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How to Make the Most of a Business Trip to London

Business travel doesn't need to be all work and no pleasure, especially if you are heading into London. After all, the city is filled with many fantastic restaurants, exceptional attractions, and superb stores you would be foolish to ignore. If you have limited knowledge of the city but want to enjoy your time in the English capital, find out how to make the most of a business trip to London by following this guide:

Fly into the Capital on a Jet Charter

If you want to tackle paperwork in privacy or relax in style during a business trip, consider taking London jet charters when flying into the capital, which can land in many of the city's airports, such as Heathrow, Luton, or Stansted. It can also eliminate the stress of travelling, so you can focus on an upcoming meeting, presentation, or conference.

Enjoy Business Drinks Along the Thames Embankment

If you want to connect with a business associate or potential partner/investor away from a professional environment, suggest going for a few drinks along the Thames Embankment, which offers many stylish bars and traditional English pubs near the River Thames. It is an ideal way to relax after a busy day of meetings and it will help you to get to know an associate on a deeper level.

Experience Lunch with a View

If you are looking for a great spot for a working lunch, you should book a table at a restaurant that offers a beautiful view of the capital. For example, you can step inside Aqua at The Shard, which offers a delicious menu and a stunning backdrop. Alternatively, you could dine at The Fenchurch restaurant at Sky Garden, which is the perfect way to breathe in the beauty of this iconic city.

Dine at a Michelin-Starred Restaurant

Forget the stereotypes of English food when in London, as the city is home to an incredible 71 Michelin-starred restaurants from respected chefs, such as Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal, Marcus Waring, Alain Ducasse, Clare Smyth, and more. Book a table in advance to treat yourself to a beautiful dish after a busy day of networking or presenting.

Catch a Show at the West End

Unsure how you will spend your evenings in London? Catch a show at the West End. The famous theatre district offers some of the finest productions on the planet, such as:

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Palace Theatre
  • Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre
  • Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre
  • The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre
  • Disney's The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

Buy Souvenirs from Fortnum & Mason

If you want to present your loved ones with quintessentially English souvenirs following a business trip to London, make sure you drop into Fortnum & Mason, which is a luxurious grocery store that is favoured by many members of the royal family and offers hampers that features various teas, jams, chocolates, liquors, crockery, teddy bears and more.

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