Why choose London for your residential seminar?
- Direct access from all over the world
- Hotels for all tastes, from classic to trendy
- An innovative city that will get your teams inspired
With Groupcorner, you can find accommodation whatever your budget, among thousands of partner hotels in the UK.
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Off to London for your company residential seminar! The city is a must boasting all necessary assets: it is easy to get to and harbors a range of hotels for all kinds of needs. London also offers a vast array of activities and events to make up a varied programme, as well as trade fairs with international scope. For all the reasons detailed below, London is a winning choice for your business trip! Preparing your seminar, however, can be a chore- comparing thousands of hotels and getting the best rate is indeed time-consuming. Thanks to Groupcorner, just describe your need to us thanks to the "Express request" form; we will find the hotels that suit you, while delivering competitive quotes and therefore getting the best rates... And remember, all these services are totally free!
Far away, so close...
As London is one of the largest European transportation hubs, it is easy as pie to get there in groups. England being an island, the road access is obviously more complicated - however, it is very convenient to fly there or to take the train.
Boasting 5 international airports (Luton, Stansted, London City, Gatwick and Heathrow), London can be easily reached by plane. The smallest airport, London City, is the one located closest to the city centre; but Heathrow, which is the biggest one, allows you to reach the centre with a train shuttle in just 15 minutes.
The other three- Luton, Gatwick and Stansted -are farther away, as they welcome low cost companies. Therefore it will take you between 40 minutes to 1h45 to reach the centre from these airports, according to the chosen way (bus, train or taxi).
Coming by train is obviously a winning pick. Indeed, it takes only 2h15 to reach the heart of the London city centre from Paris. Plus, Eurostar provides groups with the possibility to privatize a coach in order to ensure maximal travelling comfort.
A car ride to London from France often turns out to be more complicated and requires using either the train (Eurotunnel) or the ferry (Britanny Ferries, Condor, Deds Seaways…). However this solution can be considered, especially for travellers coming from the coastal reagions of Northern and Western France, where the ferries departure ports are positioned.
Hotels for different kinds of seminars, spanning all standards
There is a great range of hotels in London and the rates differ according to locality. Here, luxury real estate is the world's most expensive; it is therefore best to look for the area which best suits your budget and needs.
West End doubtless attracts tourists most, while the City is home to the biggest banking firms. Composed of East End and the Essex suburbs, Eastern London is more down to earth, yet is has recently been boosted by the 2012 Olympic Games infrastructure. Trade fairs are set in the suburbia, each area being dedicated to one kind of event (as explained below).
For instance, here are three hotels which are a perfect pick to organize a seminar in London:
WIth its typical Victorian front, the Adam House is conveniently located in West Ham. With business rooms accommodating up to 36 people for meetings or up to 60 for conferences, it is the right choice for a team-building seminar, also allowing to go and discover London easily.
As its name indicates, the Apex City of London is located right in the heart of the City. With 179 rooms and 3 conference rooms that can accommodate up to 80 people for meetings or 90 for drinks receptions, the Apex is the perfect place to welcome your teams.
For smaller budgets, the Ibis Euston St Pancras is a good pick. Located close to the Eurostar station, this 2 star hotel has 380 rooms and 4 meeting rooms, which can accommodate up to 100 people in conference format.