The London Lounge returned for a fourth year to Conservative Party Conference and a second year at Labour to reinforce its reputation as the hipster meeting joint* everyone wants to be on the guest list for……
In partnership with Starbucks, Diageo and NewsUK, the London Lounge returned to the Party Conference season this year to provide a meeting space haven for members away from the hustle and bustle of conference. Here members could relax and enjoy complimentary Starbucks Reserve coffee, the finest they offer, whilst perusing daily newspapers, benefitting from free high speed wifi, daily give-aways of books from Harper Collins, pre-charged mobile phone power banks and even flights from FlyBe.
Evening events including exclusive book signings with the BBC’s Andrew Marr and parties hosted by The Sun & Sun on Sunday and The Times & Sunday Times where MP’s and Cabinet Ministers sipped customised cocktails such as the “Millitini” and “Fracking Hell” provided by our long standing partner Diageo. Breakfast events were hosted by the News Academy with Tristam Hunt for Labour and Nicky Morgan for Conservatives gave NewsUK the opportunity to highlight the good its efforts to inspire young people into journalism, and visits from a record number of MPs and Cabinet Ministers, in addition to the Prime Minister and Boris Johnson to the Lounge confirmed the “The London Lounge is the place to be at conference” Jonathan Reynolds MP. This year’s Conservative Party Conference Lounge even hosted a fantastic Karaoke party where ‘unidentified’ members of the Government sang alongside other ‘unidentified’ members of the UK’s finest political journalists.
We had a great time and our fantastic sponsors meant the Lounge was bigger and better than ever before, with a record number of coffees served, books signed, and free give-aways provided. The Lounge still managed to maintain its exclusivity so our members could continue to enjoy its primary purpose as a meeting space to build, maintain and grow partnerships and networks. We look forward to welcoming them back in 2015!
*With thanks to Kevin Maguire, News Statesman