Featured Destination – London, England
“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford” observed Samuel Johnson in 1777 – a saying that still resonates today. So if you’re looking for a slice of history or a piece of the Capital of Cool, London has it all.
For meeting planners the City makes organizing an event as easy as beeping your Oyster card. London is the most connected City on the planet with five airports offering direct flights to 348 destinations, not to mention the Eurostar that connects directly to Paris and Brussels in little over 2 hours. And with over 116,000 hotel rooms in the Capitol it has more than enough room and range of budgets to accommodate everyone.
London is more than used to accommodating overseas visitors and is still basking in the glow of its Olympic success in 2012. Indeed with over 1000 venues to choose from, it has everything from the beautifully historic to modern and funky.
It’s also a great place to explore outside the meeting room – boasting 55 Michelin-starred restaurants and more than 7,000 licensed restaurants, bars and cafés serving over 70 cuisines, London is at the top of its game on the dining scene. Complimented by over 4,000 pubs and clubs, the city really does offer everything you need for the ultimate night out.
For culture vultures, the City is unparalleled, and includes 3 of the world’s top 5 museums (many of which are free), the record breaking West End continues to go from strength to strength and London is home to the Tate and the National Galleries. Not to mention the various historical buildings and the odd palace or two!
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