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Top 10 Destinations for Business Travel

You know us, we’re all about giving you more… So here’s the top places for you to eat, drink and stay when you’re on business – in the top UK cities.

1. London
It’s no surprise that London comes in at number 1 – from the financial district of Canary Wharf to the stylish area of Shoreditch, London means business.

Where to drink: Coq d’Argent in London’s Bank Area – a rooftop bar serving French inspired food and drink, looking out onto the City. Not bad.

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2. Birmingham
Next, it’s Birmingham. Whilst it might be the home of world-class companies and top universities, you’ll be happy to know that when you are in Birmingham, you’re never too far away from one of the city’s trendy bars & restaurants…

Where to dine: Tom’s Kitchen – a chic and modern restaurant, serving British comfort food, located a few minutes from Birmingham New Street Station


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3. Manchester
Ahh, good old Manchester. A buzzing central hub for all things business up north. And if you ever find yourself at a loose end whilst you’re here, there’s some pretty nice bars too.

Where to drink: 20 Stories Manchester – in the middle of Spinningfields, you’ll be able to tuck into some fancy dishes, and afterwards, enjoy a drink or two on their outdoor terrace.


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4. Bristol
Apparently Bristol is the top place to start up a business in the UK – maybe that’s why there’s so many places to sit down for something to eat; from pub grub to afternoon tea, you’re spoilt for choice whilst in Bristol.

Where to stay: Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol – this hotel is the perfect spot to rest your head; each room features everything you need from fresh bathrobes to complimentary WiFi. Make sure you take advantage of the 24 hour room service too.


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5. Glasgow
Whether you’re here for a few days or just passing through (the airport is a 15 minute taxi away!), when it comes to business in Scotland, Glasgow is where it’s at… And, we all know they love their drink!

Where to drink: Shilling Brewing Co. – enjoy a cold pint that’s brewed right in the middle of the pub itself – these guys know what they’re doing…


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6. Liverpool
If you’re lucky enough that business brings you to Liverpool, chances are, you’re going to have a good time. From the city’s many shops, restaurants and bars, there’s plenty to do – not forgetting a visit to The Beatles Story, of course.

Where to dine: Fazenda Liverpool – this place just so happens to be in the middle of the Business District… it’s an all-you-can-eat steakhouse where you’ll be given a red and green paddle to indicate when you’re done (or not done!).


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7. Bournemouth
Bournemouth is known for its 7 miles of beaches and buzzing nightlife… So if business happens to bring you here, you’re not going to be short of things to do – especially with Bournemouth Pier which is home an obstacle course, zip line and climbing wall. Who said business was boring?

Where to stay: Hilton Bournemouth – this 4* hotel is the ideal base when it comes to business in Bournemouth – plus, you how can you moan when you’ve got a view like this from your room? (Weather dependant…)


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8. Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle is making headway to be one of the top destinations in the UK for not just business, but for leisure too… So whatever brings you here, its likely to be one to remember.

Where to drink: Pleased To Meet You – enjoy a gin or two in this classy, but quirky bar. Head to the back and you’ll find a speakeasy bar named The Viceroy…


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9. Coventry
Naming itself the ‘eclectic heart of England’, it’s no surprise that Coventry has just been named the City of Culture for 2021. It looks like it’s going to be a fun couple of years for Coventry then… and of course, for us business travellers too.

Where to dine: Tumeric Gold – because who doesn’t love an Indian? Plus, it ranks number 3 on places to eat in Coventry, so it can’t be bad.


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10. Cardiff
Last but not least (and flying the flag for Wales), it’s Cardiff… the home of world-class art and incredible sport. So time in the Welsh capital can always be well spent, whether you’re heading to a conference or to a night at the theatre.

Where to drink: Lab 22 – you’ll find this bar in Cardiff’s busy centre and you’ll be able to enjoy a range of snazzy drinks like this…


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Callum Fletcher