London for Associations

Find out why London is the perfect location for your next association congress.

As part of the Mayor of London’s promotional organisation, our team of association experts can help you access the widest range of venues, hotels and support services available in London. There is no charge for our services.

The city that speaks 230 languages offers some 8,000 restaurants, more than 60 with Michelin stars; 116,000 hotel rooms ranging from budget to five star; more than 1,000 remarkable venues including historic ships and futuristic towers; 173 museums and over 850 galleries.

The city is constantly evolving. Billions of pounds have poured into London, creating even faster and greener transport links, a greater range of accommodation, and regeneration hotspots with new attractions and venues.

An award-winning destination

London is a global leader for events, sitting in seventh place in the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) 2013 rankings of top convention cities, having risen an impressive 12 places in the previous six years.

The capital has also been awarded a number of accolades including:

  • Best International MICE destination in Today's Traveller Awards 2013
  • Favourite UK City in the Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Travel Awards 2013
  • Europe's Top City in the global Top Cities Study by Ipsos MORI in 2013

 

"London has transformed itself as a congress destination over the last four years, both in terms of world-class facilities and new infrastructure."

Grégoire Pavillon, Executive Director of EASL

 

How London & Partners can help

Our associations team offers:

  • Free, impartial advice about venues, hotels, PCOs and DMCs
  • Accommodation housing service
  • Bid production
  • Group discounts on travel to/in London
  • Delegate offers and visitor information
  • Use of London & Partners’ boardroom

Watch Becky Graveney, Head of Associations, discuss London's growing capacity, accessibility and affordability, and how our associations team can help open doors.

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Meet the team

Becky Graveney

Head of Associations

Becky has been with London & Partners for nearly seven years and spearheads the proactive sales for association congresses internationally. Becky works closely with all the large venues, global hotels, and suppliers to create the London bid.

Jerilee Pinto

Business Development Manager - Associations

With a background in hotel events and reservations, Jerilee started with London & Partners seven years ago, working in event solutions. She now focuses on business development for international associations and congresses.

Susy Whittaker

Business Development Manager - Associations

Susy joined London & Partners in 2009, having previously worked for an online accommodation provider for the travel trade. She now works with the association team in a business development role.

Serena Tallarico

Associations Sales Executive

A fluent Italian and Spanish speaker, Serena joined London & Partners from Westminster University. Now part of the association team, Serena specialises in citywide housing and social venues.

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