London is one of the world’s most prominent cities for economics and business. Every week thousands upon thousands of professionals from around the globe jet in for meetings, conferences and exhibitions. One thing that tends to annoy those who travel for business is that they rarely get a chance to explore the city they are in or even get a slight glimpse at the famous sights. Luckily, as London has so many iconic buildings and attractions, most of which are easy to reach via public transport and centrally located, there’s always time to fit in a little sightseeing.
If you are staying at the Grand Park London you’ll find yourself in a great location for both business and pleasure. Not only will you be close by to a number of London’s main business districts but you won’t have far to travel if you decide to head out and do a little sightseeing after a day of meetings.
Covent Garden is a great area of London to check out if you’re a visitor to the city, as it is a central hub of street performers, beautiful architecture and shopping. Take a stroll around and see what it has to offer, maybe even stopping off for a well-deserved cocktail and bite to eat en-route.
The London Eye
Whether you choose to take a ride on the wheel itself or simply just want to admire it from the ground, The London Eye is a perfect choice after a day of working in the city. The London Eye is located on London’s Southbank and is close to Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the Palace of Westminster. This makes it a great place to start if you’re wanting to see a few sights at once within a small area before heading back to your hotel.
If you fancy going for a meal or to a bar after meetings, choose one near to Trafalgar Square and combine a bit of sightseeing with dinner and drinks. Trafalgar Square is one of London’s most iconic sights and it’s well worth visiting. Plus, it’s not too far from our hotels near Lancaster Gate and is really convenient to get to.
Many visitors to London assume that a visit to Buckingham Palace is going to be a full day affair, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re happy to see the palace from the outside and don’t mind not booking onto a tour of the interior, a visit here doesn’t require much time at all. Head to Buckingham Palace after a day of meetings and check out the impressive architecture, and you’ll likely also see the palace guards going about their duties.
At the Grand Park London we welcome those who are travelling to London on business and do all we can to make your stay as welcoming and comfortable as possible.