England’s buzzing capital has so much to offer. Rich in heritage and culture, it also an economic hub at the cutting-edge of many industries.
A three-time Olympic venue and a top tourist destination, London is at the forefront of innovative financial, tech, life sciences and creative industries, offering great access to renowned speakers.
London has four exhibition centres:
- ExCel London has 100,000m2 of flexible event space, including London’s International Convention Centre. It is home to Britain’s largest auditorium, with space for up to 5,000 delegates. ExCel is surrounded by hotels and located only one mile from London City Airport, east of the city.
- Olympia London is part of the events industry history – designed specifically for large-scale events, it was one of Britain’s first purpose-built venues. Located west of the city, it has up to 40,000m2 of floor space and can hold up to 4,000 theatre-style.
- Another historic venue, The Business Design Centre in north London, was originally opened in 1862 and used to host agricultural shows. It can now hold 2,500 theatre-style
- The QEII Centre is in the very heart of London, next to the iconic Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. It has 32 versatile spaces, and can hold up to 1,200 delegates
Looking for something a bit different? London’s huge array of choices include large-scale sporting venues, such as Chelsea Football Club and Twickenham Stadium; world-class entertainment venues including the O2 and Wembley Stadium; and sites offering the chance to soak in hundreds of years of history, such as the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, and Westminster Abbey. There are also countless hotels with convenient and modern meeting spaces.
The capital boasts excellent transport connections, a huge range of accommodation, and thousands of entertainment options – from hosting an evening reception high above the River Thames in the world-famous Tower Bridge, to enjoying a Harry Potter-themed dinner in Hogwarts’ Great Hall at the Warner Bros Studio Tour. The choice is almost endless, making London a great destination for any event.
For more information on business events in London, please visit the London and Partners website.