Corporate serviced apartments in London offer an alternative accommodation option for business travellers to the capital of the United Kingdom. London is a hub of financial institutions, media corporations, and high-tech firms and its popularity as a business destination has continued to rise annually with more construction projects, urban developments, and office space increases. As a result, serviced apartments and serviced accommodation in London have increased rapidly over the last few years, and have become a more viable choice for those visiting London, whether it be relocation, corporate visits, or company start-ups. There are many benefits of choosing corporate serviced apartments in London, they provide more space, flexibility, and privacy as well as being better suited to the needs of those who are staying for a long period of time.
London has long been a city of significance and a thriving business capital. In 1993 the city was dated back to the Bronze Age when a structure resembling a bridge was found to date back between 1750 BC and 1285 BC. It is believed the bridge either crossed the Thames or led over to an island now lost by the rising water. Even in the 12th century, London was an important commercial centre and developed under the Corporation of London who saw the population rise from 18,000 in 1100 to 100,000 in 1300. The Black Death in the 14th century, however, saw London lose almost a third of the population. Over the next few centuries, the city rebuilt and during the 1500s London experienced the creation of numerous trading companies such as the East India Company as well as The Royal exchange being founded. In 1666 the Great Fire of London broke out and destroyed most of the wooden building, the rebuilding of the city took ten years. During 1831 and 1925, London was the world’s largest city and saw overcrowding and congestion. After World War II London’s population slowly declines and areas such as Canary Wharf and London Docklands developing, therefore London was able to accommodate more people and raise the standards of living which had previously suffered.
Nowadays, London is a powerhouse for the United Kingdom and a major economic player in the global markets. With five major business districts, London is a flourishing business destination and serviced apartments in London accommodate business guests in and around Canary Wharf, Camden and Islington, the City, Westminster, and Lambeth and Southwark, the five corporate locations in London. London’s largest industry is the financial sector and is home to over 480 overseas banks, which is more than any other city in the world. Major media companies such as the BBC and a variety of national papers also have their headquarters in the city. London is also a major tourist destination and millions of people visit the city annually, it has also been voted the world’s most popular tourist destination with an incredible number of attractions, historic sites, and shopping destinations around the city.
Corporate serviced apartments are also located near these attractions, making a business stay in London not just about work. Near to the accommodation, guests can find places such as The British Museum, Tate Modern and The Tower of London. For a family friendly day out London offers attractions such as the London Eye, London Zoo, and Madame Tussauds. Of course, the London experience would not be complete without a visit to Buckingham Palace and a walk or work-out around Hyde Park. Just a short journey from the city guests can also find the Warner Brother’s Harry Potter experience.
Where ever you choose to stay in London, the capital is served by numerous transport links which serviced apartments place you close to. Regular buses run within the inner city as well as the surrounding suburbs. London is home to many train stations which run both national and international trains to France. Heathrow International Airport and Gatwick Airport are both located just a short journey from the city centre, with many tubes, buses, and coaches reaching these airports regularly.
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