This event marks the launch of Destination London: The Expansion of the Visitor Economy, a new book published by University of Westminster Press. 

Book cover of Destination London: The Expansion of the Visitor Economy


This book provides a fascinating account of tourism development in London, one of the world's most visited destinations and a place where the visitor economy has grown in recent years. The book explores how tourism has extended into new areas beyond the city centre, but also how it has expanded into new spheres (e.g. private homes) and new time periods (winter, and the night). 

Destination London has been written by members of the Tourism and Events Research Group at the University of Westminster. The project is a collaboration between staff members, drawing on their strengths in the fields of city tourism, sustainable tourism, air transport and the night time economy, and their unique position in the School of Architecture and Cities.

Those attending the launch will be able to purchase the book at a heavily discounted rate of £10 – less than half the RRP (£22.99). Please note that only cash and cheque can be accepted for purchase of the book on the night.


  • 6pm: Welcome from Andrew Lockett, University of Westminster Press
  • 6.10pm: Introduction to the book by the editors, Dr Andrew Smith and Professor Anne Graham, University of Westminster 
  • 6.35pm: Response by Dr Duncan Tyler, London South Bank University
  • 6.45pm: Questions and comments from audience
  • 7pm: Drinks 
  • 8pm: Close


Regent Street Boardroom, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW