What to do in LondonAn evening on the Thames
It’s OK – we know you want to see more of London than just the inside of the Park Plaza Hotel! So following conference day 1, you and your fellow CEM Global attendees will head down to Westminster Pier, where drinks and a luxury river cruise await you. Take in some of London’s iconic sites, including the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge and many more, whilst catching up with old friends and new.
Telecoms IQ’s top London picks
Decided to take an extra day or two out of the office? Telecoms IQ have put together some of our favourite London hotspots.
Things to see
The British Museum (nearest station – Holborn or Tottenham Court Road)
This world-famous museum exhibits the works of man from prehistoric to modern times, from around the world. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and the mummies in the Ancient Egypt collection, to which entry is free!
The Tower of London (nearest station – Tower Hill)
One of London’s most iconic buildings, this 900-year-old palace, prison, jewel house, zoo and execution place is one of the best ways to understand the history of the British monarchy. Visitors can take a tour with one of the Yeoman Warders, gaze up at the White Tower, tiptoe through a medieval king's bedchamber and marvel at the Crown Jewels.
Things to do
Take a flight on the London Eye (nearest station – Waterloo)
The London Eye is a major feature of London's skyline, boasting some of London's best views from its 32 capsules, each holding up to 25 people. If you’re short of time, this is a great way to view over 55 of London's most famous landmarks – all in just 30 minutes!
Be entertained by London’s finest street artists (nearest station – Covent Garden)
Covent Garden has long been famous as the home of some of London’s finest theatres, restaurants, and even the Royal Opera House but increasingly it’s the street theatre that draws the biggest crowds! Artists range from violinists and opera singers, to daredevil fire eaters, and to clowns and magicians for children... Just wander around and see what you stumble across!
Places to eat and drink
In a city as big as London, it’s almost impossible to pick the best restaurant or bar, however for the widest choice, head into Soho (nearest station – Oxford Circus). Alternatively if you are looking for something specific, Brick Lane is famous for a curry (nearest station – Aldgate East), Chinatown is clearly the best place for Chinese (nearest station – Leicester Square), and for traditional East London ‘pie and mash’, head to a branch of Manze (most central one is near Elephant & Castle Station)