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Anticipated venue openings to 'add to London's top five reputation'

High-profile openings include New Tate Modern extension, Michelin-star restaurants and new Design Museum venue

Pictured: The extension of the New Tate Modern will be unveiled on 17 June 2016

A spate of high-profile venue openings like the extension of the New Tate Modern will help London cement its reputation as a world leading meetings destination, says the city's convention bureau.

London & Partners says the capital's newly-attained top five ranking from the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA) will be further boosted by the openings later this year. Along with the anticipated New Tate Modern extension, which will house the world's first gallery space dedicated to live art, forthcoming openings include the latest restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Tom Sellers, an immersive venue at Madame Tussauds and a new 1,000 sqm home for the Design Museum in Kensington.

It comes after London recorded a 13 per cent increase in business visits in 2015, after welcoming 3.7 million business visitors.

Deborah Kelly, business development manager for the United Kingdom, at London & Partners, the official convention bureau for the city, said: “One of London’s great strengths is that it is constantly reinventing itself. The city has been welcoming more and more leisure and business visitors, and with a booming hotel sector and a string of inspiring new openings, we are confident London will become even more appealing to meeting and event planners.”

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