London retains its title as top European city for meetings and events
London has seen another bumper year in the meetings and incentives industry, including setting a new exhibitor milestone at IMEX America with the largest presence since the show started in 2011. This is amplified by the fact that London has once again topped the Resonance list for the world’s best city for the eighth year.
The London Convention Bureau will exhibit alongside 29 of the city’s best hotels, venues and destination management companies at IMEX.
From recently opened luxury hotels and state-of-the-art venue expansions to new transportation links and continued investment, the city is set to record another successful 2023 with exciting prospects for 2024.
London continues to be an attractive place for hotel launches. Since 2021, a total of 73 hotels have opened their doors in the capital adding to the existing 1,827 hotels already available in the city. Recent openings include The Peninsula London and Raffles at the OWO, both in September.
Following last year’s launch of immersive venues Outernet London and Frameless, venues in the city continue to innovate with ongoing redevelopment plans and new openings. The highly anticipated transformation of ExCeL London is set to be complete in October 2024. The iconic 140-year-old Olympia London is also undergoing a regeneration, due for completion in 2025.
London continues to be the most connected city in the world. After the completion of the Elizabeth Line, it recorded 150 million passengers in the first year alone. This high-speed train has revolutionised the way Londoners and visitors alike travel across London, halving the travel time from Heathrow airport to ExCeL London.
Additionally, Eurostar expanded its travel options to more cities in the Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium. It will also launch a new train service connecting London with the French Alps this December.
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