room at RSA House is a particularly beautiful masterpiece. Away days in The Great Room are treated to its famous paintings, which are illuminated by a glass dome roof. Don't let the swathes of daylight fool you though! The room can be blackened out for your away day's presentations.

As it is frequently used for conferences, you can trust in its high tech AV capabilities. Your away day will have full access to an on-site AV technician, live streaming, and the venue's own projector and screen. Because The Great Room can take a large crowd of attendees, its stage and surround sound will make sure that everyone can see and hear you - which also makes it ideal for hybrid events.

Capacity: 60 classroom; 180 theatre

Location: Charing Cross

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Conference set up at RSA House
The Great Room at RSA House

Bounce Holborn

When Bounce say that they are the home of ping pong, they aren't kidding. Situated on the very site that ping pong was invented on in 1901, Bounce is a great London night out. But, did you know that it's also a fantastic place for away days?

The first thing that comes to mind when you go to this venue is, of course, the ping pong. You'll make your company away day a must-attend event with exclusive access to ping pong tables in their private Jaques Room. Your guests will also have access to the venue's professional kitchen, so expect well-fed and happy attendees. Finished for the day? You may as well switch up the ping pong with the Jaques Room's own karaoke machine - go on, you deserve it!

Bounce also has all of the tech you'll need to run a smooth away day. Take advantage of their DDR packages, including surround sound and brilliant AV. This space is ideal for hybrid away days, as you can be sure that your virtual attendees won't miss out.

Capacity: 200 theatre

Location: Holborn

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Bounce Holborn
Bounce Holborn

Lumiere Underwood

If you're caught between choosing a blank canvas space or a quirky venue, Lumiere Underwood asks: why not both? This set of studios is is the ideal venue for an away day due to its genius layout.

Here you'll find two lofts with different but complimentary character, The New Victorian Loft and The New White Loft, which are separated by The Chalet - a beautiful breakout space. The New Victorian Loft's bohemian aesthetic and colourful vibes are the opposite of your regular meeting room space. Your colleagues' out-of-the-box ideas will thrive here, especially in one of their cozy breakout nooks.

The New White Loft has an open and airy vibe that is the perfect blank canvas for any away day. It still has all of the traditional features seen in The New Victorian Loft, but updated in an unobtrusive white gloss. The two lofts have the away day essentials on offer, so here you'll find a smart TV, AV equipment, a sound system, microphones, air conditioning, and much more. You'll also have access to flipcharts and pinboards for your brainstorming sessions. And when the day is done, why not treat your team to catering in The Chalet?

Capacity: 120 theatre

Location: Old Street

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Presentation set up at Lumiere Underwood
The New Victorian Loft at Lumiere Underwood

1 Wimpole Street

For a venue with your away day presentations and discussions in mind, 1 Wimpole Street is a perfect choice. With over 15 spaces and 3 state-of-the-art auditoriums, away days at 1 Wimpole Street ooze professionalism.

A large part of your away day will be spent discussing your company's achievements and presenting your goals for the future. 1 Wimpole Street's auditoriums are the ideal way to keep your colleagues comfortable and focused, due to its theatre seating and state-of-the-art technology. In these three auditoriums, both large and small, your colleagues will benefit from 4k HD projectors, on-site AV facilities, remote cameras, and surround sound - which will be ideal for making your event hybrid.

It's not just the auditoriums at 1 Wimpole Street that are acclaimed. In a variety of sizes, 1 Wimpole Street's meeting and boardrooms are ideal for a small away day or post-presentation brainstorming space. You can choose from spaces with beautiful traditional wooden features, or classy no-frills meeting rooms. Here you'll also have access to HD screens and projectors, full AV equipment, induction loop systems, and in-room speakers.

Capacity: 300 theatre

Location: Oxford Circus

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Naim Dangoor Auditorium at 1 Wimpole Street

Asia House

Situated in a central London Grade II* listed Georgian Townhouse, you'll have exclusive access to Asia House's traditional Regency features and decoration. This won't just appeal to the architecture-enthusiasts and History buffs amongst you, these bright spaces and their natural lighting are sure to lift spirits and cultivate creativity at your away day.

The Library is a firm favourite; an intimate space, this room boasts pastel Regency glamour and academic charm. Regarding all-important tech, it comes with free wifi, an AV package, and even air conditioning! You'll also have the option to hire its adjoining Studio, which is brilliant for breakouts, or your away day's catered lunch. In the Boardrooms, you'll have access to all of Asia House's tech, with the addition of a plasma screen and a conference phone.

Whether you're looking for a glossy modern space, or historic charm, Asia House won't let you down.

Capacity: 50 theatre

Location: Westminster

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Dining set up at Asia House
The Library at Asia House

Whether you're looking for a blank canvas to inspire ideas, or a quirky studio to cultivate creativity, we hope that our expansive list of our 10 best London-based away day venues has the right space for you. If you've seen a venue here that you'd like to learn more about, or want to find more spaces for your day, don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our venue experts.

 

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