Memorable venues for team offsites and worktrips

5 great offsite venues within 2 hours of London

Did you know that... 

  • Disengaged teams cost 7.8 trillion dollars in lost productivity?
  • 44% of adults under 25 don’t have friends in their workplace, and 23% suffer from loneliness and workplace isolation?
  • And that feelings of isolation reduce productivity by 21%?

That's why we are passionate about off-sites as part of a design for work.

BUT, too many teams make the mistake of securing their line in the budget, without thinking more deeply about how they convene their people. 

Numerous studies show the importance of our environment on our creativity and performance.

So, what we are saying is DON'T book THAT beige, boring hotel room down the road from the office. It won't do anything to connect and engage your team. 

To help you avoid that mistake we've collected 5 memorable venues we recommend for offsites within 2 hours of London - helpful if you've got team coming into the country or if you're one of the 11k high-growth companies based within or around the big smoke.

OK, here we go... 

1.The Quadrangle​,​ North Downs, Kent, 55mins from Heathrow, 40mins from London - South

  • 6 unique bedrooms in a natural environment 
  • Large barn can host 80 people for team retreats & retrospectives
  • Well equipped with AV equipment​,​ screens​,​ flipcharts and post-its.
  • Has hosted a range of offsites inc. The Fairtrade Foundation​,​ Unilever and Glimpse.
  • Converted Victorian Farm​,​ just 40mins from London in the North Downs​,​ Kent.
  • Great for small overnight groups or day workshops and retreats 
  • Enquire via WorkTripp

2.Heckfield Place, Hampshire, 38mins from Heathrow, 1hr18mins from London - West 

  • 45 bedrooms
  • 438 acres of country estate
  • Beautiful event spaces, with long tables, screening rooms
  • Green Michelin Star restaurant on site, plus bars
  • Day Delegate Rates available
  • Nearest station: Winchfield station (a 15 minute drive from Heckfield)
  • Great for all hands get togethers and celebrations with international teams 
  • Enquire via WorkTripp

3. BirchWaltham Abbey, 43mins from Heathrow, 30mins from London - East

  • 140 bedrooms 
  • 55 acres of nature
  • Beautiful event spaces, with long tables, screening rooms
  • Restaurant and bars on site 
  • Bakery and workshop classes available 
  • Great for accessible, overnight team offsites close to London
  • Enquire via WorkTripp

4.Bore Place, Kent: 57mins from Heathrow driving, 1hr 14 from London - South

  • 30 unique bedrooms
  • Beautiful 500 acre estate in natural environment 
  • Educational and Biodiversity charity. The site recycles water and generates at least 50% of its own energy. 
  • Meeting rooms available inc. large barn for up to 150 conference style 
  • Den building, nature walks and yoga available 
  • Good for properly switching off and having everything you need to hand 
  • Enquire via WorkTripp 

5. Elmley Nature Reserve, Isle of Sheppey, Kent: 1hr 17 from Heathrow driving, - 1hr 20mins from London

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Just say no to boring venues! 

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