For a team building day that stands out from the corporate slog, you want to start by selecting the perfect venue; one that is unique and yet still practical in meeting all your needs.
Church Walk Studios is a warehouse style venue in the north of London. These separate studios are joined via an interconnecting door, which means they can be hired individually for smaller events or combined and hired together should you need the extra space. The Tin Studio features corrugated steel, copper and iron walls, whilst the Brick Studio boasts old brick and white textured walls. This means that whilst they have their own distinct finish, both have an urban, industrial chic vibe that makes for a fantastic alternative corporate venue choice.
If you want a venue that has a cosy, welcoming feel then The Roost is well worth considering. This 4 floor Victorian pub was built in 1863 and through the sensitive retention of many original features, it remains a charming yet flexible venue. With statement wallpapers, bold artwork, vintage furniture, eccentric props and big fireplaces, there’s always something to catch the eye, yet the French doors which lead onto a pretty planted garden and the onsite commercial kitchen bring a modern finish to make this a fully-functioning contemporary venue in spite of all its whimsy.
Sizona is a venue specifically designated as a corporate event space for business and creative events only, making it ideally suited to a team building day. This 2 floor loft apartment has a spacious yet minimalistic feel and can accommodate up to 50 guests. As a converted warehouse, the exterior still has an industrial look, making the attractive contemporary finish and good mix of modern and retro touches inside all the more surprising and appealing. There is even some outdoor space on offer, courtesy of the courtyard-style patio garden.
The Club House at All Star Lanes Holborn is a boutique bowling experience, giving you access to unlimited bowling on 2 lanes, a cocktail bar and a designated mixologist. The menu takes its inspiration from New York and there’s even karaoke – if you’re feeling brave – making this a fun, interactive and totally one-of-a-kind venue. Another of its biggest selling points is how well connected it is to the rest of London, with nearby tube stations including Russell Square, Tottenham Court Road, Chancery Lane and Euston all within a comfortable walking distance.
Gee Street Penthouse is found in the trendy Old Street area, just minutes from the rail and underground stations of the same name. This bright, spacious and modern corporate apartment venue is multi-level and open-plan, granting it a highly contemporary feel. There is an abundance of natural light inside and 2 terraced areas outside (which boast wonderful views of the city), allowing you to move seamlessly between both. It’s great for more intimate team building events, with the space able to accommodate a maximum capacity of up to 40 people.