Not all business trips need be spent in hotel lobbies and the receptions of office buildings. Escaping from the dreariness can be difficult if you’re spending your time in the city being chaperoned by clients and business partners. Yes, they may be eager to show you “their” own unique London but seeing the city on your won terms can be just as fulfilling as being show around. Whilst we know that during you’re trip you’ll have a range of engagements and will not necessarily want to stray too far from luxury business hotels like London Suites by Montcalm, it’s always useful for your own personal growth to see at least some of the city.
Exploring Kings Cross
Kings Cross is not only one of the central hubs for travel, both national and international, but is the gatekeeper for the North of London. With beautiful areas such as Islington and Holborn within walking distance, Kings Cross is a buzzing base for any city exploring. With Scala nearby for live entertainment and the Sadler’s Wells Theatre just a short walk away promising the best in classical dance, you’ll never be short of some high-end entertainment in Kings Cross. What’s more, the historic British Library is just round the corner, which has monthly exhibitions and talks to fire up the intellectual in you, whilst the newly renovated Granary Square is rife with art students, a café and bar scene and even a fountain square with its own light show.
Wicked West End experiences
One of the main areas you’ll most likely be taken as a business traveller in London, is the West End. It is here that you’ll find a great range of theatres, restaurants and entertainment in the likes of Soho and Covent Garden. With musicals, sell out theatre shows and off the wall comedy being thrown at you from every street corner, you’ll be tempted to stay out all night in the wild West End. Don’t though, that early morning business meeting will suffer profusely.
Another business hub in the West of London, Paddington is a popular destination for business meetings due to its proximity to the iconic station, which reaches many areas of the country. Here you’ll be able to find secret canal cafes in the nearby Little Venice, alongside sleek city squares filled with bars and high-tech architecture.
Savour the Southbank
The South Bank is the perfect setting for a business meeting. With its vibrant atmosphere, ample restaurant and bar choices, and legendary entertainment venues, the South Bank will accommodate for all tastes. If you get a few hours to yourself, soak in the view of the Thames before taking a trip to the BFI or the National Theatre.
With the Barbican meeting rooms promising great locations for business discussions and Shoreditch’s legendary shopping and pub scene nearby, Shoreditch is as good a place as any to spend your business trip in London. With its tech hub status growing by the day, there’s plenty to keep you busy in Shoreditch, including the many curry houses of Brick Lane and the relaxed yet classy Montcalm Hotel afternoon tea deals.