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London’s Best Leisure Companies – To Work For and Buy From

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This article showcases our top picks for the best London based Leisure companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Leisure industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top London Leisure Companies

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Secret Escapes

Secret Escapes

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Secret Escapes is a members-only travel club offering discounted rates on luxury hotels and holidays in the UK.

Easol

Easol

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The all-in-one platform to manage your entire experience business, on your terms.

Hiyacar

Hiyacar

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Hiyacar is a UK peer to peer car sharing platform.

Butter.co.uk

Butter.co.uk

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Butter lets you spread the cost of shopping from any online store with a simple monthly instalment plan. Download the app now!

Stasher

Stasher

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Stasher is the world’s first luggage storage network.

BeRightBack

BeRightBack

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BeRightBack is a new way to travel.

Abellio

Abellio

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Abellio delivers rail and bus services to passengers in Scotland, England, and Germany.

SMARTIFY

SMARTIFY

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SMARTIFY provides instant access to inspiring art commentary, straight to your smartphone.

Love Home Swap

Love Home Swap

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Love Home Swap is a home-swapping website enabling members to exchange and rent homes.

Everyman Media Group

Everyman Media Group

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Everyman is an independent cinema group in terms of cinema venues, screens and admissions.

Finisterre

Finisterre

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Finisterre is a cold water surf company that designs products for cold water surfers around the world.

VizEat

VizEat

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VizEat is a European startup that operates a “social dining platform.

OTHERWORLD

OTHERWORLD

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A VR island paradise in the cloud reached through a growing network of multi-sensory immersion pods.

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

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Rhubarb is a food company that creates and delivers culinary services.

Peanut

Peanut

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Peanut is an online platform that provides a safe space for women to connect across fertility and motherhood.

Veeve

Veeve

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Characterful homes. Dedicated service. Memorable stays.

Key Travel

Key Travel

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Key Travel is a travel management company that offers its services to NGO, academic, and faith sectors.

HotelFlex

HotelFlex

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An award winning, VC backed hospitality tech startup, transforming the way hotels manage and sell their inventory

Chic Retreats

Chic Retreats

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A luxury travel marketplace using the latest in digital technology to connect our collection of independent hotels to affluent travellers

Hill & Friends

Hill & Friends

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Hill and Friends is a brand that produces exceptionally crafted and luxuriously functional bags, each affirmed with a subversive wink.

Family Traveller

Family Traveller

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Family Traveller is a multi-platform brand operating across familytraveller.com, social media and email.

thesqua.re

thesqua.re

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Inventive corporate serviced apartments provider with loyalty programme, all-in-one online accounts, community events and concierge app.

Edge Retreats

Edge Retreats

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The global curated marketplace for luxury villa rentals, with exceptional service and expert concierge

Timescenery

Timescenery

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All-in-One Trip Planner and Marketplace – the next stage in travel tech after metasearch | Plug and Play 2017

E-Car Club

E-Car Club

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E-Car Club is a UK-based electric car club offering vehicles on a pay-per-use basis.

Pop & Rest

Pop & Rest

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Our platform connects local workers and travellers with sleep & meditation pods. Book by the hour to recharge

The Thinking Traveller

The Thinking Traveller

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The Thinking Traveller is a multiple award-winning villa rental company specialising in luxury villas.

Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Tours

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Big Bus Tours is a global operator of premium open-top sightseeing tours.

the Bike Club

the Bike Club

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the Bike Club is a platform that offers pay monthly kids bikes that are exchanged as children grow up.

Oomph Wellness

Oomph Wellness

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Oomph Wellness offers inclusive exercise and activity classes that improve physical mobility, social interaction, and mental stimulation.

imin

imin

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Making physical activity searchable & bookable

Dynamo

Dynamo

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Dynamo allows sharing Luxury Experiences (eg. Villas, Yachts, VIP Tables); thanks to its experience providers network in 20 cities worldwide

WeSwap

WeSwap

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WeSwap is a mobile application that allows users to swap different types of currency with others.

