Start planning your trip to London for Pocket Gamer Connects London 2024!

The leading games industry conference is returning to London this January – start planning out your days around the conference with this helpful guide to London attractions!

Start planning your trip to London for Pocket Gamer Connects London 2024!

We’re starting off 2024 strong with our flagship London show, and this time we’ll be celebrating 10 years of PG Connects, making this event extra special!

January is closer than you think, and hundreds of games professionals from all over the globe have already secured their seat at our London conference this January. Now’s the time to start planning ahead and make sure that you’re ready to make the most out of your time in London.

Pocket Gamer Connects is returning to London on January 22nd to 23rd to welcome more than 2,000 attendees from all around the globe for two days dedicated to networking, discovering, pitching and learning from over 200 of the world’s leading authorities in gaming.

Our London conference is our most popular and highly attended event by far – you won’t want to miss starting off your year making life-changing connections and exploring what’s next for the games industry.

There is no better time to book your ticket to our show than now! Secure your seat ahead of time and save up to £4,700 with our Super Early Bird offer over on our website today. It’s only available for a limited time, so take advantage of it while you still can!

Today, we’re diving into a little bit about the capital city and what you can do during your time there this January.

Learn a little more about London and its people

Let’s get the basics out of the way. London is one of the most popular and populated cities worldwide, and this cosmopolitan city is home to some of the most unmissable, iconic landmarks in the world, as well as an immensely diverse population, world-class dining and entertainment, and incredibly rich history. Needless to say, coming to London can be a bit intimidating. It’s the largest city not only in the United Kingdom, but in all of Europe.

Explore the City of London

Option paralysis making it difficult to decide exactly where you want to start your London adventures? We know just how thrilling coming to the capital can be, so we have compiled just a few of the top destinations you won’t want to miss while visiting this January.

These suggestions have something for everyone, whether you’re looking for some of the biggest must-see attractions in London or for some unmissable London gems that you might not already be familiar with. We strongly recommend that you book a few days around the conference to save some time to fully take advantage of what London has to offer.

The must-see attractions:

  • One of the most unmissable sights right in the heart of the city of London is the historic site of the Tower of London – stop by and immerse yourself in nearly 1,000 years of the nation’s rich history.
  • Not too far from the Tower of London is Tower Bridge, an iconic landmark and one of the most loved historic sites in all of Britain. This structure is one of the most famous bridges in the world, and you can visit the exhibition to learn more about what it took to build it as well as get a full panoramic view of the centre of London.
  • The British Museum is described as being a museum of the world, for the world. You can walk by the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies, and much more all in one place.
  • No trip to the capital is complete without stopping by Big Ben! Say hello to the iconic bell tower. Officially known as The Elizabeth Tower, you won’t want to miss witnessing the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world.

Take a dip into London life:

  • Covent Garden is filled with restaurants, markets and shops and draws in tourists as an easily accessible shopping centre that has pretty much everything. Whether you’re looking for award-winning dining experiences, luxury fashion and beauty or some of the most renowned theatre in London, there’s something for you to explore here.
  • Visit the famous glass dome of lush green gardens and incredible observation decks at the Sky Garden. It’s the highest public garden in London and offers 360 degree views of London’s skyline. You can also enjoy a number of remarkable bars and restaurants and an open-air terrace.
  • If you’re looking for a gorgeous park with the best possible view of the London skyline, the hike up to Primrose Hill at Regent’s Park offers phenomenal views among rolling hills and glorious meadows.
  • Stroll through Camden Town, one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in London and discover the eclectic mix of markets, cuisines and live music venues. Camden is home to a range of vintage shops, plenty of bars and even an underground theme park.
  • Delve into the past at a beautiful Victorian cemetery close to the popular Hampstead Heath. Highgate Cemetery and Nature Reserve is one of the most popular and highly visited cemeteries in Europe. It presents a labyrinth of Egyptian sepulchres and Gothic tombs, and is home to the gravestones of some of highly notable historical figures such as Karl Marx, George Eliot, Jean Simmons and more.

Want even more ideas for the best attractions, activities and sights you won’t want to miss in London? The articles below have everything you need to know so you can scope out everything waiting for you in London ahead of time:

Book your ticket to London!

You won’t want to miss out on everything we have lined up for you at PG Connects London, as well as the chance to explore the city at large.

Secure your seat to join us in London in January today while you can still save up to a whopping £470 on your ticket to our biggest, most popular show!

Events Marketing Manager

Elaine is our leading evangelist for all the exciting events we do. Her mission is to keep you all informed of the best events in the games industry, make sure you never miss a networking opportunity, and ensure everyone has the information they need to know about PG Connects, Mixers and Indie Pitches!