Acclaimed as the greatest city in the world, hardly needs an introduction...
- The full destination experience is available in this city that offers thousands of venues, hotels, restaurants and activities, the majority at prices affordable within the modern event budget and all at the high standards demanded by modern delegates.
- In London, visitor expectations are exceptionally high, yet the city exceeds them easily with a vast cornucopia of experiences and unmissable activities. London is the place where history and future meet. A new tech company forms every hour in London, yet this 2,000-year-old city is home to ancient architecture that dates back over 1,000 years.
- With six international airports and direct flights to almost 400 destinations, London is the most accessible city in Europe. And it’s easy to get around. In one day, you can have your meeting in a purpose-built venue in the east, dine at a Michelin star restaurant in the west, then enjoy a feast of arts and entertainment in the city’s vibrant centre.
- Organising your event in London is simple. Most venues offer a vast resource of event expertise and the city operates events with a slick ‘joined-up’ professionalism that leaves delegates feeling impressed, delighted and inspired.
In London, you can sample every type of world cuisine, from Asian street food in Soho to the finest dining in one of the city’s 70+ Michelin star restaurants. London offers spectacular dining experiences aplenty for groups of all sizes. Take advantage of the city’s expanding skyline, to enjoy breathtaking views. Exclusive restaurants in two of London’s most striking buildings cannot fail to impress your delegates, reminding them of London’s global economic status. Searcy’s offers panoramic views from the glass dome of ‘The Gherkin’ and, Aqua Shard and Oblix are two stunning floor to ceiling glass fronted restaurants within ‘The Shard’.
No visit to London is complete without an afternoon’s shopping in its many colourful markets, flagship designer stores, vast shopping malls and world-famous department stores.
London does large venues well. It’s international exhibition and convention centre - ExCeL London – provides 100,000sqm of flexible event space and can seat 45,000 theatre-style. More centrally located Olympia London can seat 4,000 theatre-style, and has several large event rooms, spanning 39,600sqm. Additionally, the Business Design Centre offers 6,000sqm of event space.
The choice of historic venues throughout London is too large to mention, but one that cannot be overlooked is Alexandra Palace. This glass-roofed 19th century triumph offers magnificent views over London. The venue is situated at the centre of 196 acres of parkland and accommodates up to 7,250 guests.
Venues for smaller events outnumber all others. You’re always within walking distance of a place to meet in London, and the diversity is extensive - groups of all sizes have plentiful options available.
With over 168,000 bedrooms in hotels and other accommodation types, London is equipped with room options that suit all types and sizes of event. The Savoy, The Dorchester and the Lanesborough, represent several iconic world-renowned hotels in London, that cater for the top end of the market, while the international chains offer a good standard of 3 star and 4 star options at affordable prices.
For expert help organising your event in London, contact London & Partners Convention Bureau