When you’re on the working grind, sometimes it can be all too easy to fall into the habit of letting your weeknights go to waste. But in a city as vibrant and vibey as London, it seems criminal not to make the most of what’s on offer…
And that’s why we’re working with South Western Railway to provide you with the very best recommendations of how to enjoy your entire evening after work in central London. So book your ticket on the late train home, and get ready for an evening of mouth watering food, live music and more!
Decompress with some post-work wellness
Nothing will clear your head after a long day in the office like a spot of self-care. And whether you’re a swimmer, a gymer or a spa-lover, there is an SWR reward perfect for giving you that post-work endorphin hit. With 2 for 1 Gym Day Passes, you and a friend can access gyms, pools and spas all over London for half the price. So just relax, rejuvenate and enjoy a good old catch up!
Embark on a culinary tour of global cuisine
After working up a sweat (be it in the gym or in the sauna), a slap-up meal is most definitely in order – and Market Halls is the ultimate laid-back dining destination. With three fantastic central London locations, you can factor in some top-tier street food to your evening no matter where you work. From critically acclaimed gourmet kebabs and mouthwatering Malaysian to delectable dim sum and perfectly fresh pasta, it’s a mid-week meal you won’t forget. Market Halls Oxford Street, 9 Holles St, W1G 0BD. Closest Tube stop: Oxford Circus
Wes and Sandy’s pick of the week
South Western Railway’s winged friends, Sandy and Wes are always on hand to provide their top London recommendations. Sandy is a culture vulture with a love for the arts, theatre and lunching with the girls, while Wes loves clubs, pubs and going to gigs with his mates. But one thing they can both agree on is their love of a freebie! And Southbank Centre is known for its fantastic offering of free events and exhibitions. Drop in after work and enjoy an exhibition from the National Poetry Library, a fascinating exploration of the intersection of poetry and play, brought to life by interactive games. Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. 5 minute walk from Waterloo Station.
Take a quick mid-week trip to 1985
Time to round off your evening with a post-dinner drink. And seeing as you’re seizing the day, why not sneak in some live music while you’re at it? Art Gallery by day, bar and music venue by night, Jazz After Dark is somewhat of a SOHO institution. Open since 1985 and complete with period decor, this well known haunt shows live music from up and coming, well established and renowned artists most nights of the week. Take a seat at the bar with a cocktail of your choice and enjoy an eclectic mix of jazz, funk, soul and R&B. 9 Greek St, W1D 4DQ. Closest Tube stop: Tottenham Court Road.