Why you should come to London for ElixirConf EU
London hosts one of the most engaging and varied tech communities in the world and you might be surprised to know that the UK also has a healthy, ever-expanding Elixir community. Some London-based companies whom you might not know that use Elixir include Duffel, Ably, Square Enix, British Broadcasting Corporation, SaltPay, V7, Vetspire and Nested.
In addition to our usual conference activities, we will also be hosting a special party to celebrate ten incredible years of Elixir. We hope to see you there!
With all that in mind, we are thrilled to be holding ElixirConf EU in London and we have a few tips and tricks for you to get the most out of your visit!
Coming to London
London is open! From 4am Friday 18 March, all COVID-19 travel restrictions will be lifted, including the passenger locator form (PLF) and day 2 testing after arrival. That means you can plan, book and join us in London with ease and confidence.
Looking for the right place to stay on your trip to London? Check out some of our favourite accommodation options that might be more affordable than you’d expect.
-> The Wolfpack Inn is a nine-minute walk from the conference venue. This cosy little inn is perfect for a good night’s sleep or a quiet post-conference pint!
-> Only an 11 minute walk away, the Twenty Nevern Square Hotel is a stunning little gem in the heart of Kensington overlooking the tranquil gardens of Nevern Square. The hotel is a beautifully restored Victorian townhouse boasting stylish and elegant individual private bathrooms.
-> Just 12 minutes from the venue is the Oliver Plaza Hotel with contemporary features and a new refurbishment. It’s a great option for those of you looking for more modern accommodation.
-> If you don’t mind hopping on public transport and want to see more of the city, The Ibis styles London Southwark Near Borough Market is a quirky little hotel that draws its aesthetics from the vibrancy of its surroundings. A neighbour of the famous Borough Market, you can anticipate the tastiest food and drink options right on your doorstep at a price that won’t break the bank.
Fun and Games
London has a rich historical past and a modern and vibrant multicultural scene. It’s also home to our headquarters in the East End near the heart of the tech community. We have compiled our local knowledge to bring you this list of fun spots to check out while you’re in London.
-> London is home to some incredible outdoor food markets and June is one of the best months in the UK to explore them. From Vinegar Yardto, Mercato Metropolitano and Eataly, London has something for everyone’s taste buds!
-> Enjoy some of London’s incredible theatre performances. The west end boasts world-renowned theatre performances frequently featuring some of the world’s biggest names.
-> London has fun experiences and games that appeal to all audiences! Step into the world of VR at London’s own Dopamine Land.
-> Did you know that some of London’s greatest attractions are all completely free? From world-class museums to stunning gardens and famous cultural landmarks, there is always something to see or do in London.
World-Class Food and Drink
Why not make the most of your time in London and treat yourself to some of the best culinary delights the world has to offer? London boasts some brilliant world-renowned chefs and Michelin star restaurants, however you don’t have to spend a lot of cash to get great quality food in London. Here are a few of our recommendations:
-> For the high-end foodies out there, we’d recommend you check out internationally renowned chef and MasterChef Judge Marcus Wareing’s Michelin star restaurant, Marcus, just inside the Berkeley Hotel, across from the scenic Hyde Park.
-> For our vegetarian and vegan attendees we would recommend you check out Holy Carrot, an exceptional vegan restaurant near London’s Hyde Park!
-> You can’t come to the UK and not have a good plate of Fish and Chips! We suggest you check out Golden Union in popular SOHO for what is arguably one of the best fish and chip restaurants in the city!
See You in London
Without a doubt, London is the place to be this June! So secure your ticket for ElixirConf EU 2022 today! Should you have any questions just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will be on hand to help you.