City of London
The City of London is a city within a city. It constituted most of London from its settlement by the Romans in the 1st century AD to the middle ages.It is widely referred to simply as the Square Mile, as it is just over 1 sq mi, in area.Throughout the 19th century, the City was perhaps the world's primary business centre, and it continues to be a major meeting point for business. London came top in the Worldwide Centres of Commerce Index, published in 2008. It is blessed with a fantastic array of wonderful and surprising historic venues of all types.Iconic buildings like the Tower of London, the Lloyds Building,the Gherkin,the'Old lady of Threadneedle Street',the Shard,Tower Bridge and the Royal Exchange are often available for your party,event or conference.View much more on our website.
City of Westminster
The City of Westminster is an inner London Borough occupying much of the central area of Greater London, including most of the West End. Aside from a number of large parks and open spaces many sites commonly associated with London are located in the borough, including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, and 10 Downing Street. There is a huge diversity of venues with superb transport links,beautiful historic buildings, and many waterside locations. Weddings,meetings,conferences and partys are all easily accomodated here.
Kensington and Chelsea
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is a west London Borough of Royal Borough status.The borough has a higher proportion of high earners than any other local government district in the country.It contains major museums and universities in 'Albertopolis', department stores such as Harrods, Peter Jones and Harvey Nicholls in Knightsbridge, and Embassies in Belgravia, Knightsbridge and Kensington Gardens, and it is home to the Notting Hill Carnival, Europe's largest. There is a wealth of beautiful and historic locations and provides a diverse array of venues for you to enjoy. Exceptional locations and venues abound and your wedding,party,meeting or conference are easliy accommodated.
Hammersmith and Fulham
The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is a London Borough in West London and forms part of Inner London. Many international corporations have offices in the borough including the Virgin Group,Sony Communications and many Airlines and Embassys.The borough is home to a number of sports teams among them: Fulham, Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers football clubs and The Queens Club for tennis.The first half of the Boat Race course goes along Hammersmith and Fulham's southern border, on the Thames. There is a lavish choice of diverse venues for your wedding,party,meeting or conference and many interesting historic and peaceful locations.
The London Borough of Wandsworth is situated 4.6 miles southwest of Charing Cross. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. The former wharf area of the river-front is now lined with new apartment blocks, bars and restaurants. Notable pubs include the Ship Inn and the Waterfront, on the western and eastern side of Wandsworth Bridge. Wandsworth Common is set back from the river, at the top of East Hill, and is adjoined by an area known locally as "the Toast Rack" that has some of the most expensive townhouses in London, as well as the restaurant Chez Bruce, formerly Harveys, where chef Gordon Ramsay learned his trade, and for which co-owner Bruce Poole gained a Michelin star in 1999. Its diverse population and culture means there are venues of every type, and beautiful and interesting locations, easliy found on the Top Venues-London website.
The London Borough of Lambeth is a south London Borough and forms part of Inner London. Home to Lambeth Palace, the official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury,the London Eye and the South Bank with its many theatres and halls. It has superb transport links and is home to the busiest railway station in the western hemisphere,Waterloo,which in turn houses the busiest tube station on the London Underground system. It has many unique venues and locations and a huge choice for your wedding or party,with high quality spaces for your meeting or conference event.
The London Borough of Southwark is a borough in south east London. It is directly south of the River Thames and the City of London, and forms part of Inner London.Tower Bridge,the Millenium Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge,Southwark Bridge and London Bridge all connect the City of London to the borough.The skyscraper Shard London Bridge, currently the tallest building in the EU can be found here close to the GLA building. The Tate Modern art gallery, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, the Imperial War Museum and Borough Market are also within the borough. With so much history and innovation it's not surprising that any type of event or meeting can be accomodated and Weddings and Party locations are numerous. Transport links are good with major tube and rail stations available and ,of course the iconic London Bus or Black Cab easily boarded.
