This fantastic black-tie event will take place on Thursday 24 February 2022 at the historic Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire, and promises to be a memorable event, not to be missed.

On arrival from 6.15pm you will be greeted for the drinks reception with a glass of fizz, courtesy of Paul Robinson Partnership. Mix and mingle with colleagues and friends amongst the aviation displays and soak up the atmosphere with our live singer before we open up the hangar doors to reveal our setting for a delicious local produce based three course dinner and the awards ceremony.  

Presented by David Whiteley of ITV Anglia we will celebrate all our finalists and crown each of our category winners. The winners will take home a trophy, certificate and bottle of champagne, they will also celebrate in our green room with official photographs and video interviews. Our finalists will also receive an award certificate to celebrate their achievement.

With carriages at midnight, the party is over but the celebrations continue with coverage of the event online, on social media and in newspaper and magazine titles.

And remember the top three businesses in selected categories announced on the night will be progressing as East of England regional nominations for the Visit England Awards for Excellence. 

East Of England Tourism Awards are Supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities UK

Ronald McDonald House Charities UK is an independent Charity that operate Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK situated in or near hospital grounds, enabling seriously ill children to have their families close by when they are undergoing treatment.

We provide these families with a free ‘home away from home’ for as long as they need. Our Houses offer much more than just a place to stay; They provide family activities, peer support, resources for siblings, respite, laundry facilities and many other services.

Having a seriously ill child in hospital is a frightening time for families and we strive to help alleviate the isolation and stress families feel when they have a child in hospital.

During a child’s stay in hospital, we save families, on average, £1,867 each in accommodation costs (RMHC UK Statistics Report, 2020). We are able to provide free accommodation for families thanks to the generosity and support of the public.

This extraordinary Charity has always depended on charitable support to keep families of seriously ill children together and dad, Greg remembers how the Charity helped him and his family and he comments:

“This Charity provides a home away from home that is so important to families, the work they do cannot be underestimated. When I talk to parents touched by their work, I see a sparkle in their eyes. This speaks volumes to me and says people remember their own personal calm in their storm and they remember it dearly.”

For more information on how to support Ronald McDonald House Charities UK visit:

Donate here 


Looking for somewhere to stay? Please find a list of local hotels below.

1: Holiday Inn Express Cambridge Duxford - Address: Station Road East, Cambridge, CB22 4NL 1.5 miles from Imperial War Museum Phone: 01223 497070 Website:

2: The Red Lion Hotel - Address: Station Road East, Cambridge, CB22 4NL 1.5 miles from Imperial War Museum Phone: 01223 832047 Website:

3: The Lodge Duxford - Address: The Lodge, Ickleton Rd, Duxford, CB22 4RT 1.1 miles from Imperial War Museum Phone: 01223 755677 Website:

4: Travelodge Cambridge Fourwentways - Address: A11 Fourwentways, Abington, CB21 6AP 5.4 miles from Imperial War Museum Phone: 0871 984 6019 Link:

5: The Red Lion, Hixton - Address: 32 High St, Hinxton, CB10 1QY, United Kingdom Notes: 2.3 miles from Imperial War Museum Phone: 01799 530 601 Website:

6: Coach House Hotel – Offer available! - Address: Newmarket Road Heydon, Royston, SG8 7PN, United Kingdom 4 miles from Imperial War Museum Phone: 01763 208272 Website:

7: The White Hart Country Inn – Offer available! - Address: 1 Balsham Rd, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5BZ Notes: 6.7 miles from Imperial War Museum Phone: 01223 880264 Website:

8: Travelodge Cambridge Central - Address: Cambridge Leisure Park, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7DY Notes: 6.5 miles from Imperial War Museum Phone: 0871 984 6101 Website:

9: Travelodge Cambridge Newmarket Road -  Address: 180-190 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8HF 7.8 miles away from Imperial War Museum. Phone: 08715 591861 Link:

10: The John Barleycorn Inn - Address: Moorfield Road, Cambridge, CB22 4PP, England, United Kingdom 2 miles from Imperial War Museum Phone: 01223 832699 Website:

Need a Taxi? Please find a list of taxi companies below.

Taxi Services in Duxford – local to the Imperial War Museum:

-  Cambridge City Taxis: 01223 832832. Email:

- Cambridge Minibus and Coach Hire: 01763 209328. 

- South Cambs Taxis Ltd: 01223 834858. 

- Mastercab Ltd: 01223 566654. Require at least 24 hours' notice to book.

- Green Air Cars: 01279 815807. 

Taxis/Minibuses in Norwich

- Norwich Minibus and Coach Hire: 01603 559088. 

- Courtesy Taxis: 01603 446644. Email: 

- A2B Taxis: 01603 552324. 

Taxis/Minibuses in Ipswich

- Manorside Executive Travel Ltd: 01473 39 62 62. 

- Ipswich Comfort TAXI: 07598 987979. 

- Hawk Express Cabs: 01473 222222.

Taxi/Minibuses in Essex

- United Minibuses and Coaches: 01293 781000. 

- Executive Travel Company: 07590 524220. Email: - Offer available! Their largest vehicle is a 16 seat luxury minibus!

- TomTom Mini Bus Hire: 07593 149600. 

As a guest of the awards, and to obtain offers available on the hotels and taxis above please contact us at