No matter their age, visitors to the wonderful city of London won’t be stuck searching for amazing things to do while they are in the city.
When coming to London for a meeting, you will get around easily no matter where the brainstorm space is located. Not only is it easy to get around the city centre but it is also easy to get to and from airports around the UK.
When you have your downtime, consider checking out the royal palaces and historical monuments that are scattered in London. If you are short on time after leaving your brainstorm space but want to see the amazing sites of London, jump on a hop-on, hop-off bus and see them from the open upper deck.
If it is your first time in London, you will be in awe of the buzz and excitement that is around every corner and will certainly want to plan a return trip.
Brainstorm Space Options in London
For a brainstorm meeting or activity to be fun, exciting and successful, you'll need a creative space and the right tools.
Being organised and prepared is the key to any successful business meeting, and a brainstorm session is no different. Print out your session agenda for everyone in advance. You may also want to ensure you have business stationery available, too. Many of the printing services around London can add your company logo to all your printed materials and offer a quick turnaround if you require additional documents. You may even want to consider getting a session memento printed for each team member.
- Equipment Hire
Ensure your brainstorm session notes are recorded as you go with the right equipment. Consider hiring a SMART Board that can send your notes straight to your email as well as keep track of what you did the previous day. If your attendees are coming from out of town, they may not have their own laptop so check out equipment hire places that provide tablets and laptops that can be connected to everyone else in the room for a high-tech brainstorm session.
We all know what it is like when we have brain fog and run out of motivation to think anymore, especially in the afternoon. Ensure your team stays alert and creative in your brainstorm session by catering healthy food and drink to your venue. Many catering companies around London can cater for everything from breakfast to dinner as well as sweet treats and coffee for that afternoon slump.
- Team-Building Activities
Whether you are brainstorming in London with colleagues that don’t know each other or with an established team, a fun team-building activity can be the recharge needed to boost more ideas. There are many companies in and around London that offer organised activities and bring them to you. Everything from a treasure hunt for London's icons to cooking classes and wine tasting can be organised for your team.
Brainstorm Space Companies in London
Turn your brainstorm space into exactly what you need with help from many respectable companies around London.
- Hamilton Rentals
For your SMART Board rental, screens and audiovisual requirements, Hamilton Rentals can provide you with everything you need. They have 50 years of experience and have evolved with the tech times to keep up with the ever-changing technological needs of clients. They can also assist with set-up.
- Berkeley Catering
Priding themselves with using ingredients sourced in London, Berkeley Catering will ensure your brainstorm session participants are fueled with healthy and delicious food. They can ensure all dietary needs are taken care of, and you can order everything online the day before!
To give your brain a rest after your brainstorm session and let your hair down a little, check out Wildgoose, a team activity company that offers a variety of indoor and outdoor team-building activities.
Pros and Cons of Brainstorm Spaces in London
- Entertainment and shopping
In using your brain all day, you will definitely need some downtime to recharge. Head to a London pub when you are done for the day, grab tickets to a show, stop by at Harrods or Selfridges, or visit one of the many museums.
When you are done with your brainstorm, wander the streets of London amongst the historic buildings, world landmarks and royal places steeped in tradition.
Whether you want your brainstorming team to stay together or separately, you will be spoilt for choice with accommodation in and around London—all accessible to public transport.
You can conduct your brainstorm session anywhere in London and stay in a completely different location, knowing that the public transport system can get you anywhere.
Unfortunately, London can be quite littered, and the air pollution is high. For activities such as brainstorming sessions, it's highly advisable for you to choose an indoor venue for a cleaner, safer and quieter experience.
Participants of your brainstorm session may need to budget for their time in London since food, drinks and accommodation are more expensive here than in other UK cities.
Heading out after your brainstorm session? Then expect to run into lots of tourists outside.
The weather in London can be very unpredictable, so pack your rain gear when heading out to your brainstorming location.
- Not for cars
It is best for your brainstorm activity attendees to take advantage of the public transport system as the centre of London doesn’t allow cars and parking is expensive.
Famous Locations in London
- Tower Bridge
Recognisable from the London skyline, the Tower Bridge was most recently featured in Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019). If you have time while you're in London, make sure you get up close to the magnificent structure and stroll across it from one side of the River Thames to the next.
- London Zoo
Located in The Regent's Park, the London Zoo was added to must-see lists around the world when Harry Potter magically had a conversation with a snake in the first film of the franchise. Small yet beautiful, it is worth checking out for a little bit of delight after a heavy brainstorm session.
- The Church House Westminster
Check out the Church House for your next brainstorm. Apart from being a stunning Grade II listed building, the Church House is a multipurpose conference hall and event venue that has in-house event planners, catering and audiovisual provisions. You can catch glimpses of this beautiful building in the 2006 film The Da Vinci Code and in the 2016 film London Has Fallen when Westminster Abbey was blown up (don’t worry, this iconic landmark was not damaged at all during the shooting!).