If you’re planning on travelling to London for business purposes, such as for a meeting, there are certain things that you should know so that your travels will be convenient, easy, and on time.
Travelling to London can seem daunting. Continue reading for a few tips so you can make the appropriate travel arrangements, whether you’re planning on heading in by car or by public transport.
Get there early
Regardless of how you plan on getting into London, just make it a point to get there about 48 hours prior to your business meeting. This will give you plenty of time to get into the city even if there are delays. And this is especially helpful if you are planning on taking public transport, as the system of roads and tubes throughout the city can become confusing rather quickly to someone who is new to the area, so you need to give yourself extra time to figure it all out.
Parking spots are hard to come by
As in any other busy city, parking in London can be hectic and difficult to find. When travelling into the city by car for a business meeting that you have to be on time for, the last thing that you want to do is deal with driving around in circles looking for a spot to open up. To avoid this headache and hassle, you can reserve a parking spot for yourself ahead of time, whether you need it just for a few hours, for a day, for overnight, or for a few days at a time. In this way, you can just drive in, park, and make your way to your business meeting without delays or frustration.
Book your accommodation close to the meeting
To avoid delays in getting to your business meeting on time, make sure that you book your accommodation close to your destination. There are many choices when it comes to hotels in London, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find one in the ideal location. Bear in mind, too, that the business hub is in Central London, so it is likely that you will be travelling to that part of the city for your meeting and, therefore, that is where you should look for appropriate places to stay if you are planning an overnight trip. Also, don’t forget that Airbnb is a good alternative option to traditional hotels.
Choose the tube instead of a taxi
If you need to get somewhere in a hurry, you are probably better off taking the tube rather than getting a taxi. The tube will get you to where you need to be with fewer delays because you won’t be dealing with the street traffic that taxi drivers have to contend with. If you do have to catch a taxi make sure that you’ve downloaded Uber beforehand as black cabs are a lot more expensive.
By keeping the above tips in mind, you can make your business trip into London an easy one that will have few delays and hiccups along the way. Once your meeting is over, you should take a bit of time to tour the city if you have the time to do so, as there are many fun things to do and see.