Useful information

We are really looking forward to seeing you at Reunion 2017!

This page should provide all the information you need to plan your weekend and answer questions that may come up while you are at the School.

If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to contact us at reunion@london.edu or on +44 (0)20 7000 7251.

Planning your weekend

What does Reunion cost? Top ^

Reunion speaker programme

Early bird tickets are £79, and will increase to £99 from 1 April. Your ticket includes entry to Friday and Saturday speaker sessions (with food provided on both days). Owing to space constraints on campus, the daytime speaker sessions are only open to reuniting alumni.

Celebrations@Reunion

Each of the following events must be booked individually:

  • A Night at the Docks - early-bird tickets for alumni and guests are £50 per person, which includes food, drink and entertainment. After 1 April, tickets will cost £60 per person.
  • Sunday Garden Party - £45 family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children), £20 per adult, £5 per child (5 - 17), children under 5 attend for free. Family tickets can only be booked in advance.
  • The cost of class events vary, please see your class page for more information.

Pioneers' morning - for alumni who graduated 25 years ago or more

A special brunch prior to the speaker programme hosted by the Dean, Sir Andrew Likierman. This morning is specifically for alumni who graduated 25 or more years ago (see list of invited classes below).  

  • Tickets for the Pioneers' morning cost £15, or the event is free with purchase of the Reunion speaker programme (see above).
  • Invited classes: MSc05(1972), SLN04(1972), MSc10(1977)
    SLN09(1977), MSc15(1982), SLN14(1982), MBA22(1987), MBA23(1987), SLN19(1987), MBA32(1992), MBA33(1992) , SLN24(1992)

Accommodation during Reunion weekend Top ^

Partner hotels and apartments

The School has a partnership agreement with a number of hotels which means our alumni can secure preferential rates. Please find details of hotels and rates here. 

School accommodation

The School has a limited number of guest rooms on campus, primarily for the use of students enrolled in short residential courses. While alumni can stay on campus if any rooms are available, individual reservations can only be confirmed within two months of the current calendar date. Any booking request for dates more than two months in advance, up to a maximum of four months ahead of the current calendar date, will be added to a waiting list.

Owing to the uncertainty and late notice of confirmations we advise alumni to consider staying with a partner hotel in the first instance.

If you are interested in staying on campus, please email bedrooms@london.edu.

Childcare Top ^

The details below are for London-based independent childcare providers that alumni celebrating Reunion have used previously.

Rockabye Babysitters
www.rockabyebabysitters.co.uk

Sitters
www.sitters.co.uk

Tinies Childcare
www.tinies.com

Family activities in London Top ^

During your stay in London you may wish to visit one of the capital’s many attractions and experience the wide variety of entertainment and culture on offer. The following websites are useful when planning a trip to London:

TimeOut
Londonist
View London 

Getting around Top ^

The following websites are useful when planning journeys around London:

Transport for London
Gatwick Airport
Heathrow Airport
Stansted Airport

Social media Top ^

Keep in touch through one of our social media channels. Join our exclusive LBS Alumni LinkedIn group, follow us on Twitter @LBS_Alumni or like our London Business School Alumni Facebook page.

We will be tweeting at Reunion; please join in and use the hashtag #LBSReunion to tweet or to search for tweets.

At the School

Access cards Top ^

To enter the Alumni Centre, Library and Fitness Centre in the Taunton building, you will need your access card.

Access cards are available from Plowden reception between 08.00 and 21.00 and will be activated within 3 to 12 hours. For security reasons you must collect your access card in person. You will need to bring a form of ID with you.

If you have any queries regarding access cards please call +44(0)20 7000 7275.

Alumni Centre and Library Top ^

The Alumni Centre (consisting of a lounge area and a business centre with computer and printer facilities) and the Library at Taunton Place are accessible 24 hours a day if you have an access card. Alternatively, you can sign for a temporary access card at the Taunton reception (you will need to bring some form of ID with you).

Taunton Place front desk is staffed 24 hours a day.

All visitors (one per host) must be with a member of the School (student, staff or alumni) at all times.

ATM Top ^

We have an ATM located in Plowden reception. You can find additional ATMs outside Co-op Food on Park Road or near Baker Street station.

Contact numbers Top ^

If you have any questions about the benefits of being an LBS alumnus/alumna, the Alumni Relations team are happy to help. Please give us a call on +44 (0)20 7000 7275. Alternatively, here are some specific numbers that may be useful:

Plowden reception (lost property and access cards)       +44 (0)20 7000 7888
Taunton (Alumni Centre, Fitness Centre and Library)      +44 (0)20 7000 7666
Emergency security team number                                +44 (0)20 7000 7999

Dress code Top ^

School-organised events during the Alumni Reunion weekend have a smart casual dress code, apart from the Garden Party on Sunday 14 May, which is casual. Dress codes for your class celebration may differ, so please check your class page for further details.

Event App Top ^

Visit the App Store or Google Play and download the 'LBS Alumni Events' app. You will need to enter the email address you used to book Reunion and the generic password 'Reunion2017'. Use the app to view the guest list, find and message your friends, and share photos (consider posting a photo of your last Reunion or graduation). You can also create your own agenda and keep track of your preferred sessions. The app has all the session synopses, speaker biographies, times, locations and more.

Business data uploaded to the app will be updated on the School’s database following the event. Please email reunion@london.edu if you would prefer us not to do this.

Filming and photography Top ^

Throughout the Alumni Reunion weekend, we will be photographing and filming activities on campus. These images will be used to publicise Reunion in print publications and on the School's website. If you do not wish to be featured, please alert the photographer or film crew.

Fitness Centre Top ^

The School offers alumni free access to the fully equipped Fitness Centre at Taunton Place, which is staffed:

Monday – Friday           06.30 – 21.00
Saturday – Sunday       08.00 – 20.00

The poolside area, including the swimming pool, sauna and steam room, is only accessible during these hours. Children of Fitness Centre members can use the pool 11.00 – 16.00 on Saturdays and Sundays provided they are accompanied by an adult (two children per adult). The gymnasium can be accessed from 05.00 - 24.00 every day. To access the gym out of staff hours, you will need to have completed an initial Fitness Assessment and Gym Induction with one of our trained staff. Book an assessment and induction.

Alumni are reminded that the LBS Fitness Centre will be closing for expansion and upgrading from 15 July 2017 until late October 2017. Alternative Nuffield Health gym facilities will be available. For more information please email fitnesscentre@london.edu.

Gift shop Top ^

The Gift Shop is located next to Plowden reception and sells books and a wide variety of branded merchandise. The shop will be open:

Friday 12 May               11.00 – 18.00
Saturday 13 May           11.00 – 18.00
Sunday 14 May             12.00 – 17.00

You can also make purchases at our online shop (international delivery available).

Internet access Top ^

Wireless internet will be available on campus throughout the weekend. Alumni can access the internet by using their Portal login on the Guestnet network. Should you have any problems connecting, alternative access details will be available from the registration desk in the Quad Marquee. Computers with internet access will be on hand in the Quad Marquee and in the Alumni Centre.

Refreshments Top ^

There are a number of food outlets available on campus. Please see ‘Eating at the School’ for more information on opening hours.

School map Top ^

The School will probably look different to the last time you were here!  This online map will help you to find your way around the campus.