Shwmae! A warm Welsh welcome to Cardiff.


Why choose Cardiff?  The answer is simple – why not?   National Geographic (2011) didn’t chose Cardiff as one of the 10 best cities to visit in the world for nothing!  


Becoming Wales’ capital city in 1955, it is its commercial, cultural and sporting centre. With a population of approx. 350,000, it is the UK’s 11th largest city with one of the fastest-growing European populations, attracting 20 million tourists and business delegates annually.  It’s no wonder. In 2016, The Quality of Life in European Cities Survey named Cardiff as the third best capital city in Europe. Rich in culture, employment opportunities, sports and education facilitiessuperb transport links, more green space per person than any other core UK city, excellent retail experiences and eateries, as well as a growing international reputation for tourism and delegates – what’s not to love.* 


Cardiff is a capital city like no other.  Here are just some amazing reasons why YOU should choose Cardiff for your next event. 


  • We’re multicultural. 10% of people who live in Cardiff speak Welsh with an estimated further 100 languages spokein the capital. Wow! 
  • We’re sport fans.  Rugby is our passion with the Principality Stadium right in the heart of the city, alongside the historic Cardiff Arms Park. Cardiff City Stadium and Sophia Gardens, the home of Glamorgan Cricket, are also just a stone’s throw away from the city centre.  
  • We’re foodies. Cardiff’s’ rich and diverse food scene continues to grow in popularity – from pop up food stalls, to full-on food markets. Street food markets to local food entrepreneurs. Al a carte fine dining to our famous chip alley. It’s all on our plate!    
  • We’re culture vultures.  From world-class music venues to theatres and museums, to rocking out at some of the best music venues in the UK – there literally is soooo much Cardiff has to offer.   The past sits alongside dynamic urban regeneration, with historic venues blending seamlessly with modern facilities – old favourites and new venues sitting together to provide your delegates with the best venues a city can offer.  
  • We’re world-class. Whilst offering world-class facilities, we’re also terrific value for money, boasting a vast array of hotels and accommodation to suit your budget. BIG, small, 5*, budget – we’ve got it covered.   
  • We’re world-class shoppers. Cardiff is known as the city of arcades with the biggest concentration of Victorian, Edwardian and modern indoor shopping areas in the UK.   
  • We’re super connected. Cardiff is one of the best digitally connected cities in the UK with super speedy broadband, 4G hotspots and street WIFI connectivity 
  • We’re Fairtrade. Cardiff was the first Fairtrade capital in the world. 
  • We’re virtual. In 2018 Cardiff was the 6th most popular hash-tagged city in the UK. #awesome 
  • We’re closer than you think. With great transport links, Cardiff is the closest capital city to London with it being just 2 hours away by car, bus or train; Our very own airport, Cardiff International, is an even closer 20 minutes away.

In short, Cardiff really does have it all and is the perfect destination for your delegates to experience a unique city atmosphere with the sights, sounds and tastes of a diverse, vibrant and evolving city.  We love it here – and so will you.  

*We also have more daylight hours than Milan!