Day 1 - London for Business
After a wholesome breakfast in your room or suite, you can start your day with a brisk early morning walk around Cadogan Square – just in front of Jumeirah Carlton Tower.
If you have forgotten to pack a business shirt or any other accessory, drop by Harvey Nichols for some last-minute shopping. Womenswear is on floors 1, 2 and 3 and is a treasure-trove of prêt-à-porter fashion. The menswear section, on the lower ground floors, has a wide range of European suits, stylish cufflinks and handmade shoes. You can pick up exactly what you need to look presentable at your next meeting at this one-stop store.
A power lunch at the Rib Room at Jumeirah Carlton Tower is the perfect pit stop after an exhausting meeting. Don’t forget to order the Buccleuch Aberdeen Angus beef, their house specialty, for a delicious meal.
For a more private option, there is a boardroom just to the side of the main restaurant room – its suave décor and styling provide the perfect ambience for negotiations.
Before your next appointment, drop into the new Saatchi Gallery on Kings Road which opened in October 2008. The airy, modern space houses a number of works including a piece from Guerra de la Paz – a duo of Cuban-born American artists.
Their works use recycled materials and found items from Little Haiti in Miami, USA. Entry is free and it will take about 45 minutes to work your way through the various galleries.
The chic boutiques on Sloane Square are ideal for last minute client gifts or a reward for your employee, for a job well done. Tiffany & Co. and Links of London, among other independent brands, huddle side by side on the square.
For your client dinner, ask the Concierge to recommend a restaurant that will suit your purpose. London is home to cuisines from over 70 countries, but to make a lasting impression, try one of the 36 Michelin-starred restaurants.
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is a 3-star eatery and only a short taxi ride from Carlton Tower. Plan well in advance as it’s usually booked.