A day in the life…

New starter Anna documents the highlights of starting out in the events industry.  This week, she writes about the end to her first week here at Principal with a trip to the iconic Shard, dining at infamous Hutong - a firm favourite amongst everyone in the office!  It's a tough life...but someone has to do it... 'It’s every

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Welcome to London!

Principal Partners with Accor. When Accor Hotels asked us to partner with them to invite key conference and incentive agents from Germany over to London, we couldn’t say no!  Having worked with Accor both internationally, and around the UK, we were delighted to partner with their German team to ensure that we presented some of

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News Flash: Principal. London DMC secures German partnership

Here at Principal. London DMC we are continuing to strengthen our international presence by securing a partnership wth German Representation Company, Destinations + More.  The focus of this partnership is to capitlise on the growing German speaking MICE market which has been show to be a lucrative business tourism market for London

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Rediscover Manchester…What’s in the vault..?

A Bank...but not as we know it... After a whistle stop tour of the recently revamped Palace Hotel, my second stop of the day lead me to pastures new at Hotel Gotham, Manchester’s most eccentric 5 star hotel transformed from a former bank back in 2015, complete with a disused vault.  Since it’s inception, the captivating

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Rediscover Manchester…….#ExploreWithPrincipalLondon

As such an icon of the North, it always surprises me quite how easy and quick it is to get to Manchester from way down here in London. I set off on this journey last week to rediscover the delights the city has to offer after new openings and multi million pound renovations of Principal’s favourite spots. After a mere two hours on

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A Hard Days Night… a Beatles experience like no other.

Experience of a lifetime

In the beginning, there was the Beatles. This was the only cassette tape in the car. Help!, Paperback Writer and A Hard Days Night was my knowledge of music until I learnt there was also a radio. Consequently my childhood cannot be recalled without a Beatles soundtrack in the background. Fast forward 20 something years and

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Harrogate – Conferences, Cakes, & Concerts

I’ve been to the vibrant spa town of Harrogate a lot recently, receiving a warm Yorkshire welcome each time. In the summer it was all Victorian charm, pavement cafe culture, sunshine, pristine lawns, and hanging baskets in full bloom. Exploring the International Centre’s extensive conference space - auditorium, modular suite,

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Eatables – Pop up restaurant

This weekend I ventured out into Dalston, East London to a pop up restaurant in someone's flat. ‘eatables’ has been put together by a group of friends, 3 of whom share a lovely, quirky flat on Kingsland road. They all bring something different to the table; Emily is the welcoming maître d'/waitress, Aaron is the enthusiastic

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Taking a trip down Coronation Street

My earliest memory of Coronation Street was when I was really small, lying in bed (a 7pm bedtime!) listening to the music when my Mum switched the television on downstairs. I've followed it ever since, so the opportunity to explore this national treasure (that's what we call it in Manchester) was too exciting to be missed! For the

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‘Tis the season…for Royal Ascot

Ascot is a famous English racecourse, located in the small town of Ascot in Berkshire, used for thoroughbred horse racing. The course is closely associated with the British Royal Family being approximately six miles from Windsor Castle, and Royal Ascot is the most famous week in its racing calendar. And I was fortunate enough to be

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