Activities & Events
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Welcome to FinalsiteU-London 2017 Reception
TUESDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00pm
Start your Finalsite experience by joining us at a Welcome Reception at the Lensbury Hotel Wimbledon Room.
Meet Finalsite UK staff and network with fellow attendees while enjoying complimentary drinks and snacks.
Balance Your Body & Mind
MORNING yoga OR BODY BALANCE session
Wednesday and Thursday | 6:45 am
Balance your mind and your body before you begin your day! Join Finalsite's zen masters for a gentle stretch at a morning Yoga session or choose to find your balance at one of the Body Balance sessions. Meet us in the hotel lobby and get your day off to a healthy start!
Balance your body and your mind!
Choose either a morning Yoga or Body Balance session with certified instructors. These 40 minute sessions are sure to get your mind and body ready for the day.
Weather permitting we may even host these on the beautiful banks of the River Thames, on the grounds on the conference hotel!
All levels of fitness are welcome to join. Mats will be supplied - just bring your enthusiasm!
Kick Start Your Day
thames river Wake-Up walk or Run
Wednesday and Thursday | 6:45 am
Calling all walkers and runners! Grab your water-bottles, lace up your sneakers, and join the Finalsite team of runners for a run along the Thames. Not so energetic in the morning? How about a gentle walk instead? Meet us in the hotel lobby and get your body moving!
Network with Friends
SUNSET BOAT CRUISE
Wednesday, 18 October | 6:00 - 9:00 pm
After the first day of sessions, why not climb aboard the Southern Belle and enjoy a leisurely cruise down the River Thames! Enjoy cocktails, nibbles and networking during this 3 hour cruise. Hop off on one of the four stops along the way (including Hampton Court Palace) or stay on for the evening and be delivered to the steps of the conference hotel.
Designed and built in Sunbury on Thames, this colourful Mississippi style stern wheeler brings a flavour of old New Orleans to the River Thames.
Enjoy beverages and a leisurely tour down the Thames stopping at historical locations Kingston Upon Thames, Hampton Court Palace and Richmond Park. Hop off at any point and make your own way back to the hotel or stay on board for the whole trip and we'll deliver you right to the hotel doorstep. The joys of life on the waterfront!
Feast on History
PRIVATE DINNER & TOUR AT HAMPTON COURT PALACE
Wednesday, 18 October | 6:30 - 10:30 pm
Want to indulge in a piece of history? Join us at Hampton Court Palace for an exclusive evening in the private quarters of Kings and Queens. Dine in the famed haunted Great Hall, be entertained by period musicians, followed by a private tour of the Palace. Don't miss this opportunity to network with other school professionals! Tickets are £95 and available when you register.
The King’s Court should hath the excellence. But Hampton Court hath the pre-eminence.”
John Skelton, one time tutor of Henry VIII, 1534
A SETTING FOR STATELY SPECTACULARS
For centuries, Hampton Court Palace has boldly and magnificently played host to gala celebrations, festive banquets and historic meetings. England’s most famous kings and queens, from Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn to William III and Mary II, dazzled audiences of ambassadors, courtiers, cardinals, artists and dignitaries with the grandeur and majesty of Hampton Court.
Today, you can step onto this inspiring stage and experience the soaring state rooms, grand staircases, cobbled courtyards and gorgeous gardens of one of the greatest palaces ever built.
This is the only activity not included in registration. Cost to attend this memorable event is £95. Registration is limited so don't delay!
Important Activity Details
Note, if you wish to attend an activity at FinalsiteU-London, registration is mandatory. Please check the activity you would like to attend on your registration form. Spaces are limited. All activities are walking distance from the hotel. Both receptions, the morning run, walk or yoga are included in your FinalsiteU-London registration. The Hampton Court Palace Dinner and Tour is £95 and can be paid for during your registration.
All attendees will be provided with confirmation and additional details about their selected activities prior to FinalsiteU-London.