IAPC 55th WORLD CONFERENCE
14-16 November, 2022 | London
London Tour Guide
Not interested in the conference program but would love to visit London? Join us at a special Accompanying Guest rate of $599 USD, you will have access to each night's event including the Churchill War Rooms reception, Royal Opera House reception and Gala Dinner at The Hurlingham Club. Have your days free to explore!
Check out all there is to do outside the conference in London!
National Gallery - https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/ - 8 min walk from hotel – Free general admission
British Museum - https://www.britishmuseum.org/ - 24 min walk from hotel – Free general admission
Natural History Museum - https://www.nhm.ac.uk/ - 8 minute tube from Embankment to South Kensington – Free admission (A must see if you have not been before)
Science Museum - https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/home - 8 minute tube from Embankment to South Kensington – Free admission (Main Entrance just behind Natural History Museum)
Victoria and Albert Museum - https://www.vam.ac.uk/ - 8 minute tube from Embankment to South Kensington – Free admission (Next door to the Natural History Museum)
Imperial War Museum - https://www.iwm.org.uk/ - 3 minute tube from Embankment to Lambeth North – Free admission
ICONIC LONDONG SITES
Big Ben, and The Houses of Parliament - https://www.parliament.uk/visiting/ - 10 min walk from hotel – See website for visiting details
London Eye - https://www.londoneye.com/ - 9 min walk from hotel – See website for visiting details
London’s Southbank - https://southbanklondon.com/ - 9 min walk from hotel - Beside the River Thames, the South Bank is a dynamic area at the heart of London’s cultural scene. The Southbank Centre, National Theatre, and BFI film theatre are all world-class arts venues. The riverside walkway is lined with trees, restaurants and historic pubs, and is the site of frequent fairs and events. Sightseers admire iconic landmarks like Big Ben and St. Paul’s Cathedral from the London Eye Ferris wheel. If you walk down far enough you will make it to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and past that Borough Market, an absolute Must for foodies. – See website for more details.
Buckingham Palace -https://www.rct.uk/visit/buckingham-palace – 21 min walk from hotel – See website for visiting details
London Aquarium - https://www.visitsealife.com/london/ - 12 min walk from hotel – See website for visiting details
London Dungeons - https://www.thedungeons.com/london/ - 11 min walk from hotel – See website for visiting details
Covent Garden - https://www.coventgarden.london/ - 12 min walk from hotel – See website for more details (This area was immortalised in My Fair Lady, great for boutique shops)
Carnaby Street - https://www.carnaby.co.uk/ - 22 min walk from hotel – See website for more details (Great for boutique shops and eateries)
Oxford Street - https://www.oxfordstreet.co.uk/ - 5 minute train from Embankment to Oxford Circus – See website for more details (All High Street brands available including Department store Selfridges)
Burlington Arcade - https://www.burlingtonarcade.com/ - 21 min walk from hotel – See website for more details (One of the oldest arcades in London, very good for jewellery shopping)
Harrods - https://www.harrods.com/en-gb/ - 20 minute tube from Embankment to Leicester Square to Knightsbridge – See website for more details (Most famous department store in England)
Kings Road - https://www.kingsroadchelsea.london/ - 16 minute tube from Embankment to Sloane Square – See website for more details (Slightly quieter then Oxford Street, offers great shopping in a beautiful area of London)
2022 Conference Highlights
The Royal Horseguards Hotel
An impressive historic building in London, The Royal Horseguards Hotel is situated on the River Thames at the Embankment. This hotel is ideally place in heart of central London within walking distance of Covent Garden and minutes from Embankment.
DRINKS & CANAPES RECEPTION
Churchill War Rooms
Our first night of the conference reception will be held in the historic Churchill War Rooms, the secret underground headquarters where Prime Minister Winston Churchill lived and worked during WWII.
Westminster and St James Pub Crawl
If the jet lag hasn’t caught up to you, join us after the historic Churchill War Rooms for a Westminster and St James Pub Crawl!
We will kick off the Pub Crawl at Red Lion, 48 Parliament Street, moving on to St Stephens Tavern opposite the Houses of Parliament. From there, the Westminster Arms on Storeys Gate, then the Two Chairmen, and Buckingham Arms, and finally (if you can make it) the Cask and Glass near Victoria Station.
DRINKS & CANAPES RECEPTION
Royal Opera House
Our second night’s evening event will be a cocktail and canape reception at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden at the Terrace Bar which looks out onto the square.
The Hurlingham Club
Our final night Gala will be held at the famous Hurlingham Club. Situated in 42 acres of landscaped grounds adjacent to the River Thames in Fulham, The Hurlingham Club is recognised as one of the world’s finest private member clubs. Since its opening in 1869, The Hurlingham Club’s croquet and tennis lawns, botanical gardens and stately Georgian Clubhouse – regarded as the birthplace of polo – have made it a sought-after destination for exclusive sporting and social activities.
IAPC Members, who will be gathering in London for the first post-pandemic live conference on November 14th-16th 2022, are some of the worlds’ most influential and respected political, public affairs and communications specialists. Most have played crucial roles in elections throughout the world and are responsible for spending billions of pounds each year on products and services that engage citizens in our democratic process.
As an IAPC sponsor, your company will gain powerful presence at the conference as well as a unique opportunity to interact with many of the world’s leading political operatives.
New to the IAPC World Conference?
Check out our 2020 and 2021 virtual conference agendas, and pics from our last in-person conference in 2019, on the Danube River!