Finding a team away day venue in King’s Cross
King’s Cross in Central London is one of the best places in the UK to host team away days. The vibrant atmosphere and sense of energy that comes from being in a busy, bustling city help to get people out of their normal working day mindset, and create a better environment for team building.
There are many excellent venues here that can cater for all sorts of different requirements, including conference facilities, meeting rooms, great transport links, good quality hotels nearby and a variety of bars, cafes and restaurants.
Planning the perfect team away day
When planning a team away day it's important that you know what your goals are, what your team enjoys and what your budget is.
The obvious starting point when planning a team away day is to set a budget. This will help guide the rest of your planning process, as well as keep costs under control.
Be sure to consider all costs – travel, food, venue hire, equipment hire and any other expenses that might crop up along the way. The last thing you want is to be left short in the middle of the day. There are actually quite a few free venues in London!
Select a venue
Once you have a budget in place, it's time to start thinking about venues. If you're looking for something laid back there are plenty of great restaurants and bars that can host your next corporate event but if you need something indoors then an escape room could be the perfect option.
Set goals for the day
It's important that you set clear goals for your away day so that your employees know how they should be spending their time on the day. These should align with KPIs and wider business objectives so that employees can understand how their efforts fit into the bigger picture.
What to look for in a team away day venue
With so many venues to choose from, finding the right one can be a challenge. It's important that you know what type of away day you want to host, the capacity you're looking for and if you need catering.
So let's narrow it down:
1. If you're looking for a venue to host a team away day in Kings Cross then there are plenty of options. A quick Google search will reveal all sorts of venues, but how do you decide which one is right for your team?
2. First, decide what type of away day you want to host: Do you want to get active and out of the office? Or perhaps your team would benefit from an internal training day?
3. Secondly, think about capacity: How many people are working for your company? And will everyone be able to attend?
4. And finally, catering: Is food provided by the venue included in the price or will you have to pay extra?
5. Now it's time to start looking for the perfect venue for the specific event you're planning!
Our top 3 venues for hosting an event in King’s Cross
If you're looking for a new venue for your company's away day, no need to look further than King's Cross. The area is hugely popular for hosting corporate events, and there are now plenty of great options available. Here are our three favourites:
Big Chill – Located just off Granary Square, this bar and restaurant is an excellent choice if your team likes venues with quirky interiors. With a capacity of up to 550 when exclusively hired, Big Chill is a perfect venue for big teams looking for something a bit different.
30 Euston Square – This stylish venue has a great array of space options with an auditorium, meeting rooms, and much more, so it's perfect for different size groups.
St Pancras Brasserie & Champagne Bar by Searcys – Located in St Pancras Station itself, this place ticks all the boxes if you are looking for somewhere with style and character. Its heritage feel fits in perfectly with the surrounding area, and the food is excellent too.
Booking a venue with VenueScanner
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