On a Business Trip in London? 7 Things You Should Do
Do you have a business trip in London? Don't spend all of your time in the hotel lounge.
If you need to actually work on your business trip in London and have little time to be a tourist, then why not try some of these amazing locations where you can work remotely and be inspired by your surroundings.
A classic example of brutalist architecture and the largest performing arts center of its kind in Europe. With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, this is the perfect place if you need a quiet space for your remote office. There is free WiFi and reasonably priced tea, coffee and snacks, plus power sockets for your laptop. You can wander up to the library for some inspiration or explore the amazing conservatory – a hidden oasis in the heart of the city.
Address: Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Located on the River Thames, this beautiful building was originally built in the 16th century and along with year-round events and art exhibitions, it has plenty of outdoor and indoor seating with a number of cozy cafes and bars to work from.
Address: Strand, London WC2R 1LA
If you need a quiet and inspiring space with free wi-fi and power sockets, the British Library has is the ideal location. Imagine the great ideas that will flow while working under the same roof as Shakespeare’s first folio, the original Beowulf manuscript, and the Magna Carta. As well as the café, there are also reading rooms within the library which are perfect for silent study.
Address: 96 Euston Rd, NW1 6DB
If you prefer something a little noisier (in a good way) and maybe fit in some networking, the Google Campus near Old Street station is a great option for your remote office. Once you have signed up for free membership, you will have access to the chic Campus Café, which has a stripped-back, urban look.
With free wi-fi, an infectious energy, and lots of fellow founders, the Campus Cafe is a great place to get things done, take a break, or collaborate with like-minded people. The Campus Cafe sells fresh coffee and healthy food options to fuel great work.
Address: 4-5 Bonhill Street, EC2A 4BX
Discover extraordinary experiences in curious corners while on your business trip in London
Do you love food and meeting new people? Then you have to try out a pop-up restaurant, and you can easily find one in London using grubclub.com. Regardless of where you are staying for your business trip in London, there will be something to suit your taste buds and stimulate your senses. You can even book ahead of time before you arrive. This is a wonderful opportunity to taste unique, international cuisine while sharing a table with new friends.
Britain’s national gallery of international, modern and contemporary art is a requirement for any art lover who has a business trip in London. It is equally essential for those who have an interest in architecture, as the Tate Modern is housed in a former power station and the recently completed (and somewhat controversial) ‘Switch House’ is not to be missed. Entry is free to view the main collection, and a schedule of other paid exhibitions can be found on their website.
For spectacular views of the city 7 days a week – book ahead at the link above to just visit the garden or get yourself a table at the ‘Darwin Brasserie’ and enjoy some lunch and the sensational view of London’s skyline.
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