Noon - Anyway you slice it
After a jam-packed Saturday, treat yourself to a Sunday lie-in – but be sure to be up in time to take the A train to High Street in Brooklyn to sample Juliana’s coal-fired pizzas – locals will tell you they are superior to the adjacent (and much hyped) Grimaldi’s. It opens at 11:30 on Sunday, and you can expect a crowd gathering for the Margherita pies and white pizza topped with sausage and broccoli rabe. The pedestrian entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge is just a few blocks away, so you can cross the iconic span, taking in the Manhattan skyline (while also burning off that pizza).
14:00 - Past and present
As you leave the bridge on the Manhattan side, you’ll be at the southern end of the island. The sites of Wall Street, including the Stock Exchange and the Charging Bull, are just a few blocks away. It’s quiet on Sunday, since the exchange is closed, but you’ll be able to see the historic buildings mixed with newer landmarks. Head west and you’ll happen upon a striking new building: The Oculus is an amazing, $4 billion train station, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Next door is the One World Trade Center, where you can take a tour of the reflective 9/11 Memorial Plaza.
16:00 - Homeward bound
You probably won’t be ready to say goodbye to New York, but for now, it’s time to head back to JFK for your flight home. Catch the 19:25 from JFK, which touches down in Heathrow at 07:20 – and after a relaxing flight, you’ll be ready to breeze into that Monday morning meeting.