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is a borough to the east of the City of London and north of the River Thames. It is in the eastern part of London and covers much of the traditional East End. It also includes much of the redeveloped Docklands region of London, including West India Docks and Canary Wharf. Many of the tallest buildings in London are located on the Isle of Dogs in the south of the borough. A part of the Qeen Elizabeth Olympic Park is in Tower Hamlets. Canary Wharf is home to the World or European headquarters of numerous major banks and professional services firms including Barclays,Citigroup,Clifford Chance,Credit Suisse,Infosys,Fitch Ratings,HSBC,JP Morgan,KPMG,Metlife,Morgan Stanley,RBC,Thomson Reuters and Savills. Many 'extreme luxury' and ultra-modern residential properties are to be found at Canary Riverside, West India Quay, Pan Peninsula and Neo Bankside. Some of these buildings are available for your event or meeting,conferences are easily accomodated, and many surprising party and wedding locations can be found.
Hackney is an ancient east London borough. Much of Hackney maintains its inner-city character and in places like Dalston large housing estates now sit side-by-side with gated communities. There are 1,300 listed buildings in Hackney, including the iconic Grade II listed Hackney Empire,Tudor Sutton House, and the Grade I medieval St Augustines Tower. The Borough contains 25 conservation areas including Clapton Square, and open spaces including Clapton Common and Clissold Park. Conservation areas also protect large areas of Georgian and Victorian housing, and areas of industrial heritage .The most southerly districts in the borough,adjacent to the city are Shoreditch and Hoxton now one of the coolest areas in London, with a thriving contemporary art scene, fantastic markets and great nightlife. Bethnal Green also forms part of the south of the borough.Venues like th Arcola studio theatre,the Circus Space circus school,Hoxton Hall performance space, the Transition Gallery,Victoria Miro Gallery,the White Cube and the Vortex Jazz club can be used for your party or wedding or,with many others,are suitable for meetings and conference locations.
Islington is a north London borough which borders on the City to the south,and the West end to the west. It is rich in culture and heritage and it is said that "New Labour"was formed in the trendy coffee bars and eateries in the area.Islington has a wide variety of transportation services, with direct connections to the suburbs and the City and West End. Islington also has ten tube stations within its boundaries, with connections by the tube to all around London. Inmarsat and the Civil Aviation Authority have their head offices in the borough and there are many theatres and museums. Islington is home to Freightliners City Farm which is one of the many city farms throughout London. The farm contains a wide range of animals from rabbits to cows to chickens and pigs all free for the public to view. There are several universites and colleges including the London Metropolitan and the Musical Theatre Academy. The Emirates Stadium,home to Arsenal Football Club is one of may locations that offer exciting wedding,party,conference and meeting venues.
The London Borough of Camden forms part of Inner London. The southern reaches of Camden form part of Central London. This,coupled with its rich variety of venues,superb transport links,and interesting "vibe", make it an ideal location. Camden is one of the creative centres of London and there are many"funky"and unique locations.Three of the fourteen central London's railway terminals are in the borough,and the borough is served by no less than eight tube lines and seventeen stations. The Catacombs of London are located here,as are London Zoo,Charles Dickens House, Keats'house and many theatres and music venues like the Electric Ballroom and the Roundhouse.Followers of the arts will be pleased to find the Wellcome Collection and the Camden Arts Centre. MTV has its London studio here, and there are many influential centres for the legal profession including Grays Inn and Lincolns Inn. Among the many educational establishments are; the University of London, the Slade School of Fine Art,The College of Law,University College Hospital and the Royal College of Vetinary Surgeons. Most of these organisations and many more have venues for weddings,partys,meetings and corporate events and conferences.
The London Borough of Brent is in north west London, and forms part of Outer London.Brent is home to Wembley Stadium, one of the country's biggest landmarks, as well as Wembley Arena. Brent is very ethnically diverse, having large chunks of populations from various ethnic groups and has the highest number of people from different backgrounds in England..The borough is home to a significant share of knowledge workers generating above-average income and prosperity by national standards. It is also the location of the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir,Britains first authentic Hindu Temple. The area is well served by National Rail,London Overground and London Underground with a combined total of twenty two stations. With such a diverse demography it may be no surprise that weddings and party locations for all religions and cultures can be found, and meeting and conference venues for any event are abundant.
