West End Offices Area Information
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West End Area Information
West End offices incorporate some of best known and most loved areas of London. loosely defined as an area of Central London that is west of the City, the West End is a diverse location that houses some of the capitals most renowned attractions, shopping destinations, businesses and entertainment. In terms of history, the West End became known as the government and royal centre of the UK throughout the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries due to itís proximity to Westminster. Today, itís districts include Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia, Marylebone, Holborn, Mayfair, Soho, St Jamesís, Westminster, Belgravia and Knightsbridge.
One of the reasons why the West End is such as popular and highly sought after office location is attributed to itís excellent transport links. As the West End covers a large proportion of Central London, this means the area is served by 19 tube stations and 9 tube lines including, Central, Bakerloo, Victoria, Piccadilly, Jubilee, District, Circle, Metropolitan and Northern Lines. This makes for highly convenient commuting to and from the office. Lastly, mainline train services which serve the West End run from Victoria, Paddington, Charing Cross and Euston.
What Kind of Businesses and Companies Does the West End Suit?
Due to the size and diversity of the West End, businesses and companies of all shapes and sizes are likely to find their perfect office space here. Varying sectors such as tourism, leisure, retail, hospitality, food and drink, media, creative, technology, advertising, legal and real estate companies could flourish within the West End. Companies within the financial and international relations sectors would be better off renting offices in the City of London.
The West End is Londonís gastronomic capital, housing thousands of cafes, bars and restaurants to choose from. For those of you who want a great atmosphere while you eat, and donít want to spend extravagant amounts of cash, head to the Hard Rock Cafe (150 Old Park Lane, W1K 1QZ) in Mayfair. This restaurant is the original cafe which now has chains dotted about all over the capital. The cuisine is modern American and the memorabilia that adorns the walls is truly iconic. For a more sophisticated dining experience, Adam Street (9 Adam Street, The Strand, WC2N 6AA) is a private members club and restaurant set within 18th century vaults beneath the strand. However, if you are not a member, fear not, as the restaurant opens to non-members during lunchtime, serving modern, British cuisine.
Entertainment and Nightlife
For a venue that has it all, head to Sketch (9 Conduit Street, W1S 2XG) which comprises of a restaurant, bar, video and art gallery. If itís a pub or club youíre after, why not try The Cross Keys (31 Endell Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9BA) which has a great selection of drinks and a friendly yet buzzing atmosphere. For late-night cocktails, Mahiki (1 Dover Street, Mayfair, W1S 4LD) is a popular choice with a celebrity clientele base.
The West End is home to over 45 theatres so you really will be spoilt for choice. Popular tourist destinations also include the London Eye (County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB) which boasts the best views of the capital, along with the British Museum (Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG), Trafalgar Square (WC2N 5DN) and the Getty Images Gallery (46 Eastcastle Street, W1W 8DX) which are sure to keep you entertained all day long!
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