As we build relationships of trust with our worldwide clients, we sometimes meet client teams in their home offices. We made such a client call in London just before Christmas. While the client meeting was our primary focus, we were fortunate to be able to see the city decorated for the holiday … and blessed to fly out before the big snow storm hit, shutting down both Heathrow and Gatwick for days!
The Sealund Team Experiences London
London is one of my favorite cities. The red telephone box is still in London and other ex-British colonies around the world.
Harrods, left, was all decked out for the holidays, a perfect combination of looking cool and feeling all warm inside.
We thought about getting into the famous Ice Bar, right, but drew a fine line between what was cool and what was – 5° Celsius. The folks in the bar are wearing mittens to hold their martinis in glasses made of ice. No hot toddies there!
Other restaurants—OK, pubs—like the one below, were warmer.
Zipping around London from one festively decorated "tube" (subway) station, below left, to the next — or above-ground on the famous double-decker buses — helped us get our shopping done and return to the hotel to rest up for the reverse-jet-lag trip home on Sunday.
Maybe we can create a virtual learning environment for teaching travelers how to get around this busy city!
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