From the 4-6th of May, leading industry figures from around the world gathered in the city of London to meet at Old Billingsgate and St Katherine’s Dock to attend the London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show. The weather was glorious and for three days the sun shined upon impressive cars, beautiful yachts, and exciting luxury brands.
By David Evans
London is considered by many to be one of the biggest centres of wealth, development, and innovation. Home to some of the wealthiest individuals in the world and a boiling pot of culture, it is the perfect host for a luxury lifestyle showcase.
The LYJPCS is an amazing display of products and services available to those with suitable budgets. The show itself mostly caters to any client, company, or brand interested in, or working within the luxury industry. From superyachts, private jets, and helicopters, to luxury watches and jewellery, this show has it all.
This year’s show offered a number of highlights. Eamonn Holmes and his wife Ruth Langsford visited the show, filming for their Channel 5 ‘How the Other Half Live‘ Series. Supercarbroker.com even brought a 1.75million McLaren super car to the show and replaced the number plate with a personalised ‘RUTH’ to honour the couple’s visit to the show.
A quirky chap from W1 Black jewellery stand shared his history with jewellery, explaining how he had travelled the diamond mines of the world, sourcing conflict free jewels for his impressive collection.
For a mid show surprise, Six Audio cranked up the volume of their incredible speakers, blasting Thriller by Michael Jackson into the crowd. On the stand next to them, Polo & Tweed’s British Butler (who was once a 80s dance champion), put down his silver tray and wowed the crowd with his dance moves.
Over at St Katherine’s dock, Tesla Motors demonstrated their latest Model S and Spirit Yacht moored the very boat featured in the Casino Royale Bond Movie. The dock itself was packed to the brim with impressive yachts of all sizes, open to tours. The water glistened in the sunshine as the boats gently rocked from side to side and spectators awed at the impressive showcase.
As the sun set on the final day, the champagne was popped and the exhibitors raised a toast to a fabulous three days. Until next year.
Lucy Challenger – Lucy is the CEO and Founder of Polo & Tweed, a domestic staff recruitment agency based in London. She has several years of experience in the Luxury Domestic Staffing industry, helping place and train staff for clients around the world.