The Best Places to Unwind After a Day of Meetings


If you’re staying in London on a business trip, you’ll want to spend the evenings unwinding and preparing for the next day. By choosing to stay at the Grand Royale Hotel London for your trip, you’ll be centrally located to take advantage of all the things the capital has to offer.

After a busy day spent at meetings, you time in London will be limited, so use it wisely by unwinding and taking your mind off work at these six places.

1. Stroll around a museum or gallery

Many of London’s most famous museums and galleries open late for an evening a week, including the Barbican, British Museum, National Gallery, and Tate Modern. The venues are often quietening down in the evenings so you can stroll around at your own pace and simply enjoy what’s on offer. Whether you’re an art lover, history buff, or simply want to head somewhere new, London is filled with cultural places to head after work.


2. Grab a drink at one of the bars

If you want to unwind with a drink in hand, there are plenty of pubs and bars around London where you can people watch. Whether you prefer to watch the world go by with a craft beer or cocktail, there’s somewhere that will meet your tastes. In the Hyde Park area, you can try the Library Bar, Old Mary’s, and the Gin Bar at the Serpentine.

3. Take in the West End Theatre

Just because you’re away for work doesn’t mean you can’t head to the West End and enjoy a show. It’s easy to bag a single seat at short notice and you’ll forget all about work as you watch the performers. London has a huge array of shows for you to choose from, including the iconic musicals, comedy plays, and classic theatre performances.

4. Soak up the atmosphere on the South Bank

You don’t have to step out with a destination in mind to unwind. The South Bank is filled with performers, markets, and more, allowing you to simply soak up the vibrant atmosphere as you walk along the Thames. You’ll take in plenty of sights and might even find the perfect spot to grab something to eat.


5. Sweat it out at the gym

If you find the best way to take your mind off the day’s work is to get active, there’s nothing better than heading to the gym. Working up a sweat can help you feel refreshed following a day of meetings and ready to face tomorrow. Try the on-site gym at the Grand Royale.

6. Hop on a tour

Sightseeing doesn’t have to be confined to daytime. If you’re a business traveller eager to take in some culture during your London stay, hop on one of the many tours the capital has to offer. Whether you want to see the most recognised sights of London by the evening light or think a ghost tour is more up your street, there’s the perfect one for you in the city.

If you’re looking for a meeting room in Hyde Park, the Grand Royale is perfect. With the ability to accommodate from two to 70 delegates, you will be centrally located, find the sights accessible and have the use of superb facilities.