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Nov
21

In the first of a series of blog posts taking you behind the scenes at the QEII, D’Arcy Demerse, Head of Pastry, gives us the lowdown on a typical day in the kitchen. Tell me about a typical day...

Nov
12

Rebecca Bentham, Event Manager, QEII Taste  Over the coming months, we’re going to be getting a unique view of London from our very own QEII team members, finding out what they love about...

Oct
15

As books are a communication across space and time, so music is too. There is a certain wonderment that the disparate individuals that make up a choir come together to produce one melodious sound...

Oct
10

Mental health is an increasingly topical issue across workplaces throughout Britain, with one in six workers suffering from conditions such as anxiety, depression or stress. To mark World Mental...

Sep
6

There is a journey of a thought from the thinker via a flower, a stem, a tree, paper, a book, to the mind of the reader. We find a certain beauty in this journey and wanted to celebrate it with the start of the school year which rather aptly coincides with Autumn and harvest festival. This is the time where we reap...

Jul
9

The QEII Centre teed off the summer for clients and partners with a golf-themed garden party on the green at the Westminster venue. On Wednesday 3 July, the sun was shining as QEII welcomed guests...

May
29

Collaboration is a Millennial concept – people combining their resources to create something that none of them could produce on their own.  And so we teamed up with photographer Chris Taylor and...

Apr
16

It is estimated that around 2.41 million tons of plastic enter our oceans each year via rivers. Rivers act as a major transport pathway for plastic debris. Recent research by Green Peace has found...

Apr
12

It’s been a busy week for team QEII and for once I’m not talking about events, although we’ve been busy with those too. Some of our wonderful Sales team, our events team and IT, who you might...

Nov
27

London’s QEII Centre has collected more than 700 coats and items of winter clothing to help support the city’s most vulnerable residents this winter. The central London events venue partnered...

Nov
21

It’s been an amazing year for us, but we couldn’t have done it without you. From the show-stopping Lancôme event to the brilliant Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) we’re proud...

Jul
4

AIPC Excellence in Convention Centre Management held a summer garden party in the heart of London last night (Tuesday 3 July), with an evening reception and Apex Award presentation at the QEII...

Sep
15

When hosting any type of business event, there is a lot that needs to be taken into consideration. Not only do you need to choose a conference centre London with care, but you also need to organise...

Sep
8

It is important to choose a conference room that is right for the meeting you are holding. This can be a bit of a headache, as there are numerous conference venues London wide to select from....

Aug
31

Organising a successful awards dinner can seem like a difficult task, especially after watching swanky ceremonies like the Brit Awards! However, you don’t need James Cordon presenting the...

Aug
3

Celebrate Watermelon Day with this tasty salad! Today is National Watermelon Day and to celebrate this supremely summery fruit, we thought it would be nice to present a dish that’s a bit out...

Jul
12

The QEII Centre are proud to announce that we have won a prestigious award for Best Conference Venue (over 750 theatre style) at this year’s Conference Awards. The award ceremony was held at the...

Apr
21

What’s your secret agent name? James Bond, 007, Jason Bourne; just a few names that spring to mind when we mention secret agents. Well now you can add yourself to the list, as doing the rounds...

Mar
25

Today is International Waffle Day and at the QEII we simply love waffles! To celebrate this occasion, we have our head chef Jean-Michel Viala present a recipe to make fresh waffles and the world is...

Mar
17

Welcome to another edition of our Friday Feeling blog series. We hope it puts a smile on your face or makes you laugh out loud! OAP – old age prisoner Spring is finally here; the...

Mar
7

The QEII Centre have recently designed and trialled a GEO filter on Snapchat for the venue and here are some snaps taken by QEII Staff;        Pretty cool right? Well, we think so and it’s...

Feb
10

Welcome to the second edition of our Friday Feeling post. Enjoy!    Man vs Food For those of you brave enough to have dared Red Dog Saloon’s Naga Viper Chilli Chicken Wings challenge, the...

Feb
8

The QEII Centre presented a series of masterclasses last week to give our guests a little ray of sunshine during this cold winter. The day was filled with various activities including learning how...

Jan
26

Declutter your life, the second in the QEII Inspire series took place in front of a packed audience of people eager to learn how to transform their lives. Professional declutterer Vicky Silverthorn...

Dec
1

November’s lost property items. The QEII Centre hosts over 400 events a year and sees thousands of visitors pass through its doors. As you can imagine this inevitably leaves results in a fair...

Nov
30

The QEII Centre would like to wish everyone a happy St. Andrew’s Day and to celebrate we have a classical Scottish  recipe that we feel will be a lovely treat for dinner tonight. Highland...

Nov
20

It’s five weeks until Christmas (I know it’s hard to believe) and I’m sure we’re all counting down the days. But today is Stir Up Sunday which is the last Sunday before...

Nov
11

Welcome to the second edition of our Friday Feeling newsletter! We hope you enjoy it. Man vs Food (Photo: Red Dog Saloon Instagram) Next up on the Man vs Food menu is Red Dog Saloon’s Naga...

Oct
7

Welcome to our first ever Friday Feeling newsletter. In our 30th birthday year, we would like to celebrate the weird and wonderful with you. We have put together a few things that brought a smile...

Aug
17

I have to admit to being hugely flattered when London Venue Awards asked me to join their judging panel this year, I finally felt like a grown up! From the moment I was asked to take part, I have...

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