Just because you’re flying in for business, doesn’t mean you can’t throw in a little pleasure.
Business trips are incredible in theory. What doesn’t sound amazing about all expenses paid travel? What people who don’t travel regularly for business fail to understand is that, while there is usually some down time, it’s hard to know exactly what to do with it. As a business traveler, you have an extremely limited amount of free time, and the free time you do have is awkwardly smashed between meetings, phone calls, and deadlines. So when you’re travelling to a city you’re unfamiliar with, you may not know how to best fill in those precious few hours that you get to yourself.
Good news everyone! If you happen to be travelling to London, we’ve got you covered. So what exactly do you do when you’re pressed for time but still want to enjoy the best that the iconic city offers? We’re glad you asked.
Whether you have only a spare few hours, or a full day, concierge services and some forward-thinking plans come in crazy handy. Make sure that you book ahead of time with your itinerary in hand before you head off on your trip. This is especially true if you are likely to visit members only clubs, high end spas, or book escorts in London.
Few Hours to Spare
Nothing beats the travel blues of long hours spent on a flight, followed by long hours in the boardroom, quite like an in-room massage. In-room massages are generally much more relaxing than those found elsewhere because they renew your sense of personal space. Make it even more relaxing by hiring one of London’s famous escorts to deliver it with precision and professional care. Leave your worries, stress, and clothes at the door.
Take a Walk, Enjoy a Pint
If you’ve only got a few hours to spare, use them wisely by taking a small jaunt around whatever business district your dealings bring you to. In Europe, it’s perfectly acceptable to enjoy a midday drink, so step out and grab yourself one alongside of the rest of London’s elite – preferably in a pub by the Thames.
Private Driving Tour
Book a private driver service to whisk you around your tight schedule, taking in all of London’s iconic sites. Private drivers services are superior to the standard Black Cab experience because you can also indulge yourself in the company of a courtesan while checking out everything the city has to offer.
If your half day of freedom finds itself lodged in the earlier hours of the working day, schedule a night out beforehand and give yourself time to recoup before heading back to the boardroom. Take the evening hours that should be spent sleeping and put them to a better use, like checking out some of the city’s most elite sophistication and glamour. Cirque Le Soir is known amongst London’s highest class for their amazing burlesque shows and gorgeous women. Mahiki offers its patrons beloved mid-century tiki vibes with a twist of class and elegance.
Book yourself an exquisite evening of dinner and drinks. Start off at any one of London’s 3 Michelin Starred restaurants with The Ledbury and The Araki being top choices for the London professional. Seal the evening with drinks at one of the cities exclusive “members only clubs” that caters to visiting business elite, like SoHo’s Disrepute, to rub elbows with upper-crust locals.
Watch Footy at Fulham
Few things are as delightfully British as enjoying a classic game of football at this historic club. While private boxes are available, dressing down and spending a day amongst your average Londoner is an experience not to be missed. Make sure that you follow up the match with a few pints at a local pub for the exemplary experience of what makes London, London.
Shopping at Harrods
Harrods is almost as iconic in London as the Bridge, the Tower, and Buckingham Palace. Skipping this means you’re skipping some serious history. Harrods was first established in 1834, and since has undergone some serious changes. The instantly recognizable shopping center now plays host to some of the finest finest department stores throughout it’s massive 5-acre site. Which is why we only suggest tackling the experience if you have the entire day.
Full Day Spa
If you’ve hired a companion or escort in London, or even if you’re flying solo, the Big Smoke has some incredibly impressive day spas that will have you relaxed and ready to deal in no time. The top London spas not only offer five star treatments, like thermal suites and beauty therapies that the most prestigious Londoners swear by, most of the top spas also offer exquisite cuisine and inspiring architecture.