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The 5 Best Team Building Activities in London

When looking for team-building activities in London, you’ll be faced with a list of options as vast and varied as the city itself. Sifting through them to find the perfect experience for your team can be overwhelming. To help, we’ve put together a condensed yet diverse selection of high-quality activities designed to cater to every taste and objective. 

From the adrenaline rush of paintball and the culinary creativity of a cooking class to the rewarding experience of volunteering on a farm, we can help you find something unique, memorable, and truly beneficial for your work group.

The Thrill of Indoor Paintball in London

Set within a replica cold war bunker beneath Greenwich, Bunker 51 offers the choice of paintball, laser tag, or airsoft events for corporate groups. Paintball is an exciting and collaborative activity, helping to foster teamwork and precision under pressure, as teams work together to outmanoeuvre their opponents. 

This venue, being London’s only indoor paintball arena, adds an exclusive touch to work events, and they offer corporate packages involving food and drinks. If you’re looking for an active, competitive activity to test corporate teams, Bunker 51 will provide a memorable time.

Cook a Delicious Meal For the Whole Team

Underground Cookery School offers a distinctive team-building activity nestled within the City of London, blending culinary skill development with teamwork. Through corporate packages that start with Champagne and Canapés, the whole team can collaborate on a stunning meal. 

Under professional chefs’ guidance, participants work together to prepare a chosen menu, adjusted to meet the dietary needs of participants. Cooking together is a demonstrator of the importance of communication and coordination, with different smaller teams working on each component of the meal. 

When everything’s finished, they can sit down to enjoy the dishes they’ve crafted, highlighting the satisfaction of shared achievements in a convivial atmosphere. Cooking as a team-building activity offers a blend of creativity, learning, and enjoyment, making it a standout choice for companies seeking to strengthen their team dynamics.

Spend a Day on the Farm

Volunteering at Stepney Farm offers corporate teams a rewarding escape from the office, engaging them in meaningful tasks that foster teamwork, problem-solving, and communication skills. Participating in outdoor volunteering tasks like planting, building, and feeding animals not only contributes to social responsibility targets but also significantly benefits the farm’s upkeep and development. It’s a hands-on opportunity for team members to bond, enhance well-being, and experience a fantastic sense of achievement through physical tasks. 

Stepney City Farm is located in Tower Hamlets, and offer corporate volunteering days that involve time to socialise with the many animals. For those looking for an unusual team building exercise, this is sure to be memorable for the whole team.

Climb to the Best View in London

Climbing the O2 provides a thrilling challenge for corporate teams, blending physical activity with spectacular views of London. Through corporate packages accompanied by a guide, teams are equipped with climb jackets, shoes, and safety harnesses for the ascent. Reaching the summit, 52m above ground level, rewards teams with breathtaking 360-degree views of the city, providing a memorable backdrop for team photos. 

It’s an amazing experience that encourages unity and provides a sense of achievement upon completion. Users with physical disabilities including wheelchair users can also be accomodated.

Thrilling Team Building With Our Escape Room Packages

Over the near-decade since we opened, Enigma Quests have seen first hand how fantastic escape rooms are for corporate clients while working with teams from across London and further afield. Escape rooms require and reward communication, leadership, delegation, and collaboration within our teams. 

With a range of rooms available from our Shoreditch location, and more being added in our new Holborn location, we can cater to large corporate groups easily, and can even organise competitions between groups in the same room. Each room challenges teams in unique ways:

  • School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: This magical room require teams to work together across a range of puzzles in order to pass their wizarding exams.
  • The Million Pound Heist: Each team will need to crack the state of the art security sealing a criminal vault beneath London. This room has a unique scoring system, with only a handful of teams leaving with the full million each year.
  • Submarine – Mission Wavebreak: This exciting room tasks teams with preventing a disastrous launch aboard a deep sea submarine. Players will have just one chance at the final puzzle, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

We’re also proud to be launching our new Escape Room Arcade in Holborn this Spring. Housing 30 brilliant micro challenges within an immersive environment, we can cater to 60 players simultaneously, with an on site bar for cocktails before or after the game.

Find out more information about our corporate bookings here, or place an enquiry with our team, who’ll be able to get back to you with a bespoke quote.