There’s nothing wrong with the traditional British afterwork activity, namely popping down to the pub for a few drinks with your work colleagues. If it happens every night without fail for months, however, it can start to get a bit old. Why not introduce a bit of variety by taking advantage of the varied options which a capital city like London can offer?Have a laugh. London can boast perhaps the finest comedy scene in the Western world, with clubs across the city hosting the finest talent from the UK and beyond. What is more, if a few of your colleagues are wedded to the idea of drinks after work, this is a good way of introducing something new while still being able to retain that element to your evening. Why not book yourself tickets at one of the award winning comedy venues you’ll find across London.
Get active. We know, not everyone in your workplace is going to have the physique of an Olympian. Nevertheless, playing social sports together is one of the best team bonding exercises there is, as well as being great fun and good for your health. Go Mammoth organise short-term leagues between groups of friends for a host of different sports like netball and 5 a side football and cater for all ranges of abilities. Teams pay in eight week periods, rather than through annual membership, and there’s also the option to go along and try it on a one-off basis without joining any league structure.
Become a culture vulture. Not everyone wants to spend their time immediately after work with the people they’ve just been around for the whole day. If you want a break and the above ideas aren’t for you, why not visit one of London’s many museums? Most of the major museums and libraries have days on which they are open late, with the British Museum staying open until 8.30 pm on Thursdays and Fridays. Plenty of time to take in an exhibition, and then enjoy the atmosphere of the attached cafe afterwards.
Find some peace of mind. If you’re looking for something even more relaxing after work, perhaps one of London’s numerous world-class choral foundations can be of assistance. Choral services in major churches such as St Paul’s and Westminster Abbey are free of charge and take place on most days. There is no obligation to take part in the religious part of the service, and the music is of a quality which has sold hundreds of thousands of albums over the years. Alternatively get in tune with some of the great deals available on singing classes in London!
Act like a tourist. Most London residents have complained at some stage about the trials and tribulations of living in a city full of tourists. Have you ever considered, however, that those swarming masses of sightseers might be enjoying the capital in ways you could learn from? You can learn more about London, and view it from a different angle, by taking in a few of the sights and treating yourself as if you were a tourist for a few evenings a month. You can even throw in some exercise by taking a guided walking tour. You’ll know your city like the back of your hand by the end of the year!