Event planners book Manchester party venues with the confidence that the city will provide an unforgettable occasion. With an energetic arts scene and some of the most cutting-edge music acts in the UK, the Rainy City has plenty on offer for entertaining your guests.
Manchester is the perfect location for party venues, whether your goal is sophisticated banqueting or delightfully uncivilised fun at a live music festival. A focal point of culture in the North West, students consistently rate the nightlife as one of the most diverse and entertaining in the UK – and who would know better?
It’s the perfect setting for Christmas parties, with many offering special sound and lighting equipment, dinner and dance areas, and catering option. There are many opportunities for after parties from the upmarket Deansgate to the trendy, independently minded Northern Quarter.
For civil ceremony and wedding planners, Manchester venues can foster any vision by providing the right environment, with exciting prospects for stag and hen organisers. The city has a number of stunning churches and cathedrals, while Manchester Town Hall is a popular place for public weddings.
Manchester has national and international transport links, covering air, rail and road, while delegates commute from their chosen accommodation using one of the UK’s most successful tram systems.
The world’s most visited city by international arrivals, London is a vast nerve centre of business, culture and history. A hub for conferencing innovation, the city generates approximately 30% of the UK’s GDP and vies with New York City as the most important location for international finance.
Conference organisers have an unparalleled range of choice when it comes to finding a venue in the capital. London has thousands of venues to suit every style, budget and requirement, from an intimate roof garden for an evening function to huge world-class exhibition centres.
London’s largest industry is finance, with more than half the FTSE 100 and over a fifth of Europe’s 500 largest companies based in the capital. It’s also home to leading media organisations like the BBC, major newspapers and 43 universities and colleges, making it the best city in Europe for building business connections and sourcing inspirational speakers.
With transport links to just about anywhere on the globe for international delegates, most venues are easily accessible by intercity road or rail. As a global leader in tourism, London has more than 125,000 hotel rooms from luxury hotels to university dorms. Over 300 languages are spoken in the capital, representing a remarkable diversity with cultures from around the world. In 2012, London became the first city to host the Olympics three times, an event that provided a significant boost to the hospitality industry.
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London is home to several of the world’s busiest international airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton Airport,
London City Airport, London Southend Airport and Stansted, which is the main hub for budget
Commuters in the capital get around the city by using the London Underground, colloquially known
as the Tube. Oyster card users get cheaper travel rates, used by swiping at the barriers. There’s also
the London Overground, Docklands Light Railway and Tramlink.
National rail links include 18 major stations providing commuter, intercity, airport and international services:
- Euston for: the West Midlands, North Wales, North West England and Scotland including
- Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.
- King's Cross for: the East Midlands, Yorkshire, North East England and Scotland including
- Peterborough, Cambridge, Leeds, York, Newcastle and Edinburgh.
- Liverpool Street for: East Anglia including Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich.
- Charing Cross and London Bridge for: South East England and the South Coast, including the Medway towns, Canterbury and Dover.
- Paddington for: South West England and South Wales including Oxford, Bristol, Plymouth and Cardiff.
- Victoria for: South East England and the South Coast, including Brighton, Canterbury and Dover.
- Waterloo for: South West England and the South Coast, including Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth and Weymouth.
- Marylebone for: Chiltern Mainline, including Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Birmingham Snow Hill
- St Pancras International provides links to Paris Gare du Nord and Brussels Midi via the Eurostar.
London is a major hub for many of the UK’s biggest and most important road networks. There are
three main ring road systems linking most of these routes:
- The Inner Ring Road, circumnavigating the congestion charge zone
- The North Circular (A406) and South Circular (A205) covering many suburban areas
- The M25 providing access to most of London, including Heathrow Airport
The congestion charge zone requires motor vehicle users in the city centre to pay a £10 fee between
07:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, introduced the Barclays Cycle
Hire scheme (popularly known as Boris Bikes) as a way of offsetting the congestion charge. Users can
hire public bikes for a small fee from one of various locations around London.
Park Plaza Victoria London
Special Q2 Rate
(from: 27/03/2023 to 30/06/2024)
Book your event to take place with us between 1at April until 30th June 2023 at Park Plaza Victoria and receive a £10.00 discount off the Day Delegate Rate.
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