Crepeaffaire

Crepeaffaire

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Crêpeaffaire offers freshly prepared crêpes, waffles, coffees and smoothies.

Sure

Sure

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Sure curates the most “Instagrammed” food and drink spots.

shift

shift

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Shift helps anybody move anything, anywhere, anytime. Mobile Apps, Peer to Peer, Ride Sharing, Transportation, Logistics

Statesman Travel Group

Statesman Travel Group

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Statesman Travel Group is a business travel management company providing travel management services for corporate and private clients.

Innovate Finance

Innovate Finance

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Innovate Finance is an independent membership association that represents the UK’s global FinTech community.

Cloud 9 Leisure

Cloud 9 Leisure

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Cloud 9 Leisure is an exciting active indoor leisure experience.

Viva City

Viva City

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Viva City offers guest experience, discovery, and analytics software to help businesses thrive with the Chinese Inbound market.

GTA

GTA

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GTA provides ground travel products and services to the fully independent travel industry.

Rebel Book Club

Rebel Book Club

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Rebel Book Club is an international non-fiction book club.

The Ticket Group

The Ticket Group

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TTG focusses of mobile-first ticketing solutions for leisure attractions, tours and activities

ORMS

ORMS

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Orms create an architecture that aims at elevating human experience through intuition, teamwork and dignity in design.

SkiYodl

SkiYodl

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SkiYodl is a platform that allows its users to search and book their ski trips in real-time.

Ongosa

Ongosa

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Ongosa gives you a more advanced access to new adventure sports experiences.

Board a Boat

Board a Boat

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Board a Boat is a boat trip marketplace that enables boat owners, managers and skippers to offer private and semi-private boat trips.

Bloomsbury Publishing

Bloomsbury Publishing

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Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house established in 1986.

Booking Spaces

Booking Spaces

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Disruptive venue booking platform, connecting those looking for spaces with the spaces available for hire.

Trafalgar Tours

Trafalgar Tours

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Trafalgar is the world leader in guided vacations to Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia & New Zealand.

Doris & Dicky

Doris & Dicky

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The best in budget boutique hotels

Azooki

Azooki

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Azooki helps you book & discover amazing things to do in South East Asia’s most enchanting destinations

Virgin Limited Edition

Virgin Limited Edition

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Virgin Limited Edition is Richard Branson’s collection of stunning retreats have a private island, lodge, vineyard and luxury villas.

Reed & Mackay

Reed & Mackay

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Reed & Mackay is a corporate travel management company.

Ten Lifestyle Group Plc

Ten Lifestyle Group Plc

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Ten Lifestyle Group Plc is a technology enabled lifestyle and travel platform company.

ForestCar

ForestCar

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ForestCar is a car sharing service for airports.

Young Foodies

Young Foodies

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Young Foodies provides a community and specialist services for the most exciting food and drink challenger brands

Ebookers Plc

Ebookers Plc

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Ebookers.com is a leading pan-European online travel agency specialising in worldwide travel.

Lotus

Lotus

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Lotus is a specialist travel PR and representation outfit.

Belmond

Belmond

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A hotel and leisure company that operates luxury hotels, train services and river cruises.

Byron Hamburgers

Byron Hamburgers

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Byron Hamburgers is a British burger restaurant chain.

tripAbrood

tripAbrood

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tripAbrood is an AI-driven travel platform for families to discover and book holidays.

MYRENTBOAT

MYRENTBOAT

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Find the best yacht rental deals Choose from 25 000 yachts online

Local Data Company

Local Data Company

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Local Data Company is the UK’s most accurate retail and leisure location data business.

SpareFare

SpareFare

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SpareFare.net is a secure secondary travel marketplace

Go Native Ltd

Go Native Ltd

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An excellent alternative to hotels, Go Native serviced apartments provide flexibility and convenience for business & leisure travellers.

TravelStaytion

TravelStaytion

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TravelStaytion is an online holiday rental marketplace, enables its users to list their spare property or get accommodation at lower prices.

Scott Dunn Ltd

Scott Dunn Ltd

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Scott Dunn Ltd provides a broad range of luxury holidays from skiing and Mediterranean resorts.

