The galas, black-tie dinners and concerts marketing experts will be showered with at Advertising Week

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Who wouldn't want to sit on the Iron Throne? (Source: Getty)

Now, City A.M. is a pro-business rag, fully supports the efforts firms make to promote their services, and would never endorse damaging a company's event by gatecrashing it.

However, whether you are that way inclined or not, you'll be spoilt for choice with all the A-list events happening next week as part of Advertising Week Europe.

Advertising week will see top chief execs and business figures swarm the capital to discuss the fine art of marketing. Hot names offering words of wisdom to London's marketers this week include WPP chief Sir Martin Sorrell, Google president Matt Brittin and Blur bassist Alex James.

But of course, as anyone in marketing knows, it's all about the parties. Every night plays host to a different exclusive get-together for attendees and well-heeled workers shelling out for platinum-grade tickets, so City chancers should read up before attempting to crash the roster of gala balls, black-tie dinners and comedy gigs this week.

Monday's "Game of Thrones" opening gala, which will be littered with props from the hit TV show including the Iron Throne itself, is invitation only. The gala opening takes place at Southwark Cathedral; in easy walking distance of the City or by catching the Jubilee Line from Canary Wharf. The Capitalist is warned that "there will be no entry without your ticket", but if you know what you're doing we recommend bringing a tuxedo to work for a quick outfit change and making loud references to scenes from the show on the walk in.

If you aren't a GoT fan, then head to Koko in Camden, where marketers are also heading for an opening gig, courtesy of a "Grammy Award-winning headliner".

After the launch, delegates have a slightly quieter week ahead of them; either a private screening of new film The Jungle Book in Piccadilly Circus, or to Koko again for a comedy night headed up by Jack Whitehall.

Those au fait with the tech sector may be interested in a private gig on Wednesday supported by video-sharing firm Vevo. Held at Ronnie Scott's Jazz club in Soho, the night will only get going at 11:00pm, and promises a special guest performance from noughties girl group All Saints.

Finally, if you've had no luck until now, Advertising Week's closing party features another award-winning artist - Brit Award-winner Jack Garratt, but folks working in the City could opt for Mansion House instead, where PwC will host its own Founder's Club Dinner to wrap things up.

Once again, The Capitalist does not encourage gatecrashing.

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