Infused with history and heritage, but also at the cutting edge of design and innovation.

England’s cities are pioneers in science, technology and advanced engineering, with hubs such as Sheffield, Nottingham, NewcastleGateshead, Bristol and Leeds leading the way, while the country also houses some of the most distinguished academic institutions in the world.

Host your event in an ancient historic city such as Bath or York, or be by the coast in Brighton, Bournemouth or Portsmouth – wherever you are you’ll find a range of venues of every size and shape, from large-scale conference centres, medieval castles and cathedrals, to quirky spaces only found in England. All are well-connected to major transport hubs, and offer great value for money.

Pair world-class venues and service with the country’s unique appeal: England is the home of Shakespeare, The Beatles, iconic countryside and much, much more, making it stand apart as a destination for any event.

English destinations

Birmingham: Centrally-located with its own international airport, Birmingham is well connected with giant exhibition and convention centres, fine dining, and thriving commerce. There's no limit to delegate numbers at conventions and expos at huge-capacity venues like the central ICC or the NEC.

Manchester: Known as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, this vibrant city in north-west England is home to Europe’s largest academic campus. Manchester Central is a repurposed Victorian railway station offering versatile event space, including a grand 10,000m2 column-free hall.

Liverpool: A city steeped in industrial and shipping history, Liverpool is home to a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is also the birthplace of Britain’s most famous band – the Beatles. It is bursting with ideas, with four universities, and is home to venues such as the huge ACC Liverpool, which includes an 8,100m2 exhibition centre.

Oxford and Cambridge: Perfectly representing Britain’s academic excellence, these two cities are home to world-famous universities. Host your event at the University of Oxford, which has a wide range of spaces for anything between 36 and 900 delegates. The University of Cambridge’s 31 colleges have produced 89 Nobel Prize winners – hold your event there before sending delegates on an incentive trip punting down the River Cam.

For more information on business events in England, please visit the VisitEngland website