The London Borough of Ealing is a borough in west London, and forms part of Outer London. Its administrative centre is Ealing Broadway. Ealing has a total of 91 state-run schools and nurseries supplemented by a number of successful independent schools. These include The King Fhad Academy, an independent Saudi funded school within the borough and the Japanese School in London is a Japanese international school in Acton. Transport links are strong with no less than twenty five rail and underground stations.There ia a large Irish community which is particularly visible through the number of established Irish pubs in the borough and the popularity of Gaelic games in the community,a large Anglo-Polish community formed by Free Polish Army volunteers and refugees from the Second World War,and an even larger South Asian community which often leads to the area being described as "Little India". There are over 600 historic buildings including the Town Hall and Ealing Abbey,a Benedictine Monastary. Many ideal locations for your wedding,party,meeting or conference can be found.
Hounslow is a west London Borough. It is a suburban district 10.6 miles (17 km) west south-west of Charing Cross. It is an economic hub within the capital; it has a large shopping centre and a large number of restaurants, cafés and small businesses, many of which are associated with product assembly, marketing, telecommunications and London Heathrow Airport.Hounslow was centred around Holy Trinity Priory founded in 1211.Although the priory was dissolved in 1539 the town remained an important staging post on the Bath Road. The adjacent Hounslow Heath had been used as a military encampment by both Oliver Cromwell and James 2nd developed a reputation as the haunt of highwaymen and footpads.Nearby important landowners included those of Osterley House,Syon House,Hanworth Park House and Worton Hall. With its close proximity to Londons major airport a large number of venues have developed;many ideal for your wedding or meeting,some large enough to provide conference and party locations.
Richmond is a suburban borough in southwest London, 8.2 miles (13.2 km) west-southwest of Charing Cross. The town is on a meander of the Thames, with a large number of parks and open spaces, including Richmond Park and its deer, and many protected areas which include much of Richmond Hill A specific Act of Parliament protects the scenic view of the river from Richmond.Richmond upon Thames, has the least poverty in London,and over 20.000 historic locations including Richmond Palace,Richmond Bridge,White Lodge,Askill House and Pembroke Lodge,Ham House and Hampton Court Palace.The borough is connected to central London by mainline rail services and the London Underground District line.The Twickenham Stadium hosts rugby internationals and the Stoop is home to the Harlequins rugby union team and London Broncos rugby league team.Richmond Rugby Club are also active and share their ground with London Scottish. The borough is also home to the Royal Ballet lower school and several theatres and museums. There are many first rate venues and locations for all meetings,conferences,weddings and partys.
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, on the south bank of the Thames has existed for many hundreds of years in southwest London. It is the oldest of the four Royal Boroughs in England and was the site of the coronations of seven Anglo-Saxon Monarchs. Kingston has almost three miles of one of the most attractive stretches of the River Thames. The attractions, on and off the water, remain undiminished. There are pubs and restaurants along the riverside, boat trips during the summer months and a wide variety of craft for hire. Chessington World of Adventure Resort in the south of the boroough is one of the UK's premier theme parks attracting thousands of visitors from all around the UK to its rides, roller coasters, aquarium and zoo. There is a university and many historic monuments with wonderful locations and venues throughout the borough. With one of London's biggest shopping destinations, hundreds of shops, cafes and restaurants, and a large entertainment complex it is the ideal place for your meeting.party,wedding or conference.
The London Borough of Merton is in south-west London.Surprisingly it is the home of tennis in the UK as Wimbledon forms part of the borough. Merton is served by a wide range of National Rail stations across the borough, as well as the southern tip of London Underground's Northern line and District line on the Wimbledon branch. The borough is also served by the London Tramlink that goes to Croydon,New Addington, Elmers End and Beckenham. It is the only London Borough which has tube, rail and tram services.The constituency area of Wimbledon is an affluent area with a high proportion of city workers. Apart from the all England Lawn Tennis Club there are several theatres and many interesting locations. Fine dining is available and many pleasant venues can be hired.
Sutton is a large borough on the lower slopes of the North Downs in south London. It is located 10.5 miles (16.9 km) south-southwest of Charing Cross and is one of the major metropolitan centres identified in the London Plan.The borough was connected to central London by rail in 1847, spurring significant Victorian-era expansion, both commercially and residentially,and a wealth of architecture preserved within the four conservation areas.The centre features major examples of public art including heritage mosaics and murals as well as many fine sculptures.Sutton is one of the eleven major metropolitan centres identified in the London Plan. A borough that benefits from very low crime by London Standards,Sutton is set to gain hundreds of millions of pounds of investment in new mixed-use schemes in its high street area. As a result it is expected that many new investors will be attracted to the area and it will have even more superb wedding and party venues to add to the many meeting and conference locations.
