Best places to do business in the wired world

Business travelers are as likely to find themselves in Seoul or Bangalore as they are on Sand Hill Road. But where to meet, eat and check e-mail? Not to worry. Our city-by-city list details the best places to get things done, no matter where you are.

Most major U.S. tech companies have offices here, and Web startups like and Moo are thriving.

How to get around: The Tube is the fastest and cheapest way to go. Buy an Oyster, a prepaid card smart enough to give you discounted fares for one-way trips and charge you the lowest possible rate for all the journeys you make during the day.

Where to find free Wi-Fi: Leicester Square, the pedestrian center in the West End of London, is blanketed in wireless signals.

Where to get a trim: Headmasters is a U.K. chain offering quality haircuts for between $60 and $150, with a complimentary head massage and refreshments.

Best place to get down to business: Head to the Wolseley for a power breakfast meeting (160 Piccadilly; 44-20-7499-6996). A hearty English breakfast is $27.

Best place to celebrate closing the deal: Professionals flock to Club Gascon (57 W. Smithfield; 44-20-7796-0600), where the kitchen whips up delicious, tapas-style portions of foie gras and other delicacies from southwest France.

What you might not know: Business cards tend to be an afterthought here. Don't be surprised if your counterpart fumbles to find one or can't find it at all.

Bangalore, India

Barcelona, Spain

Helsinki, Finland

Hong Kong



Shanghai, China


Stockholm, Sweden

Tallinn, Estonia

Tel Aviv, Israel

Tokyo, Japan
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