Somehow I always seem to be coming back to the British capital, be it for leisure or business in London. This time around, I was spontaneously hopping over. Originally, I had been planning on travelling Bulgaria, but then Traverse came up. Consequently, I made some quick rescheduling.
**** This came to be through a sponsored stay. ****
Time for business in London stays
Before long, I was hunting down bluebells in London, interviewing artists in Brighton and then setting up my #BossBabe headquarters in the middle of Fitzrovia. I had once again teamed up with SACO Apartments since I have had such great experiences with them on other sponsored stays, such as in SACO Canary Wharf or SACO The Cannon.
Like the last time on business in London, I wasn’t alone and the lovely and fiercely driven Milou from Explorista joined me in a two bedroom penthouse at the top floor. We each had our own bedroom with closet and ensuite bathroom! But the most amazing thing was the balcony that wrapped all around the apartment. I seriously could run from my room to the kitchen, it was that big! As you can guess, the view was amazing! I could see the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Shard, for instance!
A fun bonus was to watch the tiny people down below rushing back and forth. After all, we were on the 10th floor and looking over to busy Tottenham Street. You know, where West End is located and you can delight in theatre and musicals!). Sadly we couldn’t enjoy the view too much as we quickly had to hunch back over our laptops to get tons of work done. The hustle is real!
Feeling right at home
For that the apartment was great because we had so much space to spread out over. Most of the time we were working or attending the conference, but the few minutes we could chill out, we could definitely chill out in comfort.
While Milou was reading a magazine inbetween her meetups, I was occupying the table or cooking. It is rare that I have time, space and the necessary equipment to just cook up something nice. So I had to make use of that! And it certainly helped that supermarkets were just around the corner and the dishwasher right next to the sink.
Since I had been travelling that much before and had been dragging out my last clothes as much as I possibly could, I instantly called dips on the laundry machine and ironing board, too. The apartment really was like a little home. I mean, it was also fully decorated and halfway through, the porter came up and exchanged the colourful pillows, too.
What you should know
When we visited, the whole building and its 34 apartments had just been refurbished and not all floors had opened. (How lucky were we?!) So there were still tweakings going on, such as the wifi and the throw pillows (new colour). Thanks to that, everything was new and shiny.
The apartments certainly are not cheap. However, that is to be expected seeing the location, comfort and facilities. You can choose between one and two bedroom apartments. So if you rock up with two or four people and split the price, it is well worth it and actually affordable.
A very special bonus, which I am always super thrilled about are the toiletries (and there are also breakfast essentials). I am such a sucker for L’Occitane and with each time I stayed at SACO for business in London, I became the proud owner of a set of three. There were shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. And oh, do they smell so nice and save my damaged traveller’s hair just a bit. (Or is that just in my head. I don’t care.)
How to get there
Take the tube to Goodge Street (Northern Line) or Tottenham Court Road (which is ~7 minutes further), turn the corner to the left when you see Starbucks and walk straight ahead. It is on the left. If you come from the airport, take the tube from Heathrow or National Express to Victoria Station from Gatwick or Stansted and the change into the tube.
Address: SACO Fitzrovia, 21 Tottenham St, Fitzrovia, London, W1T2AW
Check in: 16:00, check out: 11:00
Reservations: online or via +44 (0)33 0202 0505.