The London Borough of Croydon is the southernmost borough of London, England and is part of Outer London. It covers an area of 87 km2 (33.6 sq mi) and is the largest London borough by population. It boasts many facilities including Premier League fooball club Crystal Palace,several large shopping centres, many large and small hotels,numerous Government and Civic buildings,business and financial centres, and cultural facilities,and its influence in entertainment and the arts contribute to its status as a major metropolitan centre. Historic monuments include Addington Palace,an official home for at least six archbishops;Shirley Windmill one of very few large mills surviving in London;Fairfield Halls,an iconic music venue and exhibition space,and many others.There are two main interchanges for all public transport modes;national and local rail, tram, and local buses at west Croydon and East Croydon stations. Croydon lies close to the motorway system and London Gatwick Airport.Croydon encourages venues and locations and there are many event centres suitable for weddings,meetings,conferences and party venues.
The London Borough of Bromley is the largest in London by area and occupies 59 square miles (153 km2), of which the majority is Metropolitan Green Belt land.Bromley is first recorded in a charter of 862 as Bromleag and means 'woodland clearing where Broom grows'. It is also perhaps the most rural,laying as it does southeast of the city in outer London.The borough is partly urban and partly rural, the former to the north and very much part of the built-up area of suburban London.Local attractions include Down House (the home of Charles Darwin), Chislehurst Caves, Holwood House (the home of William Pitt the younger), Crofton Roman Villa, and the site of The Crystal Palace. It Has Londons highest point,Westerham Heights at 245 metres. Rail links are good and London Gatwick Airport is close by.Bromley has a number of theatres, the most notable being the Churchill Theatre in the town centre and has a number of affluent areas and is regarded as being one of the better-off London Boroughs.There are a number of gated communities within the borough, most noticeably Keston Park, Farnborough Park and Bickley Park. Another notable area is The Glades shopping centre (renamed Intu Bromley in 2013), Bromley's main shopping mall. Educational establishments include Ravensbourne School,Bishop Justus School,a specialist music school and St Olaves and St Saviours Grammer School. The leafy surroundings and relaxed rural atmosphere combine to make it ideal for party and wedding locations and meeting and conference venues.
The London Borough of Lewisham
is a major inner city borough in south-east London.Major landmarks include All Saints Church in Blackheath, the Citybank Tower,Dietrich Bonhoeffer Church (Sydenham's German Church), the Horniman Museum and Millwall FC.
are based in the borough, their stadium The Den being located in South Bermondsey. The area is well served by national, and local ,rail and light rail services. Lewisham's commercial area is one of the largest in South East London and there is planned regeneration of Lewisham town centre. Education providers in Lewisham include Christ the King sixth form College and LeSoCo. Lewisham is also home to Goldsmiths College and the Laban Dance College (part of Trinity College of Music). Less expensive than some of its neighbours yet with wide ranging facilities it is a superb choice for your event,be it a wedding,party,conferemce or meeting there will be a suitable venue or location!
The Royal Borough of Greenwich
is a south-east London borough of great history. Greenwich is world famous as the traditional location of the Prime Meridian, on which all Coordinated Time is based. The Prime Meridian running through Greenwich and the Greenwich Observatory, is where the designation Greenwich Mean Time or GMT began. Greenwich Town is a World Heritage Site and includes Christopher Wrens Royal Naval College and Old Royal Observatory,The Maritime Museum (and The Queens House within), The Cutty Sark,the worlds only surviving Tea Clipper,the Jacobean Charlton House,the O2 arena,the Emirates Airline(an urban cable car)and much more! With its host of restaurants,pubs and bars,many with function rooms and halls,it is an outstanding place for your wedding or party. Aside from the massive O2 Arena there are many locations which would be ideal for meetings and conferences.
