Throughout history London has attracted people from around the globe, who have come to visit, live, study and work in the UK’s bustling capital. Today it is a truly cosmopolitan city, with one of the most diverse and exciting cultures in the world.
East London, where the majority of conference activities will take place, is an eclectic mix of the contemporary and the retro, with characterful, historic buildings nestling beside polished new developments. It is made up of several boroughs. The fashionable areas of Shoreditch, Hoxton, Dalston and London Fields have an array of markets, galleries and pop-up stores and are a hub for start-up businesses. It’s also worth visiting Broadway Market in Hackney which has been operating since 1890.
Brick Lane, near to Liverpool Street station, is a cultural melting pot. It is home to a large Bangladeshi community and has numerous Asian grocery stores and restaurants. For a bustling business and entertainment district, visit Canary Wharf which offers film, music, theatre, dance, art and fashion, and over 300 shops, bars and restaurants.
Right next to East London lies the City of London, also known as the Square Mile. The world’s leading financial and business centre, it is the oldest part of London and hosts historic attractions such as the Tower of London, built in the 11th century, and St Paul’s Cathedral.
Westfield Stratford City is Europe’s largest urban shopping centre and is within a 15-minute walk from the campus. The centre boasts over 250 retailers as well as a growing range of cafes, bars and restaurants. The complex also boasts a 17-screen cinema and a futuristic bowling alley. Most of the conference hotels will be located near the Westfield shopping centre.
For information on other parts of London, please visit this page on the Loughborough London website: https://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/about/location/exploring-london/