Why should I use VenueScanner?
Planning a corporate away day is what we live for. Our team is made up of events industry experts - from concierge whizzes to venue specialists - and together we’ll work tirelessly to ensure your office’s ideal team away day becomes a reality.
You won’t find a more substantial range of the best team away day venues London has to offer elsewhere, either. VenueScanner works with more than 20,000 spaces across the country, with a particular strength and presence in the capital. We’ve actually got more than 2,500 London team away day venues on our books, and by using our simple filter system, you’ll soon narrow the search to a shortlist of cracking spots.
VenueScanner sets corporate clients up with creative workshops and fun scavenger hunts, exclusive hires and immersive experiences, and if you simply don’t have the time to look yourself, we’ve got a devoted concierge team who will take your brief and make it happen - securing you the best rates available, of course. Best thing about all this? It’s free to make an enquiry via the VenueScanner platform.
What is the purpose of a team away day?
Even if you absolutely love your job, it can be easy to get swept up in a monotonous routine which, in turn, can stifle creativity and productivity. Getting some team away day activities into the diary gives your staff something to look forward to; regardless of whether you want a creative workshop, a cruise down the canal or just the chance to launch some axes at a target…
Got a batch of new starters at your business? Here on VenueScanner you’ll also find lots of team away day icebreakers to help these newbies come out of their shell and get to know their new teammates a little better. Even the most outgoing and confident of extroverts (probably) gets nervous when starting a new job, and bringing your staff out of the office is a good way to help them express themselves and find newfound confidence in their new role.
It’s also a good chance to clear the air. If you’ve got two essential colleagues, let’s say, who might have clashed in the office and you’re trying to figure out a way to get these vital assets combining once again, taking staff away from their usual environment and giving them something different to focus on could be a way of facing up to uncomfortable tensions. This scavenger hunt around London, for example, could be a great opportunity for workers who haven’t been getting along to work together in pursuit of office glory.
Team Away Day Ideas
In Belgravia, there’s a studio that offers a creative slant on your team away day. MasterPeace is run by pro artists, and they’ve developed new techniques here where you can turn your favourite photo into a painting - even if you’re a complete rookie - in just 90 minutes.
If there’s no need for something quite so creative from your London team away day, you could treat your staff to a round of crazy-golf at Swingers, or go for a couple of games of bowling with burgers and cocktails at All Star Lanes.
We’ve got a big selection of the top exclusive hire team away day venues London has to offer, too. If you’re based in a slightly larger office and it can sometimes be a challenge to find a suitable enough venue for you, VenueScanner has it covered. Camden House is a beautiful open space with room for 600 guests, while the legendary and multi-purpose Oval Space has a capacity of 1,000 in the shadow of Bethnal Green’s gasholder.
If none of those team away day ideas are quite what you’re looking for, here’s a guide to 20 more things to consider.
How to plan an office away day
Firstly, we’d recommend identifying the purpose of your team away day. Do you want to help your staff develop some new skills? Is the focus more on building office camaraderie, or are you just looking to reward those you work with for the effort and loyalty they’ve shown the business?
Next, our advice would be to allocate a budget and start searching for a suitable venue well in advance. As the corporate events calendar fills up quickly - not only is there the Christmas office party, but the summer bash, conferences, meetings, AGMs etc - and so enquiring at your chosen space in good time will increase your chances of landing your prefered London team away day venue.
Finally, we’d recommend searching for the best value and booking in a site visit. The VenueScanner platform was built to give office PAs the chance to easily discover, compare and book spaces, so have a browse through our site to find the venue that’s going to best suit your office’s unique style and personality. Once you’ve found a great place to host your event, be sure to arrange a visit to get a first-hand feel of how your event will pan out.
So, what next?
To get started, simply click above on any of the links that take your fancy, or apply your own custom search terms to this page here. Send us a message on email@example.com if you need any help, and don’t forget that if you’re really struggling with team away day ideas, our free concierge service is an excellent resource built specifically for people like you.