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Buyers taken on Cityopoly showcase of London City Selection spaces

Venue consortium holds ninth annual familiarisation weekend for 20 buyers in Monopoly-inspired programme

Pictured: About 20 UK buyers participated in the Monopoly-inspired fam trip

London City Selection (LCS) took 20 UK buyers on a Monopoly-inspired familiarisation weekend to help show off the event spaces within its collection.

The 9th annual event included a weekend of challenges, riddles and team building activities across the spaces, starting with a welcome reception at 47-58 Bastwick Street.

Emma Grant, account coordinator at Banks Sadler, said: "We had a great time and found it really beneficial. We book 80 per cent of our events in the city so being able to see so many venues in one day is amazing. The tasks were all super fun too."

The programme saw teams navigate their way from venue to venue, taking part in Cityopoly themed activities, organised by Right Angle Events. Activities included Free Parking at CCT Venues Barbican, in which teams raced remote control cars on timed laps while perfecting their parallel parking, and a Get Out of Jail Laser Maze in one of Ironmongers Hall's event spaces. Further team building activities were held at Furniture Makers’ Hall, Sadlers Well, The HAC, and the Museum of London. A three course lunch was provided by London Capital Club.

The finale was held at 58VE for a gala dinner followed by an after-party of cocktails and dancing, with entertainment from Blank Canvas Entertainment.

Lesley McDowell, senior meetings and events consultant at Inntel, said: "I can honestly say that Cityopoly was one of the best agency events I’ve been on. The theme stayed consistent throughout the weekend, including our very own Mr Monopoly. Each venue we visited had a Monopoly themed challenge, and all the attendees embraced each one 100 per cent. We were thoroughly spoilt with the most amazing catering and fantastic company. Well done LCS on a brilliant weekend at some amazing venues."

London City Selection chair, Oliver Hargreaves, commented: "Once again the Agency FAM weekend has been a huge success and our members and supplier partners went above and beyond to ensure the agents had a fun and memorable weekend. The Cityopoly theme was really well received and Right Angle Events created a fantastic itinerary of competitive and hilarious activities. The pressure is on to beat it in 2018, let the countdown begin."

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