Frequent business trip traveller? 4 ideas for new things to do in London

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If you’re a frequent visitor to London for business purposes, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t still enjoy your stay by trying out something new while you’re here.

London is such a vibrant and bustling city that it doesn’t stop once the sun goes down, so here’s a few suggestions on new things to try out the next time you need to spend a few days away here for work.

A rooftop restaurant for that important business dinner

rooftop bar

Working away from home doesn’t mean you have to stay in your hotel room each and every night. London is a foodie heaven with so many new and innovative restaurants springing up each week, why not invite a client or colleague to experience some rooftop fine dining while taking in the London skyline as dusk falls?

Orrery is a fine dining rooftop restaurant that’s just a short cab drive away from the Park Grand Kensington Hotel and specialises in 5-star fine French cuisine with stunning views. The perfect treat after a hard day in the office!

Urban golf for some evening networking

London isn’t perhaps best known for its green fairways so close to the city centre, but with the addition of two new urban golf centres in Smithfield and Soho you and your contacts can do a bit of networking while you work on your swing at one of the city’s coolest new clubhouses.

With six golf simulators and luxurious chesterfield sofas, the Soho branch of Urban Golf is just a two-minute walk from Piccadilly Station so it’s an easy destination to reach if you’re staying at one of our hotels near Earl’s Court.

They also have a varied selection of drinks and bar snacks to choose from if you missed dinner because of that conference call.

Meeting rooms without the hassle

park grand london kensington meeting room

Finding meeting rooms in Kensington can be a real chore and expensive too, but located just around the corner from the Park Grand Kensington Hotel is the Brompton library, a quirky and cost effective place to get together for that all important meeting.

Brompton library has all of the items you’d come to expect from a meeting facility such as whiteboards, printers, projectors and refreshments, but it also offers a break from the standard conference room offerings and can help you keep the budget in check too!

Afternoon tea at Kensington Gardens

Afternoon tea

If you’re meeting business associates travelling from abroad, then the likelihood is that they’ll want to see a few of the sights and take in some British traditions during their stay.

Rather than spending an afternoon sat aboard a sightseeing bus, Kensington Gardens offers a delicious and quintessentially English afternoon tea in their beautiful Orangery Restaurant, a charming pavilion styled building overlooking the splendour of the landscaped gardens and just a stone’s throw away from the Park Grand Kensington Hotel.

A perfect setting for charming your clients and treating them to some English hospitality during their stay in London.