Bored of the same old London haunts when it comes to organising team days?
Impress your boss with one of these outside-the-box locations and gain some serious street-cred with your colleagues, too. You might think there are no more secrets in this city, but here are some of the most surprising of venues to show off some serious insider knowledge and keep your team on their toes.
1 - The Rivoli Ballroom
Shake off the norm as you shake your tail feathers in London’s last remaining mid-century dancehall. The Rivoli Ballroom is a slice of Art Deco history, from the red velvet wallcoverings to the Austrian chandeliers, Chinese lanterns and the glitziest of glitterballs. Your average windowless conference room, this certainly is not.
2 - County Hall
Channel some serious political clout right across the Thames from the Houses of Parliament. For many years the seat of London’s government, County Hall now houses a brand new, state-of-the-art events space for up to 400. This imposing 6-storey building was designed for London City Council by architect Ralph Knott at the age of just 29; how’s that for inspiring?
3 - Barbican Conservatory
Fantasising about escaping the office for a tropical island? Get the best of both at the Barbican Centre’s hidden oasis. There are over 2000 species of exotic plants in here, and even a fish pond, and the terrace, high up under the glass roof, is a truly unique spot for a gathering.
4 - Bonhill House
Looking for something a bit more industrial? How about a converted Victorian warehouse in Shoreditch? Re-developed specifically as a dedicated meeting, conference and training venue, Bonhill House is now a bright, focussed environment with all the mod cons and an experienced in-house team of experts. Cool and professional; what more could you want?
5 - The Hell-Fire Caves at West Wycombe Estate
Switch the city rat-race for, well, a labyrinth of subterranean party tunnels. Originally dug by hand in the 1740's for Sir Francis Dashwood, the Caves became a meeting- and party-place for the Order of the Friars of St Francis of Wycombe (aka the notorious Hell-Fire Club); a society for the influential and morally-questionable that included Lord Sandwich, John Wilkes, and even, supposedly, Benjamin Franklin.
6 - BONUS VENUE: When your day is done why not round it off with some team drinks? In a public loo...
Bluesky Experiences have working relationships with a number of venues in and around London, and can also bring our range of team building and team development products to the location of your choice anywhere in the city. Whether you’re looking for a detailed, team development programme or just a jolly to improve team morale, drop us a line today to find out how to make your team building day more than the same-old same-old: [email protected]