Preparing for Your First Post-Outbreak Business Trip to London

    Everything might be in flux right now and it feels like things will never get back to normal – but they will. The COVID-19 pandemic will pass and we’ll all be able to get back to our lives. This also means the occasional business trip down to London. So, rather than wallowing in self-isolated misery, why not cast your mind ahead a few months and prepare yourself for the first London business trip once this has all blown over? Here, we’ll underline the importance of planning, comfort and location and why a fully furnished short-term rental is often the best business accommodation option for any trip lasting more than a few days.

    Location location location

    There are no shortage of luxury serviced apartments in London that are ready and waiting to fulfil your every need. This is particularly true in the major business centres such as Canary Wharf. However, it’s important to do your research and ensure you’re staying in an area that is not only within walking distance or a short tube journey of where you’ll be conducting your business but is practical and comfortable.

    Apartment every time

    It could be tempting to simply opt for a hotel if you’re only going to be in town for a few days, but we’d always recommend looking for an independent apartment. Hotels are not only impractical and inconsistent but they will charge you through the roof for an elongated stay if your trip is extended at the last minute (as they often are). An independent apartment, meanwhile, offers ski much more flexibility.

    Home comforts

    Corporate hotels can be quite cold and clinical, which is why an increasing number of travellers are turning to furnished apartments that feel more like home. Once lockdown has passed, you could potentially be asked to move down to the capital for an indefinite period to help kickstart business on the other side of the pandemic, in that case, you could be spending months living out of a suitcase. Wouldn’t you rather have a home away from home to return to after every busy day at the office?

    Secure and private

    Hotels are not known for being the most secure and private locations. They are, after all, designed to be temporary and transient. Your room might have a safe hidden away in the wardrobe and the room service and turndown every day might be pleasant (and time-saving) but you’re sacrificing your privacy whenever you choose to stay in a hotel.

    Relaxed atmosphere
    When we all return to work, there is probably going to be a period of adjustment whilst we try to kickstart the economy. That will be a stressful time for us all. You’re more productive when you feel relaxed and positive and you’re more likely to feel that way in your own, comfortable apartment.