Guide to client appropriate events in London
These events are perfect for taking clients along to and will also help you enjoy your time in London.
One of the joys of being in London is all the fantastic events that are held in the capital throughout the year. But if you’re travelling to the Big Smoke for work, you may feel like you don’t have the opportunity to take advantage of the fun-filled calendar.
That doesn’t have to be the case, there’s plenty of events that are suitable for taking clients along to. In fact, they could be a great way to get prospective businesses on side.
The original purpose of The Proms was to make classical music accessible to all which is still achieved today through keeping prices low and holding performances of well-loved pieces and more contemporary themes, such as film scores. Venues, including the Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall, mean the event is held within wonderful settings and feels really special. This year The Proms is running from 19th July to 14th September, so make sure you pre-order your copy of the BBC Proms Festival Guide in preparation for when tickets are released in May.
London Restaurant Festival
If any of your clients are known foodies, then this is the event to take them to. During October the annual Restaurant Festival will be taking place in London. It’s a great excuse to experience special menus at eateries across the capital, as well as activities, such as meet the chef and restaurant-hopping tours. Each with a theme, such as tapas or Japanese food, these tours are great fun and allow participants to indulge in tasting plates in several restaurants.
London Cocktail Week
Perhaps cocktails are more your thing? Then make sure you and your clients are around for London Cocktail Week which is also running during October this year. Part of a collection of events – London Wine Week and London Beer Week included – it’s a great way to build connections with clients in a more laidback environment than the boardroom. We’d recommend purchasing a wristband to get fully involved in all the happenings associated with London Cocktail Week, including discounts and specially created drinks at venues across the capital.
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
Foster some friendly rivalry between you and your client by opting to back different sides at the annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race which this year is taking place on Sunday 7th April. There are some great places to watch the action including Putney Embankment and Bishops Park. You could get a top class picnic basket from the likes of Fortnum and Mason to enjoy in the sunshine if the weather is good or head to one of the bars and restaurants that line the route.
The quintessential British summer experience, Wimbledon has been held at the All England Club since 1877. It is a fantastic place to take clients, as it is something they will never forget and quite possibly wouldn’t do otherwise, as tickets can be hard to come by. There are some fantastic hospitality packages available, however, to wine and dine clients in a suitably impressive style. Wimbledon takes places from 1st July – 14th July this year, so don’t hang around when it comes to buying tickets.