London International Blending Conference — Spring 2024

20 - 21 April 2024
Conference Updates

9th March 2024
Registration Open

Praise the Lord for the upcoming London International Blending Conference!

Dates: 20-21 April 2024
Cost:

    • £30 per adult
    • £15 per 12 -17 year old
    • Free per 0-11 year old

Deadline: Lord’s Day 14 April 2024

All conference meetings, book sales, children’s and young people’s meetings, and crèche will be held at the Hammersmith Novotel Hotel. 

Registration for the conference will be open one hour before each morning meeting.

To limit distracting noise and to take care of the atmosphere of the meetings, there will be a designated overflow room for parents with infants.

Translation:
Translation will be provided into Chinese. An outline in Chinese will be provided. Please remember to bring your own FM radio and headset.

Service:
Thank you for all those who signed up to serve at the conference. If you signed up for service but have not heard from your coordinator, please go to the help desk on the day.

Everyone is required to register including those under 18 years old.

Cost:

  • £30 per adult
  • £15 per 12 -17 year old
  • Free per 0-11 year old

Deadline: The deadline for registering is Lord’s Day 14 April 2024

REGISTER HERE

 

Saturday, 20 April:

Meeting 1 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Meeting 2 – 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Lord’s Day, 21 April:
Meeting 3 – 10:00 am – 12:30pm*
Meeting 4 – 2.30 pm – 4:30pm

*Young people will join the 10am Lord’s table and morning message.

Parents are ultimately responsible for their children during the weekend and should make sure that their children are not walking around the hotel unattended or leaving the grounds but are in their respective meetings as listed below.

Please do not bring children who have had vomiting or diarrhoea in the last 24 hours.

Crèche: The crèche will be parent-led. We will have a very pleasant room set up for you and your child to be in with lots of toys, planned singing, snacks, and a craft/colouring table. There will be a room coordinator and helper to help oversee supplies, snacks, and light tidying, but there will be no designated serving ones during this time. For parents staying in crèche, there will be a video link in one corner of the room. If you want to leave your child at the crèche to attend the live meeting or serve in another area, please coordinate with another parent/carer to take responsibility for your child during that meeting session.

Children (UK School Years Reception  Year 6)
There will be meetings for children aged 4-11.

Children must be brought to the children’s meetings by their parent or guardian (18+) and signed in. Please do not allow your children to come to children’s meeting on their own. Families should register together at the main registration at the beginning of the conference and then sign their children in and out before and after each meeting at the appropriate room. Sign-in will begin at the classrooms 20 minutes prior to meeting times. Those who arrive earlier will need to remain with their children until classroom sign-in begins.

Children will only be looked after during the meetings. Parents or guardians (18+) must collect their children immediately after each meeting and sign their child out. Parents or guardians are responsible for looking after their children before and after the meetings and during the break time.

Please bring a water bottle or drink that is clearly labelled for your child.

Snack will be provided during the meetings; however, children will eat their lunch with their parents/carers. Please note that no food can be brought into the hotel venue.

Young People
There will be meetings for the young people (12-17 years old), except on the Lord’s Day morning. If young people would prefer to attend the conference meetings, we would encourage them to do so. However, to maintain a positive atmosphere, we would ask that young people remain for the full duration of whichever sessions they attend.


We request that young people who have never attended a young people’s meeting before are accompanied by an adult shepherd.

Church Hospitality

The church in London is pleased to extend hospitality to those who would like to stay with the homes of the church during the LIBC, prioritizing those who have traveled from further away, subject to availability.

LIBC Hospitality Request Form (Click Here)

Conference Hotel Accommodation

Limited accommodation is available at the Novotel with the special rate for one double room per night:

  • £162 single person per night
  • £172 for two people per night
  • One child (up to 15 years old) can stay with parents for £10 per night
  • Strict booking deadline of 20 March 2024
  • The rates include VAT and English breakfast for 19th, 20th and 21st

To book please email h0737-re@accor.com and state the name of the event “International Blending Conference” with the booking code: INTERBLENCON24 or call 0208 237 7798 between 9 am and 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Public Transport

Address

London Novotel West
1 Shortlands
London
W6 8DR

Please check your route before you travel: https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/

Directions from Hammersmith Tube Station

Driving and Parking

Please be aware that the London Marathon will be held Lord’s day 21st April. Please plan your route to avoid disruption.

London Marathon Road Closures

Address

London Novotel West
1 Shortlands
London
W6 8DR

Parking
Hotel Parking

The hotel offers on-site parking, charged at £3.50 per hour (£26 per day) for non-residents on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-book at justpark.com

Local Street Parking

Parkopedia shows local parking:

  1. Go to parkopedia.co.uk
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Lunch will not be provided. Food cannot be brought into the hotel venue and be consumed there. But there are close by parks and green spaces where you can have a picnic if the weather is good. Alternatively, you may use the large number of shops, cafés, and restaurants located within a five to ten minutes’ walk from the conference venue.

There are many food options around such as Honest Burgers, Nandos, Wasabi, Wagamama, Pret A Manger, Leon and many more. We have identified some restaurants that are close to the conference venue that may be of interest to you.

Chez Maiss
Customer Rating: 4.7
Price: ££
Type: Mediterranean Restaurant
Grill serving Mediterranean staples, like risotto and shish tawook. Closed on Sundays.
Broadway Shopping Centre West,
Unit 21a-22b, Hammersmith Broadway, London, W6 9YD
Tel. 0208 741 4725
www.chezmaiss.co.uk
Honest Burger
Customer Rating: 4.4
Price: ££
Type: Hamburger Restaurant
Sells chicken, beef, and veggie burgers with toppings. Seven minutes’ walk from conference venue.
24 Fulham Palace Road, London W6 9PH
Tel. 0204 542 5735
www.honestburgers.co.uk
Tortilla Hammersmith
Customer Rating: 4.5
Price: £
Type: Mexican Restaurant
Eat-in and takeaway restaurant, part of small chain, serving soft, filled tortillas and burritos. Seven minutes’ walk from the conference venue.
6a King St, London W6 0QA
Tel. 0203 909 0415
www.tortilla.co.uk
La Petite Bretagne
Customer Rating: 4.6 Stars
Price: £
Type: French Restaurant
Contemporary creperie offering sweet and savoury buckwheat pancakes, and other Breton specialities.Seven minutes’ walk from the conference venue.
5-7 Beadon Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 0EA
Tel. 020 8721 5530
https://www.lapetitebretagne.co.uk/
The Gate Hammersmith
Customer Rating: 4.4 Stars
Price: ££
Type: Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant
Inventive, eclectic vegetarian and vegan food in a high-ceilinged room with light-wood furnishings. Nine minutes’ walk from the conference venue.
51 Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith, London W6 9QL
Tel. 020 7833 0401
https://thegaterestaurants.com/
 

 

Please contact conferences@churchinlondon.org.uk if you have any questions.