The Frontline Club is the UK’s leading private members club for journalists. Split over several floors, there’s a space to suit everyone. For members, there is an informal bar on the first floor, and another floor up you’ll find an event space for small gatherings. The ground floor restaurant serves sumptuous modern British food, sourced from founder Vaughan Smith’s Norfolk farm.
Location: 13 Norfolk Place, W2 1QJ
Openning Time: Monday- Friday from 12pm- 4pm for lunch or afternoon meetings.
When the weather is fine, there is no better place for an outdoor rendezvous in the recently landscaped green space at Paddington Central. With an abundance of seasonal plants, overhanging trees and fragrant herbs, Kingdom Street has become a truly tranquil space. Wooden seating provides the perfect perch for a lunchtime meeting, or the inspiring spot you need when brainstorming with the team.
Location: Paddington Central, W2 6BD
Set in a serene location among the lush plants and flowers of London's oldest garden centre, Clifton Nurseries, The Quince Tree is renowned for its patisserie, savoury treats and the finest teas and coffees, as well as daily lunchtime specials. The café’s peaceful location, bright interior and truly relaxed vibe lends itself to a quiet out-of-office meeting.
Locations: 5A Clifton Villas, W9 2PH
Opening Times: 9am–5.30pm (Monday to Friday).
Located in the Paddington Central campus’s very own hotel, Elements is great if you’re hurrying between meetings, or hosting your own meeting between train journeys. There are booths for one-to-ones or virtual meetings, with plenty of space to spread your laptop and paperwork. The great menu is an added bonus for those that love a long lunchtime get-together.
Location: 3 Kingdom St, W2 6BD
When you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the office, The Waterway, nestled in the heart of Little Venice, offers spectacular views of the Grand Union Canal. The restaurant and bar areas are great for a small business lunch or larger events with lots of colleagues. The beautiful outdoor terrace – voted the best in London – is idyllic on hot summer days, while the cosy ski chalet interior, complete with fireplace, makes it a welcoming spot for the winter months.
Location: Warwick Crescent, W2 6NE
Opening Times: 10.30am–11pm, (Monday to Friday).
Bright, modern and spacious, Store Street Espresso offers a more informal environment for catch-ups with clients and colleagues. Situated on the ground floor of the new office building at 2 Kingdom Street, the café serves high-quality coffee, as well as teas and delicious food.
Opening Times: 7.30am–7pm, (Monday to Friday).