Here’s your checklist when comparing corporate hotels near Heathrow, London

There are many circumstances in which you may find yourself looking for a business-ready hotel in the UK capital. You might have been asked at the last minute to visit a key client or partner in the city, or you may have months in which to plan a vital upcoming corporate trip.

Whatever the situation may be for you, it often makes particular sense to seek out corporate hotels near Heathrow, London.

Such close proximity to the airport will enable you to quickly and conveniently reach and leave the site of your business trip. But what else should you be looking for in such a hotel?

Ease of travel – including throughout London

Believe it or not, even picking a hotel near Heathrow Airport doesn’t necessarily guarantee the rapidity or ease of onward travel. One way to avoid feeling like you’re resting your head ‘in the middle of nowhere’, is ensuring you choose a hotel that is a mere few minutes’ walk away from a tube station – such as the Atrium, which is just two minutes from Hatton Cross station.

Bedrooms with all of the amenities you’ll need

It may seem like obvious advice to suggest your hotel should offer facilities that lend themselves to business. However, not all so-called corporate hotels near Heathrow, London even tick the obvious boxes, such as giving you reliable free Wi-Fi or a usable desk area in your bedroom. A fridge, tea and coffee facilities and under-bed storage may also greatly help to make your stay a nicer one.

Useful and well-equipped conference and meeting spaces

You might not have the luxury of being able to meet in a separate office space during your time in London, or you may simply not wish to do so. That’s why, just in case, it’s well worth booking a room at a hotel such as the Atrium, which comprises an extremely flexible and visually impressive assembly hall with a capacity of 700, as well as 36 separate meeting rooms.

We can also provide you with high-quality audiovisual equipment and the assistance of a friendly and efficient technical team, because – let’s be honest – even the most tech-savvy professionals can struggle to get computers or other devices to work from time to time.

What else might you require from a corporate hotel?

Well, good dining facilities could certainly be useful for those more informal chats with business partners over a coffee and pastry, this being another major perk awaiting those who pick the Atrium for their next corporate visit to the capital.

Then, there’s the simple question of ensuring your chosen hotel represents good value. As one of the newest corporate hotels near Heathrow in London, we pride ourselves on the competitiveness of our prices – whether you’re interested in a standard, executive or deluxe room, and however modest or ambitious your next business trip may be.

We are taking reservations right now for stays from February 2019, which means that all you have to do to secure your room at the Atrium is go through our straightforward online booking process. Our staff couldn’t be more excited, and can’t wait to extend a warm welcome to you next year!

 

5 restaurants for succulent dining in the Heathrow area

If London Heathrow Airport will be a stopping point during your journey between the UK capital and an overseas destination, you shouldn’t overlook the opportunities locally for delicious dining. The Heathrow area is home to all manner of restaurants offering a variety of nutritional sustenance.

Dining spots that we would especially single out for acclaim include…

Strada

If your culinary tastes lean more towards the Italian, you have an especially good incentive to stop by the airport’s Terminal 3, as that’s where you can find Strada’s Italian restaurant.

After passing through its doors, you will be able to choose from the hand-stretched pizzas, pastas, risotto, salads and other delicacies that fill out its menu.

Oriel

Whether you are set to pass through Terminal 3 or 4 at London Heathrow Airport, you should pencil a stop at the French and European eatery Oriel into your schedule.

Each of these two terminals has its own Oriel restaurant – but whichever one you visit, you will be able to quickly see the strong Gallic influence running through the breakfast, main and dessert options. We particularly like the chicken fricassee and baked salmon fillet.

Kaniz Restaurant

As you walk into this Indian eatery on Bath Road just outside the airport, you could easily release a gasp of awe before you have even placed a morsel in your mouth.

The restaurant’s design alone feels like the epitome of opulence – and that’s before we move onto the subject of the authentic Indian cuisine, which is freshly cooked every day.

Steak & Lobster Heathrow

You don’t have to stray from Bath Road to also find this steakhouse. The steak is sourced from County Antrim in Northern Ireland, while the freshly caught lobster is mouth-watering. You can pick from various bites and desserts to add just the right finishing touches.

Atrium Hotel Heathrow

There’s also an on-site restaurant of strikingly modern design right here at our own Atrium hotel. We have selected our flavours from a broad range of cuisine across the world, giving our menu a truly international feel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all available.

Book one of our stunning and well-equipped bedrooms here at the Atrium today, and you can soon eagerly anticipate enjoying the finest of fine dining near Heathrow Airport in London – whatever the local establishments at which you choose to eat.

