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Summer Inspiration

If In need of inspiration for your staff or client Summer gathering this year?


As well as sourcing the hottest venues for your party and carefully curating highly engaging guest experiences from start to finish, we work with leading music and cultural events and festivals to tailor unique hospitality experiences which will not only create lasting memories but are incredible value for money.


Whichever route you are going down, we have lots of ideas - from new venues and festival hospitality to immersive experiences and bespoke workshops, check out some of our favourites below to help make planning a sweet Summer breeze!


NEW SUMMER VENUES:


Experience has taught us that the event location sets the tone for the whole event and we handpick venues in response to each brief, making use of our ever expanding little black book to secure dates at some of the most exclusive locations on the map.


Our team are regularly exploring new offerings in the City to ensure we have our fingers on the pulse and these two spaces opening this year are perfect for Summer


TREEHOUSE


Nestled on Langham Place, just minutes from the Oxford Circus Underground and Regent Street, sits the eco and fully sustainable Treehouse hotel, starting with rooms on the ninth floor and culminating with stunning Mexican restaurant with sumptuous sharing plate offerings and tequila based cocktails, rooftop bar and full 360 wraparound terrace on the top floor.  Stylish and exclusive new venue - not to be missed


14 HILLS


The newest venue from D&D - the forest in the sky - a 14th floor jungle themed bar and restaurant with breathtaking views over Fenchurch street. A plant filled paradise offering British cooking with a french flare and killer cocktails


HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCES:


Festivals are an often overlooked opportunity to treat guests to a unique experience they won’t forget while getting a huge amount of value for your money, and there are a wealth of events to look forward to this Summer, many with Friday dates available for an out of office jaunt.


From urban park events to country estate takeovers, we can create a bespoke package tailored to your group and budget for the ultimate VIP experience.


ALL POINTS EAST - 22nd May - 1st June


Spanning two weekends in May in East London’s largest green area Victoria Park, All Points East has quickly become the capital's newest institution since it’s arrival back in 2018 and invites a myriad of contemporary greats.  Headliners announced so far for this year include Kraftwerk, Iggy Pop Massive Attack and Tame Impala.


BRITISH SUMMER TIME - 3-12th July


A series of spectacular concerts set in world-famous Hyde Park across two weekends, headliners include Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, Pearl Jam and Taylor Swift.  Several hospitality areas are available to hire for the perfect entertaining opportunity – enjoy the best street food London has to offer, fairground rides and amazing views of your favourite act on the stunning Great Oak Stage.


LOVEBOX - 12-14th July


Lovebox Festival may have re-located to Gunnersbury Park in West London and but still throws up a lineup that spans from house and techno through to hip-hop, indie, R&B and grime to suit everyone’s tastes. Groups can enjoy uniquely produced VIP & Hospitality areas with their own programme of entertainment, gourmet food trucks and expertly mixed cocktails.



WILDERNESS 30th July - 2nd Aug


Multi award-winning, four day festival of live music and performance, Michelin starred dining experiences, interactive theatre, craft workshops, woodland activities, wild swimming and late-night revelry in the valley – areas such as the stunning Victorian Walled Garden and Backstage bar are available to private groups for a magical experience guests won’t forget. Talk to us about special offers on weekend packages or allow us to arrange private transfers to whizz you there and back in a day.


IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES:


Why not immerse yourself in a whole new world this Summer – whether filmic, edible, musical or virtual, these shows offer an amazing assault on the senses and shared experiences which break down barriers and create meaningful relationships for the whole team, from CEO to intern.


As experts in this field, we can advise on the best events for your group and objectives and arrange private takeovers/ bespoke packages.. dare to do something a little different and watch the team forge new bonds!


SECRET CINEMA:


From grassroots film screenings in abandoned London buildings to large-scale productions in spectacular spaces, Secret Cinema creates 360-degree participatory secret worlds where the boundaries constantly shift. This summer we will be transported back to 1963 to Kellerman Resort for another summer of love as Dirty Dancing returns - Dust off your dancing shoes and turn up the radio; it’s time to bring back the heat!



MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY:


This trip down the rabbit hole through an unassuming door in Notting Hill in to an immersive wonderland. The Mad Hatter and his even madder friends, invite you to delight and bewitch the senses as you enjoy a 90-minute psychedelic show with a cocktail menu carefully constructed from curious ingredients to befuddle your taste buds. Don’t be late for this very important date or it'll be 'off with your head'.


YOU ME BUM BUM TRAIN:


This radical immersive experience on a grand scale graces our City every couple of years and returns as the hottest ticket for this Autumn, where guests or ‘passengers' are invited on a fast paced 40 minute journey through highly detailed, absurd real life sets and scenarios.  Tickets are notoriously hard to get, think Glastonbury, but talk to us about select dates available for private takeovers and group experiences, with all profits going to War Child this year.. expect the ride of your life!


THE DOT DOT:


Also coming up in Autumn, our friends over at dot dot who brought you the incredible sleep inspired experience 'Somnai' and most recently the epic multi sensory immersive adaptation of 'War of The Worlds' are creating a brand new adventure for audiences. Combining cutting edge technology (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Projection Mapping), theatre (live actors and intricate sets) and physical sensations (taste, temperature, touch and aroma) to bring the World’s most notorious conspiracy from 17th century British history to life. Watch this space ...


SUMMER WORKSHOPS:



Creative masterclasses. wellness sessions and inspiring group activities are the perfect complement to the Summer celebration, or as a standalone team building opportunity. In-house or offsite, we can design a bespoke programme suited to your objectives and the groups’ ability and passions to make the team spirit flourish!

PLANT POWER

Connect with nature and bring botanical beauty into your life, home and work environment. Some of our favourites include permaculture garden design, natural plant dying and a plant potting session to co-create a community garden.


MEET MAKE MEND

Re-use, refresh & up-cycle unwanted clothes, books and nick nicks at an office swap shop, and make it a sellathon to raise money for local charities.  Japanese Kintsugi and Sashiko visible mending workshops can revitalise old favourites.


NOURISH

Get the team outdoors to wild forage for the abundance of edible plants and mushrooms in our fields and forests to create herbal cocktails, cook up a sweet storm with raw chocolate and meringue masterclasses, or  pop up a healing Kombucha bar for the morning after!


SACRED SPACE

Take some time out to nurture mind, body and spirit, creating beautiful mantra art for your desks, botanical candles or wax melts as perfect seasonal presents - or why not add a sound healing or immersive Breathpod experience to your event to charge up and chill out.


To find out more about the workshops and experiences we offer, click here to download the full deck

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