There are foot tunnels under the Thames between Greenwich and Island Gardens in Tower Hamlets and between Woolwich and North Woolwich in Newham. The Woolwich Ferry takes vehicle traffic and links the North and South Circular roads and the Thames Clipper runs along the river to the city. A new cable car linking Greenwich Peninsular to the Royal Docks and London City Airport opened 28 June 2012.The area is served extensively by Mainline,Tube and Docklands Light railway services.
The London Borough of Bexley is an Outer London borough in south-east London.It is within the Thames Gateway regeneration area and rapidly becoming an attractive place for corporate meetings and conferences. There are many exciting party locations and historic wedding venues. Rail (11 stations) and road links are good and London Gatwick airport is nearby.The area includes Danson House and Park,the Red House built for William Morris in 1859 ,Hall Place and Park,a former stately home built in 1540 for Sir John Champneys the Lord Mayor of London 1534; and the ancient saxon church of St Mary the Virgin,recorded 1086,with its highly unusual spire which resembles an octagonal cone balanced precariously on top of a truncated pyramid. Business is well catered for with many meeting and conference destinations.
The London Borough of Havering is in east London, England and forms part of outer London.There is a high ratio of area per capita as large sections of Havering are parkland and 23 square miles (60 km2) (more than half the borough) is Metropolitan Greeen Belt protected land, and as such has many pleasant wedding and party locations like Langton House and Hall. Havering College and the Ceme Conference Centre are ideal for your meeting or conference. The area is well served by road,rail and underground with the airports of London City,London Southend and London Stansted within easy reach. Of interest in the area is the historic Romford Market,started in 1247 and one of the largest in Greater London,the Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia circa 1450,Upminster Windmill circa 1803 with its unusual addition of a steam engine and several theatres including Brookside and Queens.The Royal Liberty School in the borough was the first in the country,and possibly in Europe, to install an electronic computer,an Elliot 903, in 1965.
Barking and Dagenham
The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is in east London,and lies around 9 miles (14.4 km) east of Central London. Barking and Dagenham has more untapped potential than any other part of the capital so now is the time to see what Barking and Dagenham has to offer. With a proud history of manufacturing, industrial and sporting excellence thanks to the talent of its people, strategic transport links, and location close to major markets in the South East, and onto Europe. Barking and Dagenham really is London's newest opprtunity for your wedding,party,meeting or conference. There are two Underground lines and many mainline Rail stations serving the area and London City Airport is nearby. A huge regeneration is in progress and many exciting possibilities for your corporate meeting or conference are available. Wedding and party venues, like Barking Abbey, are numerous and encompass all denominations and cultures.
The London Borough of Redbridge is in north-east London. It is known for its award winning open spaces,with more than 35 parks, playgrounds and other spaces to enjoy,excellent transport links, and thriving shopping areas.
Redbridge is home to a diverse and vibrant population of more than 250,000. This diversity is reflected in the array of restaurants, shopping and going out places, including a thriving night-time economy.The many locations,including Valentines Park with its Mansion,the Kenneth More Theatre or the Redbridge Museum can be visited by any of the three mainline railway,or eleven tube stations in the borough,not to mention a taxi as Redbridge has the highest concentration of taxi drivers living within its confines.Wedding and party venues for all denominations are plentiful and corporate meetings and conferences are easliy serviced in the borough.
The London Borough of Newham is a borough within east London.It is situated 5 miles (8 km) east of the City, and is north of the River Thames. It contains most of the Olympic Park,and as part of the legacy there has been major regeneration including the creation of many venues and locations.There are major educational facilities like the University of East London and Debden House,an adult education centre.There are ten libraries and historic monuments including the House Mill,a trading site for more than 1000 years;Westfield,the largest shopping centre in Europe and West Ham Utd Football Club,shortly moving to the Olympic Stadium. Transport facilities include London City Airport,the Docklands Light Railway with 20 stations,the Tube with 6 stations and many rail satations including Stratford International for trains to Europe.With venues ranging from small meeting rooms to the giant ExCel Exhibition Centre and special transport links what area could be better for your corporate event,party or conference. Weddings of all kinds can be celebrated in many unique locations.
