In South London, lies Croydon the home of world famous Sir Arthur Conan Doyle the author of Sherlock Holmes. In fact, if you have read any of the Sherlock Holmes books, you have noticed that the town is actually featured in some scenes. Croydon also happens to be the hometown of Roy Hodgson, the football manager of the National team of England. Aside from being the hometown of global icons in various fields, Croydon also happens to be quite a family friendly tourist destination. When it comes to family, there is no shortage of things to do in Croydon. Continue reading →
The UK has numerous picturesque wedding venues that would be amazing backdrops for your wedding photographs. If you that that Croydon, which is to the South of London, was not one of them, then you better think again. Croydon has several wedding venues renowned for their sparkling beauty. Consider Hartsfield Manor for example. Newlyweds would have access to 16 acres of lush gardens that enhance the whole photography experience. Catch a view of the Surrey Hills as well as the fabulous architecture in play. Continue reading →
Croydon is a fairly large town, which is located in South London. With a population of 52,104 it is listed as one of the largest shopping commercial districts that’s on the outside of Central London. What’s so interesting about Croydon is that it has a rich and unusual history that is equally interesting. In this article we’ll take a look at some interesting facts about Croydon. Continue reading →
Home to Crystal Palace football club as well as home to the world’s first public railway line (the Surrey Iron Railway) Croydon is definitely a town that is rich in history and heritage. Considered one of the larger commercial districts outside central London, it is also home to a myriad of tourist attractions not only for foreigners but also for locals seeking to get a better knowledge and understanding of Greater London. Continue reading →
Events can be business, purely social or somewhere in between. The industry is growing at a rapid pace and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Research conducted by HBAA, the trade association for the hotel booking agency, apartment and venue community in the UK reveals that, ‘the events industry generated an annual income of £36.1 billion in 2010 which is estimated to increase by £48.4 billion by 2020.’
Events can be categorised into conferences, meetings, exhibitions and fairs, promotions and product launches, weddings, birthdays, official ceremonies, fundraising and social events. An event planner is responsible for the overall production, right from conception through to completion. The event planning checklist includes-
Liaising with the client to ascertain event requirements – A clear understanding of what clients want and expect is very crucial. Never do anything based on your assumptions. It is very important to gather as much information as possible from the client before proceeding.
Agreeing to and managing a budget – Sorting out the budget before preparing the proposal is crucial as you could end up wasting hours of work with something the client might not be able to afford.
Event design and detailed proposal – An event design refers to the overall theme of the event which includes décor, music, entertainment, lighting, props and so on. After sorting out the design, it is necessary to prepare a proposal for the client to discuss issues and come to an agreement on points that are laid out in the proposal.
Finding a venue – Choosing the right venue can make or break the success of an event. You have to take into consideration peak season so it is wise to look for a couple of venues instead of one so that you have the option to choose between 2 to 3 places.
Ensuring Insurance – Getting insurance for the event is important in case of an accident taking place. General liability insurance covers everything involved in the event such as the planner, caterers, venue etc.
Arranging and coordinating catering, décor, contractors and equipment hire – Coordinating involves supervising and executing all the details from setting up to tearing it down. It involves pre ordering everything and ensuring each vendor shows up on time and performs appropriately.
Organising transportation and parking facilities – Transportation facilities is usually outsourced to a transport provider for those that require transportation to and fro from the venue. For parking services it is usually prepared with manned points and equipment such as cones, rope, sign boards etc.
Co-ordinating staffing/volunteers requirements and briefings – Organising manpower for the event requires proper briefing and instruction. Draw out a plan and note down things to be assigned to each group and individual. Advertising for volunteers is a great way to keep cost down.
Invitation – Invitations should be send out weeks in advance. It is better to send out invitations not just by post but by email as well, this creates a good impression and invitees are pleased about the fact the organisers are going all the way to welcome them to the event.
New year’s eve, just like Christmas, comes but once. Chances are you do not want to miss an opportunity to make a big day out of it. Just as anywhere else in the world, it is now all systems go in anticipation of the New Year’s Eve celebrations. Hate it or love it, the New Year is just around the corner. Preparations are in top gear as hotels, restaurants and other entertainment places position themselves to make a kill on that day. Short of any unforeseen inconveniences, there is a lot to expect from New Years Eve Events in Croydon. Indisputably, the New Year’s Eve is billed as the biggest night in the clubbing calendar. Continue reading →
Christmas is just around the corner; the festivities are about to begin time of the year where everyone wants to party, have fun. Haven’t planned for the run up to Christmas yet? Let’s check out top five Christmas events in Croydon that will light up your Christmas. Croydon, one of the most energetic, youthful and modern towns in south London is all set to dazzle this Christmas. It is a popular location for the Christmas period those seeking lively events amongst the festive fun, as there are some of the best hotels in Croydon that are located in close proximity to the festive events. Continue reading →
Located in the southern part of London, England, Croydon falls under the category of London’s metropolitan centres. The town lies between the transport corridor of central London and the south coast of England. Having started out as a small market town, it has grown tremendously as a result of the economic activities i.e. trade and tourism. The towns growth though, is mainly attributed to the opening of the railway line in the area as such fuelled the town to expound on its capacity.
As a result, it boasts of a number of tourist destinations that are a must for visiting, characterized by its robust culture. Accommodation is well catered for by the availability of world-class hotels in Croydon, and wonderful refreshment pubs such as the Spread Eagle that are both affordable and offer quality services. Continue reading →
Holidays are sacred, as they rescue us from all our anxieties. Considering today’s Hustle and Bustle it’s no less than bliss to be on a holiday. Choosing the right destination seems to be a decision difficult to arrive at. But the truth is that, any place could be utopia for you if you a have the zeal and inquisitiveness. Continue reading →
Croydon is a town within the county of Surrey but since 1965 it has been considered part of London. Croydon is a large busy urban town that has become increasingly popular with tourists all year round. The town is best known for its varied art and culture as well as the historical heritage. Croydon is a popular place for a relaxing weekend, a city break, or a family holiday. There are many hotels within the area to fit within your budget. Continue reading →