The next morning, we woke up early and started our cold trek through Stockholm city center to get to our office. Our office is located right in the heart of the city center surrounded by all the cool shops and food places. We definitely got lost and I was definitely freezing, but we eventually found ourselves at our office where we settled in for the day.
I have to admit that one of the things that I love about being in another country during the holidays is how things are decorated and the fun foods we get to try. We had Swedish pastries for breakfast that were delicious and the entire office had holiday decorations including my favorite Swedish gnomes. If you haven’t seen the Swedish gnomes, you need to check them out. They are my favorite little critters and I fell in love with them the last time I was in Sweden.
When we were done with our meeting, we grabbed the Arlanda Express and made our way back to London. We landed in Gatwick, grabbed our Uber to our hotel and decided to grab some dinner in the restaurant of our hotel.
I have to admit that as someone who doesn’t drink and I’m not a huge fan of going out, being in the restaurant in our hotel, I was definitely overwhelmed. The hotel was the cool place to be for most people and so it was super loud and crowded with drunk people by the time we showed up from our flight. While I appreciated that all these people were out having fun and enjoying themselves on a weeknight, I definitely regretted deciding to stay in that hotel because all I wanted was to just relax when I travel for work and I wasn’t looking for anything too exciting.
If you find yourself in Shoreditch, Hotel Hoxton is the place to be whether you’re there to stay or just want to grab a drink. I would definitely say that it looked like the cool hip place to be based on how popular it was and the wide range of people who were there. As a business traveler, it’d be a good place to visit but not really a good place to stay.