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This article showcases our top picks for the best English 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 English Leisure Startups

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.

Hiyacar

Hiyacar

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Hiyacar is a UK peer to peer car sharing platform.

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Easol

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

Hiyacar

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!

Hiyacar

OTHERWORLD

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The brick-and-mortar metaverse. An island paradise in the cloud reached through a growing network of multi-sensory immersion pods.

Hiyacar

Stasher

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Stasher is the world’s first luggage storage network.

Hiyacar

BeRightBack

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BeRightBack is a new way to travel.

Hiyacar

SMARTIFY

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

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WeSwap

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

Hiyacar

Abellio

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

Hiyacar

tripAbrood

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

Hiyacar

Finisterre

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

Hiyacar

VizEat

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

Hiyacar

Love Home Swap

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

Hiyacar

Peanut

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

Hiyacar

Everyman Media Group

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

Hiyacar

Key Travel

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

Hiyacar

HotelFlex

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

Hiyacar

thesqua.re

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

Hiyacar

Big Bus Tours

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

Hiyacar

The Thinking Traveller

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

Hiyacar

Edge Retreats

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

Hiyacar

SkiYodl

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

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Timescenery

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

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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.

Hiyacar

Veeve

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Characterful homes. Dedicated service. Memorable stays.

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Pop & Rest

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

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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

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Imin

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Imin is a technology firm that makes physical activity searchable & bookable by using open data in the health and fitness sector.

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GTA

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

Hiyacar

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.

Hiyacar

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.

Hiyacar

Oomph Wellness

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

Hiyacar

Family Traveller

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

Hiyacar

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

Hiyacar

FLY LDN

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FLY LDN provides fitness classes and sessions, online and offline.

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Sure

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

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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.

Hiyacar

Rebel Book Club

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

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Ten Lifestyle Group Plc

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

Hiyacar

WeTrack

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

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Cloud 9 Leisure

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Cloud 9 Leisure is an exciting active indoor leisure experience.

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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.

Hiyacar

Viva City

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

Hiyacar

Trafalgar Tours

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

Hiyacar

Reed & Mackay

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Reed & Mackay is a corporate travel management company providing travel services to companies within the finance and insurance sectors.

Hiyacar

The Ticket Group

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

Hiyacar

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.

Hiyacar

Doris & Dicky

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The best in budget boutique hotels

Hiyacar

Azooki

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

Hiyacar

Ongosa

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

Hiyacar

ForestCar

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ForestCar is a car sharing service for airports.

Hiyacar

Bloomsbury Publishing

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

Hiyacar

Lotus

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Lotus is a specialist travel PR and representation outfit.

Hiyacar

ORMS

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

Hiyacar

Innovate Finance

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

Hiyacar

Leisure Pass

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A London-based city attraction sightseeing company.

Hiyacar

Young Foodies

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

Hiyacar

TAG

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TAG is the travel management company.

Hiyacar

Day 8

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

Hiyacar

Tristar Worldwide Chauffer Services

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

Hiyacar

Ebookers Plc

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

Hiyacar

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.

Hiyacar

Plexal

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

Hiyacar

Belmond

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

Hiyacar

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.

Hiyacar

Encore Tickets

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

Hiyacar

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.

Hiyacar

Local Data Company

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

Hiyacar

Go Native Ltd

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

Hiyacar

Byron Hamburgers

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Byron Hamburgers is a British burger restaurant chain.

Hiyacar

Anchor Trust

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Anchor is England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for the over-55s.

Hiyacar

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

Hiyacar

The Hideaways Club

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The Hideaways Club is a property investment company located in Greater London.

Hiyacar

Miki Travel

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Miki Travel one of the largest and most experienced wholesale tour operators in Europe.

Hiyacar

MYRENTBOAT

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

Hiyacar

Places for People

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

Hiyacar

Scott Dunn Ltd

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

Hiyacar

The Dorchester Collection

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

Hiyacar

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.

Hiyacar

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.

Hiyacar

Small Luxury Hotels of World

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Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a community of independently minded travellers and independently spirited hotels in the world.

Hiyacar

Thames Clippers

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Thames Clippers that offers tourism, rides, water transportation, ticket information, traveling and reservation services.

Hiyacar

Like Locals

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Like Locals is a travel media startup on a mission to inspire and empower curious explorers to uncover each city’s unique culture.

Hiyacar

Ouibring

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Bring a little happiness…

Hiyacar

SpareFare

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SpareFare.net is a secure secondary travel marketplace

Hiyacar

Travel Community

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Travel Community is Worldwide community offering free travel tools and information to help travellers before, during and after their trip.

Hiyacar

Break Free Holidays

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Break Free Holidays is an online tour operator providing a wide choice of great value self-catering holidays company located in London.

Hiyacar

divento.com

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Provides cultural institutions in Europe with content management and booking facility

Hiyacar

Bourne Capital

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Bourne Capital is a leading international active property management and leisure operations group.

Hiyacar

HostelBookers.com

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

Hiyacar

Sailchecker Ltd.

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

Hiyacar

Places for People Leisure Management

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Places for People Leisure Management manages leisure facilities on behalf of local authority clients in the United Kingdom.

Hiyacar

SN Travel Holidays

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Long haul travel agent based in London. SN Travel has 45 years experience in Caribbean travel contact us for a great deal!

Hiyacar

Surfdome.com

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

Hiyacar

Shield Total Insurance

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The camping and leisure insurance

Hiyacar

The City Pub Company

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The City Pub Company own and operates a chain of pubs in southern England

Hiyacar

Voodoovixen.com

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Voodoovixen.com is an online vintage clothing marketplace.

Hiyacar

GALLIVANT

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GALLIVANT is an indie fragrance brand.

Hiyacar

Global Leisure Capital Partners

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

Hiyacar

100 Club

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100 Club is an entertainment venue located in London, England that hosts live entertainment.

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