London is a great location for business travel.
Your company has brought you to the city, but you’re not sure what to do after the meeting ends? Does this sound all too familiar? As frequent business travelers, we understand the difficulties faced by those who have little prior knowledge of a location and little free time to explore it. After a hard day of meetings, these ideas are specifically intended for business travelers who wish to take a break in London.
Whether you’re in town for business or just want to take advantage of the last day before your journey home, this is a handy list to have on hand. It includes sites where you can take your coworkers, wow a customer, and buy mementos for your family and friends back home.
The West End’s pedestrian-friendly public area is a terrific spot to get a sense of London’s dynamism. One of the city’s most popular tourist destinations, Covent Garden is filled with street entertainers and restaurants that spill out into the area.
Famous franchises, costly fine dining establishments, and tourist traps serving microwave meals may be found at Covent Garden’s restaurants. Your options are almost endless.
London’s Trafalgar Square
Many important British historical sites may be found in and around Trafalgar Square. It’s a wonderful area to just stroll around and take in the sights. All eyes are drawn to the four bronze lions atop Nelson’s Column in Admiralty Square, which also includes the National Portrait Gallery and Admiralty Arch. With so many activities taking place in Trafalgar Square on an almost daily basis, there’s always something fascinating to look forward to.
You can find some great riverside pubs on the Embankment. Wine bars, pubs, and even floating bars on boats anchored on the river may all be found here, as can upscale cocktail lounges.
Villiers Street is a pedestrian-only thoroughfare that connects Embankment and Charing Cross stations. All of these establishments are within a few hundred feet of one another, including The Princess of Wales, Gordon’s Wine Bar, and numerous additional bars.
It’s little wonder that Bokan is a favorite among the city’s high-powered set. Hotel Novotel London Canary Wharf is on top of three stories and is only a short walk from the Canary Wharf commercial center. With a wonderful view of the city, the riverbank setting is ideal for impressing your clients with a few drinks. Another reason for the restaurant’s acclaim is its creative approach to British cuisine.
If you’re going to the Mayfair Chippy for fish and chips, make sure you get the traditional fish and chips on a silver platter. It comes with tartar sauce and curry sauce on the side, as well as mushy peas. You might compare it to an up-scale version of a neighborhood fish and chip store, but with a more lively atmosphere.
Shepherd’s pie and Scotch eggs are some traditional British dishes to eat while you’re in town. The price of cod and chips starts at about £15. Located in Aldgate, the Mayfair Chippy is only a few blocks from London’s financial area, the City. Reserving in advance is highly recommended.
The Wright Brothers
The Wright Brothers are one of London’s most popular eating establishments. Several locations of the Wright Brothers restaurant chain may now be found around the city, but we like the Spitalfields location for a special business meal.
Here, you’ll find the freshest seafood on the market—from Scottish langoustine to Devon crabs—served with the highest care and attention. Just a whiff of the ocean would take you to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Additionally, there are several interesting vegetarian choices.
Fortnum & Mason
The British monarchy’s favorite food shop, Fortnum & Mason, is an excellent place to stock up on mementos if you’re short on time. There are a variety of branches to choose from, and there’s something for everyone. The St. Pancras station location is perhaps the most convenient for business travelers to the UK capital.
Famous for its hampers, which are popular as presents, Fortnum & Mason is a household name in the UK. These gifts are filled with everything from chocolates and jam to wine and tableware. You’ll find everything from fragrances and accessories to teddy bears and stationery at this shop!
London’s Tower Bridge is a timeless landmark that is beautiful at any time of day or night. The best time to visit is in the evening when the building is lit up with soothing lighting. To get to Tower Bridge, take the tube to Tower Hill, and then walk for about five minutes. If you have the time, visit the Tower of London, which is located only a short distance away.
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