Let’s be honest, not everyone who is using the Montcalm Club Hotel Packages are in London for pleasure. As one of the biggest cities in the world for business and finance, London is a hotspot for businessmen and women across the world. With areas such as Canary Wharf, Shoreditch and Holborn all being hotspots for business, it can easily be all work and no play for visiting workers. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best things to do between meetings, making sure that you make the most out of your business trip by capitalising not just on the wealth of the city, but on those precious days off from the stuffy board rooms.
One of the main areas for business in London is Canary Wharf and the Canada Water area. Here you find the likes of HSBC and many other large companies that may attract business meetings. If you’re done with your meetings and have a little time to kill, one of the best nearby areas is Greenwich. This iconic borough of London is a clean and built up part that still retains it’s classic London edge in the South East. Here you’ll find such historic sights as the CUtty Sark and the Greenwich observatory, from which, in the middle of Greenwich Park, you can see some of the best views over London.
Checking out Shoreditch
Shoreditch is one of the biggest hubs for startup and tech companies in the world, so it is only natural that it is an area you’ll visit quite regularly for business. With some stellar London Hotel special offers in Shoreditch, you’ll most likely end up staying in the area as well, not least for its proximity to Liverpool Street. With Brick Lane offering up plenty of independent shopping opportunities and great Indian food, you’ll be set when it comes to shopping and eating. The area is great for nightlife as well, with OLd Street proudly housing XOYO, one of the coolest clubs in London. With the amount of pubs and bars in Shoreditch, you better be careful not to wake up for your early morning meeting with a raging hangover!
Holborn, Kings Cross and Soho are also hubs for business, which is why a respite from the central London meetings comes inthe form of Covent Garden. Here you can find easy access to the West End, some great shopping opportunities and some buzzing commuter pubs, all traditionally furnished to give you prime examples of London drinking spots.
Hit the South Bank
For some great views of the Thames and a short walk from major station Waterloo, the South Bank is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy day. Whether you want to retreat into the depths of the National Theatre for some of the worlds best theatre or you want to check out some hidden silver screen gems at the BFI, then the South Bank is your go to. With a range of riverside restaurants and bars as well as the iconic Underbelly, you’ll have plenty of places to chill out, especially as the summer comes along.