Business travel to London: Around the corner from The City's Financial District



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Get out of that hotel room despite the jet lag and take a look at this marvelous town. The financial district may surround you; however, checking out the surrounding streets will be well worth stealing a few moments from the office. Keep in mind "The City" refers to the old Roman city of Londinium, an actual square mile measurement that is now known as the hub of London's financial activity. The City bustles during the weekday and only looks as if it sleeps in the evenings and weekends. This guide will point you in the right direction for food, a little sight seeing and a bit of nightlife.

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Day 1 - London


Rise early unlike the locals and go for a jog along the River Thames on the South Bank down to Big Ben to catch a glimpse of the famous buildings of London before the tourists descend upon it. There is nothing like seeing it without the crowds.
Lunch:
So, you have arrived in London and what do you want to eat? A curry! Yes, London is well known for some of the best curries on earth. Cafe Spice Namaste has been winning curry awards in The City for years.
After Work:
Stretch those tired work legs and go for a walk. Strolling the streets of London is the best way to get a proper feel. Walk around St. Paul's Cathedral and head over the pedestrian only Millennium Bridge and smack into the Tate Modern, London's modern art museum. It is free and will only take a few minutes to view the main exhibition in the massive Turbine Hall. From the museum walk west and meet clients or co workers for drinks and/or dinner at the top of the OXO Tower. The food, the drinks and the view are all smashing.


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Big Ben

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Parliament Square
House Of Commons
SW1A 0AA London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 7234 5800(Tourist Information)


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Café Spice Namaste

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Location:

16 Prescott Street
Whitechapel
E1 8A7 London, United Kingdom

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tel: 44 20 7488 9242
fax: 44 20 7481 0508


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St. Paul's Cathedral

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Location:

St. Paul's Churchyard
St. Paul's Churchyard, EC4
EC4M 8AD London, England

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tel: 020/7246-8350
fax: +44 20 7248 3104


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Millennium Bridge

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Riverside near St Paul's on North Bank and Tate Modern on South Bank
W1 London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 7234 5800(Tourist Information)
fax: +44 20 7378 6525(Tourist Information)


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Tate Modern

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Location:

Bankside
Bankside, SE1
SE1 9TG London, England

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tel: 020/7887-8888


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Oxo Tower Restaurant

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22 Barge House St, S31
South Bank, Oxo Tower Wharf
SE1 9PH London, England

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tel: 020/7803-3888
fax: +44 20 7803 3838


Day 2 - London


Pubs in London have evolved. While you will still find your good ol' boozers, many pubs have been converted into gastronomic gems called gastropubs. If time is not on your side for lunch then hop on over to the weekdays only Leather Lane Market for the best burrito on the island at Daddy Donkey- serious street food!
Once those meetings are wrapped up for the day cross London Bridge for an amazing view of Tower Bridge. Sample a little wine at a Vinopolis wine tour and dine in their sumptuous Cantina located behind the foodie Borough Market. If you still have the energy wander up the South Bank to see what's on at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre or take in the view of London at night.


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Eagle (The)

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159 Farringdon Road
EC1R 3AL London, United Kingdom

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tel: 44 20 7837 1353


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London Bridge

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Off Tooley Street
EC4R London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 7234 5800(Tourist Information)
fax: +44 20 7378 6525(Tourist Information)


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Tower Bridge

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Location:

Tower Bridge
At Tower Bridge, SE1
SE1 2UP London, England

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tel: 020/7403-3761
fax: +44 20 7357 7935


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Vinopolis

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Location:

No.1 Bank End
SE1 9BU London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 7940 8322 / +44 870 241 4040


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Cantina Vinopolis

Location:

1 Bank End, SE1
London Bridge
SE19BU London, England

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tel: 020/7940-8333


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Shakespeare's Globe

Location:

21 New Globe Walk
SE1 9DT London, United Kingdom

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tel: 44 20 7902 1400
fax: 44 20 7902 1401


Day 3 - London


For lunch, follow the crowds of business professionals into the old covered Victorian Leadenhall Market and try Chamberlain's for fresh seafood.
For post meeting drinks, gather with the locals at 1 Lombard Street. Within walking distance is Coq D'Argent for French fare and another kicking view of London.
Hail a black cab for the Covent Garden and West End theatre district for evening entertainment.
And save buying all those London souvenirs for killing time at the airport. They have it all there including a Harrod's outpost.


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Chamberlain's Restaurant

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23-25 Leadenhall Market
EC3V 1LR London, United Kingdom

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tel: 44 20 7648 8690
fax: 44 20 7648 8691


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Royal Exchange London (The)

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Royal Exchange Buildings
EC3V 3LR London, United Kingdom


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1 Lombard Street

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1 Lombard Street
Scottish Provident Building
EC3V 9AA London, United Kingdom

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tel: 44 20 7929 6611
fax: 44 20 7929 6622


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Coq d'Argent

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Location:

No.1 Poultry
EC2R 8EJ London, United Kingdom

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tel: 44 20 7395 5000
fax: 44 20 7395 5050


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Covent Garden Piazza

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Covent Garden
WC2E 8RF London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 7234 5800(Tourist Information)
fax: +44 20 7378 6525(Tourist Information)


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