The London Borough of Waltham Forest is a London borough in NE London,and historically known as the seat of the Arts and Crafts movement under the stewardship of William Morris.The borough has good transport links to and from central London with two underground lines and many railway stations. There are some historic venues including Thoebalds Park, Henry VIII's hunting lodge and the Vestry House museum.The south of the borough is more metropolitan with many business locations and the north being more rural with many historic churches and other venues.With parts of Epping Forest in the borough, and one fifth of the land area being open space, it's an ideal location for your wedding,party or business meeting or conference.
The London Borough of Haringey is a vibrant London Borough, in north London, classified by some definitions as part of inner London, and by others as part of outer London. It is truly multi-cultural and as such offers diverse and interesting venues for your wedding,meeting or conference and unique locations for your partys. Iconic buildings such as Alexandra Palace,Bruce Castle and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club are just a few of the desirable venues to be found in this earthy borough. Transport is good with several mainline rail routes, and Underground services, into London and beyond. There is also a direct rail link to London Stansted Airport.
The London Borough of Enfield is a suburban London Borough in north London,with fast transport links into central London. Wealthy Londoners came to Enfield first to hunt, and then to build houses in the green, wooded surroundings. In 1303, King Edward 1st granted Enfield a charter to hold a weekly market, which has continued to this day.The Barclays Bank branch in Enfield was the first place in the world to have an ATM or cash machine. The green surroundings are ideal for your wedding or event, and there are many venues and quaint locations ideal for your party,conference or meeting. Mainline rail to London Liverpool Street,and London Stansted Airport are available, and the motorway network runs through the borough.
The London Borough of Barnet is in north London, forming part of outer London. It is the second largest London borough by population with 331,500 inhabitants and covers an area of 86.74 square kilometres (33 sq mi), the fourth highest.The borough covers a group of hills on the northern edge of the London Basin. It is a leafy suburb with many beautiful locations. The historic Hendon Town hall is still used by the council and is among many historic and interesting venues.The Royal Air Force Museum, a museum built on part of the site of Hendon Aerodrome ,is dedicated to the history of aviation, and the Royal Air Force in particular. Middlesex University has its main campus at Hendon. University College London has its teaching observetory at Mill Hill. There are good transport links and many meeting,wedding,party and conference centres to be found in the borough.
Harrow is the largest London Borough in northwest London. Harrow is home to a large University of London campus and is widely known for Harrow School. Harrow's uniform includes straw hats, morning suits, top hats and canes. Its long line of famous alumni includes eight former Prime Ministers including Churchill, Baldwin, Peel, and Palmerston. It may be no surprise to know that historic and interesting venues are widespread in this green area with many wonderful locations for your event, be it a wedding,party,meeting or conference. Underground and mainline rail are available to and from central London.
The London Borough of Hillingdon is the westernmost borough in Greater London, which had a population of 273,936 according to the 2011 census. Today, Hillingdon is home to Heathrow Airport and Brunel University, and is the second largest of the 32 London boroughs by area. It has superb transport links and many green areas to enjoy. The close proximity of Heathrow airport means that there are lots of high quality meeting,conference and wedding venues to discover.
Welcome To Surrey
Surrey is a county that is located in the South Eastern part of England and it borders greater London, East and West Sussex, Berkshire and Kent. The county is divided into eleven boroughs and it has over 80 Wildlife trust reserves.
Just a stone's throw from London, in England's south east corner, Surrey offers a great diversity of venues and things to do as well as mouth watering locations that cater for all tastes. Historic villages nestle perfectly alongside vibrant towns, surrounded at every turn by the stunning Surrey Countryside.
Whether you're visiting Surrey for business or leisure, Surrey is perfect for your annul conference or meeting, a day trip,wedding or weekend away with friends and Family.
Welcome to Kent
Kent is in the southeastern corner of England.The major geographical features of the county are determined by a series of ridges and valleys running east-west across the county.
Kent's location between London and continental Europe has led to it being in the front line of several conflicts, including the Battle of Britain during World War II. East Kent was known as Hell Fire Corner during the conflict. England has relied on the county's ports to provide warships through much of the past 800 years; the Cinque Ports in the 12th–14th centuries and Chatham Dockyard in the 16th–20th centuries were of particular importance to the country's security. France can be seen clearly in fine weather from Dover and Folkestone, and the iconic White Cliffs of Dover can be viewed from Calais.
