Team Building Activities in London
So you're stuck organising the latest work team building session and it's hard to keep everyone happy, right? Er, wrong! London is an awesome melting pot of high energy venues and bustling activities, offering fun and retro sports, as well as hotspots to learn useful and equally useless skills. Get the whole team involved, put everything you can into it and see the benefits back in the office. Here is our lowdown on the top team building venues and activities in London.
Last updated on 23rd June 2017
The Flight Club have used ground-breaking, state-of-the-art technology and exciting new gameplay to create social darts – the newest and best version of the classic game. Anyone can play and anyone can win, making it a great game for experienced and newbies alike to battle it out and bond. Along with classic cocktails and delicious sharing platters, you’ve got a proper team building exercise.
Head to the river for one of summer's biggest events as Silent Sounds takes over the Thames. The party night will be cruising the waters, passing some of London's most beautiful landmarks, all while playing a hot mix of hits through your headphones.
The Big London Bake is a fun baking event that's taking inspiration from one of the UK's most popular tv shows. Amateur bakers will be split into teams of two before following a strict recipe and battling it out with others to win the coveted first place prize. You knead to take this seriously; immortality is just a scone's throw away.
Spend quality time with your work colleagues outside of work by embarking on your very own voyage with the Canal Party Club! Hire out the entire boat for you and your team and party while sailing through London on a dreamy summer's day. Bring your own booze, food and music and cruise down Regent's Canal in style. Ideal for a work dos with a difference, this is a fun day out and a beautiful ride through the City.
A favourite for team building in London is Blueberry in Shoreditch. This cool bar and kitchen boasts ping-pong tables, a fortnightly quiz and on a weekend it transforms into a full on club! With fun events and activities on every night of the week, you can be certain that there will be something to tickle the whole team's fancy!
Bond with your team over spangly earrings, big hair, leg warmers and brightly coloured head bands as you indulge in an eighties make over and learn a dance routine to your favourite retro hit. A fun and unique evening for the team, this quirky set-up has three different team packages to choose from, allowing you to craft and mould your next team-building night out.
Some say that being honest can bring a team together. Some say that sharing can do the same. Do you know what Crate Brewery thinks bring a team together? Beer and we'd have to agree. Gather your clan and head on down not only for a beer tasting, there's a brewery tour to top off the experience.
Sharpening up those petanque skills of yours is obviously a priority, and there’s nowhere better to do so than at the lovely Hay’s Galleria just off the famous Thames Path. A French take on the classic game of boules, competitive socialising is the name of the game here as groups enjoy a few games before heading to the outdoor terrace for further drinks.
Grab your gang and head on down to Belushis London Bridge where a plethora of team building romps take place. Whether you're perfecting your lob at the beer pong table for just a £20 deposit, spinning wrists over a sweat fuelled match of foosball, or drawn in to one of their big screens showing live sports fixtures from around the world, the Dug Out at Belushis London Bridge has everything your team building day could ever want.
Old Street's Bavarian Beerhouse have got all sorts of team building activities up their sleeves and four rooms available for private hire. You'll be treated to German beers served in huge stein glasses and if you're peckish you can try their traditional, hearty German cuisine, including delicious Bratwurst and refreshing kartoffel salat.
This pit stop brewery tour of East London's finest beer-y outposts will see stops at Five Points Brewing Co, The Cock Tavern, London Fields Brewery and Redchurch Brewery, promising expert commentary, tastings and even a take-home bottle come the end of the tour. How better to end your fun team building actitivity in London.
It's time to take partying back, back to whichever decade you fancy as Retro Events organise amazing themed bashes. The group are available for every detail, from magicians and dancers through to DJs and catering.
For team building activities in London, mix business with pleasure and treat your team to a cocktail making class at Dirty Martini. Learn how to make your favourite Dirty Martini cocktails, demonstrated and explained by the skilled hand of your own private bartender. A great way to get everyone involved and the whole office talking about your stunning skills!
Nothing says team building quite like drinking together. This is controlled drinking after all you rowdy lot. Anyway, Oddbins offer a number of bespoke party packages as well as the chance to have an event tailored to your group's liking. So on your next team building activity in London, shun the problem solving challenges and instead opt for a tutored tasting of wine, spirits, beer or whatever else you can think of.
Turn team building from zero to hero with this chocolate making experience. Taking place in East London, the classes can be designed to fit every need, from whipping up goodies to walking chocolate tours across the city.
What better way to bond with you colleagues than having to work together to escape the living dead? Trapped in a Room with a Zombie is the brilliant escape room that involves team work, puzzle solving and risk taking to escape - and if all else fails you could always sacrifice your boss.
Yes folks, the rumours are true; it turns out that wine has special powers of integrating and uniting colleagues together. We've just the group to help you along your way. With The London Wine School in tow, you'll not only get to know some of the best bottles in the business from a true connoisseur, but also grow stronger as a group and make new friendship connections at work.
