Because of our longstanding relationships SMi is able to offer highly competitive hotel accommodation rates at our conference venues and nearby hotels. SMi rates are guaranteed to be lower than those published on the hotel website or any other on line booking website

We recommend the following London hotels and hotel groups for bedroom accommodation

To book your accommodation, please complete the form on the venue tab of the conference you are interested in, or download our accommodation form. We will take care of the rest, ensuring that you get the right accommodation at the right price whatever your budget.

Remember, London hotels book up very fast so please do not delay completing the booking form. Booking early will also ensure that you get your first choice hotel.

If you need more information or advice please contact us on 0044 0207 827 6000 or email us at hotels@smi-online.co.uk

See Hotel information below...

Grange Holborn
50-60 Souhtampton Row, London, WC1B 4AR

Grange Holborn

Fast becoming a London landmark, the Grange Holborn Hotel is perfectly located where London's renowned West End meets the City. The elegantly composed Grange Holborn Hotel is uniquely placed to satisfy the most discerning visitors to the capital; whether enjoying the local theatres, shops, museums, galleries and parks or maximizing time in the financial heart of the City, the Grange Holborn Hotel, provides the perfect location for any visit to the Capital. Map

Grange White Hall
2-5 Montague Road, London, WC1B 5BU

Grange White Hall

The Grange White Hall Hotel is uniquely located overlooking the world renowned British Museum, in the quieter part of London's West End. With its Georgian architecture and private landscaped gardens, the Grange White Hall provides sumptuous comfort in one of the world's most fashionable neighbourhoods and within easy access of London's famous theatres, fashion attractions, the West End, the City's financial centre and just minutes away from the vibrant bustle of Covent Garden. Map

Grange Bloomsbury
7 Montague Street, London, WC1B 5BP

Grange Bloomsbury

An impressive 18th century townhouse, the Grange Bloomsbury Hotel is uniquely set in the heart of Bloomsbury adjacent to the British Museum. Just minutes away from Covent Garden, Theatre land and Oxford Street, the Grange Blooms Hotel is perfectly placed for both business and leisure pursuits in the capital. The traditional decor and period create the warm ambience of a bygone era creating an oasis of timeless elegance in an ever-changing world. Map

Grange Langham Court
31 – 35 Langham Street, W1W 6BU

Grange Langham Court

The Grange Langham Court Hotel is wonderfully located in central London - just off London's famous Regent Street and only a short walk from Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regents Park. It offers a peaceful and tranquil haven in a central location, a perfect retreat for both business and leisure travellers alike, just minutes away from the West End's attractions including shops and theatres, major exhibition venues and the City's financial centre. Map

Grange Rochester
69 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PA

Grange Rochester

The Grange Rochester Hotel is peacefully situated in Westminster's Vincent Square and offers an oasis of calm in the heart of Central London. Many world famous places of interest are within easy walking distance including Buckingham Palace, Whitehall, Westminster Abbey and Cathedral, The Houses of Parliament and the River Thames, together with some of the London's finest shops and theatres. Map

Grange Strathmore
41 Queens Gate Gardens, Kensington, London, SW7 5NB

Grange Strathmore

A former residence of the Earl of Strathmore, the late Queen Mother's father, the Grange Strathmore is a beautifully restored London Townhouse with a unique blend of Victorian grandeur and contemporary luxury. Wonderfully maintaining the style of an aristocratic mansion, the Grange Strathmore is ideally situated in the fashionable borough of Kensington and Chelsea and provides the perfect location for access to the world famous Knightsbridge shops. Map

Kensington Close Hotel & Spa
41 Queens Gate Gardens, Kensington, London, SW7 5NB

Kensington Close

The Kensington Close Hotel & Spa is a four star 550 bedroom hotel situated within the prestigious Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea in London. The superb location, transportation links in the area and the facilities on offer, make this hotel a popular choice for anyone visiting London for either business, pleasure or a Spa break. The Hotel is conveniently located within a short walk from the stylish shopping area of High Street Kensington and Underground Tube. Map

Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum
100 Cromwell Road, Kensington, London, SW7 4ERP

Kensington Forum

Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum, perfectly situated in one of London's most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington. The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station for convenient travel to Hyde Park, London Eye, Tower Bridge plus more of London’s top attractions. There are also easy and direct links to some major transport hubs including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Paddington and Heathrow. Map


CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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