Because of its abundance of fruit orchards and hop gardens, Kent is traditionally known as "The Garden of England" – a name often applied when marketing the county or its produce, although other regions have tried to lay claim to the title. Major industries in the north-west of Kent have included cement, papermaking, and brewing, but these are now in decline. Large parts of Kent are within the London Commuter Belt. South and East Kent rely on tourism and agriculture. Coal mining has also played its part in Kent's industrial heritage.
Kent has a total poulation in excess of 1.7 million and is earmarked as a development area.
Essex is a County in England, and a home county north-east of London. Essex County Council is the principal local authority for much of the county, sharing functions with 12 district and borough councils. The county town (now a city) is Chelmsford. Essex is a region at the second level for European statistical purposes.
The Ceremonial County forming this region comprises three areas of local government: the two-tiered"non metropolitan county" of Essex and the unitary authorities of Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea.
The historic council can be considered the oldest, as Wessex and Mercia were replaced for administration since before the Norman Period.Essex occupies the eastern portion of the pre-England Kingdom of Essex. Large swathes of the county which are closest to London are part of the Metropolitan Green Belt, which prohibits urban development in its green spaces. It is the location of the regionally significant Lakeside Shopping Centre, London Gateway Port, and London Stansted Airport; and the new towns of Harlow and Basildon.
Despite its proximity to London and the level of industrial development in coastal areas, much of Essex remains rural. The county is highly farmed, producing rich crops of cereals and supporting prosperous livestock enterprises. Especially where lighter soils cap the clay, there are extensive market gardens and plant nurseries. The University of Essex is at Colchester. Area administrative county, 1,338 square miles (3,465 square km); geographic county, 1,419 square miles (3,674 square km). Pop. (2001) administrative county, 1,310,835; geographic county, 1,614,220; (2011) administrative county, 1,393,587; geographic county, 1,724,950..
Welcome to Buckinghamshire and the Chilterns, the most filmed County in England!
The county can be split into two sections geographically. The south leads from the River Thames up the gentle slopes of the Chiltern Hills to the more abrupt slopes on the northern side leading to the Vale of Aylesbury, a large flat expanse of land, which includes the path of the river Great Ouse.
Buckinghamshire is unique in the fact that it has the most National Trust properties in the country, is the Birthplace of the Paralympic Movement, is home to ITV TV series Midsomer Murders and Roald Dahl, the children's author, is celebrated at two museum.Easily accessable
from London, the greater South East and the Midlands, Buckinghamshire is the perfect day out and short break destination.
As well as the highest GDP per capita outside Inner London, Buckinghamshire has the highest quality of life, the highest life expectancy and the best education results in the country.
The beautiful countryside and historic buildings combine with the above statistics to make Buckinghamshire a unique place for your special event or conference.
Hertfordshire (abbreviated Herts) is a county in England.Hertfordshire is located immediately to the north of London. It is one of the home counties and is bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and greater London to the south. Despite the spread of built areas, much of the county is given over to agriculture. The çounty town" is Hertford. Hertfordshire was the area assigned to a fortress constructed in Hertford under the rule of Edward the Elder in 913.
Royal County of Berkshire
Lying to the west of greater London,Berkshire is known for its long history of sheep farming and one of the largest sheep fairs in the country is still held at East Ilsley. The county is also home to one the oldest and largest Royal Residences in the World ,Windsor Castle. The castle remains one of the Queen's official residences, which is why the county is known as the "Royal County of Berkshire".
The county is one of the oldest in England. It may date from the 840s, the probable period of the unification of "Sunningum" (East Berkshire) and "Ashdown" (the Berkshire Downs, probably including the Kennet Valley). The county is first mentioned by name in 860.
The mighty River Thames runs along Berkshire's north east border, from Old Windsor, via Henley, Reading and Pangbourne up to Goring. This scenic waterway was once a major trade route for the county but is now mainly used for boating, leisure craft and pleasure trips.
The ancient tradition of 'Swan Upping' is carried out each year on the river, under the Shadow of Windsor Castle. The tradition dates back to the 12th-c when the crown claimed ownership of all the swans in the country. Mute swans being an important food source for royalty at banquets and feasts. Fortunately swans are no longer eaten by royalty and today this annual census consists of a rounding up of the swans to collect data and assessing the health of the birds.