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Central London is home to all of England's political, financial, and governmental institutions. It’s also a prestigious international convention destination, as well as a world-class cultural center full of museums, art galleries, and concert halls. Meeting venues in Central London are among the city's most famous and celebrated institutions.
Situated on the north bank of the Thames, Central London contains the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and one of the world's most important financial districts, known simply as "The City". Conference venues in Central London include the beautiful Olympia London, which welcomes nearly two million visitors each year to its seven connected spaces, including a dedicated conference center for up to 600 delegates. The ExCeL London Convention & Exhibition Center offers flexible space for a variety of events, as well as two railway stations, nearly two dozen restaurants, and eight onsite hotels. Set in the heart of the West End, the Congress Centre serves as a perfect spot for meetings, dinners, and parties.
All average costs based on U.S. Government Per Diem rates as published by the U.S. General Services Administration.
Meeting square feet: 16,000
London City Airport (LCY)
Set about 40 minutes east of Central London, London City Airport accommodates more than four million passengers each year. The airport features an array of dining and shopping options, as well as convenient public transport, with in-terminal Docklands Light Railway service linking to London's Underground and national rail stations.
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
The second largest airport in the United Kingdom, London Gatwick Airport served more than 43 million passengers in 2016, connecting them to more than 200 destinations in 74 countries worldwide. Located about one hour south of Central London, the airport serves as a hub for EasyJet and offers direct flights to the United States, Turkey, Canada, Central America, South America, and Asia, among other destinations. Thanks to the airport's rail station, passengers can connect to Central London by rail in 30 minutes.
London Luton Airport (LTN)
Located about one hour northwest of Central London, London Luton Airport is popular with budget travelers and connects seamlessly to Central London by public transport. Serving more than nine million passengers each year, the airport features shuttle service to the nearby Luton Airport Parkway rail station. From there, passengers can ride the train to Central London in about 20 minutes.
London Stansted Airport (STN)
Set about one hour northeast of Central London, London Stansted Airport is the United Kingdom's third busiest airport, serving mostly European and Mediterranean destinations. The airport offers a wide variety of shopping and dining options. Stansted Express trains get passengers to Central London in a 15-minute ride.
Called "the Tube," the London Underground rail network serves as a fantastic way to travel to, from, and around Central London. Greater London is served by 12 Tube lines, as well as the Docklands Light Railway and local train network. Underground trains run daily and are divided into nine travel zones, with Zone 1 located in Central London. The London Overground Train is a daily regional rail service that serves Central London and a large part of Greater London.
London's iconic red buses run daily throughout Central London. Fare must be paid by Oyster Card; single ride, daily, and weekly passes are available.
London City Airport features rental car counters for Avis, Budget, Europcar, and Hertz, while rental car companies at London Gatwick Airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, National, and Sixt. Rental car companies at London Luton Airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, and National, while Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, and Payless are all found at London Stansted Airport.
Visitors traveling to Central London from London City Airport should expect to pay approximately 30 GBP in taxi fare, while those traveling from London Gatwick Airport should expect to pay approximately 150 GBP. Visitors traveling to Central London from London Luton Airport should expect to pay approximately 80 GBP, while those traveling from London Stansted Airport should expect to pay approximately 100 GBP in taxi fare.
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