The Lensbury

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Company Bio:

 

The Lensbury is a four star hotel, conference centre and premium leisure centre located on the banks of the river Thames at Teddington in south west London.
Features include:

  • Riverside venue with 25 acres of landscaped grounds
  • Located 20 minutes by car to London Heathrow Airport
  • 35 minutes by train to London Waterloo
  • Free car parking for 200 cars
  • Complimentary shuttle service to Teddington Station
  • Free WiFi throughout the Lensbury site
  • 19 meeting rooms, with natural daylight
  • Maximum capacity – 200 in cabaret layout
  • Up to the minute AV equipment
  • Technicians on site to help with set up of equipment
  • Fully inclusive delegate packages
  • Accommodation in a range of room types – 156 rooms in total
  • Private dining spaces for up to 200 guests
  • Teambuilding run by The Lensbury’s own staff
  • Fully equipped gym
  • 25m indoor swimming pool and teaching pool
  • Thermal suite with sauna, steam and experience showers
  • 15 tennis courts
  • 2 squash courts
  • 3 exercise studios
  • Watersports centre with sailing, kayaking, canoes, motor boats, rowing boats
  • New spa with two floors of treatment rooms
  • 2 world class rugby pitches
  • Friendly, helpful staff

Location:
The Lensbury is located in Teddington, Middlesex – a residential town in the borough of Richmond. The venue is just minutes from Twickenham Rugby stadium and the attractions of Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace and Kempton Racecourse are also close by. Heathrow Airport is a 20 minute drive away and a complimentary shuttle bus to Teddington Station, makes it an easy commute on the train to London Waterloo. For delegates who drive, the M3 motorway is ten minutes away and free parking on site is provided for 200 cars. The property itself is situated in 25 acres of grounds and gardens on the banks of the Thames. The town of Teddington with its mixture of boutiques and restaurants, is a five minute stroll up the road. The busy town of Kingston is five minutes in the opposite direction and has a large shopping centre with all the major chain stores and plenty of car parking.

Meetings
The Lensbury is a great venue for meetings, conferences, training courses and events all kinds, both residential and day meetings, for up to 200 delegates. The meeting rooms are modern, contemporary in style and feature the latest audio visual equipment, ergonomically designed furniture and good natural daylight. Robust WiFi is available to all free of charge. Fully inclusive delegate packages offer good value for money and make it easier to plan and budget for your meeting.

Food and Beverage Tea and coffee is provided via the refreshment stations in the lounge areas. The coffee is all fresh bean to cup coffee and a range of different teas are on offer including English breakfast, Earl Gray and Redbush. Danish pastries are provided in the mornings and cakes in the afternoon. Apples, savoury snacks,water and cookies are also available at all times. Delegates are welcome to help themselves from the coffee stations throughout the day as part of the delegate packages.
Conference lunches at The Lensbury are much appreciated by delegates and for some are a major factor in their decision making process. There is always a tempting selection of hot and cold dishes on the buffet as well as soup, salads, desserts and cheese. There is something for everyone and special diets can be catered for too. If your delegates would prefer a working lunch, The Lensbury has a range of trolley lunches to choose from. Simple sandwiches and fruit to more elaborate fare is all available as required.

Private Dining
Private dining is frequently requested and at The Lensbury, chefs are used to preparing food for all kinds of private dining occasions from barbecues, cocktail receptions and buffets to gala dinners and parties. The Executive Head Chef is happy to meet you and discuss menus if required. The team are also used to catering for the explicit demands of professional sports teams who frequently stay at The Lensbury. Please ask if you have particular catering requests.

Accommodation Residential rates at The Lensbury always include full English breakfast and use of the leisure facilities. Accommodation is based in two buildings – The main Clubhouse and the Ascot Building. The Clubhouse offers accommodation over three floors and the bedrooms stock comprises a mixture of room types from standard single rooms to executive and deluxe rooms. The single rooms are very comfortable for the business traveller with a wider than average single bed and en-suite shower room. Double rooms have a standard size double bed and are slightly larger than the single rooms. Superior rooms have air conditioning, a king sized bed and many have baths. The executive rooms offer a touch of luxury with Nespresso coffee machines, fridges, large walk-in shower cubicles and wide-screen televisions. The Ascot building is located across the car park from the conference centre. It is a separate block of bedrooms offering peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the main hotel. All rooms in the Ascot block are superior rooms and have direct access to the leisure facilities.

Teambuilding
Besides holding a meeting at The Lensbury, the facilities make the venue ideal for teambuilding, company away-days and off-sites. The Lensbury’s own water sports team run a range of teambuilding activities with water-based challenges a speciality. Recently the team have purchased two new dragon boats and are delighted to be able to offer this exhilarating activity from The Lensbury grounds on the river Thames. There is also raft building, kayaking and canoeing. For land-lubbers there is the unique Earth Ball. This large, canvas ball can be used to play a variety of games either competitively or just for fun. The Earth Ball was originally developed by a university in America and The Lensbury is the only place in the UK to have adopted it as a teambuilding activity. External teambuilding companies are welcome to run events at The Lensbury for your delegates if required.

 

Speaker: Ann Waterston

 

Ann has recently joined the team at The Lensbury and brings many years of experience in Sales & Business Development in hospitality. Her career has covered major branded properties in the UK and Europe to independent properties and small boutique hotels, not only in the UK but in Poland, the Czech Republic and Cyprus. Ann looks forward to welcoming you to the Lensbury.

 

Speaker: Helen Johnson

 

Helen joined The Lensbury just over a year ago as Business Development Manager, previously having worked as a Sales Manager with Jury’s Inns, in Sheffield for seven years.

With a family background in Hospitality, Helen has a gained wealth of experience in sales and event management across a wide range of venues across the UK, including Ascot Racecourse and Alton Towers.

Now at the Lensbury, Helen is keen to build on her strong links within the event  industry, spreading word of the fantastic facilities at The Lensbury for meetings and events.