If you run your own business and you have a small team of staff, it’s only right that you treat them once in a while. After a particularly stressful period of meeting targets, trying to secure new clients and fulfilling orders, London can be the perfect destination to bring your team of employees. Here, you can be sure of great team building activities and events to help bring your team closer together. Forget the old school bridge building exercises and opt for something more fun, social and engaging. The capital is the perfect destination for this. Take a look at these three inspirational business away days that are London based.
Go to a Pub
The quintessential London pub is a joy to behold. Many movies pay homage to the East End style gangster scene and many pubs still sell the good old cockney jellied eels, pie and mash. If you’re keen to show your team a bit of Shoreditch culture, head to the east of the city. You don’t have to partake in a pub crawl and get absolutely trollied. You can investigate the nearest breweries and sample the latest small artisan beer maker’s wares. From Brewdog to local IPAs, these fashionable and more sustainable makers of ale, lager and beer are becoming popular with millennials. Perhaps a beer tasting activity and a brewery tour could be just the treat your team needs. For non-drinkers there are plenty of non-alcoholic beverages for them to sample.
Go on a Treasure Hunt
There are plenty of online based companies offering tailor made treasure hunt style activities for London. This makes the city a massive treasure map. With some downloaded materials and clues, your team could split up into pairs and embark on some healthy competition. Think of it as orienteering but on a grander scale. Taking the bus past Big Ben and checking out the tube, your employees can flex their team working muscles to try and locate the hidden treasure. Make it exciting and allow the first pair to find the treasure to keep their booty.
Go to an Escape Room
There is nothing more post modern than a good old escape room. These team based exercises and schemes have been popping up all over the country. If you have the chance to book your team on an escape room, you could find them locked up in a castle, a prison or a panic room. They need to work together to solve clues in order to escape. There is always a scenario and roles that you can play. This sort of activity is fun, adds a little competition and helps you to see which of your staff team has the leadership ability needed to take control of a stressful situation. Afterward, you can always treat your team to dinner, a show and a drink in a local cockney pub.
London isn’t just tourist spots and sightseeing. There is so much more London has to offer, especially for the business traveller. Consider these ideas to inspire your next business away day.
This is a collaborative post on Sunny in London.