Social Activities


Social Activities – including lawn games and a cricket taster session – will take place on  between 15:30 and 17:30 on the Front Lawn.

Final Event at London Zoo – Coaches will depart from Melia White House to London Zoo at 18:00. Access London Zoo via Prince Albert Gate which is located around 150 meters East of the Zoo’s main entrance and will be open from 18:15. We have maps available at the Registration desk.

Coaches will operate a shuttle service back to the hotel between 22:00 and 23:00.

Morning runs of around 30 minutes/5 km will commence from the Melia White House hotel on Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning at 7:30. Please meet either Arran or Ali who are members of our Fitness Centre near the Reception Desk. They will be wearing a black/green Nuffield Health uniform and an AMA lanyard.

Please note that we will not accept any liability for this event.


We are planning a number of social activities, including 3 walks and will be sending out a form to see which ones you prefer to attend. They all commence after High Tea at 19:00 on Thursday directly from London Business School and at least one of our Marketing PhD students will be accompanying each group.

The walks are:

The Fitzrovia Walk is a classic London Walks, very central but socially it’s on the edge, on the margin. In the past, the area has always attracted “misfits” – artistic and literary and musical “misfits” because then, it was an area that was cheap and affordable. So it’s a real “find”. It’s got great pubs, great history.

The Old Marylebone Walk offers Regency London at its best and it is fascinating because it’s so unexpected – a quirky old village in the heart of the West End; delightful because it’s our greenest walk; revealing because it takes us into one of the private worlds London excels in; stimulating because it’s like a series of flashbacks to every bit of old London you’ve ever seen.

The Regent’s Park Walk will cover the history & development of the park from Regency times. It is worth noting that Regent’s Park is, among London’s many splendid parks, one of the most beautiful.

The walks will finish near the Melia White House hotel. If anyone feels they would like to end the evening in a London Pub, those 5 have been recommended in the vicinity:

The Mason’s Arms, 58 Devonshire Street, London W1W 5EA

The Queen’s Head and Artichoke, 30-32 Albany St, London NW1 4EA

The Grafton Arms, 72 Grafton Way, London W1T5DU

The Dover Castle, 43 Weymouth Mews, London W1G 7EQ

The Albany, 240 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5QU