Doing business in London
England’s capital city is known as the world’s most competitive when it comes to business, having a diverse economy, workforce and dedicated centres for all manner of industries. The finance market dominates the economy, with media, manufacturing and creative industries also thriving. You’ll find precisely what you need to make the most of your business trip to London, with rooms and conference venues of all shapes and sizes.
Find all the information you need below to ensure you get the best out of your trip to the capital, from transport advice to finding the ideal meeting room, office space or conference venue.
Transport from London Heathrow Airport
Once you’ve landed at London Heathrow, you need waste no time at the airport given its excellent links to the city’s public transport systems. Just 15 miles from the centre of London, you can make the city by Tube on the Piccadilly Line, train to London Paddington, bus service or hackney carriage taxi. For all the details you need on getting into London from Heathrow, have a browse over our London Heathrow Arrivals page. And when your work is done and you’re ready to head back home, take a look at our Getting to London Heathrow Airport page to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible.
If you’re looking for a great hotel for your stay, some ideas of where to eat, or some suggestions on how to spend any downtime you might have, our Visiting London page can help you get the most out of your trip to the capital. However fleeting your time in the city, be sure to make the most of it with a little planning ahead.
Conference and meeting venues
Whether you're organising a small, intimate business meeting or a glittering, glamorous conference event for thousands of delegates, the perfect venue in London awaits. From quirky and cool to sophisticated and sumptuous, you're spoiled for choice of business meeting facilities in London, and of course ways to entertain your clients or spend your downtime.
Regus Express Business Lounge, Heathrow
Situated in Terminal 5, the Regus Express has rooms available for meetings, offering a fully-equipped work-space that houses up to 18 people and can be booked for as little as one hour.
- Free tea & coffee
- Document station
- Available from 6am – 7pm
A conference in a fabulous cinema is bound to be unforgettable! The BFI Southbank has ample facilities for your important event.
- Four auditoriums to accommodate up to 450 guests
- Three additional event or meeting rooms to accommodate up to 450 guests
- Professional events planning team
- Variety of catering options available
Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard
When making an impression counts, the meeting and function spaces within the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard tick every box and more.
- Three meeting and reception spaces to accommodate up to 140 guests
- Dedicated and professional hosts to manage your event
- State-of-the-art facilities
- Unbeatable views over the London skyline
For more information on London Heathrow Airport and flights to London with Flybe, have a look at our dedicated London Heathrow Airport page.