Destination
London

London, England

President’s Club: October 1 – 5, 2021; Chairman’s Club: October 1 – 7, 2021


As the capital of Great Britain, London is Europe’s largest city and a global center for culture, finance and fashion. Sights such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and red double-decker buses all adorn this remarkable setting. In London historic attractions abound including four World Heritage Sites: the Palace of Westminster, the Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

 
Picture-Perfect Pastimes

Aside from London’s countless popular attractions, you’ll also love its tranquil Georgian squares, quaint alleyways and riverside walks. And even in the midst of this bustling metropolis, you’ll discover plenty of natural beauty—Hyde Park, Green Park and St. James’s Park will be filled with springtime blooms. When the sun goes down, London lights up. Whether you’re in the mood for a dramatic theater performance, rocking live music, a night of dancing at a club or a pint at one of the city’s many pubs, there’s an eclectic range of places to go after dark.

 
Diverse Dining

For traditional British fare, head to Rules restaurant in Convent Garden—the oldest restaurant in London, where you can savor classic game cooking. Or go for a simple pub lunch, featuring standard dishes such as fish and chips, and bangers and mash. London also harbors an array of dining establishments featuring international cuisine. In Soho on the West End, Chinatown is where you’ll taste the best in Chinese cooking. Of course, there are plenty of other options, including French and Indian meals.

 
Splendid Shopping

Many of the world’s best-known designers call London home, and this is your opportunity to reap the benefits in the city’s finest stores and shops. Whatever you seek, Harrods is the place to find it, offering possibly the widest range of products in the world under one roof. Oxford Street—the longest shopping street in the world—is also a prime shopping area, from the pricey to the affordable. With a reputation for the offbeat and exclusive, London also houses independent shops and boutiques that strive to present their own styles.

 Weather

Average
High temperature: 60°F
Low temperature: 47°F

 Time

London 5:00 p.m.
Eastern Time (New York) 12:00 noon
Central Time (Chicago) 11:00 a.m.
Mountain Time (Denver) 10:00 a.m.
Pacific Time (Los Angeles) 9:00 a.m.

Keep in Mind

  • Currency: The currency in London is the pound sterling (£, GBP). Credit cards are widely accepted. There are many ATMs that will convert your U.S. dollars when you withdraw money.
  • Electrical Current: London use 220-to-240-volt, 50-cycle A.C. with type G and type E plugs. You’ll want to bring a voltage converter and plug adapter for both. Check your electrical device manuals to see if your phone, laptop and camera are dual voltage.