Meeting Places


I am always meeting with people, sometimes business meetings, other times networking and of course socially.

If I do not know the person or people I am meeting and if they live some distance from me then trying to agree a mutually convenient meeting place that we both can easily find can be difficult.

I have recently been holding meetings more frequently and have not only needed to identify additional meeting places but have also grown tired of repeatedly having to agree a location and then give verbal or e-mail directions. So I thought why not put the details on my website. This would make it so much easier for me and the people I meet but also other people who are looking for useful meeting locations.

So here they are - the list is short and the venue details may need a little elaboration but its a start. I hope you find them useful. I will be adding more over time and if you have any suggestions yourself - then please drop me an e-mail.

Here are some criteria, I have drawn up for a good meeting place:
  • Easy Access: If a pub then say close to a motorway junction. If in London then close to a tube or rail station.
  • Availability: Long opening hours. Preferably all day and evening.
  • Easy to Find: Directions simple and unambiguous.
  • Parking: If outside a major city then convenient parking.
  • Ambience: Quiet, private, condusive to conversation.
  • Capacity: Ideal for 1 on 1 meetings and small groups of up to 5 people.

Carluccios Caffe Windsor
Cafe/Restaurant, nr. Station, Windsor, England

Crown & Cushion, Minley
Crown & Cushion Pub, nr. J4a (Fleet), M3, England

Eat: The Queen Elizabeth Hall

FAB Bar - Euston Square Hotel

Fresco Cafe Bar
Fresco Cafe Bar, Cabot Place West, Canary Wharf, London,England

Heron on the Lake


Kensington Close Hotel
Kensington Close Hotel, Kensington, London, England

Millennium Gloucester
Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London, England

Novotel London West
Novotel, London West, Hammersmith, London, England

Riverside Restaurant and Wine Bar
Near Caversham Bridge, Reading, England

Runnymede Hotel, Egham
Runnymede Hotel, A308 between Staines & Windsor, just off the M25 (J13)

Starbucks - 29th and Park-Park Ave. South NYC

Starbucks - Coal Creek Parkway
Starbucks, Bellevue, Washington, United States

Starbucks - Marylebone High Street

Starbucks - Richmond

ThaiSquare Trafalgar Square

The Archduke
The Archduke, South Bank, London

The Bar Cafe
Cafe/Bar, Windsor, England

The British Library

The Brook Waterloo Hotel

The Cricketers (Hartley Wintney, UK)

The Crooked Billet

The Duke of Edinburgh

The George, The Green Holyport
Holyport, near Maidenhead, England

The Royal Society of Arts (RSA)
RSA, nr. Trafalgar Square, London, England

The Strand Palace Hotel

The Swan, Three Mile Cross
The Swan Pub, nr. J11 (Reading), M4, England

Waterstones, Piccadilly, London
Waterstones bookstore, nr. Piccadilly Circus, London, England

Waterstones, Richmond
Waterstones bookstore, Richmond, England

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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