Luxury Estate Agents
London is a global destination city. I think it will always remain that way simply because it's the centre of the world from a time point of view. Greenwich Mean Time will always be the centre of the world, so it makes sense for London to be a hub.
Anyway, London is definitely a leading business capital and attracts a lot of overseas businesses as a place to stage their events. In January, an organisation called Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, based in Seattle, were in town for their International Luxury Real Estate Symposium. Being held at the very lovely St James' Court by Taj hotel in Victoria, the event was attended by estate agents from across the world who specialise in luxury, high-end properties.
As most of the attendees were from outside the UK, it was only fair that the first activity was a red bus tour of the capital, taking in the sites of central London in an afternoon. I went along for the ride and learnt some new things I didn't know about the city in which I've spent most of my life.
Following the bus tour were some welcome drinks and canapes at the hotel. The second day saw the conference kick off in the function rooms at St James' Court. There were speakers and panel sessions all followed by lively discussions. The day ended with drinks in a proper English pub where local ales were drunk and classic pub grub was consumed.
The final day of the symposium consisted of more speakers, panels and Q&As, before it was finished with an award handed out by the chairman of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, John Brian Losh.
Some of my favourite photos from the three days can be seen below. Thanks for popping by my blog.