TOURISM LONDON – YES! LONDON

PRIMARY CONTACT:
Lynne Gale, CMM, Director of Conventions – GTA Office
[email protected]

Karen Dowhan, Business Development Manager – GTA Office

[email protected]ourism.ca 

DESTINATION LONDON:
Yes! London.  A vibrant compact city centre, lush parklands and the Thames River gently flowing through the centre of town framed by beautiful bike-pathways and parks. It’s a striking green-nature contrast to the economic and intellectual powerhouse of London, situated in the prosperous agricultural heartland of southwestern Ontario.

A hidden gem for meeting and event planners, London—known as the Forest City—offers big city sophistication without the traffic chaos. Blend in historic architecture, thriving businesses in the technology sector, insurance and medical research fields, hip restaurants and a wide variety of event space for a destination that can satisfy any planner’s checklist.

Ideally situated just two hours from Toronto, it’s even closer by air. Fly direct from Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto or take VIA Rail to downtown London.

Conventions hosted in London regularly have record-breaking attendance.

SUPPORT SERVICES OFFERED:
Call us 1st, we’re-know-it-alls.  Call Tourism London for outstanding service, help with your RFP, plan a site visit, and answer all your questions.  Put us on the top of your list!

WHAT’S NEW?
London’s new look!  With a $70 million makeover to the London Convention Centre and London’s major hotels, you and your delegates will enjoy the fresh, sophisticated styling. There’s no better time to take advantage of competitive F&B and guestroom rates.

AT-A-GLANCE

Ideal Conference size: 300-1000

Largest group the destination can accommodate: 10,000

Convention Centre: Yes

Distance from Airport: 10 km

Convention Centre:
Total square footage: 70,000 sq.ft.
Largest single room: 33,000 sq.ft.
Number of rooms: 20

Popular Offsite venues:

*Banting House – home of Dr. Banting, inventor of Insulin
*Covent Garden Market since 1835
*East Park – London’s place to play
*Museum London – enjoy the Paul Peel collection
*The Grand Theatre – 115 years and a resident ghost
*Western Fair – slots & live racing

Largest Conference Hotels: Doubletree by Hilton
320 guestrooms
30,000 sq.ft of meeting space

Delta London Armouries Hotel
220 guestrooms
9,500 sq.ft of meeting space

Four Points by Sheraton London
180 guestrooms
15,000 sq.ft of meeting space

Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre

172 guestrooms

20,000 sq.ft of meeting space