The Most Popular Team Building Activities in London | Bookado Guide 2021
30 June, 2021
The Most Popular Team Building Activities in London | Bookado Guide 2021

The Most Popular Team Building Activities in London | Bookado Guide 2021

 

With so many of us having been displaced this last year for somewhat obvious reasons, the prospect of a return to the office and regular face to face interaction with our fellow colleagues may be viewed with both trepidation and excitement.  

 

One guaranteed way to alleviate any lingering concerns and apprehension from not having physically mixed with our fellow colleagues for so long is to embark on one of London’s many diverse and exciting range of team building activities.  The perfect preparation for rekindling that workplace camaraderie.   

 

With the massive advent of remote working, which we’ve become so accustomed to in the last twelve months, the benefits of team building activities have become even more acute.  Pulling employees closer together who even in ordinary circumstances may not interact frequently can have innumerable advantages.  These include a feeling of togetherness, increased motivation, improved productivity, better communication and positive reinforcement to name a few.

 

So without further ado, we will look into twenty of the best team building activities on offer in our great capital at the moment.  A couple of these are a little further afield, variety is the spice of life after all.  Due to the somewhat unpredictable weather we often face here in the UK we’ve split this non-exhaustive list into ten indoor and outdoor activities to cover all possible weathers and guidelines.  Al fresco or not and perhaps more importantly however, these days out are guaranteed to have your team feeling closer, happier and more content in their role.

 

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Best Indoor Team Building Activities London for 2021

 

MultiPlayer Virtual Reality - Zero Latency

Zero Latency

We’ll kick off our indoor offerings with our partners at Zero Latency VR.  The success of Zero Latency VR can be measured by the sheer amount of locations the virtual reality pioneer now has throughout the world.  Differing itself from other VR companies, Zero Latency VR enables you and up to seven other colleagues to roam completely free without the restriction of cables and wires in order to shoot your way out of various zombie-filled scenarios.  If an apocalyptic zombie wasteland doesn’t garner a sense of togetherness among your team, then there are a host of other immersive walkthrough games to hand.

 

Price of Team Building Activity: RRP £25.95 | Bookado Members Price £20.75pp

Location: Wembley

How to Book: Bookado Members, use code at checkout and show your membership pass on arrival.

Google Rating: 4.5* 

Savings with a Bookado Members Pass: £156 for 30 people!

 

Immersive Escape Rooms - AIM Escape

AIM Escape

Our second inclement weather choice is offered up by Aim Escape based in Aldgate.  With an exciting spread of four rooms for up to five people each, collaboration is the aim of the game in order to escape these exciting and originally themed rooms.  Already a firm favourite among the corporate world for its tried and tested team building capabilities, these escape rooms are a sure-fire way of bringing your team closer together while having fun in the process.  Should the weather display signs of behaving itself, Aim Escape also offer a number of augmented reality games and challenges that’ll have you adventuring out and about the city with your teammates.

 

Price of Team Building Activity: RRP: £30 off Peak, £40 Peak | Bookado Members £21 off-peak, £28 peak

Location: Aldgate, London

How to Book: Bookado Members, use code at checkout and show your membership pass on arrival.

Google Rating: 4.8* 

Savings with a Bookado Corporate Members Pass: £360 for 30 people!

 

Crazy techy Mini-Golf - PuttShack

Puttshack

If a bit of friendly competition is what your team craves then you can do little better than Puttshack mini golf.  With two locations across London, Puttshack have quite literally rewritten the rules of crazy golf.  Using some clever wizardry the Puttshack courses utilise ball and course tracking technology doing away with scorecards (and with it the ability to cheat!).  The clever tech means each ball knows exactly how far it's moved and how many times it's been hit.  With the decor akin to some kind of techno dreamland, your day out here will be both hugely entertaining and great fun.

 

Price of Team Building Activity: RRP £12.50 just golf, food & drink packages from £28pp

Bookado Members:
Small Groups - A free Prosecco or Soft Drink on arrival (worth £6.50pp)
Large Groups - Members get an additional round of golf, Prosecco Reception & room hire for 4 hours or all evening (rather than 2). Worth more than £20pp

Location: White City, Bank in London & Lakeside, Essex

How to Book:
Small Groups - Book online, show membership pass on arrival
Large Groups - Email [email protected] quoting your membership number

Google Rating: 4.5* 

Savings with a Bookado Members Pass: Freebies worth £600 for 30 people!