Select a London wedding venue that appeals equally to your head and your heart

Your upcoming nuptials will – we hope – be the last or only time you tie the knot during your life, so you will naturally wish every aspect of your big day to be thoroughly special. That’s one reason why so many loved-up couples seek out wedding venues in London, even when they live far afield from the capital or sometimes, the UK: this is one of the truly great global metropolises.

There’s simply nowhere else that has London’s magic. However, there’s also almost nowhere else that is as notoriously expensive as London.

So, if your interest in wedding venues in London refuses to die down, are you reduced to settling for somewhere dull but affordable, or instead a fairytale venue that leaves you with barely any money left to invest in other aspects of the wedding?

You don’t have to lose hope when comparing wedding venues in London

For more than a few reasons, we’re very proud of our credentials as a London wedding venue here at the Atrium hotel in Feltham.

One of the most eye-catching elements of our venue is undoubtedly our nigh-on unbeatable location. You’ll find us a mere two-minute walk from Hatton Cross tube station, which in turn, enables you and your wedding guests to complete the journey between our hotel and Heathrow Airport within mere minutes.

Just imagine, too, how convenient that could be for onward travel into central London when you wish to extend your wedding into a longer break in the capital. All of the city’s art galleries, museums, heritage venues and dining establishments can be at your beck and call.

But it gets better than that…

Let’s consider some of the things that you would ordinarily expect from one of the more expensive wedding venues in London. Visual flair, for instance, is more than provided by our stunning five-storey atrium that benefits from plentiful natural light, while also incorporating no shortage of edgy 21st-century styling, surfaces and furnishings.

It is in this same space where your guests can also experience the most memorable catering, such is our own chefs’ expertise in rustling up the most satisfying and sometimes surprising dishes. In fact, in total, as many as 700 attendees can be accommodated in this spectacular area of our premises.

Then, there’s the small matter of the 581 rooms that make up our hotel, many of which could even be booked by you and your beloved, other members of the wedding party and guests. If a large number of you wish to stay overnight with us, we can even ensure that all of you are accommodated on the same floor together.

Don’t wait any longer to book your dream wedding

With the Atrium set to welcome its first hotel guests from February 2019, you may have little time to waste if you fancy securing our amazingly contemporary space for the formalisation of your union.

So, why not call us today – on +44 (0)208 890 6888 – to snap up the perfect date for your wedding at one of the wedding venues in London that is of most appeal to both the head and the heart?

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 fascinating things you never knew about the London Underground

London may be associated with many things – from red telephone boxes to Buckingham Palace – but another one of its great institutions is the Underground, otherwise dubbed ‘the Tube’.

Certainly, our own Atrium hotel is a popular choice for those on the lookout for hotels near a Tube station, given that we are a mere two-minute walk away from Hatton Cross station. But what other things should you know about the Tube and its remarkable history?

  1. The Tube’s origins can be traced back to the Metropolitan Railway, which was the world’s first underground railway when it opened in 1863. The Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines now cover its original route.
  2. Indeed, the ‘Underground’ name didn’t even appear on stations for the first time until 1908.
  3. Wooden escalators still existed on the Underground as late as the early 21st century, despite the 1987 King’s Cross fire that killed 31 people; the final example, at Greenford station, was decommissioned in 2014.
  4. TV’s king of controversy, Jerry Springer, was born at Highgate station in 1944, during its period of use as a bomb shelter.
  5. Despite the name, less than half of the Underground is actually underground in tunnels.
  6. The Tube has a strong association with fine art and visual culture; elements like the official roundel and Tube map have long been iconic, while major creative projects continue to be showcased across the network under the Art on the Underground
  7. The phase ‘mind the gap’ was first used on the Northern Line in 1968.
  8. Tube carriages originally lacked any windows.
  9. Aldgate station was built above a massive plague pit, where it is thought that more than 1,000 bodies were buried.
  10. The British Museum once had its own tube station. It was open only between 1900 and 1933, its closure hastened by the opening of Holborn station by another railway company in 1906. The British Museum tube station’s entrance was situated at No. 133, High Holborn, although the original surface building was demolished in 1989.

Such is the wealth of intriguing things to know about the London Underground, that it’s very much a destination for visitors in and of itself. Choose the Atrium when you are comparing hotels near a Tube station, and you will be delighted about the ease with which you can travel across the British capital during your stay here – whether for work, rest or play.