Feb 01, 2023
Finding a place to rent in London can be exhausting, especially if you're planning on staying in the city for an extended period of time for business. London is home to a wide range of hotels, serviced apartments, and short-term rentals, so it's important to research your options and choose a location that's convenient for your business meetings and other commitments. If you are planning for your business trip to London that last up to a few weeks or months, here are key things to consider to make your stay in London as productive and enjoyable as possible:
London is a globally renowned business hub, attracting top corporations, financial institutions, and entrepreneurs from around the world. When visiting the capital for business, choosing the right location for accommodation is crucial for maximising productivity and convenience. Staying in a central area, such as the City of London, can provide numerous benefits for business travellers. These include easy access to the city's extensive public transportation system, allowing for quick and convenient commuting to different parts of London, as well as proximity to local amenities and nightlife. Having these advantages at one's fingertips can greatly enhance a business trip to London, making it a memorable and productive experience.
Since you are going to stay in the place for a long-term period, making sure amenities and services that come with the property fit both your business and personal use.
A serviced apartment can be a great option for long-term business travellers, as they offer more space, privacy, and amenities than a traditional hotel. Serviced apartments typically come fully furnished and equipped with whatever you may need at home such as Wifi, TV, housekeeping, parking, gym equipment, kitchen appliances, on-site laundry facilities making your stay and packing a breeze. It is also important to check for high-speed internet and internet and 24-hour concierge service so that you can be as confident for working as possible.
If you will also be working from home sometimes, you’ll need a space that’s comfortable, private, and conducive to productivity. Consider the size and layout of your place as well and ensure to take into account the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as additional spaces such as balcony and terrace.
Rent in London can be expensive, especially in central area, so it’s essential to consider associated factor in the cost of rent such as council tax, ultility bills, internet and television services, as these cost can add up quickly. In comparison to traditional apartments or hotels, serviced apartments costs relatively more reasonable for a long duration as it is all bills within the rental price.Additionally, many serviced apartments offer flexible lease terms, making them a more cost-effective option for long-term stays. Moreover, access to your own kitchenette aids you in saving money during your stay as you can make your own meals instead of constantly dine out.
London is a city of neighbourhoods and different areas of London have its own unique character and charm. So while you are spending extended stay in London, take the opportunity to culturally immerse yourself to the local and explore all the best the area can offer. The Fraser Residence Prince of Wales Terrace with Kensington Palace located right at its door step, right nearby to the Royal Albert Hall and the iconic Royal Parks, is ideal for your brief exploration of Britain’s rich traditions and culture on the weekends. Or you can conveniently stroll along the upscale borough of Kensington High Street to explore popular shops, cool cafes and restaurants after work.
In addition, contrary to hotels, the live-in style offered in serviced apartment allows you to experience the in-house entertainment and in-house dining like how the local lives. Plus, having access to your own space also allows for the possibility of hosting dinner parties and such for any new friends or business acquaintances you may have met.
If you are a frequent business traveller, you might also expect some sort of loyalty for your repeated stay not only with that one property, but also other properties under their brand globally. To a business traveller, it is beneficial to sign up to as many rewards program as possible with accommodations, airlines and restaurants. As most loyalty reward programs offer various levels of memberships and the higher up the ladder you step, the more benefits and amenities are offered. Member exclusive rates, discounts for dining or laundry services, early check-in or late check-out are some of the perks available to frequent traveller.
Serviced apartments at Fraser Residence Prince of Wales Terrace located just a short walk away from two underground tube stations of High Street Kensington and Gloucester Road with major transport lines giving easy access to different parts of town. Our range of accommodation’s sizes from three-bedroom executive to four-bedroom penthouse with full suite of facilities including modern living, dining, kitchen and premium amenities are ideal for your long stay in London either with companion or solo. Additionally, the 24-hour gym and sauna room with our round-the-clock concierge services assured your stay is filled with comforts of home in every way.
While staying with us, don’t forget to join Fraser World, our loyalty program that rewards you at our extensive network of properties in over 70 cities around the world. From modern design hotels and apartments of Capri by Fraser chain to the luxury serviced apartments and residences of Fraser Suites, Fraser Residence and Fraser Place portfolios, you will find the accommodation that caters to whatever traveling needs you might have.