Get to know a little more about London

London is one of the most popular and populated cities worldwide, and this cosmopolitan city is home to some of the most unmissable, iconic landmarks in the world as well as an immensely diverse population, world-class dining and entertainment and incredibly rich history. Needless to say, coming to London can be a bit intimidating. It’s the largest city not only in the United Kingdom, but in all of Europe.

London is home to over 9 million people, and it’s a popular destination for international migrants. Over the past decade, the yearly migration to London has averaged 95 thousand people per year. People from all over the globe flock to this city, and just how rich the city is in its diversity showcases this. Whereas White British-identifying individuals make up 78.4% of the population in England and Wales overall, the White British population accounts for only 43.4% of London’s overall population. This makes London a considerably more ethnically diverse city than the rest of the UK, with 40% of Londoners identifying as Black and Minority ethnic compared to England’s figure of 10%. Further, 37% of Londoners were not born in the UK – the wealth of diversity both ethnically and internationally can be felt throughout the city, with over 300 languages spoken there everyday – this is more than any other city in the world.

Coming to London, you will feel both its rich history and diversity. There is no place quite like this city in the UK when it comes to being a melting pot of varied backgrounds, languages and people.


Explore the city of London

We know just how thrilling coming to the capital can be, so we have compiled just a few of the amazing destinations you won’t want to miss while visiting London this January. These suggestions have something for everyone, whether you’re looking for some of the top must-see attractions in London or for some unmissable London gems that you might not already be familiar with. We strongly recommend that you book a few days around the conference to save some time to fully take advantage of what London has to offer.

Need some more ideas on what to do in London outside conference time? Here’s more of what this beautiful, historic city has to offer:

The Tower of London
The Tower of LondonExplore London’s iconic castle and World Heritage Site. Get up close to the Crown Jewels in the year of the Platinum Jubilee, meet the legendary Yeoman Warders and ravens and see the Tower like never before.
Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge See inside London's Defining Landmark. From the high-level Walkways, take in stunning panoramic views and experience the thrill of seeing London life through the Glass Floor.
The British Museum
The British MuseumDiscover two million years of human history and culture.
Big Ben
Big BenThe Houses of Parliament's iconic clock tower is one of London's most famous landmarks.
Covent Garden
Covent GardenLocated in the West End of London, Covent Garden is renowned for its luxury fashion and beauty stores as well as award-winning restaurants and theatres.
Sky Garden
Sky GardenThe famous enlarged glass dome of 20 Fenchurch Street is dedicated to three storeys of exquisitely landscaped public gardens and London's most exclusive social spaces, including observation decks and an open air terrace.
Primrose Hill
Primrose HillPrimrose Hill has a character all of its own, at the summit of this grassy hill are some spectacular views across London. It is separated from The Regent’s Park by Prince Albert Road and the ZSL London Zoo.
Borough Market
Borough MarketLocated right in the heart of London, Borough Market is one of the best known produce and street food markets around. Open seven days a week, the food market’s atmospheric halls and passageways are a pleasure to explore.
Westminster Abbey
Westminster AbbeyThe Abbey is a place that's touched the lives of kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers, poets, priests, heroes and villains since 960AD. Westminster Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the resting place of more than 3,000 great Britons.
The Natural History Museum
The Natural History MuseumTravel through 4.6 billion years of our planet's history and help protect its future. What will you discover?

SetJetters – Film Tourism App
Film tourism is a growing travel trend and hobby – and London is overflowing with great locations! Download the SetJetters app (iOS/Android) to access the world’s largest mobile film scene database. Find and collect scenes, earn badges, as well as recreate iconic film shots and share them!

Need some more ideas on what to do in London outside conference time? Don’t miss reading these articles to find out more on what this historic city has to offer:


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