* From 12th October 2013, The Peacock will be available for private parties, corporate events and club nights every Friday and Saturday (& mid week too)... We are a fabulous 2am bar/club music venue with a capacity for between 100 to 250 people and are just a 100m from Clapham Junction station. With a 2am license and full sound/lighting/AV system (Crown/Nexo/Pioneer) The Peacock is the perfect place for your event whether its a corporate event, private party or club night. Be the first to entertain/promote in what is set to become the area's most sought after private events space venue... There is no hire fee but a deposit of £250 is required and is returnable so long as the minimum bar spend of £2,500 Fri/Sat and £1,000 Sunday-Monday is achieved. For more information please call Larry on 020 7223 9633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org *
The Peacock is Battersea and Clapham Junction London's award winning 2am late night cocktail bar, restaurant & night club venue, but with a twist, combining burlesque and cabaret early evening with retro 70s/80s/90's Djs later on, every Friday & Saturday, to create truly awesome club nights.
What we have done is used our theatrical skills to create a wide range of corporate events, team building activity and corporate away day formats.. And above all our London corporate events, London team building activities and London corporate days out are fun! fun! fun! as opposed to being David Brentesque.
Our most popular corporate events, team building ideas and corporate activity days out are all based around our :-
- indoor games including our "Casino challenges" card & roulette games
- cocktail classes including our Apprentice cocktail games & Team Mingles
- chocolate making including our "Dip & Bake" combined chocolate & cocktail classes
- cupcake making including our "Shake & Bake" combined cupcake & cocktail classes
- entertainment options including our "Hollywood Stars" dress up burlesque, cabaret , dinner & dance nights
- food & drink including our corporate breakfasts, lunch, afternoon tea, sharing platters and formal dining options
- presentation options including stage & AV facilities for awards, conferences & meetings
We have hosted corporate events for as few as 10 people (as part of our usual evening activities) and upto 300 (private). Please feel free to give us a call or drop us an email and let us create something special for you at a surprisingly low cost for your London corporate event or London team building event.
We generally able to only charge for food and drinks consumed and absorb any performer, production or security costs for events with a total spend over £1,000 weekdays. Below we have described some of the many bespoke events we have done for clients in the past. So if you are looking for team building ideas in London or corporate event ideas in London read on!
Also we have a great location just 2 minutes from Clapham Junction so, as well as being only minutes from Central London, we are also convenient for companies looking for corporate events in London, team building events in Surrey , team building ideas in Hampshire or team building activities in Middlesex.
And due to popular demand we now hit the road can now book our, chocolate classes, cocktail making, cupcake classes, DJs and performers for your corporate event, private function or wedding (see bottom of page) or our new Shoreditch studio
Basic Apprentice 5 Cocktail Making Evening, Buffet and Dance (corporate event for Broadband Providers, a price comparison site)
This event was designed for a group of 40 staff from the London office of a household name internet company. The organizers wanted something a bit We used our standard Apprentice cocktail Making 5 cocktails £30 per person Course Model but customized it in a number of ways for the occasion
Teams/team leaders. Group were (pre) split into four teams with four team leaders each with their own cocktail trainer. This gave it much more personal touch as well adding to the competitive element
Awards. We vastly expanded the range of awards to include Best Team, Best Team Leader, Best Apprentice per Team, Best overall Apprentice and more importantly Worst Team Leader, Worst Team, Worst Apprentice per Team and Worst Apprentice Ever. As well as ensuring there were a lot more more prizes to go around this also meant even if you had been fired you needed to keep pushing to avoid one of the dreaded booby prizes
Scoring/ Final Warnings/Firings. We introduced Final Warnings from the onset (eg Team Leader slowest to organise his Team for the initial individual Team photographs got a final warning) and Firing from the third cocktail.
"Red" Cards. As well as our standard cards we also had customized cards based around the personalities / jobs of the competitors (eg "Cannot program Cannot Make cocktails" "Talks too much")
Prizes. Arranged with the organizers a range of very visual and silly prizes (and inexpensive)
Photography, Our in house photographer recorded every "red card" moment which helped add to the drama.
As you can see from the pictures (Apprentice) and Peacock Bar YouTube Video Channel (Apprentice Cocktail Class) the end result was an atmosphere was more like a cup final than a corporate event!
Our three course £15 per person sharing plates were served through out and we finished off with an 80s disco but with photographed "Tiesto" moments for those wanting to go on the DJ podium and "give it large"
The cost of the event was £45 per person including cocktails and food (but excluding drinks tab for the rest of the evening ). This is one our most popular London corporate event formats
Apprentice "Top Gear" Version 5 Cocktail Making Evening, Buffet and Dance (cookery school corporate team building event)
We created this by accident (happens a lot) and now it our most popular corporate cocktail variant. The structure is tha same as our Standard Apprentice Model except as the last cocktail we insert a time trialled 3 layer shooter round. We put your whole team behind the bar to each make the perfect three layered shot BUT against the clock with extra points for style, flair and presentation (ie three clear levels equally proportioned).
