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Business Travel in Greater London The ‘Square Mile’ or the City, as it is also known, describes London’s inner sanctum – a square mile that begins in EC1 - that has traditionally been the business hub of the capital and the country.

Although the City remains a business centre, London now has an added business district in Canary Wharf, which is home to many large companies including HSBC, Bank of America, KPMG and Chevron Texaco.

Business travellers to the City or Greater London will find a wide selection of facilities to take advantage of.

Do everything under one roof with a visit to Excel [map] , London’s largest purpose-built event centre hosting everything from business conferences to event halls and auditoriums. Located at Royal Victoria Dock, Excel is close to South East London and has good transport links to the City. As well as offering seven hotels with excellent business facilities, visitors can be sure that all the media equipment and accessories they need for a conference can be provided. If it’s time to take some time out choose from a selection of good restaurants for your business lunch or dinner.

One of the biggest and best conference centres in the UK can be found at The Barbican Centre [map], Silk Street. With facilities for more than 2,000 people there’s a range of conference rooms, theatres and auditoriums to choose from.

Finding the perfect setting to introduce a product to the world is often tricky, but many international professionals turn to The Media Centre at The London Stock Exchange [map], which is an exciting and unusual venue.

Planning to treat your workforce? Then check out Fabric [map] , Charterhouse Street, which offers a range of large rooms for both corporate events and evening entertainment.

If you’re still looking for the perfect place to host a conference there’s some excellent facilities located in Greater London and the City.
Try The Mermaid Conference Centre [map], Blackfriars, which is just metres from Blackfriars Station. The main auditorium benefits from a 70ft deep stage that can be set to revolve. There are also a number of smaller function rooms.

For business information while you are in London the centrally located City Business Library [map], is a leading source with specialist collections for the traditional city sectors of taxation, insurance, finance, and investment commodities. They also provide a fee based research service.

Finding somewhere to relax after a series of meetings and conferences isn’t hard with the wide choice available in Greater London and the City.

Brondesbury Park Hotel [map] offers accommodation and conference facilities in a peaceful corner of north west London. This hotel, which located near Wilsden Green tube station, has conference facilities for up to 250 delegates and also has women-only accommodation available. With its garden setting and alcohol free policy, you are sure to find this a comfortable hotel for business activities and post-business relaxation.

In terms of somewhere to stay in the North the Hilton Islington [map] is probably going to be the most convenient. The location means that getting into the City or elsewhere in north London should not be too difficult and with the suites they have on offer you can have space to relax and space to work all for the price of one room.

Finding a hotel that combines meeting facilities with a place to put your business mind to rest in the East End of London is easy. You might choose the Britannia International Hotel [map]. This four star rated accommodation has its own dedicated conference floor which means delegates can focus on the job at hand without the distraction of everyday hotel goings-on. Conference rooms vary inside offering space for groups of five to 100, however for a large-scale events the hotel is equipped to host a conference with more than 500 delegates.

Impress business colleagues and book them into The Berners Hotel [map], Berners Street, which is located just off Oxford Street, in the centre of the commercial and entertainment district. This elegant hotel was originally built in 1835 as five classic houses and converted into a hotel at the turn of the 20th century. The lobby proves the ideal meeting place for a business breakfast and international travellers are particularly impressed by the ornately carved Grade II listed ceiling.

When it comes to eating out we recommend international clients are taken to the West End to enjoy eating in style.

If you’re looking for the perfect place to hold a morning meeting head to Carluccio’s [map], Barrett Street, St Christopher’s Place, which is a continental-style deli offering a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. This little gem has a great reputation for serving all kinds of Italian bread and a number of tempting pastries, as well as some of the best coffees in West London.

For business lunches and dinners go for a top quality restaurant such as Hakkasan [map], Hanway Place. Hakkasan is the only Chinese restaurant in the country to have won a Michelin star, which is testament to the quality of the food. With an extensive menu including some real specialities and décor that is out of this world, this is the perfect place for entertaining and impressing important clients.

Levantine [map], London Street, Paddington, is an authentic Middle Eastern/Lebanese restaurant. Owner (Ahmed) Tony Kitous already has one award-winning restaurant to his credit and this newer venue is brimming with tempting food created in a relaxed atmosphere.

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