Denna S
Thursday, July 5, 2018
6 min read

Top places to have company socials in London

In charge of throwing the next work social and stuck on where to go and tired of Happy Hour? Why not try something new? London has an endless array of activities available for a team outing, so it’s easy to keep everyone happy! There are lots of high energy venues, unique activities and cool hotspots to hang out at. Here’s our lowdown of where to go on your next company social in London. Get the team engaged, build the excitement and notice the benefits of the next team social back in the office. 

 

Flight Club

Whoever first thought to let drunk people throw pointy metal things at a wall was a genius. At Flight Club, the humble game of darts is taken to whole new levels. There are multiple games that even out the playing field and keep things competitive even if you are a beginner. If you’re looking for some friendly competition and keeping the team engaged away from the desk, here’s the place to be!

 

Bongo’s Bingo

Bingo is a classic form of entertainment, but Bongo’s Bingo is something else. Think traditional elements of bingo but with high energy dance-offs, intense rave intervals, hands-in-the-air anthems, general debauchery and quirky prizes! It’s a night that will guarantee maximum team participation. 

 

 

Ballie Ballerson

It’s an adult ball pit. Need we say more? Ballie Ballerson brings out the child in everyone, which makes things interesting with a work team. Get ready for some major nostalgic vibes and retro cocktails. It’s a great place to unleash your inner kid and appreciate your coworkers in a new light. 

 

Escape room

Imagine a group of people "locked" in a room for one hour and during that hour, they have to find hidden objects, solve puzzles, and figure out clues to locate the key that will set them free.

Escape rooms are a great way create a sense of trust and working towards a common goal.  A group that works together in these conditions often results in solidified teams. Each team will need to work on a deadline under pressure mirroring the work environment. It opens the door for healthy communication and boosts team morale and productivity as you think your way through clues and align on goals.

 

 

Piano Works/ Karaoke

PianoWorks offers non-stop live music, where the audience decides the repertoire. Write your song choice on a request slip for a dual piano symphony extravaganza. Karaoke is another great way to get your employees to break out of their shells and belt out some tunes. You can even have a contest for best group karaoke performance.

 

Bounce

Bounce is a great ping pong venue for the team to unwind after a hard work day. It fosters some healthy competition and  bit of physical activity after a day being sedentary at your desk . Worries that you’re not great with hand eye coordination? Don’t sweat it! Bounce has a for countless number of games to suit your mood that you can choose! 

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Picnics

Embrace the warm weather that summer has to offer! There are some stellar places around London to sit down and get some rays under a picnic blanket with some great food. Research suggests that employees who often eat together have better group job performance than those who eat individually.

 

Be a tourist

Embrace your city! Why not see bits of London or grab a snack and a walk around. Pick a hot tourist destination and go as a team. Why not try Party Bike? It’s a multi person bicycle attached to a bar that allows a team to tour around London, socializing, bicycling and downing some drinks. It'll be fun be a tourist in your own city, and you might even learn something new or take in a local attraction you’ve been meaning to go to.

 

 

Kayak down the Thames

Nothing says team building and trust quite like trying not to end up in the Thames. Take advantage of the outdoors and fresh air and grab a paddle and head down to the river for a great summer outing. Try Moo Canoes where you can rent kayaks and canoes. Rent multi-person boats and pair individuals up with people they don't usually work with, by the end of it you’ll see a whole new level or trust and camaraderie between canoe-mates. 

 

Swingers – golf place

Swingers is a crazy nine-hole golf course with delicious street food and great drinks and overall an incredible social experience. You can organize seamless team events and foster some friendly competition between your colleagues. 

 

Axe-throwing

We all know the feeling. After a really tough day at work, there's nothing you want more than to throw something.Axe-throwing at venues like Whistle Punks can satisfy your need to sling axes and unload some stress while coworkers cheer you on. 

 

 

Watching a sporting event

Want a fantastic way to rev up team spirit while combining both competition and camaraderie.

Round everyone up and head out to a sports game. It’ll give everyone something to be excited about and out of their chairs. 

 

Check out our friends at Funzing

For an endless supply of unique events check out our friends at Funzing. They offer countless activities to bring the work team together. 

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