A work trip to London last week… and I’m still discovering new places in the capital. I may have lived in London for a year and visited about ten times in the past two years but I’m still uncovering hidden gems.
These include the wonderful IET building (home to The Institution of Engineering and Technology), dating back to the 1880s, at Savoy Place.
A busy day of productive VisitBritain seminars and appointments at the IET, made all the better by being in such illustrious surroundings.
The IET London offices are next door to the Savoy Hotel, on the riverside, close to Waterloo Bridge. A beautiful red brick and white stone building on the corner of Savoy Place/Savoy Street, just before you cross the road to go under the bridge, it’s a striking (nicely understated) spot.
The views from the IET’s third-floor Riverside Room – with its large picture windows and private balcony – of the river and London skyline are imposing.
Nearby Whitehall Gardens on Victoria Embankment, running alongside the River Thames, are an oasis of calm and a tranquil spot away from the hustle and bustle.