We’ve picked out our top ten quirky team building ideas in London with everything from challenging quests to a wine tasting with a difference.
When it comes to choosing team building activities, Banks Sadler has explored all of the options in London. The great thing about the capital city is that you can find something for everyone. Whether your team fancies eating scones and being escorted around London or learning how to carve ice, there is so much on offer. Team building activities should be exciting and something your employees can look forward to.
As an events company in London, our list covers team building ideas that are suitable for large or small groups and can be done in most seasons — although you can’t always trust the British weather! Here are our top picks for team building activities in London.
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Get your group working together to solve cryptic clues and explore hidden corners around London in Fire Hazard’s challenge, Citydash. Described as a “high-energy scavenger hunt crossed with hide-and-seek”, this immersive experience will challenge teams to outsmart enemy agents who are dotted around the city. Up to 100 people can join in this group challenge, split into teams of approximately four people.
Take your team back to the era of neon and legwarmers by immersing them in an 80s celebration! Think dance, music and bright, garish fashion. The evening can be tailored to your preferences, including karaoke, a dance class and drinks followed by a team photoshoot to make sure you capture your group dressed as the Footloose gang.
Discover the secrets of wine and cheese matching, but with a difference. After learning all about the principles of creating delicious combinations (and sipping and nibbling through a selection of wines and cheeses), challenge your team to put their skills to the test.
In London’s most famous food market, your colleagues will be set a task to find the perfect cheeses that complement a selection of wines, which, of course, they’ll also get to enjoy!
4. Ice Carving
A cool experience, to say the least; ice carving is a fantastic way to challenge your team’s creativity and skill. Teams will learn how to chip away at their own ice sculptures (you could even pick a theme), before finishing with an evening activity of your choice. The event can take place in almost any space. Why not finish with a cool cocktail at London’s ICEBAR, the UK’s only permanent ice venue?
London’s home of ping pong, Bounce, is opening up its private rooms to offer city groups a night of competitive fun and delicious dining from a range of canape and dinner menus. Groups can relax with a cocktail while they play for the champion title, with the option of upgrading to a Games Guru booking with a skilled entertainer or ping pong pro.
Think your team could survive a zombie apocalypse? Test your skills of fear, strength and puzzle solving in a live-action escape the room, with a bite. You and your team will be locked in a room with clues and riddles that you’ll need to solve within an hour… and you’ll also need to unlock the door before the chained up zombie reaches you!
In the heart of Shoreditch, The London Shuffle Club is a 21,000 square feet venue of fun. This classic American game is coming back into fashion, blending ten pin bowling and curling, without the red and blue shoes! Two bars, a food court and pizza oven are onsite to carry out the evening with style. It can also accommodate up to 300 people — ideal for big groups.
Board the B Bus Tour by Covent Garden’s Brigit’s Bakery for an exciting ride around the beautiful streets of London, all while enjoying a spot of afternoon tea! Better yet, your team can bring your own booze for a small corkage fee to enjoy while you indulge in baked treats.
A stone’s throw from the Gherkin is an old-school clubhouse filled with lush greenery and a 1920s atmosphere. Here, teams can play a round of crazy golf while enjoying some of London’s best street-food vendors and cocktail-drenched bars. Table and drinks packages can be bought for the Gin Terrace, Clubhouse or President’s Committee Room; perfect for a pre-game team pep talk. You can also pay in advance, but order on the night for a hassle-free evening.
Combine cocktails and darts at Flight Club, one of London’s most talked about bars! Real-time scoring and slick technology have transformed a classic pub game into an exciting new competition, perfect for a team celebration. Semi-private space is available for groups of 24+, as well as various menus.
If you would like to book any of the above activities or another exciting team building activity in London, contact Banks Sadler on +44 (0) 207 424 3333. Check out what else we do and find out how we can help you throw a spectacular event.