Businesses all over London are surrounded by a multitude of bars and pubs that can easily become the local for your office. It’s not just a place to unwind after the working week either. There’s nothing better than a place that can provide a unique atmosphere, good food and drink, and a space where you’d be happy to entertain clients and employees.
The London serviced apartments sector is known for emphasising the importance of networking, and that’s why we’ve put together five places across London that are a little different from the rest:
Hungerford House Victoria Embankment, London
The Blanca bar is a space that’s treated separately from their club downstairs. It’s an opportunity to impress clients in a sophisticated setting and speak in an atmosphere that’s not overwhelmed with rowdy office workers. Relaxing leather booths with views overlooking the River Thames are ideal for informal meetings. Blanca is situated just minutes from Embankment underground station providing ease of access throughout the City. Booking in advance is advised for guaranteeing a booth in the evening.
2. Be at One Guildhall
48 Gresham Street, London
Be at One Guildhall is a favoured bar for those city workers whose nearest tube station is Bank underground station. With an extensive cocktail menu of 160 different concoctions, Be at One Guildhall is the perfect destination for socialising with colleagues after a long day at the office. You can also hire out their private bar or simply book an area for the evening, which is ideal for a work do or a relaxed networking event.
3. The Attic at Pan Peninsula
3 Pan Peninsula, 48th Floor Pan Peninsula, London
With a 360 degree view of the city’s skyline, The Attic champagne and cocktail bar is an ideal place to entertain clients away from the office’s local pub. The bar is available for private hire on Mondays and Sundays and, with its impressive 48th floor location, it’s perfect for hosting lavish corporate events. The nearest underground tube station is Canary Wharf, which is a major commuter location for surrounding companies such as HSBC, Credit Suisse and Bank of America.
4. Corney and Barrow Masons Avenue
12 Mason’s Avenue, London
Corney and Barrow Masons Avenue is home to a wine tasting room and offers the perfect balance between making your clients feel at ease and maintaining a professional manner. Bank and Moorgate underground stations are both within close proximity of the bar, as well as providing connections to the rest of the Square Mile.
5. Grand Union Chancery Lane
Rolls Passage, Off Chancery Lane, London
Grand Union Chancery Lane is a great spot to get all your company’s employees together for events such as a Christmas or summer party. Its quirky décor encourages a lively atmosphere, which is ideal for interacting with colleagues or getting festive with a few cocktails. There’s a private room downstairs available for hire and Chancery Lane underground station is just around the corner, providing ideal public transport links.
There are just as many serviced apartments in London as there are bars and pubs, so it’s important to choose one that’s right for you. Location and facilities should be priorities when choosing your accommodation, but you can also specify how close you’d like to be to your favourite bar or restaurant. That’s the beauty of picking an apartment that’s tailored to you.