 

Londoner's favourite Bowling - All Star Lanes

All Star Lanes

With locations across London and offering some friendly competition as well, All Star Lanes Bowling is a terrific setting for great food, drink and stylish bowling.  Capable of hosting individuals to corporate events for up to 520 people, you can guarantee that your team building day will be catered for.  The spread of four locations gives flexibility too allowing you to enjoy your slice of Americana no matter the requirement.  It’s a tasty and proven recipe of delicious American themed food, drink, bowling and outright fun.  

 

Price of Team Building Activity: RRP £9.95pp per game, packages available for large groups

Bookado Members:
Small Groups: 50% off bowling & 20% off Food & Drink Sunday to Wednesday
Large Groups:  receive a free prosecco or beer reception on private bookings.

Location: Brick Lane, Holborn, Stratford & White City

How to Book:
Small Groups - Book with All Star Lanes, quote membership number in booking notes and show membership pass on arrival
Large groups - Submit an enquiry and quote the Bookado password along with your membership number.

Google Rating: 4.1* 

Savings with a Bookado Members Pass: 50% for small groups

 

Cooking Classes - The Avenue Cookery School

The Avenue Cookery School

If it’s a slightly more sophisticated activity your team are after, then you would be hard-pressed to find anything better than a cooking class from The Avenue Cookery School based in Wandsworth.  Offering a plethora of different classes to cater for all tastes, and with bottomless wine to boot it’s an ideal activity for those looking to improve their culinary skills whilst having some fun and a tipple on the side.  The Avenue Cookery School can cater for a whole host of specific requirements and up to 40 people, giving you the flexibility you need for a memorable and tasty team building day.

 

Price of Team Building Activity: £75+ | 10% off for Bookado Members

Location: Wandsworth, London

How to Book: Email Avenue Cookery School, quoting your Bookado Membership Number.

Google Rating: 4.9* 

Savings with a Bookado Members Pass: Approximately £300 for 30 people!

 

Group Axe Throwing - Whistle Punks

Whistle Punks

Another game made a whole lot more fun with a competitive game from your colleagues.  With four locations in Vauxhall, London, Whistle Punks is ideally suited to cater for numbers ranging from the individual and up to 25 people.  With a great range of delicious food and drink on offer as well, there are masses of game varieties to choose from to keep everyone entertained while honing that hand to eye coordination.

 

Price of Team Building Activity: £17.60

Location: Vauxhall

How to Book: Book with Whistle Punks and enter the Bookado code at checkout, enquire for packages.

Google Rating: 5* 

Savings with a Bookado Members Pass: Save £145 for up to 25 people!

 

Golf Simulator - Pitch London

Pitch London

If you like to take your golfing a little more seriously then Pitch London could be the ideal place to host your team building event.  Whilst catering for both the complete novice and more experienced golfer, Pitch London is ideally located in the heart of the City.  With world-famous golf courses simulated on screens and cameras capturing your perfect swing, there’s no shortage of atmosphere here with live DJ’s and a selection of amazing food and drink in collaboration with some well-known partners. 

 

Price of Team Building Activity: £60 per bay per hour 

Location: Bishopsgate 

How to Book: Enquire

Google Rating: 4.5* 

Savings with a Bookado Members Pass: Coming soon

 

BYOB Pottery Experience - Token Studios

Token Studios

Perhaps the competitive streak in your team requires a little more craft to be administered.  If this is the case then Token Studios will suit you no end.  With a unique studio space and BYOB drinks, you and your colleagues will be able to release that competitive streak and get those creative juices flowing. Who's pot/cup/bowl/plate is going to be the best!? You can either book in a small team and mingle with others, or hire out the full venue and make it your own!

 

Price of Team Building Activity: RRP £38pp | Bookado Members £28.50

Location: St Saviours Wharf near Tower Bridge,

How to Book: Book with Token Studios and enter the Bookado code at checkout, enquire for packages.

Google Rating: 5* 

Savings with a Bookado Members Pass: £190 for a team of 20.

 

Virtual Reality Group Battle - HADO Events

Hado Events

HADO is the combination of the motion sensor, smartphone, AR (Augmented Reality) tech and sports which give a completely new dimension to the gaming world. Allowing your team to shoot energy balls, pull up the shields and fight the other group. Get your team involved in this competitive immersive sport!