With a fully decked out kitchen and helpful instruction, The Michel Roux Jr Cookery School is a brilliant London Team building activity. The scenic venue is built into the eaves of an old chapel and has space for 12 would-be chefs to cook up something delicious.
What better way to bond with your team than by taking them to an enthralling history lesson... with lots of beer! The Griffin Brewery is a fascinating place that boasts over 160 years of brewing history - as you can imagine, this is a spot with plenty of tales to tell. Head over to West London with your team and drink your way through London’s last remaining family brewery, sampling its range of superb creations and exploring its huge wares.
Bond with your team over the best gags in the business with some top quality stand up, hilarious stunts and the best eye-watering jokes in a secret venue beneath a thriving restaurant on Drury Lane. With big names such as Jason Manford and Jack Whitehall, you'll be rolling around in the aisles, crippled by belly-aching laughter and wanting to see more from some of the UK's best comedians.
Get the creative juices flowing on your next team building day out at one of Nicole Line's fun-filled workshops. Moving across London and visiting various locations, she uses the skills that she learnt studying Textile and Fashion at university to offer Londoners a number of quirky workshops. From screen printing to tie-dying, there's plenty on offer at one of these quirky classes.
There's nothing wrong with a bit of competition in the workplace, so why not book a space at Bounce, London's favourite ping-pong bar. Serving up more than a great forehand, Bounce also does great food and some damn tasty gin-infused cocktails too. Delicious, wood fired pizzas will keep you well-fuelled, while the likes of a Tom Collins helps wash it all down. For a frivolous, fun team building activiy, Bounce along to this central London treat!
A unique and delicious adventure around London’s most iconic spots awaits you on this vintage Routemaster bus. Embark on a charming drive around the city, with a spread of sandwiches, pastries, cakes, macaroons and your good pals in close attendance. One of the most unique afternoon tea experiences on offer.
Grab your work mates and get settled for a night of comedic thrills and spills at one of East London's best loved stand-up locations, The Comedy Cafe. The urban loft space not only boasts some of the UK's best loved and up-and-coming comedic talent but also hosts live music sessions throughout the week. Ideally suited for your next team building night on the town, there's always plenty to get stuck into here!
Bermondsey is at the heart of the microbrewery action, and this tour offers a chance to see the best outposts in action. A boozy team activity in London for ale-aficionados everywhere, guests will visit four breweries, taste their most popular wares, and even get a 'certificate of completion' to authenticate the experience.
Aftermath is an immersive game with a difference, it comes to you. Perfect for an office party or team building with colleagues, the game will have you working against the clock to try and prevent the end of the world, no biggie then.
Heart-pounding, terrifying and absolutely brilliant, Zombie S.W.A.T Training is a three and a half immersive experience that throws you into the midst of an apocalyptic world. Taking place in a secret underground bunker, you will be given arms training, shown the captives and expected to help the army control the bunch of rowdy undead.
What brings people together of all ages and sizes? BEER of course. Championing the art of social drinking, Octoberfest brings a bit of bold Bavarain style to London's cosy, quaint pub scene, pinting up enough strong stein to get your team feeling all warm and fuzzy. If that wasn't enough, nothing forms a bond more than a bunch of grown Brits sporting the classic German get up - Lederhosen!
What better way to rally the team than by spending a day perfecting your balance paddle boarding around London? SupKiko are a mobile events company specialising in paddle boarding, with a hub in both Richmond and Hackney Wick. Make a splash in the office and grab all your work friends for a frivolous, slightly soggy day on the water.
Offering a cheaper alternative to organising your corporate away day abroad - Baranis gives your employees a taste of southern France with the added convenience of a local tube stop. Team building activities include a game on the UK's only indoor Pétanque court (French Boules) and a range of Provence inspired cocktails to keep everyone's tastebuds tingling.
Trapped are back with another brilliant escape room experience. Kitting out a vintage prison van, you and your fellow criminals have one hour to try and escape from the van and avoid spending the rest of your life in jail.
Stop by this karaoke bar in Mayfair for a team-building trip aimed at those who like a laugh. Located on a quaint, quiet side-street, step inside and immediately see the atmosphere come to life. Guests enjoy a fine choice of pub grub, wine, beers and ales before they rock the mic. With plenty of power ballads, from Queen to Whitney, this has to be near the top for any music lovers out there.
The perfect team building activity for all the beer-lovers out there, this unique tour of Southwark Brewery promises expert talks on the brewery's processes and products, a showcase of brewing equipment, and of course, plenty of tastings along the way. If beer doesn't bring a team together, we really don't know what will.
From escaping government agents through to stop a mad scientist, Locked in a Room is one hour of puzzling and hilarious fun. Taking place in ExCeL, the 13 rooms have all been custom built and not only challenge you to beat the clock but numerous rooms can be hired out for team competition.