PLANNING THE PERFECT PADDINGTON MEETING

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Business meetings needn’t be a bore. With a great setting comes the potential for a productive day, and whilst many of the meetings in dank offices end in glazed eyes over phone screens, many others end in eyes full of life and ideas and excitement. It’s what a great setting can do for the mind, and Paddington is home to plenty of those. There are countless spots in this West London hide away where you can talk, dine and discuss to your heart’s content, making friends along the way and broadening horizons. Below are some of the best places in Paddington for a great business meeting.

 

Store street Espresso

 

The Store Street Espresso is a great informal meeting spot, especially with it’s artisan pick me ups energising all parties involved in your meeting. This spacious cafe is a stone’s throw from Paddington Station, promising an easy to reach meeting space which also serves up delicious food for the famished among us. Despite its name, Store street Espresso is actually located just off of Kingdom Street, but don’t let it’s name, which slips off the tongue with ease, confuse you. Open between 7am and 7pm, this cafe is the perfect working hours meeting spot.  

 

Park Grand Hyde Park

 

The Park Grand London Hyde Park Hotel is a centrally located and luxuriously accommodating five star hotel and offers up prime meeting rooms for flexible functions. Here you’ll find spacious, private rooms for your business meet ups alongside great dining and drinks at the in house breakfast restaurant and bar. Whatever your meetings needs, the friendly and efficient staff will help you with anything you need, whether that be WiFi set up or refreshments, for a productive and efficient business meeting.

 

Quince Tree

 

Located in London’s oldest garden centre, the Quince Tree cafe is the perfect hideaway for those intimate meetups, giving you peace and quiet amongst the hustle and bustle of London. With an extensive menu of teas, coffees and cakes, you’ll definitely feel revitalised amongst the hundreds of plants, tucking you away near the canals of Little Venice. Open from 9am till 5.30pm, the Quince Tree makes for a one of a kind out of office experience.

 

The Frontline Club

 

Live like a true london businessman and book a table at this famous private members club. With classy decor and paintings dotted around the dining hall, you can expect an exquisite menu of British food, all locally sourced from the Vaughan Smith farm in Norfolk. With an upstairs bar and ground floor restaurant, this private bar is frequented by local journalists, so you know it’s serious about ensuring you tick everything off your agenda.

 

The Victoria Pub

 


 

Named after the legendary queen who once, it is rumoured, visited this pub back in the 19th century, the Victoria Pub offers up plush furnishings and period decor for the more informal meet ups. With a quieter upstairs area you can escape the hustle and bustle of this commuters pub and get down to the nitty gritty over one of countless lagers and ales. This is also the perfect setting for a relaxing post business social.

 

The Waterway

 

This restaurant and bar is located just off the Grand Union Canal, giving you stunning views of the Little Venice waterways over great food and drinks. Where better to conduct that London business meet up?