It may be one of the biggest and busiest cities in the world, but even still, when you’re travelling alone, London can feel like an awfully lonely place sometimes.
Not that it has to be this way. Whether you’re visiting for work, a much needed city break with plenty of luxurious London-style pampering, or even making that once-in-a-lifetime visit to explore the iconic landmarks that make England’s capital one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, it’s entirely possible to beat away those lonely blues and make life-long friends in the process.
Here’s just a few of our top tips on how to do exactly that on your next visit to London.
Join a networking event
On the face of it, travelling to London for business may not seem like the loneliest of endeavours, especially if you’re spending all day in meetings with other people. Yet let’s be honest, given the fast-paced, demanding nature of work, it’s often a case of get in, get the job done …Read More
Home to many of Britain’s leading organisations, London is frequently visited by business travellers from across the UK and beyond.
In some cases, they may well be heading to the capital of their own accord, perhaps to attend a conference or to make those all-important connections that can really help their business to blossom. Yet more often than not, those business travellers make their way to London as VIP guests of your company.
Whether they’re existing clients or potential new partners, in order to present a successful image for your company, it makes sense that you want only the very best for those VIPS, especially when it comes to their accommodation.
You could put them up in a top hotel, but why do that when your guests could really be living the life of luxury in a serviced apartment at top London locations like Covent Garden and City Road?
Not convinced it’s the right move for you? Here’s a few reasons why Smart City Apartments make the ideal …Read More
When you are heading to London on a business trip, there are a great many options for your accommodation. Many people will choose the traditional hotel for the simple fact that it is what their business has done for years. However, there are a multitude of other options available that allow you more convenience, comfort and a sense of being at home away from home.
Luxury serviced apartments are a more modern option that give you far more for your money and will make your business trip more convenient and comfortable throughout. So what are the main reasons to choose a luxury serviced apartment over a hotel when you are coming to London for that all important business trip.
Work from home
If you’re only in London for a short period while you are working, the chances are that you will be very busy, sometimes even having to work outside the standard 9 to 5. The last thing you will want in this case is to be sat at the end of a hotel bed with a laptop balanced on your knee …Read More
If you are staying in London for business rather than pleasure, a serviced apartment will most certainly offer a more favourable working environment than a hotel! Here’s why…
Even if you have checked into the most luxurious 5 star hotel for the duration of your stay, trying to work from one is vastly different to relaxing in one as a pleasure visitor.
Many travel-weary business people know only too well that trying to turn their hotel room into a makeshift office is rarely successful. And even if your accommodation has a dedicated business centre for your use, it can still be a fraught affair. And don’t even think about trying to work from a bustling hotel lobby – that usually very promptly ends up in frequent decampments to the local coffee shop (which will be even more chaotic!).
So why doesn’t it work? Well, there’s the constant noise interruptions for starters, and the coming and going of other users. If you are valiantly trying to crunch numbers or prepare a document from a laptop on your knee in a communal area, having your reverie pierced by fractious children (or adults!) and a background cacophony …Read More
If you are a regular business traveller you will know that sometimes a hotel is the last place you want to find yourself at the end of a busy day in meetings or working in an unfamiliar location. The stresses of business travel are high and although it can be seen as a luxury to be able to stay in a hotel, sometimes you would prefer a more personal place to stay with more flexibility and space .
If you choose a Smart City serviced apartment for your business trip to London you will find the following benefits:
- You can choose your own mealtimes and eat in the luxury of your own space and not at a table alone in a hotel bar or restaurant.
- Instead of having to relax publicly in a hotel bar or sit in the same small room as you are sleeping in, you can unwind at your own pace in the lounge area of your apartment.
- The cost of renting a Smart City serviced apartment is cheaper than a comparable hotel stay and if you take advantage of our special offers and book your stay through our website the savings will be even greater.
- You can choose to cook for yourself in your own fully fitted kitchen if you do not want to eat out, or order a takeaway to eat in your own dining area. You will find everything you need in the kitchen from pots and pansto glasses and cutlery.