QUIRKYamphibious vehicle treasure hunts on land and riverDJ academies, fencing sessions, introductions to zoo keepingsilent tours of the Huguenot ‘time capsule’ residence, Dennis Severs' HouseSPORTING SPECTACLEStours of Stratford’s Olympic Park, tennis at Wimbledon, football at the new Wembley Stadium, cricket at Lords, rugby at Twickenham, racing at AscotVIBRANT NIGHTLIFEopulent super clubs to exclusive underground spacesleading venues include Pacha, Heaven and the 2,000-capacity FabricLONDON CLUBS (London & Partners, 2011)From super clubs to more intimate venues, London has a great range of night spots. Whether you’re after a hardcore night out or something more laid back, you’ll find it one of London’s top clubs.OLMPICS £11 billion is being invested in projects - take delegates on a Blue Badge guided tour of the 500-acre Olympic Park
ENTERTAINMENT (London & Partners, 2011)Top musicals include We Will Rock You, the Lion King, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Thriller, Stomp, Love Never Dies, Les Misérables, Billy Elliot and Wicked.FOOD AND DRINKWine tours and masterclasses at numerous venues including London’s celebrated wine museum Vinopolis6,000-plus restaurants offer cuisine from more than 70 countriesSHOPPINGLondon host’s more than 40,000 shops including Europe’s largest retail complex, Westfield London and the the second Westfield complex opened in East London in 2011MARKETS (London & Partners, 2011)London markets sell everything from food to flowers, modern art to antiques, clothes to curios. Large, sprawling markets such as Spitalfields, Camden Market or Portobello Road are ideal if you want to spend a day wandering about, hopefully finding a few bargains along the way. Greenwich is great for gifts and local designers, and you can’t beat Borough for a quick bite. Whatever your pleasure, you’ll love London’s markets.
HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS (London & Partners 2011)London’s top ten attractions are the British Museum, Tate Modern, the National Gallery, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, National Maritime Museum and the Tower of LondonCUTTING-EDGE ATTRACTIONSTate Modern, O2, Design Museum, SEA LIFE London Aquarium, Wembley National Stadium, London Fashion Week, Barbican, Borough Market, Notting Hill Carnival, Recent additions include Circus, a cabaret restaurant in Covent Garden with a main catwalk dining table featuring nightly performances, the UK’s very own Supperclub in Notting Hill and Camden’s newest multi-million pound restaurant offering Shaka Zulu, with Africa-themed interior.FESTIVALS AND EVENTSChelsea Flower Show, The Proms, Notting Hill Carnival, Lovebox Weekender, London Marathon, the Mayor’s Thames Festival…
EXPERTISEIn London you have access to a range of experts via the industry bodies, associations and professional firms based hereBESPOKE COURSESpresentation skillsproject managementsales and marketingbusiness and financial managementsector-specific refreshers in law, accountancy, digital programming, green energy...UNUSUAL TRAINING VENUESChelsea Football ClubBritish Pullman trainsThe Honourable Society of Gray’s InnAwaiting infofrom Liz. I’m looking for info ontrainers and training bodies in London. !!
London was voted Europe’s number one city for ‘access to qualified staff’Cushman & Wakefield, European Cities Monitor, 2010HEALTHCARE175,000 healthcare professionalsCorporate Report, Technology and Services, London Development Agency, 2008Yearly influx of 80,000 medical and science studentsWhy London for Associations, A Destination Guide for Meetings, Visit London. 2011MedicineFive medical schools, three dental schools and three schools 18 Medical Research Council research centres and unitsSeven of the 12 NIHR Biomedical Research Centres in EnglandICTThe UK is home to Europe’s biggest ICT market, worth £115 billion. London hosts 40% of UK IT businessesLondon & Partners based on EITO data, 2010 figures 65,000 workersLONDON ICT: A Global Hub for High-speed Growth, London & Partners, 2011London is home to 24,000 ICT companiesNational Statistics, ABI, 2010CREATIVE INDUSTRIES400,000 workersLeading sub-sectors: film and broadcast, product design, electronic gaming, digital advertising Nearly 400,000 people work in London’s creative industriesLondon’s creative workforce, 2010 update, GLA economics, Feb 2010. Skillset, 2010)ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRIES£140 billion green industryLow Carbon Capital, London as a Global Leader of the Low Carbon Economy, London Development Agency, 2010London is vying to become the low-carbon capital of the world. London’s environmental sector is predicted to attract up to £140 billion of investment and create an industry of around 225,000 peopleLow Carbon Capital, London as a Global Leader of the Low Carbon Economy, London Development Agency, 2010FINANCIAL SERVICESLondon is the world’s leading financial centreGlobal Financial Centres Index, Z/Yen)London leads the world in foreign exchange trading, international equities trading, fund management, derivatives trading, international insurance and bonds trading. London is home to is home to around 324,000 financial services employees.London is home to Europe’s largest investment banking centre.
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“London offers some of the most excitingINSPIRING experiences on the planet. West End shows,EXPERIENCES tours of the Olympic Park, high-octane river parties, royal palaces, Michelin-starred restaurants, world-class shopping — for incentive planners, the city has it all.” Frank Davis, Incentives planner
INSPIRING No other city offers youEXPERIENCES the ability to create such unique and memorable action-packed experiences. QUIRKY SPORTING SPECTACLES VIBRANT NIGHTLIFE
INSPIRING From West End shows toEXPERIENCES Michelin-starred dining, London offers experiences that can be found nowhere else on earth. ENTERTAINMENT 150 theatres, 250 galleries 250-plus free attractions West end thetare and musicals, comedy, cabaret, dance and music LUXURY & SHOPPING Spas, champagne, canapes & massages FOOD AND DRINK 40,000 shops including prestigious 10,00 bars and clubs department stores; Harrods, Selfridges 6,000 licensed restaurants, Buzzy marktes of Borough, Camden, bars and cafés Brick Lane and Portobello Road
SOCIALEVENTS Dine around on the Southbank to London’s theatre land include a flight on the London Eye Back stage tour combined with an evening performance of a world famous musical, play or opera
INSPIRING London’s unforgettable historic venues can be interspersedEXPERIENCES with contemporary culture to create truly stimulating itineraries. HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS CULTURE Buckingham Palace, Hampton Art at Tate Britain, the Royal Court Palace, Westminster Abbey, Academy of Arts, the Southbank Shakespeare’s Globe, St Paul’s Centre, the National Gallery, the Cathedral Serpentine Gallery, the Barbican Music at the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, O2 WORLD HERITAGE SITES and scores of festivals and live Tower of London, Kew Gardens, music bars Maritime Greenwich, Houses Exhibitions at the Science of Parliament Museum, the Natural History Museum, the British Museum
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ACHIEVE London’s world-class concentration of companies and talentBUSINESS offers huge opportunities to network with peers and exploreGOALS ways to grow your business. LEADING BRAND BASE KEY SECTORS Healthcare 75 % 50 % ICT Creative Industries 75% of Fortune London hosts 50% Environmental industries 500 companies of all European have offices here headquarters Financial Services
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