London City: Baltic Exchange – quiet night in London

London by night! Following a really nice day spent at the house of Lloyd’s List editor Richard Meade, I’m taking full advantage of the rare occasion of having an evening/night off while travelling.

The obvious choices would of course be some combo of a show, shopping, nice dining or other ways to utilize the amazing span of things to do in one of my favourite cities. What did I choose?

No matter how much I adore my boys, its such a luxury to enjoy the occasional experience of having an entire bed all to myself! #cosleeping #solosleeping


Exactly – going to bed at 9:15pm. Enjoying a bed filled with lush pillows and Egyptian cotton, in a small top-level room of an old Victorian building, narrow staircases, no elevator and 2 rooms per floor… Hidden away from the crowds just off Liverpool Street, only one block from the business people here in City. Note down “The Bull and The Hind” and save for your next trip. I always prefer good bargaining when travelling, and this room was at 60% discount – last minute. I also prefer avoiding huge, continental hotel chains, so this small boutique guest house above a pub a few blocks away from tomorrow’s meeting venue was a superb choice.

Tomorrow morning is filled with meetings, then a press event and round table meeting with some 22 journalists after lunch at the Baltic Exchange, organised by Blue-C. I’m chairing the event, and we are happy to see how they have embraced our Disruptive Sustainable focus, bringing this to the table with some great speakers from Jotun, Wärtsila, ABB and ABS.

All in for a great start to this next week, and sharing some captures of the guesthouse atmosphere! Get your travel shoes on and explore our world 🙂


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