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A Look At This Years Best Venues For Events

2015 has been a fantastic year for us and a very busy time for our team. We’ve had the pleasure of starting and finishing our events at some great venues this year which has allowed us to improve our service and offer even more help to our clients when planning their event.

Lots of our clients have chosen to start their events at their offices which works really well, in most cases there is a municipal area that teams can gather and we can do our opening brief. However the final venue works better if its near the treasure hunt area itself . We look for venues that we can gather the clients into one area, get them some refreshment and occasionally suitable for a meal.

Venues that also offer a large TV or projector screen are also a bonus as it allows us to provide the event photos and videos on a big screen for the teams to see after their treasure hunt concludes.

If you are looking for a great pub/restaurant or hotel for your event then take a look at our round up of this years favored venues from 2015.

 

London – St Pauls

Our St Paul’s route has been a real favourite this year. Its mix of historical buildings and its proximity from Bank makes it a perfect choice for our city clients.

Balls Brothers

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http://www.ballsbrothers.co.uk/venues/carey-lane/

A Basement wine bar and restaurant with an inviting selection of craft beers, private dining areas and a menu to die for. The cold meats and puddings were a real highlight.

 

The Red Herring

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www.theredherring.co.uk/

Lots of seating, great staff, real ale on tap, huge burgers and basement brassiere for larger private dinners. One we keep going back too. Gets busy after 4PM.

 

 

The River Loungeriver lounge

50 St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1LA

http://riverloungeitalian.com/

Super menu, rooftop terrace and great views over St Katherine’s dock.

 

Sunbourne Yacht

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www.sunbornhotels.com/london/

108 metres of floating WOW.

Every imaginable type of meeting and eating space. Great links to the city and a short walk to the www.emiratesairline.co.uk/tickets-information/

Make it a perfect venue for our Go Boat event.

 

London – Farringdon

Not one of our most commonly booked routes but when combined with St Paul’s and Bank this treasure hunt covers a huge area and perfect for large groups over 100.

 

Ask For Janice

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http://askforjanice.co.uk/

Fight your way past the hipsters to the bar and you will find a great range of beers and food on offer at this spacious and very welcoming venue. Ask for Janice is open from 07.30 offering breakfast, lunch and dinner so a perfect venue for our events as we can start your event at pretty much any time of the day!

Great staff!

 

Santore

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http://www.santorerestaurant.london/

A bustling atmospheric rustic Italian just North of Farringdon full of great flavours and easy access. Make sure you book well in advance!

 

 

London – Oxford Street

One of the greatest shopping streets in the world, close to Soho and Fitzrovia.

 

The Crazy Bear

26-28 Whitfield Street.crazy bear

www.crazybeargroup.co.uk/fitzrovia

My absolute favourite bar of the year. This place oozes cool. The cocktail bar downstairs is the epitome of chic. Upstairs is a Thai restaurant with sushi being made right in front of your eyes.

The staff are wonderful and Tom Downing runs it impeccably.

 

 

41 Portland Placeportland place

http://www.41portlandplace.com/

Set within Academy of Medical Sciences this venue has an exclusive feel. The rooftop terrace is a delight and prefect for a summer BBQ or Champagne reception.

 

London – Waterloo

Stretching across the South Bank this is the home of our Go Boat package.  This package has a real arts feel to it.

 

The Slug and Lettuce

County Hall, 5 Chicheleyslug

http://www.slugandlettuce.co.uk/slug-countyhall/

Great pub food, great value and good internet connections plus a private room downstairs make this a very usable venue.

 

The Dandelyondan

www.morganshotelgroup.com/mondrian/mondrian-london/eat-drink/Dandelyan

Gold Lacquer, pink leather and the finest cocktails in all of London.  Flavour is abound.

Mr Lyon we salute you.

 

London – Covent Garden

Our latest package, and a firm favourite already. Not least for us as we get to enjoy a drink and a meal while our clients are blasting around. We look forward to trying out many more venues here soon. Covent Garden’s links to the performing arts and its bars and restaurants make it perfect for a follow on meal.

 

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332-334 King’s Rd, London SW3 5UR

http://bigeasy.co.uk/#home

This is a must as long as you are a carnivore, the 18 hour slow roast beef brisket is a meal to physically and mentally prepare yourself for. The bar is also a sight to behold if you can’t find what you want here it’s not worth drinking.

 

The Garrick Arms

8-10 Charing Cross Rdgeneric-gallery-image-4_1

www.garrickarms-charingcross.co.uk

A busy bar with fast pub grub. Fish and chips is great. Loud fun and close to everything.

 

Bear and Staff

10-12 Bear Streetbear

http://www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/restaurants/london/thebearandstaffleicestersquarelondon

A proper pub with with great atmosphere and great beer.

The wild boar burger is a highlight. Thanks guys.

 

Ape and Bird

142 Shaftesbury Aveape

http://apeandbird.com/

A huge reputation for the quality of its food, some of the strongest draught beer in London and a private bar downstairs make the Ape and Bird a perfect after event venue.

 

Oxford

Known as one of the world premier University citys. Lots of Bars lots of Collages.

It’s a firm favourite with our clients and it’s no to far from home for us. Thumbs up for Oxford then.

 

The Checkerschequers

131 High Street

http://www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/restaurants/southeast/thechequersoxford

A proper pub with proper beer, tasty food , great coffee, friendly staff and a lovely little courtyard beer garden.

 

 

Lady Margaret HallLMH

Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6QA

http://conference.lmh.ox.ac.uk/

One of the many University collages with conference and events facilities. You never fail to get a sense of history when you visit them.

Facilities as you would expect are first class.

 

 

 

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11 Mansfield Road

http://www.club.ox.ac.uk/conferences-and-events

Modern, conference facilities very helpful staff and a huge sports pitch. Just a short walk to the town centre.

 

Stratford upon Avon

 

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25 High Street

https://www.oldenglishinns.co.uk/our-locations/the-garrick-stratford-upon-avon

This is a pub with real history. Very popular with tourists, but with a good mix of areas and some lovely food.

Perfect for smaller groups.

 

 

The Keys and Kitchenkeys

Cross Keys, 6 Ely St

http://keysandkitchen.co.uk/

When I was a kid this was the Cross Keys, a Bikers pub with a great reputation for live music and the odd fight.

Today it’s seen a makeover and combines a family pub feel with gastro pub food and decor. The back garden is HUGE and dogs are very welcome.

Live music is still very important acts on most weeks, and the only fights now are on the TV.

 

Lancaster

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http://www.theboroughlancaster.co.uk/

I didn’t exactly host the event from here BUT I did spend two days watching four different events play out. The beer is exceptional as the pub has its own brewery. The staff is very happy to let you sample the brews until you find one you like. I liked them all.

The Pub is also a guests house, I’ll be staying here next time.

Breakfast is substantial enough to satisfy but not so huge it bloats you.  All of the produced is first rate.

This is a popular pub, but if you find yourself in Lancaster it’s a must visit.

 

Istanbul – Turkey

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İnönü Cd. No:8, Turkey

The epitome of a first class Eastern Hotel. marble, huge chandeliers, the coolest shesha/cocktail  bar  and some very.

It’s also very close to one of the best Turkish Delight/Baklava shops in Turkey.

A magnificent taste of the orient.

http://www.cvkhotelsandresorts.com/

 

Combine anyone of these great venues with our treasure hunts and you we guarantee you will have an event to remember, as long as you don’t spend to much in the bar after the event 🙂

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