Destinations
London & Paris

London, England

Chairman’s Club and President’s Club: April 30 – May 4, 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.

Paris, France

Chairman’s Club: May 4 – 6, 2021
An international city of astounding beauty and monumental sights, Paris continues to tempt millions of visitors each year. From its classic cathedrals and exquisite museums, to the trendy sidewalk cafés along the lively Champs-Elysées, Paris is a gorgeous city that is rich with history yet culturally progressive. In the evenings, Paris lights up from within, becoming—quite truly—the City of Light. Making your way through this city will not be difficult, either on foot or via the Metro (the city’s subway system), and will ensure that you don’t miss a must-see on your list.

 
A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi

Paris has special quality that makes it exceptional and one of a kind. Every quartier, or neighborhood, has its own personality. Around every corner is something new and amazing to discover. Get lost on the city’s narrow streets and fashionable boulevards. Explore its nooks and crannies. Stumble upon historic landmarks, beautiful architecture, appetizing restaurants and charming storefronts.

 
French Foodie

When in Paris, do as the Parisians do—eat! From buttery croissants to rich chocolates, crisp wines to creamy cheeses, Paris offers opportunities to indulge your taste buds at every turn. Explore street markets filled with tantalizing fresh produce, meats and more, or stop into a patisserie for a tempting pastry or two. And for a true Paris experience, spend an afternoon sipping espresso on a café terrace and watch the world go by.

 
Artistic Inspiration

The list of artists, writers and designers—French or otherwise—who have flocked to Paris is endless, and you can spot evidence of their work throughout the city. The Louvre, the world’s largest art museum, is home to more than 35,000 of those works of art spread across three wings. To see why the city brings so much inspiration, all you have to do is take the elevator of the Eiffel Tower to the third floor for panoramic views of city. Built as the centerpiece of the 1889 World’s Fair, the tower has become an integral part of the city’s skyline.

 Weather

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

 Time

London
Paris
5:00 p.m.
6:00 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). In Paris, the currency is the euro (€, EUR). Credit cards are widely accepted. There are many ATMs that will convert your U.S. dollars when you withdraw money.
  • Electrical Current: London and Paris 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.
  • Language: French is the official language of Paris.