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best places to work remotely
Barbican Library

Even though it has been years since I have stepped foot in a school, September can't help but feel like the start of a new school term (ugh). This, coupled with the COVID hangover of working from home we thought it would be good to gather up some of the great spaces to work from this Autumn.


V&A's National Art Library, V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, The Library

Open Tuesday - Thursday, 11am - 5pm

Little Note: Requires A Pass, No food or drink inside.


The Barbican

Varying Opening Times, Check The Website Before Planning Your Visit

The Barbican has a host of different areas for you to set yourself up for the day. You can work there in the day and catch a film or a bite in the evening.

Little Note: Anyone is welcome to visit the Barbican libraries, but to borrow items, you will need to become a member.


Shaman Coffee, Bermondsey, 157 Tower Bridge Rd, London, SE1 3LW

Open Monday - Sunday: 7am – 4pm

Little Note: Watch out for their amazing latte art on your coffee.


BFI Reuben Library, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE18XT

Open Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 7pm

Little Note: Bags larger than 30cm by 24cm must be placed in a locker.


Canova Hall, 250 Ferndale Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8BQ

Open 8am Every Weekday

Little Note: You can purchase a Hotdesk Pass for £10, which gets you bottomless coffee.

They also have sister bars, which you can also Hot Desk in, Martello Hall (Hackney), Serata Hall (Old Street), Botanica Hall (Clapham Junction), Teatro Hall (Ealing)


The Library Lounge, The Standard, 10 Argyle Street, London, London, WC1H 8EG

Open Sunday - Wednesday: 7am - 12am, Thursday - Saturday: 7am - 2am

Little Note: No laptops after 6pm, but martinis encouraged.


The Wren Coffee, St Nicholas Cole Abbey, 114 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V4BJ

Open Monday - Wednesday (7am - 4pm), Thursday (7am - 12:45pm & 2pm - 4:30pm), Friday (7am-15:30pm)

Little Note: Located a stone's throw away from St. Paul’s Cathedral - the perfect landmark for a lunchtime visit. The Wren Coffee is a haven amongst the hustle of the Bank area.


British Library - Reading Rooms, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Open Monday (10am - 8pm), Tuesday - Thursday (9:30am - 8pm), Friday - Saturday (9:30am - 5pm)

Little Note: You will need a British Library Reader Pass, but this is free of charge.


CAYA, 344 Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8QH

Open Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

Little Note: Day - £16, Morning - £9, Afternoon - £8


Host Café, 69 Watling Street, London, EC4M9BW

Open Monday - Friday, 7.30 am - 4 pm

Little Note: Slots of up to 4 hours are £10 per person and include one free drink. Slots between 4 and 8 hours are £18 per person and include 2 free drinks.


Picturehouse Central's First-Floor Restaurant, Corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1D 7DH

Opening times- 10 am - 9.30 pm

Little Note: The Picturehouse Central offers a couple of options. Our favourite is the First-floor Restaurant. Afterwards, you've got to catch a film. What a perfect end to the working day. You can become a member and receive access to their members' bar, which has one of the best rooftops in central London.


Prufrock Coffee, 23-25 Leather Lane, London, EC1N 7T

Opening time -7.30am - 4.30pm

Little Note: For those coffee enthusiasts this is the place for you, Prufrock Coffee serves coffee from roasters from Europe and beyond, including Five Elephant, Koppi Coffee, Coffee Collective, Tim Wendelboe, La Cabra, Drop Coffee, Belleville and many more.


The Castle Cinema - The Bar, First floor, 64-66 Brooksby's Walk, Hackney, London, E9 6DA

Opening Times - 10am - 11pm

Little Note: Want a little glam in your working day? Get yourself to the Castle Cinema Bar. You can grab a drink, snacks or even a pizza whilst you work. If you're a member, you're able to get 10% off everything!


Collective Auction Rooms, Camden Collective, Collective Auction Rooms, 5-7 Buck Street, NW1 8NJ

Opening times - 24/7 access to members

Collective Auction Rooms has everything you could possibly need - breakout space, hot-desking, meeting rooms and individual lockable offices. You have to apply to become a member and abide by their main rule - don’t be an arse.


The Café At Foyles Charing Cross Road, Fifth Floor, 107 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0DT

Opening times - 9am-9pm

On the fifth floor of the amazing bookshop, Foyles, there is an incredible cafe. After browsing for your next page-turner you can set up there and grab a coffee and a bite to eat.


Southbank Centre Cafes, Restaurants & Bars, Riverside Terrace Cafe, Royal Festival Hall & Hayward Gallery Cafe At The Hayward Gallery

Opening times - 10am - 6pm

Sit down and grab a drink whilst you work on your laptop by the beautiful and busy Southbank. Here at the Southbank Centre, you have a choice of two cafes, Riverside Terrace Cafe or Hayward Gallery Cafe.


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