National and State Accreditation

The London Downtown Board of Directors along with our Executive Director are proud to announce that we received our National and State Accreditation! Thank you to all of our volunteers that help to make our program a success as well as The City of London and City of London Tourism for your generous support and guidance!

Main Street America is a special mark of distinction. It is a seal, recognizing that participating programs, organizations, and communities are part of a national movement with a proven track record for celebrating community character, preserving local history, and generating impressive economic returns.

Since 1980, over 2,000 communities have been part of Main Street, bringing renewed energy and activity to America’s downtowns and commercial districts, securing $65.6 billion in new investment, creating more than 556,000 net new jobs, and rehabilitating 260,000 buildings.

Ladies of Vision

13241173_1771760206389445_3910622692407247253_nLadies of Vision, a regional group of women in Southeastern Kentucky are gaining ground. The group is a branch off of the London-Laurel County Chamber of Commerce and meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 8:30am. The group is made up of local female business owners and their mission is to inspire other women to give back to their communities through networking, volunteerism and mentoring.

Most recently they’ve brought the Empowering Women’s Expo to London in May at the London Community Center. The expo featured over 50 vendors ranging from local clothing boutiques to abuse prevention centers. A full day of speakers were scheduled providing information about eating well to current fashion.

Women were networking, empowering each other, and sharing life changing information at the Expo. Ladies of Vision are excited about the opportunities and changes that will occur because business owners and members of the community came together to share their passions and careers.

“When you place a large group of innovators together, you spark change and inspiration,” said a Ladies of Vision member.

For more information about Ladies of Vision visit their Facebook Page or the London-Laurel County Chamber of Commerce’s website.

Grab a Bite Downtown

Whether you’re looking to relax with a cup of coffee, meet with a client for lunch, or enjoy a night out – downtown London has a seat awaiting you!

Three family owned eateries can be found right off of Main Street in the heart of downtown. Weaver’s on 4th located at 131 N. Main St. is open 7:30am – 10pm Monday through Wednesday, 7:30am – 12am Thursday through Friday, 9:30am – 12am Saturday, and is closed on Sunday. They’ve been serving London’s finest chili, hot dogs, and hamburgers for over 71 years. Cuisine served includes a taste of home with breakfast, burgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches. They do take reservations and have waiter service. To contact Weaver’s on 4th, call 606.864.9937 or visit their facebook page.

The Abbey Restaurant located at 132 N. Main St. is open 11am – 9pm serving American (new), American (traditional), burgers and steakhouse cuisine. This inviting casual restaurant with waiter service takes reservations, walk-ins, and take out orders. To contact The Abbey, call 606.864.0044 or visit their Facebook page.

Brie’s Brews Coffeehouse located at 202 E. 4th St. is open 7am – 4pm serving espresso based drinks, loose leaf and bagged teas, Italian sodas, and delicious smoothies. Their house coffee is a blend of 5 beans from Central America, Indonesia and Africa. The unique signature of this medium roast coffee is a lightly sweet taste with a nutty undertone.  Breakfast and lunch cuisine served includes America (new), breakfast, Ethiopian, sandwiches, Thai and vegetarian. For more about Brie’s Brews stop in and pay the owners Brishan and Jef Powell a visit, email them at BriesBrews@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page.

No matter where you choose to relax or dine at, you’ll be greeted by London’s great hospitality.

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