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 30th September 2016
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!
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!
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.
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.
A great place for you and your colleagues to bond, The 1920's themed bar Proud Cabaret will provide you with a 360º entertainment experience you'll never forget. Combining the country's highest class of burlesque and cabaret performers with exquisite dishes and an extensive drinks list, you and your work team will see a whole new side to London nightlife.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This intimate spot just off Oxford Street is perfect for a night of eating, drinking and singing! Korkers lays on a spread of pizza and booze, but there’s no doubting what the main attraction is. The karaoke facilities are impressive and there’s a strong range of songs to pick from, making this a great place for the part-time rockers to strut their stuff and let their egos air a bit.
Found at the centre of Haymarket’s social scene, Riley’s offers the perfect office party blend of food, booze, fun and games at wallet-friendly rates. Come for an impromptu celebration loaded with all sorts of quirky entertainment - we’re talking UV ping-pong, pool tournaments and foosball showdowns - just be careful if you’re playing darts after taking advantage of the prosecco reception.
Let's be honest here ladies and gentlemen, what better way to rally the troops than with alcohol, and on a boozy boat at that. One of the coolest canal tours in London, grab your team and climb aboard Alfred Le Roy in twos for a cocktail booze cruise that won't be forgotten anytime soon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Perfect for those team nights out in London, the Shuffle Club invite guests to their industrial space in Shoreditch to try their hand at shuffleboarding, a sport that's over 500 years old. With a 22ft practice court and a handful of tutorials, you'll first learn all about the sport, before battling it out with your colleges in a thrilling match on one of their eight courts. To complete the event, there are two bars and a number of food options to help keep energy levels high.
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.
Forget those awkward trust activities, Ceilidh Nights at Peckham Liberal Arts Club is the most fun way to bond with colleagues and friends. With a professional band, lots of local ale and a caller to lead you through the moves, join in with this night of dancing and drinking.
Are you ready to work together to escape Lady Chastity's boudoir and solve the mystery of her and her fabled reserve wine? This quirky team building event in London requires all the man power you can get to crack the case, figure out riddles and free yourselves in one hour. Hosted at both People's Park Tavern in East London and The Four Thieves in Battersea, there's a lot of wine to be won too. What are you waiting for? Go!
1920 is a popular throwback to the times of Al Capone and is a cool American pool bar and favourite for team building activities in London. Competition can get fierce as colleagues compete across 8ft tables, that can be reserved or hired out exclusively. With two floors, cocktails and party food, 1920 is the perfect setting for team building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thames Lates combines the two things that you need for an intense, thrilling team building session; a speed boat tour down the Thames, and all the well-crafted cocktails that you could want. Fly past some of London's most famous landmarks and sights whilst sipping on a delectable cocktail created by the bartenders at the renowned London Cocktail Club.
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.