Think working away for business is a bore? Not if you’re posted to London.
The prospect of a business trip can become wearisome for those who travel a lot for work, but it’s best to focus on the positives. If you’ve got to be in the capital for a few days or even a couple of weeks, there are definitely some big perks. They can often outstrip those who live in London permanently, as shorter stay and central accommodation mean you can really make the most of your business trip.
There’s always something going on
No matter what interests you, there’s always something happening in London to pique your interest. It may be a regular event, a special exhibition or one of the festivals that brightens up the capital throughout the year. If you’re into art, music, food or wine, there is a jam-packed schedule of events meaning a business trip to London does not have to be all work and no play.
Service around the clock
In many places around the world, it can be difficult to fit everything you want to do into the day. This is partly due to opening hours being the same as those you work or services closing relatively early. This is not the case in London, with many museums boasting days each month when they open late, some restaurants, such as Duck & Waffle being open 24 hours a day and night buses getting you back to your serviced apartment even if you’ve been out until the small hours of the morning.
The world on your table
Wherever you are in London you can find incredible cuisine from all over the world. Craving some Vietnamese in The City? Satiate your banh mi baguette desires or your pho noodle soup needs at City Caphe. Fancy a Korean meal in Bloomsbury? No worries, head to Bi Won, where you can get a steaming bowl of kimchi chigae in this small and charming café-restaurant. Prefer a taste of Peru in Soho? Ceviche should be your stopping off point for quinoa, avocado and the namesake raw fish marinated in lime juice dish.
You’ll see amazing things without even trying
During your time in London you’ll see some world-class architecture, interesting street performers and even perhaps bump into a celebrity or two. All of this while going about your everyday business and not even trying. London is a hub where there’s opportunities around every corner, so keep your eyes peeled and be ready to experience new things. You never know, you could get a glimpse of a brand new trend just as it’s beginning.
Your accommodation is paid for by work
With your company stumping up for your serviced apartment stay in London Bridge or another exciting part of the capital, you don’t have to worry about the inflated property prices or crazy rental market. What’s more, you’ll find yourself right in the heart of the action, as opposed to the suburbs and a potentially lengthy commute or train ride to the fun stuff.