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London, England Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 1,012
Total Sleeping Rooms 109,357
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 1,600
Committable Meeting Rooms* 1,650
Convention Center Space 2,109,000 Sq. Mtr.
Largest Exhibit Space 1,796,000 Sq. Mtr.
Largest Ballroom 10,000,000 Sq. Mtr.
Average Hotel Room Rate GBP 221
Average Daily Meal Cost GBP 112
Average Weekly Car Rental GBP 65
*Maximum for a single hotel

London, England Key Stats for Meeting Planners

Time Zone: Greenwich Time (GMT)
Convention Center(s):
Hotel at Convention Center? Yes
Sleeping Rooms 1 Mile from Convention Center: 5,000
Airport(s): Destination Type(s):
  • Smoke-free Restaurants
  • Historic Destination
  • Special Event Venues
  • 1,985
  • Population
  • 8,673,713
  • Restaurants
  • 1,416
  • Country Code
  • 44
  • Sales Tax
  • 20.00%
  • Currency
  • British Pound
  • Standard Tipping Practice
  • 10-15%
  • Electricity
  • 230V / 50Hz
  • Official Languages
  • English
Credit Cards and Travelers Cheques widely accepted? Yes

All average costs based on U.S. Government Per Diem rates as published by the U.S. General Services Administration.

London, England Area Destinations

Population Meeting Hotels Hotel Rooms Special Event Venues
Central London, England 13,063,441 1,070 115,355 2,248
East London, England 1,768,700 105 - 517
North London, England 4,721,700 572 101,269 469
South London, England 2,835,200 581 101,269 469
West London, England 1,600,000 405 101,269 469

Cities Near London, England

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
New York, NY N/A n/a 6 hr 45 min GBP 377+
Birmingham, UK 118 km 2 hr 14 min 3 hr 25 min GBP 151+
Bristol, UK 119 km 2 hr 14 min 4 hr 10 min GBP 155+
Leeds, UK 196 km 3 hr 31 min 1 hr GBP 87+
Manchester, UK 208 km 3 hr 44 min 55 min GBP 81+
Paris, FR 289 km n/a 1 hr 10 min GBP 65+
Amsterdam, NL 334 km n/a 1 hr 5 min GBP 45+
Dublin, IE 362 km n/a 1 hr 15 min GBP 39+
Edinburgh, UK 404 km 5+ hrs 1 hr 15 min GBP 43+

London, England Climate Information

JanFeb MarApr MayJun JulAug SepOct NovDec
Avg. High (°C) 6 7 9 12 16 18 21 21 18 14 10 7
Avg. Low (°C) 1 1 2 3 6 10 11 11 8 6 3 2
Rec. High (°C) 12 17 20 22 28 32 33 35 27 25 17 15
Rec. Low (°C) -12 -13 -7 -5 -3 1 3 2 1 -4 -7 -11
Rainfall (cm) 7.0 5.0 6.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 7.0 7.0

The weather in London often suffers from drizzly rain and intermittent showers over the course of the year. The hottest month is July, when average temperatures can reach around 23°C (73°F), though minor heat waves between the months of June and August often see temperatures rising much higher. January, the coldest month, sees temperatures struggling to rise above 2°C (36°F)

London's annual rainfall averages around 584 millimeters (23 inches). February is one of the driest months of the year, but the weather is generally inconsistent so guests can expect a mixture of unpredictable weather conditions. The best time of year to visit is early spring in April and May and towards the end of the summer in August.

 
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