 

Price of Team Building Activity: RRP £240 per group of 12 | Bookado price £200 (£16.67pp)

Location:  Brighton, Please enquire about London (and other locations)

How to Book: Head to Virtual Reality Group Battle

Google Rating: 4.9* 

Savings with a Bookado Members Pass: £80 for a group of 24 people

 

Beer Brewery Tour - The Griffin Brewery

The Griffin Brewery

If you’re still after a mildly alcohol-fuelled day under the guise of a team-building activity or day out then a tour of The Griffin Brewery in Chiswick could be the ideal solution.  Home of Fullers and steeped in history, a legitimately informative tour teamed with beer will certainly pave the way for an educational but fun day out.  Right on the Thames and with no shortage of riverside pubs nearby you can continue frivolities at your leisure.

 

Price of Team Building Activity: £20

Location: Chiswick, London

How to Book: Enquire

Tripadvisor Rating: 5* 

Savings with a Bookado Members Pass: Coming Soon

 

Best Outdoor Team Building Activities in London | 2021

 

 

With summer finally with us it would be prudent to take a look at some fair-weather activities to enable you to make the most of the British weather and soak up some rays.  Whilst there are many benefits to be reaped from al fresco days out, many of the following activities do not necessarily require clear blue skies and can be enjoyed should the odd rain cloud rear its head.

 

Thames Jet Boating - Thames Rockets

Thames Rockets

If high jinks (and high speed) is what you’re after for a team day out then Thames Rockets are the ideal partners to provide any thrill seekers with an entertaining mix of riverside sightseeing and adrenaline fuelled speed boating.  With a fleet of custom-built 880hp RIB’s, Thames Rockets will guide you through the city along the Thames all while offering a prime vantage point for sightseeing and the ability to really open the taps as you meander your way toward and through the Thames Barrier.

 

With a variety of different tours and packages available in order to cater for a host of destinations, party sizes and timelines this will be an unforgettable trip down the Thames.   

 

Price of Team Building Activity: RRP £540 per boat of 12 

Bookado Members Price:
Small Groups - 30% off
Large Groups - £110 off per boat of 12 

Location: Waterloo, London

How to Book: Follow the Thames Rockets link available to members only.

Tripadvisor Rating: 5* 

Savings with a Bookado Members Pass: £220 SAVED for a team of 24 

 

Outdoor Art Class - Masterpeace

Masterpeace

Masterpeace is a fantastically popular art studio in Belgravia London. It’s got a fantastic outdoor garden, perfect for an art class for your team. Don’t fancy yourself as an artist? Don’t worry, that’s part of the fun! You’ll all be taught to paint the same thing, I’m sure you’ll have varying results.

 

Price of Team Building Activity: RRP £45 per person | Bookado Members Price £39pp

Location: Belgravia, London

How to Book:  Book with Masterpeace, entering the special Bookado code at checkout. Must show membership pass on arrival.

Google Rating: 4.5* 

Savings with a Bookado Members Pass: Save £180 for a class with 30 people!

 

Surfing, Yoga & Coasteering Getaways - Cornish Wave

Cornish Wave

If it's a place of zen and a longer getaway for even more cohesion among your comrades then a surf and yoga weekend escape with Cornish Wave may be just the ticket.  While London has no shortage of amazing places, every now and then escaping the city and waking up to that fresh sea air can be unbeatable.  Wake up with some wild swimming in the Atlantic or north coast estuaries, all aboard for some surfing lessons and finally relax with some woodland yoga.  The evening unwinds with games and chats around the woodland campfire.  

 

Price of Team Building Activity: From £10 per head | Bookado Members receive 20% off on all Cornish Wave activities (Bespoke events minimum 6 people)

Location: Newquay, Cornwall

How to Book: Book directly with Cornish Wave. Use the Bookado code and show membership pass on arrival

Google Rating: 5* 

Savings with a Bookado Members Pass: Up to £900 off for a group of 30

 

Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing - Back of Beyond

Back of Beyond

Sticking with the water theme but a little closer to home we find ourselves at the other end of Thames in Richmond and kayaking with Back of Beyond.  Back of Beyond provides you with the necessary equipment to make a memorable and peaceful day paddling up the very picturesque Thames to Teddington lock.  A stop off at one of the many riverside pubs is encouraged, or bring your own picnic and your favourite bottle of wine for a relaxing lunch in your chosen spot.  Back of Beyond offer either a self-guided or guided tour giving you the choice to drift at your leisure or point in the right direction with one of their friendly guides.

