If you're looking to kick dull away days to the kerb, we've got the perfect venues to banish boredom! From sporting socials to sky-high views, we've rounded up some of the best spaces for supercharging teams with unique games and entertainment. After all, nothing brings people together like a bit of healthy competition!
While finding a venue that works for both the business and social aspects of an away day can be tricky, these venues make it a breeze to keep your team engaged. Read on to browse our top picks for an awesome away day in and around London.
Fairgame is the perfect venue for team-building events, offering a variety of old-school fairground activities such as coconut shys, Whack-a-mole, and more! Located in Canary Wharf, Fairgame encourages friendly competition between colleagues while providing an ideal environment for team bonding.
The modern decor makes this spot super stylish, and with its own bar and kitchen, there’s no need to worry about catering for your team. With something to suit all tastes, you and your colleagues will have plenty of fun trying out the various games that Fairgame has on offer!
Location: Canary Wharf
Capacity: 600 standing
For those looking to infuse a touch of legendary status into their away day, Abbey Road Studios is an unparalleled choice. As the recording home of iconic artists like The Beatles, this venue offers a unique blend of awe and fantastic modern facilities.
The studio's state-of-the-art equipment and spaces are also perfect for presentations, while the rich musical heritage provides an inspiring backdrop for brainstorming sessions. Best of all, teams can even take the chance to record their own album in the same space as their musical heroes - now if that doesn't boost motivation, we don't know what will!
Location: St John's Wood
Capacity: 100 theatre
If you're after a techy, space-age setting for your next away day, Puttshack Bank is an out-of-this-world choice for a stylish spot with fun guaranteed. Featuring quirky meeting spaces and an extensive mini golf course, there won't be a dull moment at this venue, and there's no better way to keep your team on their toes than with a bit of competition to break up the business side of the day!
You can hire out half of the venue, or even just areas within it, so whatever size your party is, you'll have plenty of room for team building activities. Plus, with a world-beating menu of food and drinks, this venue's on par with the top food joints in the city!
Capacity: 650 standing
For teams that value innovation and creativity, Wallacespace Clerkenwell Green is the ideal venue to foster collaboration and productivity. With its bright, airy rooms filled with natural light and equipped with top-of-the-range amenities, teams can easily transition from brainstorming sessions to relaxing together and taking part in creative challenges.
The venue's eclectic mix of contemporary design and cosy corners provides a perfect balance for both work and play, with its stunning Penthouse A offering an inspiring view across the city. And with its in-house catering offering a range of delicious options, you can fuel your team's creativity throughout the day!
Location: Clerkenwell Green
Capacity: 160 theatre
The iconic ArcelorMittal Orbit is a chart-topping venue for any kind of away day. Not only is it an awe-inspiring space, but the venue also offers a host of high-tech facilities to help get everyone in the right frame of mind for the day and make sure that the day is both educational and entertaining. Plus, how many venues have views of the whole city from over 100 metres high? It’s time to take your away day to new heights at the top of this iconic structure!
Capacity: 270 standing
Speed, adrenaline, and competition come to life at F1 Arcade, making it an electrifying venue for away days. Situated in the heart of the city, this venue offers a thrilling racing experience that's bound to get the heart racing and the team spirit soaring!
Whether you're strategising in the pit stop or racing neck-to-neck on the virtual tracks, F1 Arcade provides an environment that promotes camaraderie and competition in teams - be prepared to find out who your Max Verstappens are! The venue's sleek interiors are equally well set up for business and fun, making it an ideal choice for teams looking to rev up their bonding experience.
Capacity: 20 boardroom
If the aim of your away day is to effortlessly bridge business and leisure, Bounce Old Street is the venue you're after! You're in safe hands for delivering those all-important presentations and company updates, with hi-tech meeting rooms imbued with Bounce's signature quirky flair. And for when it's time to move onto the social aspect, Bounce has all the entertainment your team could ask for, with 17 ping-pong tables and an envy-inducing menu of food and drinks right under your nose!
Location: Old Street
Capacity: 400 standing
If your team needs some serious fun after a long week at work, then look no further than Gravity Wandsworth. With its world-class trampolines, this venue is sure to get your team’s adrenaline pumping! There are also state-of-the-art conference rooms for your day’s business needs, so you can make the most of both worlds, and have your colleagues laughing all the way home.
Capacity: 200 players
Ready to perk up your next away day? These super venues offer a fantastic selection of activities to get the ball rolling! If you've found the spot for your event, get in touch to enquire about availability today. Want to browse more? Check out some more top away day venues on our website.
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Jessamy channels her passion for sustainability and cultural events into shining a spotlight on innovation and inspiration in the events world, and heading up Hire Space's sustainability committee.