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Unique events on water, land and air

Unique events on water, land and air

Fabulously unique events involving tanks, helicopters, hot air balloons and plenty more. It's time to drag your guests out of the office and propel them into the air, onto the water and speeding across land with these memorable event ideas. 

The more unique the event, the higher the turn-out and the more memorable your event is. Try a few of these for size!

1. Cars

Porsche 250x 200Great Escape Classic Car Hire
How about a magnificent jaunt in vintage cars? Drive old Jags, classic Porsches and vintage Bentleys around the city or through the countryside for a spectacular day out. 

What can I book?
A vintage car rally with fabulous cars provided, and all logistics covered.

Previous clients: Toyota, Barclays Wealth

Capacity: A fleet of 60 classic cars

Price: From £95 per car

 

2. Hot air balloon

Hot -air -balloons 250x 200Adventure Balloons
Drift over London at dawn for a peaceful, birds eye view of the city’s iconic landmarks. It’s a unique experience (which more than makes up for the rather ungodly wake-up call).

What can I book?
A champagne balloon flight to watch dawn break over the London skyline.

Previous clients: Homebase

Capacity: Maximum 16 people

Price: From £199 per person 

 

3. Tanks

Tanks -alot 250x 200Tanks Alot (we laughed)
Hire a real tank to roam the streets of London. There’s a fridge stocked with champagne and it’s exempt from the congestion charge.

What can I book?
Snap up a tank limo in London or, if your guests are feeling a bit macho, whisk them back to base where they can get to crush cars with a tank.

Previous clients: Goldman Sachs, Coca Cola and McDonalds.

Capacity: Maximum 8 people per tank

Price:  Crush a Car: £445 (spectators £10 each) / Tank limo in London: from £1,600

 

4. Walking

Cheese -walks 250x 200City Cheese Walk
An eccentric cheese-related walking tour. Indulge in an Urban Cheese Rolling contest and scoff loads of cheese, all washed down with some extra-special vino.

What can I book?
Don’t ask too many questions, just book it. Your guests will be talking about it for months

Previous clients: Google

Capacity: Minimum 10, maximum 20

Price: £30 per person

 

5. Helicopter

Heli -dining -250x 200London Helicopters
Right, let’s just blow the competition out of the water with the ultimate extravagance…a helicopter.

What can I book?
There are plenty of options but these were our favourites:
- A sightseeing tour over London, along the coast, wherever you fancy
- A helicopter treasure hunt spotting landmarks from the air
- Hover-challenges – learn to turn, hover and descend (yes, you’re in charge of the joystick)

Capacity: Max 6 people per helicopter

Price: From £129 per person

 

6. Train

Pullman -express 250x 200The British Pullman
If you’re out to impress with old school glamour, this is the way to go. It's like starring in your own Agatha Christie as you board the British Pullman, sister of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Previous clients: The Queen, need I say more?

What’s on offer?
Fabulous journeys from a genteel cream tea passing through the English countryside to a seven course dinner hosted by Raymond Blanc.

Capacity: Maximum 276 people

Price: Scheduled journeys: From £205 per person (group discounts available). Chartered journeys: POA

 

7. Bus

This -bus -routemaster 250x 200This Bus
There's something about the iconic 1950s Routemasters that stirs up a glimmer of romance in the soul…and a competitive dash for the best seats in the house (top right, obviously).

What can I book?
Commission one of these old boys for bespoke sightseeing tours or an on-board hosted quiz to test your guests’ London knowledge.

Capacity: Maximum: 72 people

Price: From £10 per person

 

8. Boat

Thames -executive -charter 250x 200Thames Executive Charters
We all love the Thames but how often do we take a trip down London’s great divide and see the city from a whole new perspective?

What can I book?
Tailor your booking to suit your requirements from a smart lunch time cruise to a let-your-hair-down riverboat party with dance floor and karaoke.

Previous clients: BP and many others!

Capacity: Minimum 50 guests for party bookings

Price: From £32.50 per head

 

9. Roller Skates

Roller -disco 250x 200Rock n Roller Disco
Get your leg warmers out for this fabulously flamboyant roller-skating extravaganza.

What can I book?
They’ll set up the rink wherever you like and create the styling you want including lighting, DJs, the works...

Previous clients: Claridges. Yes, Claridges. They transformed their ballroom into a roller disco for their top 250 VIP clients. Amazing. And let’s not forget Barclaycard’s roller disco office part at Canary Wharf either.

Capacity and Price: Dependent on requirements

10. Rocket 

Virgin -galactic -rocket 250x 200Virgin Galactic

Yes Branson, Londonlaunch is looking at you.

Will’s got his Bowie outfit reserved at Angels…please don’t disappoint us.

 

 

 

 

So that’s it from us...

If you’ve got any ideas to add to the list please email or tweet us, we’d love to hear what you think.

 

Fiona Ferrer
Editor