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

Destination(s): London

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. read more about Business travel to London: Around the corner from The City's Financial District

Big Ben

Big Ben

  • Parliament Square
  • House Of Commons
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  • London, SW1A 0AA

Think of London and  probably the very first image that comes to mind will be that of the clock tower holding the bell known as Big Ben. Unfortunately, as much as it beckons, only UK residents are allowed to tour Bog Ben and even this has to be arranged well  in advance by their MP. The good news however is that next to the famous clock tower, the Houses of Parliament - which are made up of the House of Lords and the House of Commons - can be toured by overseas visitors. The building which is home to both "houses" is the (former royal) Palace of Westminster, once home to the British monarchs. Every year in England, November 5th is commemorated with fireworks and bonfires which celebrate the foiled gunpowder plot of Guy Fawkes in 1605. read more about Big Ben

Eagle (The)

Eagle (The)

  • 159 Farringdon Road
  • tel:44 20 7837 1353
  • London, EC1R 3AL
Chamberlain's Restaurant

Chamberlain's Restaurant

  • 23-25 Leadenhall Market
  • tel:44 20 7648 8690
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  • London, EC3V 1LR

You name the seafood & Chamberlain's has it and does it well! Located in a former meat stall, the modernized restaurant hosts three levels of dining for their busy business clientele. In the basement a more relaxed dining atmosphere can be found where diners are digging into the house specialty, the fish pie. Perfect for the after work pint and fine wines. Private hire is available.


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Café Spice Namaste

Café Spice Namaste

  • 16 Prescott Street
  • Whitechapel
  • tel:44 20 7488 9242
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  • London, E1 8A7
London Bridge

London Bridge

  • King William Street
  • London, EC4R
Royal Exchange London (The)

Royal Exchange London (The)

St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral

  • St. Paul's Churchyard
  • St. Paul's Churchyard, EC4
  • tel:020/7246-8350
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  • London, EC4M 8AD
Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

  • Tower Bridge
  • At Tower Bridge, SE1
  • tel:020/7403-3761
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  • London, SE1 3AA
Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge

  • Riverside near St Paul's on North Bank
  • tel:+44 20 7332 3450
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  • London, W1
Vinopolis

Vinopolis

  • No.1 Bank End
  • tel:+44 20 7940 8322 / +44 870 241 4040
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  • London, SE1 9BU
Tate Modern

Tate Modern

  • 53 Bankside
  • Bankside, SE1
  • tel:020/7887-8888
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  • London, SE1 9TG
Cantina Vinopolis

Cantina Vinopolis

  • 1 Bank End, SE1
  • London Bridge
  • tel:020/7940-8333
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  • London, SE19BU
1 Lombard Street

1 Lombard Street

  • 1 Lombard Street
  • Scottish Provident Building
  • tel:44 20 7929 6611
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  • London, EC3V 9AA
Oxo Tower Restaurant

Oxo Tower Restaurant

  • 22 Barge House St, S31
  • South Bank, Oxo Tower Wharf
  • tel:020/7803-3888
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  • London, SE1 9PH
Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe

  • 21 New Globe Walk
  • tel:44 20 7902 1400
  • Visit website
  • London, SE1 9DT

The present Globe Theatre is a splendid reconstruction of Shakespeare's famous circular wooden playhouse (he was a co-owner) which stood close by until it burned down in 1613. "Globe II" was completed in 1996, faithfully adhering to the methods and materials of the late 16th century, and boasts the first thatched roof permitted in London since the Great Fire of 1666. Shakespeare plays are performed (April-October) just as they would have been in his day with an open-air auditorium, gallery seating and the "groundlings" in the pit. There is an excellent adjacent permanent exhibition which is a delight even for those who are unfamiliar with the Bard's work.







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Coq d'Argent

Coq d'Argent

  • No.1 Poultry
  • tel:44 20 7395 5000
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  • London, EC2R 8EJ
Covent Garden Piazza

Covent Garden Piazza

Sheltered beneath a beautiful Victorian iron-and-glass structure that once held England's largest fruit and vegetable market, (now relocated to Nine Elms, just south of the river) are the shops and restaurants that make up the heart of Covent Garden. Its famous piazza  is the only area of London licensed for street entertainment and all performers are quality-checked before they are allowed to perform. There's a nice buzz to the place (we particularly like the buskers and craft stalls) even if it is quite touristy and at peak times gets uncomfortably busy.


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