Welcome to London!
Welcome to London, which is one of the most visited cities and has something for everyone: from history and culture to fine food and exceedingly good times.
London is famous for more than its magnificent ancient buildings, the Palace of Westminster, Trafalgar Square, Tower of London, London Eye, Art Galleries, and Big Ben. During the Networking Event, you will get the opportunity to witness first hand Tower Bridge being opened for us to sail through.
Speaking of history, London is famous for its variety of top notch museums home to some of the most prized possessions in the world. From Tate Modern to the Museum of Natural History, it’s no wonder the city is a treasure trove for museum lovers. But those hardly scratch the surface. London is home to more than 200 museums – one of which is the mighty British Museum with more than 8 million pieces in its arsenal and around 80,000 on display at any given time.
London’s status as one of the world’s most culturally rich cities should come as no surprise given its large functions as a business, arts and economics centre for the world. And when we say London is diverse, we mean it. On any given day there are more than 300 languages spoken throughout the city and each year puts on more than 197 festivals.
The United Kingdom is world-famous for its tea culture surrounding an obsession with afternoon teatimes fit for the movies. London is no exception, and you’d be hard pressed to find any cafe in the city that doesn’t have a stellar line up of tea to make for the perfect British cuppa. If you want something special, head to Fortnum and Masons for afternoon tea!
In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old. There will be many events happening as part of the celebrations in London from the 2nd to 5th June.
On behalf of the local committee, I wish you a very interesting and profitable PCIC Europe conference and we will do our best to make your visit to London enjoyable.
Have a wonderful stay in London.
Chris Thomason – Chair | Jeremy Andrews | Caroline Bishop | Thibaut Jouvet