When we have the joys of travelling into London for a day’s business meetings, it’s really nice to be able to make the most of the time in the Capital. With the vast congregation of office blocks around the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, this is invariably where people get to explore. Here’s five must-see for your lunch hour.
Walk the Bridge
It is one of the most iconic buildings and views in London. The Tower Bridge was built in 1886 and whilst it is not nearly as old as London Bridge, it is far more majestic and eye-catching. A lunchtime stroll across the bridge is well worth the half hour you should spend taking in the sights and the sounds of the city.
See the other side of London
If you are feeling a little more insightful than just walking across the bridge, there is always the option of seeing it from underneath. A trip along the Thames on the Clipper is an exciting way to fill an hour. The wide-based boats allow for a gentle passage along the course of the Thames.
Morning commuters rub shoulders with tourists and sightseers, but there’s always something new to see. Taking a trip from Putnet to Woolwich, will transport you from the far West of London out to the far East, with everything in between.
London from above
London seems to come alive to the eyes once the dark nights have settled in. After sundown an experience not to miss, is the trip up the Shard. One of London’s newest monuments allows guests to walk around on the top floor viewing platform and to see as far as the city will stretch. This is a great place to relax and have a glass of wine after too many meetings. It is worth considering searching for Apart Hotels in London to really allow you to savour the night and spend even longer in the city.
The classic afternoon on the Thames
Ever since you can remember, HMS Belfast has been stationed on the Thames right next to Tower Bridge. Yet, for some reason, you’ve never set foot on board. As one of the few military ships you can tour this is well worth a visit.
Even though she was commissioned in 1939, the gadgetry and firepower of this Town-Class Light Cruiser will take your breath away. A stunning show of power and force, sat right in the middle of London.
Find the best food
It might be last on this list, but it’s generally first on everyone else’s and for good reason. Borough Market is a food lover’s heaven. There are flavours from all over the world and something to suit every palate. Spend your first lunch time in here, and we’re pretty sure you’ll never go anywhere else.
London Bridge has some amazing sights to see and it’s all about finding the time between meetings to make the most of all of them.