On the Cusp of Change: Penzance and the G7 Summit

Newly renovated for 2021, the Victorian promenade leads the way for much to come in Penzance’s future. Across the bay, the geothermal Jubilee Pool basks in a dazzling white.

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The traditional calm of a Cornish summer, home to azure waves and sunny TV dramas, is set to make way for drama of a very different kind. From the 11th to the 13th June, the G7 Summit will see leading presidents and prime ministers settling in to Carbis Bay; less than ten miles away, Penzance will be at the forefront of ripples that will reverberate far across the political world.

Cornwall’s credentials for rest and relaxation deceive the very real change that is occurring beneath the surface, with Penzance keenly setting out to be a trailblazer in that respect; alongside its plastic-free initiative, the geothermal warmth of its Jubilee Pool combine the expected holiday vibes with the beginnings of much to come in the region – recent studies in geothermal activity beneath Cornwall’s granite suggest that the area is primed to produce a new source of renewable electricity for UK homes. With climate high on the agenda for discussions at the G7 Summit, Penzance is a beacon for an ambitious future.

Whether you will be heading to the big event in an official capacity or are simply looking to be adjacent to all that buzz, the accommodation in Penzance is ready to meet all your needs. With Carbis Bay and St Ives just a twenty-minute drive away (with frequent buses also available), the town is perfectly placed to be of service to those on their way to the big event – whilst still being distant enough to avoid much of the presidential hubbub if you are just looking to holiday in Penzance. Whether you want a larger hotel or a small, family-owned B&B, you can be assured that each has strived to meet all coronavirus and social distancing regulations as we enter the final throes of the pandemic and turn our collective attention towards a brighter future.

If you are looking for a family stay in Penzance, there is much to see and do for those who take little interest in government workings (or even whether famous ice cream enthusiast Joe Biden enjoys Roskilly’s); a walking trail is available that takes you past all of the town’s famous landmarks, whilst the iconic St Michael’s Mount is unmissable with its disappearing ocean path that is governed only by the tide itself.

For all Bed & Breakfasts and hotels in Penzance, in June or beyond, be sure to head over to Book Penzance for detailed information on a wide variety of accommodation alongside a booking service and plenty more activities to enjoy during your stay. As the world’s eyes gaze upon this photogenic land, many will look to experience Cornwall’s bountiful pleasures in the years to come; a visit this summer will see those first bubbles of excitement as they rise up through the granite below, lasting long into the future.


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