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Why London?

London is the natural meeting point for the world’s business networks. It’s a leading city in the global economy and a centre of international trade and finance.


The city continues to nurture some of the finest research and technology developments, while its influence through medical schools, universities and hospitals is second to none.

For decades, England’s capital has been the launch pad for new ideas and trends. It's a creative hub where there is always something to see and do. Hotels, venues, restaurants, and attractions constantly update and improve. This means no matter how many times you visit, London always has something new in store.

Why London is a driving force for delegate and visitor attendance

153,000+ hotel rooms

The best connected city in the world

Over 8,000 restaurants,
65 of which are Michelin starred

300 languages spoken and
home to 270 nationalities

Four World Heritage sites

70 free attractions

120 historic buildings

More than 3,000 open spaces, including eight royal parks

170 museums

240 theatres

40,000 shops

250 art galleries

“On behalf of London & Partners, we are delighted that you are considering our Capital city for your next event. As the city’s tourism and convention body, we are clearly focused on ensuring the very best support for organisers who bring their events to London and we will do all that we can to ensure your event is a great success. I am personally delighted to offer my support and my team at London & Partners look forward to helping you create a truly memorable event.”

Tracy Halliwell MBE

Director of Business Tourism & Major Events, London & Partners


The ExCeL team are experienced in preparing international bids and we work closely with London’s convention bureau, London & Partners, to ensure you can take full advantage of everything London has to offer you.


ExCeL contacts

European Associations

Samantha Shamkh
Head of Conventions
+44 (0)20 7069 4754
+44 (0)7714 236895
Email Samantha

North American Corporate Events & Associations

Andrew Swanston
Head of Sales
+44 (0)20 7069 4646
+44 (0)7703 746204
Email Andrew

International Exhibitions

James Campion
Head of Sales
+44 (0)20 7069 4683
+44 (0)7736 147912
Email James


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