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Short stop in: London

London is full of things to do and places to eat and drink. Choosing what to do to unwind may ­present business travelers in the city with their toughest decision. Here are a few ideas.

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Breakfast all hours

No matter what time you arrive in the City of London, a feast awaits you 24/7 at the Duck and Waffle. The restaurant is located on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower near the Liverpool Street station and offers incredible views of the London skyline.

Duck & Waffle

Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London

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Swim like an Olympian

For the business traveler who wants to loosen up in the morning, the 2012 London Olympics’ Aquatics Pool at the London Olympic Park is open daily from 6am.

London Aquatics Centre

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

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Tradition Rules

For a stylish lunch and the ultimate in ­London tradition, dine at Rules in Covent Garden. Founded in 1798, it claims to be ­London’s oldest restaurant and has served traditional British cuisine ever since.


34-35 Maiden Lane, London

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Garden City

The Sky Garden on Fenchurch Street is a public garden with a difference. It’s located on the 35th floor of the Walkie-Talkie skyscraper. As well as three floors of landscaped gardens, there are also up-scale restaurants and a bar here. You need to book for free tickets.

Sky Garden

20 Fenchurch Street, London

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Photo: The Guinea Grill

Swing Time

After a long day of meetings, why not take your business associates for a round of golf right in the heart of London. Swingers, based on a 1920s country golf club is located in a former warehouse right by the Gherkin.


8 Brown’s Buildings, London

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Photo: The Guinea Grill

Have dinner

No trip to London would be complete without a pint in a pub. The Guinea Grill in Mayfair is regarded as one of the best gastro pubs in the city and is said to have stood on the same spot for 600 years.

The Guinea Grill

30 Bruton Place, London

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