From that we get a Best Team Apprentice and A Worst Team Apprentice for each team plus a overall Best Team and Overall Worst Team. But the fun does not stop there as we then do a head to head with all the Best Team Apprentices and Worst Team Apprentices to get The Best Apprentice Ever! and Worst Apprentice Ever!
But we have not finished yet because the Best Team Apprentice Ever! has to go up against our "Stig" (aka Emiliano Casciello ex Atlantic Bar & Grill when it was cool) who will of course humiliate you and show you just exactly who the boss is!
Now people do get rather over excited by all this and there can be a little bit too much cheering and booing (very unsporting by the way!) which can be a bit annoying for other customers if it is not a private event so we now have time penalties if you are noisy or worse difficulty penalties where we make you do a four layered shot . You have been warned!
The cost of the event was £40 per person including cocktails and food (but excluding drinks tab for the rest of the evening)
ps like the ideas of our cocktail lessons? Don't forget we also do cocktail lesson gift experiences which make great Christmas gifts ideas for girlfriends /boyfriends / couples from £19 per person
"Team Social" 5 Cocktail Making & Buffet with "Top Gear" or "Chavarella" Finish (IT company staff social club team building event)
The "Team Social" format is more casual version of our "Apprentice" Team Building Format buts feels like a social evening out with friends. In the Team Social/Mingle we start off with start off with an introductory drink, followed by casual cocktail making - and then introduce games like the "Chavarella" challenge (making really vulgar cocktails with umbrellas & sparklers) or "Top Gear" challenge (making a perfect triple layered shot in 90 sec - no one has yet succeeded! ) informally later on in the evening. This format is very flexible and we can very easily vary the pace to match the mood. There is also not a minimum or maximum number of cocktails (we charge £6 per cocktail) and it is very easy to fit late comers in. Our "Team Social format" is excellent for team nights out, social club evenings out etc. The "Team Social Format" is often combined with one of our sharing plate dining options.
The cost of the event with the 2 course sharing plates dining option , 5 cocktails per person and introductory drink was £45 per person including 5 cocktails and food (but excluding drinks tab for the rest of the evening)
"Shake & bake" Corporate Cocktail & Cupcake making (clothing designers afternoon corporate event)
We combined our corporate cocktail making with our cupcake making & decorating party classes for a "Shake & Bake" corporate event for 20 clothing designers (arranged into 2 teams with two dedicated teachers) with an emphasis very much on fun but with a bit of a competitive edge. This was combined with a late afternoon tea in a full afternoon of activities. Now there is something inherently hilarious seeing men in aprons (but men do not worry we have macho aprons with errrr.....baby tigers on) trying to make cupcakes. Also it is even more fun if do say 3 cocktails first then move onto cupcake classes and then finish off with more cocktails or one of our cocktail challenges ("Chavarella" or "Top Gear").
Our "Shake & Bake" is an excellent afternoon or evening team mingle or team building event.
-the basics. Each class (cocktail and cupcake cake) lasts an hour with each participant making eight cupcakes and 3-5 cocktails each (note leave extra 30min-one hour in 5 cocktail v version) . For the cupcake part we show each participant how to use different pastes, swirls, sparkles, glitters and of course how to cut figurines to make the perfect cupcake.
-dressing up. Everyone was kitted you out in 40s style cooking aprons
-scoring. We used our scoring cards with silly messages from "Nice face pity about the cupcakes" to "Three Michelin Stars" for us and you to score each other. However we would be more than happy for the client to have supplied her own
-photos. Our photographer took photos through out to record your efforts.
-awards. We then added an awards ceremony focusing on best team, worst team and best /worst individual performers.
The overall cost of the event was £68 (excluding post event drinks) with the cupcake making part of the event costing £35pp with a further £19pp and £14pp for cocktail lessons and afternoon cream teas.
Hollywood Oscar style awards ceremony , sit down dinner, and dance (advertising agency Christmas party dinner)
This event was designed for a UK advertising company ‘s Christmas Party with a difference for 110 people. We both put our thinking caps on and came up with
-30s period dress /black tie dress code. Dressing up we find always helps lift an occasion
-champagne reception with all our serving staff (including photographer) in white tie or 30s evening dress. Always gets an evening off to a good start
- Three course sit down dinner with Baroque table settings, and gilded name plates
- Marilyn Monroe inspired burlesque and Rat Pack cabaret with slots for guests to be invited on stage.
- Oscars style awards ceremony and speeches (incl full A/V back up and practice session!)
-80s /90s disco afterwards till 1am with "Tiesto" photo opportunities (see Apprentice cocktail Event above)
We also created a stylised YouTube Video and picture gallery distributed via a private Facebook Page which attendees could leave comments/captions on
The cost of the event was £95 per person including drinks and food (note there were some minor drinks restrictions eg on champagne and the free drinks tab was ended circa 12.30am)
"English Summer Garden Party", sit down dinner, burlesque, cabaret and dance (US marketing company summer London corporate event)
This event was designed for a US marketing company ‘s Summer Party with a difference for 100 people. Now to offer a US company anything Hollywood or Prohibition 20s style would be just plain daft. So we suggested doing something so English you could literally smell the Pimms and roses.