Day 8

Day 8

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We are a unique experience provider within travel, culture and leisure.

The Dorchester Collection

The Dorchester Collection

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The Dorchester Collection provides one of the world’s largest selections of luxury hotels.

Inspired Gaming (UK) Limited

Inspired Gaming (UK) Limited

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Inspired Gaming (UK) Limited is owner and distributor of amusement machines.

Arena Racing Company

Arena Racing Company

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Arena Racing Company is a large racecourse operator in the UK with its racecourses hosting racing on over 300 days a year.

Leisure Pass

Leisure Pass

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A London-based city attraction sightseeing company.

Encore Tickets

Encore Tickets

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Encore tickets provides theater tickets and group bookings for all London theaters.

Future London Academy

Future London Academy

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executive school for creatives

WeTrack

WeTrack

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WeTrack provides event delivery software for major events, federations, venues and governing bodies

My Private Villas Ltd

My Private Villas Ltd

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My Private Villas offers its users with villa and holiday rentals.

TAG

TAG

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TAG is the travel management company.

divento.com

divento.com

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Provides cultural institutions in Europe with content management and booking facility

Pacific Interactive

Pacific Interactive

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Pacific Interactive develops social and casino themed games.

Beyonk

Beyonk

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Beyonk is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for experiences, making it easier for visitors to find and book local things to do

National Rail Enquiries

National Rail Enquiries

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National Rail Enquiries is the official source for train times and timetables in the U.K.

Places for People

Places for People

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Places for People is a property management, development, regeneration and leisure company.

JacTravel Group

JacTravel Group

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JacTravel is one of the world’s premier suppliers of online hotel bookings and inbound travel services to the tourism sector.

Surfdome.com

Surfdome.com

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Surfdome.com is Europe’s premier action sports and lifestyle retailer

Qbic

Qbic

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Qbic brings affordable hotel experience to London.

Wyndham Exchange and Rentals (UK) Holdings

Wyndham Exchange and Rentals (UK) Holdings

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Wyndham Exchange and Rentals (UK) Holdings provides owns and operates leisure facilities such as beach holidays, country cottages.

Coffee Republic

Coffee Republic

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Coffee Republic is a coffee chain in UK that is known and offers great tasting coffee and delicious freshly made food.

Live2Leave

Live2Leave

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Live2Leave is a travel app where you can record your favorite spots & get recommendations from people you know.

Tristar Worldwide Chauffer Services

Tristar Worldwide Chauffer Services

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Tristar Worldwide Chauffer Services is a worldwide chauffeur company operating in over 80 countries.

HostelBookers.com

HostelBookers.com

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HostelBookers.com is a website enabling travelers to book hostels and cheap hotels.

Sailchecker Ltd.

Sailchecker Ltd.

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Travel Tech • The original global yacht charter booking platform & community

Your Golf Travel

Your Golf Travel

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Your Golf Travel is a golf travel company, offering golf holidays & breaks throughout the UK, Europe & Rest of World.

GALLIVANT

GALLIVANT

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GALLIVANT is an indie fragrance brand.

Plexal

Plexal

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Plexal is Europe’s largest innovation hub based at Here East, on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Swayy

Swayy

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Swayy is the world’s leading hotel and restaurant booking site for digital Influencers.

Emiliea Ltd

Emiliea Ltd

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Decorating, Painters, Decorators, Decorating company, interior & exterior painting, wallpapering

Regency House Hotel London

Regency House Hotel London

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Looking for a Hotel Near Gower Street London at affordable price?We have Single, Double, Twin, and Family comfortable rooms for sleeping up

DeMellier London

DeMellier London

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Luxury day and evening bags featuring our signature interior designed with today’s woman in mind.

YOLO Leisure and Technology

YOLO Leisure and Technology

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YOLO Leisure and Technology plc aims to focus on opportunities in the travel, technology and leisure sectors.

Global Leisure Capital Partners

Global Leisure Capital Partners

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The current investment arm of Global Leisure Partners LLP specializing in private equity investments.

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