Planning a city teambuilding day? Try these ideas close to the Park Grand Kensington


Team-building days can be a fantastic way to encourage renewed or enhanced cooperation between working groups. The popularity of team-building events is on the rise, and London is a popular destination for such getaways, thanks in large part to the sheer variety of options in store for companies of all kinds. If you’re planning a team-building day of your own, take a look at some of these great local activities…

High-octane clue-cracking with City dash

This high-energy and fully-immersive game is the perfect way to cultivate a sense of good humour and trust in your teams, as well as being great fun! City dash calls upon teammates to work together and uncover secrets, crack clues and outwit patrols in a city-wide scavenger hunt unlike anything you’ll have ever experienced. The event is available in more than a dozen cities worldwide, and London’s own version utilises the very best the city has to offer as a great way of sightseeing as well as team-building. Each event takes just 60 minutes, and up to 100 players can take part at once.

Each ‘zone’ is unique and ingenuity and imagination is encouraged to survive this exacting and high-octane game. Following the high-energy segment, participants return to the pub for a few well-earned drinks and story-swapping, sure to help bond even the most disparate of teammates together. Before heading out for this energetic session, be sure to enjoy the best breakfast in Kensington at the Park Grand London.

Afternoon Tea with the B Bus Tour

Offering a more sedate, unmistakably British way to build stronger teams, this tour-bus exploration departing from Covent Garden offers a delicious afternoon tea courtesy of the B Bakery. Step aboard a vintage Routemaster bus and travel through the streets of Central London, taking in the sights whilst enjoying a selection of sandwiches, pastries and cakes in comfort.

If you’d prefer to enjoy your afternoon tea statically, then there’s always the Park Grand Kensington’s own afternoon tea in London with chocolate on the menu. If opting for this bus tour, be sure to set aside the approximate hour and a half it takes to navigate the busy city streets as you pass by landmarks such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the Royal Albert Hall, to name a few.

1920’s Crazy Golf at Swingers

This unique crazy golf venue is modelled on a 1920’s speakeasy….with a golfing twist. There’s two venues; one in the City, and one in the West End, so wherever you’re travelling from you’re sure to be able to indulge! Both venues provide a suitably quirky team-building atmosphere where competitiveness will be sure to go hand-in-hand with good old fashioned teamwork and getting to know one another outside of a working environment. For companies hoping to encourage staff to think outside the box, this is an event they’ll surely remember as a creative benchmark.