London Travel and FAQ

Plan Your Weekend LondonAs one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, London will be the host for our November Forum. London has long served as a leading city on the global stage across several industries and continues to explore new opportunities in innovation and technology to keep its global position.

The city is also home to Chicago Booth’s European campus. Since 2005, Booth has hosted the Executive MBA program, Executive Education courses, and alumni events on campus while building a strong voice and relationships in the business community.

Review the information below and start planning your Alumni Forum: London weekend today.

Andrea Bocelli—The solo classical artist will perform at The O2 on 2 and 3 November 2018.

Borough Market—Visit a food market dating back to the 13th century.

The British Museum—Discover over two million years of human history and culture.

Buckingham Palace—Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen.

Regent Street Motor Show—Check out vehicles new and old at the UK’s largest free motor show on 3 November.

For more information on November events and other London sights, check out the city’s calendar.

Business attire is recommended for Alumni Forum and business attire or dressy casual for the Thursday reception and Friday night reunion dinners. For all other events, the dress is casual.

Thursday Reception: Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
45 Prescot Street | London | E1 8GP

Friday Forum: Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
45 Prescot Street | London | E1 8GP

Friday Reunion Dinners: Various locations throughout downtown London

Saturday Activities: London Campus
Woolgate Exchange 25 Basinghall Street | London | EC2V 5HA

Alumni Forums were created to go beyond what one pictures when thinking of an “ordinary conference,” as they draw the Booth community together to engage with Booth’s unique intellectual and professional culture.

Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to, learn from, and network with Booth’s world-renowned faculty, alumni business leaders, innovators, and rising influencers as they discuss timely business issues.

As the Forum location changes each year, attendees can rekindle friendships with colleagues and former classmates from around the world, and connect with fellow business professionals from a wide array of industries.

We have secured a small book of rooms at the host hotel, the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel.

Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
45 Prescott Street | London | E1 8GP
Rate: £169
To book online, click here.
To make a reservation by phone +44 207 959 5000.

For other hotels in the area, click here. Or consider staying in an AirBnB.

Programming will kick off promptly at 18:30 on Thursday, November 1. On Saturday, official activities should wrap up by 15:00.

Full Weekend Package (Available to alumni, current students, and prospective students only): £195* (includes all activities Thursday, Friday, and Saturday except for the optional Friday reunion dinners)

Friday and Saturday Package (Available to alumni, current students, and prospective students only): £175 (includes all activities Friday and Saturday, except for the optional Friday reunion dinners)

Friday Only (Available to General Public Only): £250 (includes only alumni forum)

Friday Reunion Dinners: Prices based on class committee

*Early Bird discount of £175 available for the first 100 alumni registrants

Chicago Booth alumni are welcome to attend all events taking place over the weekend, including the Thursday reception, the Forum and Reunion Dinners on Friday, and all Saturday activities. Current, admitted, and prospective students, and University of Chicago alumni are invited to attend the Thursday reception, Friday forum, and Saturday activities. Members of the London business community, University of Chicago parents, and general registrants are invited to attend the forum on Friday only.

Yes, and we strongly encourage you to register in advance. The first 100 alumni to register will receive a discount on the full weekend package. For those events that don’t sell out, registration will be available on-site. Registration for the 2018 event will open in July 2018.

London Underground

The London Chicago Booth campus is within walking distance of four Tube stations: Bank, Moorgate, St. Pauls, and Liverpool Street. Additional information and a full London Underground map is available on the website.

Taxis

Black cabs: The traditional black cab can be hailed in the street. A fare surcharge is applied to any piece of luggage, for each extra passenger, and for any journey after 8 p.m.

Minicabs: Minicabs are generally cheaper and require a phone call to be booked. Never hail a minicab off the street, as many are unlicensed. A list of licensed minicabs can be found here.

Additional information on getting to the London campus can be found here.