The very first thing a recent graduate or an excising student needs is a cheap and comfortable space to work in without any worries of being kicked out. Below we rounded up a list of cafes, with unlimited wifi, delicious coffee, ample spaces and community spirit to make you hit all the deadlines on time.
Reporter: Alina Isachenka| Sub-Editor: Adrian Vasilescu
Located in the heart of London, this co-working space is a paradise for get-togethers and work, in one of the most crowded areas in town. With an ambition to ‘encourage creative people to come together’, TY houses students, freelancers and entrepreneurs from all over London. The café offers delicious coffee and award-winning specialty teas alongside artisanal food freshly sourced from the local producers. Fancy a meeting with the team or discussing new project ideas in a more relaxed and quiet environment? Book one of the cozy meeting rooms at the café downstairs.
Location: 4 Noel Street, London, W1F 8GB
The CoffeeWorks Project
This family-run fine coffeehouse is becoming an increasingly popular as a work-and-talk spot amongst local freelancers. Located in the heart of Angel district, the café prides itself with the diverse-and-quality coffee (espresso alone is displayed in six variations), sourced from independent small farmers. The cakes and pastries are delivered fresh by bicycle from the artisanal bakery every morning – an indulgent treat for sweets lovers-. A cup of state-of-the-art coffee in a noise-free atmosphere surrounded by like-minded peers. What could be a better place to do your work at?
Location: 96-98 High Street, Islington, N1 8EG
When it comes to work-and-eat, it comes to a Flat Planet – at least so it says on the café’s web page: “All day eating. All day meeting.” Located in an accessible area just off Carnaby Street, this two-storey cafe offers high-speed wifi, comfortable seating and delicious food. When it gets crowded during the pick-hours, the basement serves as a ‘freelancers’ shelter,’ with cozy space, quiet corners and even a piano named Tom. Spend a few hours working here whilst enjoying delicious all-day-long food favorites, like Mediterranean mezze or gluten-free rocky road cake.
Location: 39 Great Marlborough St, Carnaby, London W1F 7JG
You don’t work at Google (yet) but eager to learn what is it like to be at the world’s tech think tank? Then the Google Campus is for you. Just like the creative hub in Shenzhen the Google Campus is featured with all sorts of facilities to make your day ever fun and productive. With an entire floor dedicated to free working space, fused with high-speed wifi and energy-boosting coffee and tea, Google campus gathers all sorts of crowd, from students to freelancers and dedicated entrepreneurs. Don’t forget to sign up online in order to enjoy the complimentary access to the co-working hub. For those eager about networking or getting professional advice from the industry experts, the campus runs weekly events, available for free once you register as a member on the website.
Location: 4-5 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4BX
Ace Hotel Shoreditch
The grandfather of communal space, Ace’s Hotel lobby bar is yet to outrun the brand new co-working cafes springing up across town. With its 16-seaters tables with built-in power sockets and sky-rocketed wifi, Ace Hotel serves as a desired working space as well as a handy meeting point. The lobby bar offers a table service menu which features everything from healthy Bircher muesli and yummy soft shell crab rolls to barista’s coffee and fusion tea. The place is open 24 hours a day and fitted with a trendy cocktail bar – a little treat after the long hours of work.
Location: 100 Shoreditch High street, London E1 6JQ
Tired of preparing lunch boxes to eat during the time span of library research? Then British Library is a great option for you. A treasurer of world’s literary heritage, from Classical Latin manuscripts to the original letters from Lord Byron, the British Library offers some good options for food, with four Peyton and Byrne eateries located on the library’s premises. Between the study sessions, come and eat fresh healthy salads at the King’s Library affordable restaurant on the first floor. You can also enjoy a selection of coffee, tea and cake, all while carrying on with your work in the café located on the upper ground floor of the library.
Location: The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 6DB
Raw Press is an ideal café for those seeking productive work complemented by healthy meals. Tucked underneath Wolf & Badger on Dover street, this café is a cluster of health and well-being, with its New York-born cold-pressed juice concept, a diverse choice of healthy snacks and super-foods, from açai bowls to raw vegan pumpkin slice and everything in-between. Designed in a cozy and minimalist environment with a meditative-colour green cupboard and ample communal table, Raw Press Café is a perfect place to enjoy a quiet work time in a relaxing atmosphere.
Location: 32 Dover St, Mayfair, London W1S 4NE
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