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Picking a venue or activity for a team outing isn’t an easy feat. What was once a trip to the local bowling alley or pub can now be so much more, especially in the West End where there’s plenty of choice.
Here at Fora, we’re good at office space but we’re also good at thinking beyond the desk – here are our top spots for a team social in Soho. Escape Room London, 37-39 Oxford Street If you haven’t been residing under a rock, you’ll have heard the hype around escape rooms by now. What better way to get your team collaborating than to incentivise it? It’s a great way to test communication, ability to listen to one another and reaction time. Added points for throwing in prizes for key team players. No Escape, Oxford Street This will bring back the adolescent dentist dread. It sees you trying to escape from being held in a murderous dentist’s office with 60 minutes on the clock before you meet your fate. This experience is available for smaller groups (5-8), so why not split up and go head-to-head? Queue a lot of gloating from the winners. The Crystal Maze, 22-32 Shaftesbury Avenue A stone’s throw away, and still in London’s West End, you’ll find The Crystal Maze. Bringing you all the 90s nostalgia and putting the maze in your hands. Think physical and mental endurance, and walk away with a goody bag of memorabilia. This is a sure way to tire out your team as they pace through a range of different interactive challenges. Got more than 32 people in mind? You can bag yourself exclusive hire of the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience. Swingers, West End, 15 John Prince’s St Who doesn’t love crazy golf? The beauty of Swingers is that it’s so much more. The West End branch throws it back to the seaside glamour of the 1920s English Riviera. Choose between the helter-skelter course and the big wheel course, and then get enjoying the other amenities. With four cocktails bars and a selection of London’s best street-food vendors, this easily becomes a night-out or summer party venue. Flight Club, Bloomsbury, 55 New Oxford Street Darts has had a big revival over the last few years, and the people behind Flight Club have had a huge part to play. Put your memories of dated social clubs to one side and think decadent Victorian interiors, complete with a carousel themed bar. With social dart technology, quirky cocktails and the addition of interactive snakes and ladders gaming, you could spend hours appreciating all that Flight Club has to offer. Large parties can book the entire venue. City Dash, various London locations An active one that sees up to a hundred players meeting up in a pub to get briefed and start the action. Here you’ll receive a package to guide you through the game. Pass through different zones and outsmart enemy agents. Work with your team to decide your strategy and retain a point up top of the leaderboard. One hour down, you’ll head back to the pub to swap stories and watch the winners bag prizes. Las Vegas Arcade Soho, 89-91 Wardour St Throwing it back to the old school here. Not every social needs to be all in, and sometimes you just want to arrange something fun. Las Vegas Arcade has your usual gaming opportunities, with the addition of air hockey and dance machines for players to get their competition on. Organising socials needn’t be a slog – having fun with your team is a very important aspect of overall satisfaction. Now you’ve upgraded your socials, upgrade your workspace with Fora. Take a look at our Soho workspace, just moments from Carnaby Street, and get a step closer to the action.