Here at AP I’m lucky to work for a 100% remote working company. This means I get to choose where I work from, whether that be the comfort of my home office, a local coffee shop, or a co-working space; AP trust me to get the job done!
At least once a week, I like to leave the house and work from a coffee shop, library or restaurant. Believe me, it’s not always easy to find somewhere in central London that has good, free Wifi, plenty of plug points and a doesn’t play music so loud you can’t think. But after research and trying different places, I’ve found some great spots across London to remote work, have a change of scenery and most importantly connect with other like-minded people. Here’s my top six!
For anyone residing in North London, this independent cafe is full of freelancers and remote workers during the week. A welcoming cafe with plenty of plug sockets, plus their “build your own breakfast” is great when you need to re-full.
Blend Cafe, 587 Green Lanes, Harringay,London, N8 0RG
The Hoxton Hotel
Located in the heart of Shoreditch, the Hoxton Hotel is a super trendy and welcoming work space, plus they serve great coffee too! They have many areas to tuck yourself away if you need to focus, but the best spot (in my opinion) are the desks near reception, with desk lamps and plenty of power sockets. They also have lots of comfy sofas near the front of the hotel but get here early to bag yourself a space.
Hoxton Hotel, 81 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HU
Based in East London, Campus London is Google’s space for entrepreneurs. It’s a great place to meet other likeminded people from across the tech and digital space, plus there’s free Wi-Fi and lots of plug points. You can register for free to use Campus London’s facilities and they have whole floor dedicated as a free work space for freelancers.
Google Campus: 5 Bonhill Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4BX
The British Library
If a coffee shop or hotel lobby, still doesn’t scream focused working to you, then the British Library is the place to go. They have an abundance of study spaces from comfy chairs with laptop stands, right through to traditional writing desks. It’s free to work at the British Library, and once you’re registered you can also access their free Wi-Fi. Be warned, this place is popular so be sure to get there early if you want a good spot.
British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB
“Tea, coffee, work and play reimagined”
Timberyard is a central London, independent workspace come cafe. Visitors to the cafe need never fear of “over staying their welcome” with a policy of ensuring that visitors know they can stay as long as they like. Plug in and make use of their complementary Wi-Fi, or even hire one of their air-conditioned meeting rooms.
TY Seven Dials, 7 Upper St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2H 9DL
Ginger and White
This lovely coffee shop in Belsize Park is a small, quiet cafe between Hampstead and Camden. They have a great selection of cakes when you need an afternoon snack, free Wi-Fi and sometimes the occasional Celebrity!
Ginger and White, 4a-5a Perrin’s Ct, London, NW3 1QS
If you’re new to working remotely with kids, we also wrote an insightful blog on strategies recommended by our team members.
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