-floral summer dress or 30s period dress for the girls. Boaters, blazers. cricket jumpers or black tie dress code. Dressing up we find always helps lift an occasion
-champagne reception with all our serving staff (including photographer) in English style blazers, cricket jumpers and ducks. Champagne always gets an evening off to a good start.
-three course sit down dinner with English summer rose inspired place settings, menu and black raised type "wedding invitation style" name plates
-30's inspired burlesque and cabaret with slots for guests to be invited on stage.
-80s /90s disco afterwards till 1am /2am with "Tiesto" photo opportunities (see Apprentice cocktail Event above)
- stylised YouTube Video and picture gallery distributed via a private Facebook Page which attendees could leave comments/captions on
The cost of the event was £95 per person including drinks and food (note there were some minor drinks restrictions eg on champagne and the free drinks tab was ended circa 12.30am)*
* special thanks to London cookery company Cookery Coach for providing some very un English "wok flaring" demonstrations at the client's request - great fun to watch!
"Speed meetings", buffet, burlesque, cabaret and dance (household name worldwide consumer groups co. team building event)
This event format we stole from a household name world wide consumer goods company ("the best a man can get" ring any bells and that's just one division). It works for anything from 20-100 people whether it is a graduate introduction meet the bosses or an "informal" mentoring exercise. The event is designed like a speed dating night except that it is a series of 5 minute meetings. Sound like David Brentesque hell wrong it works really well the juxtaposition of serious and fun elements works heavenly
-the low level tables are all dressed in roses with 30s furniture and earlier furniture creating a very informal (well weird anyway)
-the evening starts off with a mixer with rather strong cocktails and canapés and finger food is served throughout
-every 10 minutes or so a bell is sounded and people peel off for their meetings and returning graduates / mentored (as opposed to mentors) return for a stiff drink
-after the meetings its burlesque and cabaret with mentors /graduates not to mention mentors (who should really know better) getting on stage plus some real food (but still all buffet style).
-80s /90s disco afterwards till 1am /2am with "Tiesto" photo opportunities (see Apprentice cocktail Event above)
The cost of the event was £30 per person including drinks and food (note there were some minor drinks restrictions eg on champagne and the free drinks tab was ended circa 11pm )
"James Bond", "Prohibition 1920s" and Brideshead Revisited" sit down dinner, burlesque, cabaret and dance (various company corporate events)
These are we suspect the most popular dinner and dance formats in London corporate events land (minus the burlesque and cabaret). However in our opinion they are often done rather poorly. In our version we focus on
- dressing up the right way is essential and we are always buying original pieces even if they are a bit tatty. We also like a bit of variety and currently we are very keen on dressing our backbars in French Breton even if it is not actually 100% correct.
-accessories also really help set the right ambiance whether it is the perfect 30s style tiara or white gloves. We have a whole wardrobe of accessories we can lend
-food is very important and whilst it is a bit of a chore we can provide a much better service if we can get menu selections in advance. It allows us to make food to order and avoid the rubber chicken in sauce nightmare you so often get in London hotel ballrooms.
-it goes without saying that the main burlesque, cabaret and DJ entertainment has to be first rate . Well that's something we do week in week out so you can rest assured we know what we are doing.
-unannounced "happenings" always adds something to an event whether it as opera singer all dressed up singing Nessum Dorma, a fire starter to a suitable trance anthem or best of all our very own Largo for you to play cards with complete with very menacing death threats when you win!
-adding extras like casino, roulette and cards also really helps especially as we use card sharks to keep the surprises coming thick and fast
-interactivity is wonderful as well and there is nothing our performers like more than getting peol on stage . Once one or two people have been up we find everyone wants a few minutes in the spotlight
-uncool though it is you cannot beat a cheesy 80s /90s disco after the buffet / dinner /shows and even the coolest cats seem to lose all their cool very quickly.
- People just love having their photo taken and posing unashamedly. The fact that we can make it into a stylised YouTube Video and picture gallery makes it even more of a thrill
The cost of these classic events range from £45 (buffet version) -£95 (dinner version) per person including drinks and food (note there may be some minor drinks restrictions eg on champagne)
Our fabulous location
Do not forget we have a great location just 2 minutes from Clapham Junction so, as well as being only minutes from Central London, we are also convenient for companies looking for team building events in Middlesex , team building ideas in Surrey or team building activities in Sussex. Looking for a great corporate events in Surrey, corporate entertainment in Middlesex, corporate hospitality in Sussex, corporate events in Berkshire, corporate entertainment in Hampshire, corporate hospitality in Buckinghamshire , or corporate events in Kent - forget it come to London instead!
We also work closely with London cookery school, School of Wok and corporate cookery events company Cookery Coach
Peacock Cocktail Bar Restaurant & Club
148 Falcon Road (2 mins Clapham Junction)
London SW11 2LW
Tel: 020 7223 9633
Fax 020 7542 8032