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CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION VENUE

Business Design Centre

52 Upper Street, Islington, N1 0QH
businessdesigncentre.co.uk

Our conference venue is the Business Design Centre in Islington, a vibrant area of north London with many independent shops, bars and restaurants, close to the major transport hubs of Kings Cross and St Pancras International stations.

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DINNER VENUE

Museum of London

Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN
museumoflondon.org.uk

We have exclusively hired the Museum of London for our reception and conference dinner on Wednesday 3 May 2017.  The museum tells the story of London from its first settlers to modern times and dinner guests will be able to roam the galleries after the meal and get close up to one of the most recent installations - Thomas Heatherwick’s London 2012 Cauldron.

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WELCOME PARTY VENUE

The Pearl and Feather

360-362 St John St, London EC1V 4NR
pearlandfeather.com

Our welcome party takes place at The Pearl and Feather, an 1820’s pub located at Angel Islington, a five minute walk from the Business Design Centre.  Guests will be able to sample hand crafted beers, carefully selected wines and freshly prepared food sourced from the neighbourhood and local suppliers.

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation ideas in Islington

If proximity to the Business Design Centre is your priority, these hotels will be convenient choices.

Hilton Angel Islington, right next door to the Business Design Centre, is a short walk from many of Islington’s chic boutiques, restaurants and bars.

Hilton Angel Islington, right next door to the Business Design Centre, is a short walk from many of Islington’s chic boutiques, restaurants and bars.

Premier Inn Angel Islington is a convenient base one minute from the Business Design Centre and close to the pubs and cafes of Upper Street.

Premier Inn Angel Islington is a convenient base one minute from the Business Design Centre and close to the pubs and cafes of Upper Street.

DoubleTree by Hilton Islington is a contemporary base offering stylish guest rooms, located five minutes walk from the Business Design Centre.

DoubleTree by Hilton Islington is a contemporary base offering stylish guest rooms, located five minutes walk from the Business Design Centre.

Accommodation in the City of London

Base yourself within easy walking distance of the Museum of London.

Malmaison London in buzzy Clerkenwell has 97 design led rooms.

Malmaison London in buzzy Clerkenwell has 97 design led rooms.

Citadines Aparthotel has studios and apartments perfect for short stays.

Citadines Aparthotel has studios and apartments perfect for short stays.

Montcalm at The Brewery is a five star hotel housed in a former brewery.

Montcalm at The Brewery is a five star hotel housed in a former brewery.

Book online

HotelMap.com is a convenient way to check hotel rates being offered at your preferred London hotel.  The map shows live availability for hotels across London and the rates displayed are pulled directly from each hotel's reservation system. The prices shown are per room and you will always pay the hotel directly.
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We have also set up a hotel accommodation booking website offering rates at a selected number of hotels including two of those mentioned above.
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WHAT TO DO

Islington

There are loads of interesting places to shop, eat and drink on the doorstep of the Business Design Centre. Here are some of the things we like to do.

Shop

Upper Street is packed full of retailers but for quirky independent shops selling everything from antiques and vintage clothing to contemporary home accessories and jewellery, cross the road and wander the pretty streets of Camden Passage and Pierrepont Arcade.
Camden Passage...

Dine

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining in Islington but where do you go if there's no time to book?  This article details the best no-reservations restaurants in the areas around the Business Design Centre and Angel Islington.
10 No-reservation Restaurants...

drink

Drink

We recommend a caffeine fix from speciality coffee house The Coffee Works Project, craft beer from backstreet Georgian pub The Earl of Essex, trying and buying new wines at innovative wine merchant The Sampler and exploring Islington's huge array of bars.

Plan your time at the conference - check out the programme