Bleisure...A how-to guideWednesday 17 May 2017 by Florence Evans Ever heard of bleisure? Well, it simply means mixing a business trip with leisure and to us, makes perfect sense. How often do you get to travel to these places? Whether you’re off somewhere common like London or somewhere a little more off the beaten track, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade – or as we like to say, make a holiday out of it!
Have a reunion
Know some faces in the city? Then why not meet up and catch up on what you’ve missed. Let your old colleagues or friends give you the insider’s tour and explore the best bars, cafes and restaurant the city has to offer. If they live nearby but too far out for dinner and drinks, most of our apartments have the option of a sofa bed if you fancy bunking up.
After a long week working, sometimes it’s good to clear your head and take in some art or history for a digital detox. Our cities boast the world’s best-in-show when it comes to museums and art galleries - from London’s range of contemporary and traditional galleries, to quaint and intriguing sites in Bath, Bristol and Nottingham.
Enjoy the food
Whether you enjoy eating out or staying in, when you’re staying central you really have the best of both worlds. Each of our apartments is ideally located with a range of cafes and restaurants on your doorstep - or alternatively, pick up some fresh ingredients and cook up what you miss from home. If you are a true foodie, travelling with business can be a real opportunity to experience new things, so enjoy every minute!
Stick to your routines - and still try something new
When you stay away from home, many people think that their regular fitness routines will be affected and it’ll mean getting out of sync with your workouts. In fact – treat your trip away as a chance to go to new classes, run new places, and try something different. After all, business travel can get stressful and exercise is often the best way to de-stress. Try some of London’s best new crazes with intense spin classes, yoga and pilates. Or, if you love running, Parkruns are available in just about any zone of any city – and a great way to feel a part of the local neighbourhood and enjoy the atmosphere! If you happen to be staying in our Cannon Street apartments, ensure you make the most of the gym on site where you’ll find regular yoga classes and running groups arranged for in-house guests.
Enjoy some retail therapy
When staying away from home there’s always a chance to browse what the local shops have to offer – after all, who doesn’t enjoy a bit of retail therapy once in a while? If you’re staying in our apartments in The City the One New Change shopping centre has it all, and is the perfect size to make a quick and easy lunchbreak trip there.