 

Price of Team Building Activity: RRP £37.50pp | Bookado Members Price £31.88pp

Location: Richmond, Surrey

How to Book: Visit Back of Beyond and use Bookado Members code, show membership card on arrival

Google Rating: 4.9* 

Savings with a Bookado Members Pass: Save at least £169 for a group of 30.

 

Segway Experiences/Tours - Segway Events

Segway Events

Back on terra firma, we find ourselves with the team at Segway Events.  Despite a range of permanent locations across the UK, Segway Events are able to bring the day to you (quite literally) with a sizeable variety of packages enabling you to tailor-make your team building day.  With on or off-road tracks, inflatable courses that can be used anywhere and the ability to add other activities to the day such as bungee jumping or zip lining you’ve every option at your disposal for a flexible and fun-fuelled day out.

 

Price of Team Building Activity: RRP £30pp | Bookado Members £32 for 2 - 48% off

Location: Alexandra Palace, London

How to Book: Call Segway Adventures quoting the Bookado password and your membership number

Feefo Rating: 4.7* 

Savings with a Bookado Members Pass: Save at least £168 for a group of 12

 

Old School Sports Day - Excel Activity Group     

Excel Activity Group

For a bit of jovial and retro competition then an Old School Sports Day with Excel Activity Group will by all accounts extract your inner child.  Rekindling that competitive school spirit you’ll be pitched against each other appropriately wearing coloured bibs and headbands while you compete against each other in egg and spoon races, tug of wars, wheelbarrow races, the javelin and loads more.  Everything you need for your nostalgic competition is included, you’ve just got to bring your team and your A-game!

 

Price of Team Building Activity: RRP £25pp | Bookado Members Price £20pp

Location: London 

How to Book: Call or submit an enquiry using Bookado Password and quote your membership number

Google Rating: 4.9* 

Savings with a Bookado Members Pass: Save £150 for a group of 30

 

Supercar/drifting Driving Experiences - Drift Limits

Drift Limits

If the smell of burning rubber and being pressed into your seatback is the kind of high octane thrills your office needs then strap in tightly up for a supercar day with Drift Limits.  Drift Limits have over 24 different cars to choose from, with some packing quite frankly ludicrous horsepower figures.  With a myriad of different packages to choose from this will naturally be a hugely entertaining and memorable day out as you push yourself and the car to the limits all the while under safe instruction from one of the professional drivers who’ll help you get the most out of your spirited drive.  You’ll enjoy this off the public road in the safe expanse of Bovingdon airfield.  Whether its team building or friendly competition, a group day with Drift Limits can be tailor-made to suit.  

 

Price of Team Building Activity: From £99 per person | 50% off for Bookado Members

Location: Bovingdon

How to Book: Book through Drift Limits, using your membership number as a discount code

Google Rating: 4.5* 

Savings with a Bookado Members Pass: Save £1000+ for a group of 10.

 

London’s Taxi Tours

London Taxi Tours     

Back to within the city limits but sticking with the wheel theme you could embark on a bus tour in a number of London's famed black cabs. London Taxi Tours can organise to pick you up from your office or any specified location and is a sure way to see all the sights of London at your leisure while sipping away.  The taxi can be used to take you to other events well, making even the often boring travel part a full complement of entertainment!

 

Price of Team Building Activity: RRP £232 per taxi | Bookado Member price £200 per taxi

Location: London

How to Book:
Non Members: Book using link
Members: Book using members discount code

Google Rating: 4.5* 

Savings with a Bookado Members Pass: Save £150 for a team of 30

 

Outdoor Themed Corporate Games - It’s a Knockout

It's a Knockout

For a retro-themed day of shenanigans then a day of It’s a Knockout themed activity will have your group rolling around on the floor competing and from the sidelines with laughter.  Based on the popular 70’s and 80’s TV shows, the organisers use some of the actual props from the programme.  With a host of the original games and costumes to utilise this will no doubt be a memorable and hugely entertaining day out.  

 

Price of Team Building Activity: £50 per person

Location: Bristol & Nottingham

How to Book: Head to Excel Activity Group and quote Bookado Members password on booking

Google Rating: 4.9* 

Savings with a Bookado Members Pass - Save £300 for a group of 30