If you’re looking for a medium-sized venue to host a team building event then look no further than the following top picks.
The Clerkenwell House of Detention has one of the richest and most eclectic histories of all London venues. Originating in 1617, it began its life as a prison before its destruction by fire in the Gordon Riots in 1780 and its eventual demolition in 1893 to make way for a school. Despite this turbulent past, beneath what is now the playground remains a labyrinth of original structures that serve as a multi-purpose event space, perfect for people who want a truly unique and atmospheric venue. The capacity is around 160, and there is a tube station nearby which can be reached in just minutes.
Hatch is a highly flexible venue that has already played host to any number of different event types. Spaces at your disposal include a café, a bar and work spaces that have been used for all sorts of pop-up events, from antique furniture sales to product launches, and press days to workshops, meaning it really can cater to almost any style. It has a good maximum capacity of 120, fantastic frontage that lets in lots of natural light, and it sits just a stone’s throw away from Homerton overground station, handy for those travelling to the event from throughout the city.
The Tomlinson Centre has a very sleek, contemporary and professional feel, which is why it lends itself so well to corporate events, including team building exercises. Found in the heart of the vibrant area of Hackney, there is a large conference hall and an IT Training Suite which are great for convening in, as well as various smaller breakout spaces and meeting rooms that are ideal should you wish to split your guests into more intimate groups. With all the latest technology and state-of-the-art facilities onsite, The Tomlinson Centre should make for a hassle free venue.
The Forge is one of London’s more unique corporate and conference style venues with various smaller spaces that add up to a total capacity of around 300. The kitchen and bar will be able to take care of any catering needs you have, should you wish to organise some refreshments for your guests. Speaking of your guests, they should have no trouble reaching the event, with Camden Town, and Mornington Crescent tube stations both reached in around 5 minutes or so on foot. All-in-all, this is a flexible choice with a distinctly modern feel throughout.
110 Rochester Row stands out from the crowd right away in thanks to its charitable status, being operated by The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), a charity organisation and the only official representative body in the UK for financial workers within the NHS and healthcare system. One of the great things to come from this position is their fair and competitive pricing which reflects their charitable beginnings. This does not mean however that they don’t still offer practical, flexible event spaces and the latest top quality technology.