Lady Eleanor Holles School, Hampton, United Kingdom | 18-19 October 2017
For more than a decade, FinalsiteU has been hosted in our US headquarters in Connecticut. As we've grown, so has our conference, now bringing us to a whole new country. This year we're excited to be hosting our very first FinalsiteU conference in the home of our UK headquarters of South West London!
(Directions to the conference hotel can be found here.)
What else is there to do locally?
Once the home and playground of Kings and Queens, Teddington is bustling with good eats, rich architecture, deep history, and plenty of places to explore — many within walking distance from your conference hotel. Whether it's your first time in the area, or you're a returning visitor, we tapped our locals to find out their favourite places to eat, drink, and explore.
White Brasserie - A popular Teddington brasserie owned by Raymond Blancs company. From seafood to steaks everything tastes good and the atmosphere strikes an elegant yet casual feel
The Wharf - Converted from an old boathouse the Wharf offers contemporary cuisine in a great position overlooking the river by Teddington Lock
Simply Thai - Highly rated Thai restaurant that was featured on Gordon Ramsay's F Word programme as the best local Thai restaurant in Britain
The Anglers - Visit The Anglers Pub and Restaurant in Teddington for a warm welcome, great Fuller's beer and delicious meals
Bushy Park – A 15 minute stroll from the Lensbury takes you into the second largest Royal Park in London; Bushy Park with an area of 445 hectacres. It is home to around 300 free roaming deer
Richmond Theatre - a short bus ride away from the hotel, the Richmond Theatre is one of the finest surviving examples of the work of Victorian theatre architect Frank Matcham, the building is listed Grade II* Tickets can be found here
Twickenham Rugby Stadium and Museum - Twickenham Stadium is the largest stadium in the world, purely devoted to rugby. The tour takes you behind the scenes to visit some of the most exciting and select areas of the Stadium
Turners House - In 1813 England’s great landscape painter JMW Turner built a small villa, Sandycombe Lodge. The house has a fascinating history Well worth a visit for Art lovers
The Kings Crowning Stone and Kingston Market- The Coronation Stone is an ancient sarsen stone block which is believed to have been the site of the coronation of seven Anglo-Saxon kings. A medieval market square is close by; this is where fabulous architecture and modern day street food meet
Ham House - Ham House is an historic house, situated beside the River Thames in Ham, south of Richmond in London. It is claimed by the National Trust to be "unique in Europe as the most complete survival of 17th century fashion and power."
Fancy exploring London?
Why not extend your stay and visit London! With so much to see it do, it was difficult to come up with only a few suggestions but we've done our best to make the Queen proud and promote this exciting and historic city. Let us know if you have a favourite London activity we should mention!
Beach Blanket Babylon, Nottinghill - Dinning at Beach Blanket Babylon is like stepping into an old English Georgian manor home and a French Chateau. If the vintage furnishings imposing statues and all round extraordinary decor don't inspire awe, the seasonal modern European food will.
Circus - With futuristic decor courtesy of British designer Tom Dixon, Circus restaurant and cocktail bar in the West End has a decadent feel. Glamorous eating and drinking is not all the occurs though, as dinner is punctuated by various surprise cabaret and circus acts who parade around on the tables!
Sketch - turn eating and drinking into a whole new experience at Sketch! The hardest part is choosing between the elegant Michelin-starred restaurant, Lecture Room; the wood-land themed lunch venue, Glade; the brasserie-style Gallery; and The Parlour, an eccentric patisserie, restaurant and bar.
London Eye - Get the best view of the city on the London Eye, a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. The structure is 443 feet tall and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet
City Bike Tours - Take a guided tour of the city by cycle and find centuries of history and a story around every corner.
Mail Rail at the Postal Museum - Ride through the hidden tunnels of the London Underground and discover a unique piece of industrial heritage, then explore inspiring galleries packed with incredible objects, exciting stories and fun-filled interactive displays.
Tower of London – Despite the Tower of London’s grim reputation as a place of torture and death, within these walls you will also discover the history of a royal palace, an armoury and a powerful fortress. Discover the priceless Crown Jewels!
British Museum – Visit the world famous British Museum to see extraordinary artefacts from all over the world, from prehistoric to modern times. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures and Ancient Egyptian mummies.
Museum of London - Discover the history of London at the Museum of London. The Museum of London tells the story of the world's greatest city and its people. From prehistoric times to the present day.
Buckingham Palace - Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of our beloved Queen Elizabeth, reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality.