Explore Iconic London During The London Produce Show And Conference With The All-inclusive Spouse/Companion Program
Jim Prevor’s Perishable Pundit, May 18, 2014
When the first-ever London Produce Show and Conference gets underway on June 4-6, we will welcome delegates from all over the world, many of whom will be making the trip to the UK with their spouse or partner.
There is no need to worry, even if they have never been to London. For with the Spouse/Companion Program, everyone is always among friends.
While spouses and partners are free to attend the whole event, including the Opening Cocktail Reception on the evening of June 4th, if on show day they would rather relax with friends or enjoy a VIP city experience, they are welcome to join our exciting, all-inclusive Spouse/Companion Program on Thursday, June 5.
At the the London Produce Show and Conference, we are offering spouses and partners a whole host of luxurious and optional activities to maximize their stay in the UK’s iconic capital. At the same time, they will have the opportunity to make new friends and network with the partners of other professionals in the fresh produce industry.
Kicking off at the event venue, central London’s Grosvenor House hotel, we will have a dedicated Park Lane-facing suite at our exclusive disposal for the entire day.
Partners can come to the so-called ‘Spouse Suite’ at any time to relax, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, and eat a hot or cold breakfast in the morning. A British-themed surprise gift will also be presented on arrival!
For two hours in both the morning and the afternoon, hair, make-up, manicure and pedicure professionals will be on hand for those who wish to look their very best and enjoy some pampering.
The more energetic types can also take part in a one-hour morning yoga-and-stretch session with an instructor to get ready for the action-packed day ahead.
From there, we’ll hop onto a private bus with a driver for a three-hour city tour of the most spectacular sights of London, which will be privately hosted by the UK’s elite Blue Badge tourist guides.
Following the tour, the bus will make a quick stop at the Grosvenor House hotel for anyone wishing to head back for a rest or refreshments in the Spouse Suite.
For everyone else, it’s off to the UK’s most historic department store, Fortnum & Mason, for afternoon tea in the elegant Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon.
This special room was opened by the Queen herself, and with Fortnum & Mason famed for its loose-leaf tea, it has become a stylish destination for the most traditional of afternoon teas in the capital.
Dubbed The Royal Family's favorite food hall, Fortnum & Mason is quintessentially English and so will provide the perfect opportunity to buy some beautifully-packaged delicacies and luxuries to take home as gifts.
Then it’s off to the most popular paid tourist attraction in the UK — the London Eye on the South Bank of the River Thames — for an exclusive one-hour wine tasting experience hosted by wine experts from Vinopolis while riding in a private capsule.
Not one, but two 30-minute rotations on Europe's tallest Ferris wheel will allow ample time to enjoy a panoramic view of the major landmarks in the capital, including: Westminster Palace, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, the Gherkin and much more.
After that, it’s back to the Spouse Suite at the Grosvenor House hotel for more fabulous hair, make-up, manicure and pedicure treatments — just in time for a gala evening. Perhaps you will attend the FPC Fresh Awards or you have a business dinner scheduled. Or maybe your special someone arranged for you to catch a show on the West End or a cruise down the Thames or a romantic dinner at one of London’s top restaurants.
The spouse program promises to be a wonderfully special day. A fantastic opportunity to enjoy London while making new friends. There are spaces available for everyone. Just register your place now by emailing us here.
To find out more about The London Produce Show and Conference, click here.