The London visit is a joint event with the Committee of 100, a nongovernment economic development organization in Louisiana.
The Edwards administration didn't announce the trip in advance, but provided information about the visit and its participants in response to questions from The Associated Press.
While in London, the Edwards administration said the group is meeting with representatives of companies who already do business in Louisiana, such as Shell Trading and Supply, Lloyd's of London, Drax Group, British Airways and British Petroleum.
The delegation is attending the London-based Saints game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, hosting "prospects" who are considering doing business in Louisiana, according to information provided by Edwards' office and Louisiana Economic Development.
The other six members of the delegation were using private dollars to cover their travel costs.