City Cruises



One of the highlights in our busy PA Life Club schedule this summer was our breakfast Meet Up at the award-winning sustainable Conservatory at the iconic Barbican Centre. Those of us who saw the conservatory for the first time were blown away by the size of it, it is the second biggest conservatory in England after all. The space is designed beautifully to house amazing plants – over 1,500 species of temperate plants and trees, some of which are rare and endangered in their native habitat, terraces and a pond brimming with koi and carp.

The spectacular Conservatory is a joy to discover, a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. It’s hard to believe you are in the City in this space filled with nature.

Barbican and Searcys welcomed around 15 of our club members for an early morning breakfast at 8am. A great time for busy PAs and EAs to have a tour around the delights of the Conservatory whilst enjoying a quick bite of delicious croissants and pastries with their morning coffee.

We’d like to thank Glenn Mainwaring for hosting us and showing us around the wonderful space.


The Conservatory is a versatile and a truly unique space within the City of London. Alongside the Garden Room, it can accommodate up to 300 people for a standing reception. Coloured lighting has been incorporated into the planting, creating a stunning environment for parties held after dusk.

There are also modern meetings rooms available for hire, equipped with the latest tech.

You can find out about the venue hire options at the Barbican here


Keep an eye on our upcoming Meet Ups and FAM trips

Next in the diary we have:

  • a FAM trip to a multi-award winning Escape Live at their Birmingham flagship venue on 13 September, 6-9pm
  • Church House Westminster, Friday 21 October
  • Eastside Rooms, Birmingham 10-11 November (with an overnight stay)

More autumn Meet Ups will be added shortly so stay tuned.

Not a PA Life Club member yet?

You can join for £49 per year and enjoy PA Life networking, FAM trips, special offers from our partners and career education courses. You can find more details and join at our Club section.

Have some questions? Contact Morgan Robertson today on 01992 374069 / to find out how to join and gain access to great networking events like these!