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30 Free Workspaces in London

Are you currently working from home?

Post pandemic, it's time things change! Don't get me wrong, I love working from home and always will. But, sometimes, you want to get out and have a change of scenery.

Getting out of the house can boost motivation massively and stop distractions.

So, keep reading for our list of 30 free workspaces around London.

Hart Shoreditch Hotel Hart Shoreditch, 61–67 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3HU A free workspace with guaranteed power and wifi, the hotel lobby offers large tables with plugs so that you can charge your devices and keep working all day. You can also upgrade to add unlimited tea and filtered coffee for only £7 a day! Barbican Centre Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS At the Barbican Centre, you can work from the library for free or one of the many cafes or bars. There is a venue to suit everyone's needs. Southbank Centre Belvedere Road London, SE1 The Southbank Centre has lots of amenities that make remote working easy. There are cafes, bars and a gallery if you want to be surrounded by beautiful art while you work. Look Mum No Hands! 49 Old Street London EC1V 9HX Located on Old Street, this lovely little bicycle cafe is perfect if you want some peace while working. If you are a keen cyclist, this is the place for you. The Reading Room, Welcome Collection 183 Euston Road London NW1 2BE UK Based in Euston, the reading room on level 2 of the Welcome Collection is a beautiful mix of a library and a museum. If you enjoy being surrounded by beautiful artwork, books, and objects, look no further! Tate Modern Bankside, London SE1 9TG Based in Southbank, this iconic building is a fantastic place to work. Unique pieces of artwork surround you, and you can even go exploring on your lunch break. What more could you ask for? New Road Hotel 103 – 107 New Road, London, E1 1HJ Based in Aldgate East, the open-plan lobby has plenty of space to work from. There is guaranteed power and wifi, so you can access the internet and charge any devices you need. A library upstairs also offers a quiet space with unlimited vended tea and filter coffee. 21Soho 21Soho, 3 Sutton Row Soho, London W1D 4NR 21Soho may be a comedy club and a live entertainment venue but have no fear! During the day, it offers a quiet environment to work in. There is guaranteed power and wifi, so you have nothing to worry about when charging. artFix artFix, 7 Durnford street, London SE10 9BF Based in Greenwich, artFix is located in the historic Greenwich market. A mix of cafe, co-working space, learning centre, and pop-up venue, artFix is a unique find. It's the perfect place to work for any preference, whether you want quiet or to be around people. There is guaranteed power and wifi. The Lucky Club The Lucky Club Mayfair, 56 Davies St, Mayfair, London W1K 5HR Based in Mayfair, this multi-purpose space was brought to you by The Lucky Club, a unisex streetwear brand. It's dog-friendly, so you can bring your furry friend along to keep you company. It is also the perfect place to eat and drink while you work, so you've got all your needs covered. There is guaranteed power and wifi. Sloane Place 62 Lower Sloane Street Chelsea, London SW1W 8BP Based in Chelsea, this boutique hotel offers a lobby with a peaceful environment for you to carry out your work. There are long tables and comfy chairs to enjoy the comfortable lifestyle that is remote working. Mama Shelter Mama Shelter, 437 Hackney Road, London, E2 8PP Mama Shelter is based in South Hackney. If you like quirky workspaces, this is the place for you, with its vibrant decor. It's dog-friendly and offers free wifi and plugs so you can stay charged throughout the day. The Candlemaker The Walbrook Building, 99 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 5AE The Candlemaker offers a variety of semi-private and flexible spaces to work from. It guarantees power and wifi, so you can always stay connected. There is even a restaurant, perfect for if you feel peckish throughout the day. Smiths of Smithfield 67-77 Charterhouse St, London, EC1M 6HJ Based in Farringdon, on the 1st floor of the building is an open lounge area with meeting rooms to the back. The ground floor boasts an American inspired warehouse space. There is even an outside area if you need fresh air. Smiths of Smithfield guarantees wifi and power. Camden Collective 5-7 Buck Street, NW1 8NJ Based in the heart of Camden, the Camden Collective offers free hot desking with 24/7 access and guaranteed wifi. There are even free meeting rooms so your entire team can join you! BFI Reuben Library Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XT The library is available for everyone to use, completely free of charge! So whether you're a freelancer, a start-up, or an experienced business, you can carry out your working day at the BFI Reuben Library. Westminster Reference Library Sutherland Avenue, London, W9 2EH This library is open to everyone, no matter your age or occupation. If you're looking for a quiet place to work, the library is the best place to be. British Library British Library 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB The British Library offers reading rooms; however, you will need a reader's pass to use these rooms. However, these are easy to apply for and can be done here. If you want to keep things simple, there is also wifi in the cafes! So you can get your caffeine fix and work in peace. Ziferblat Oldstreet 188 Spon Street 2nd Floor Coventry CV1 3BB Ziferblat is a coffee shop, co-working space hybrid! Described as an anti-cafe, it offers bottomless coffees and teas, with plenty of charging points and fast wifi. If you need a break from work, there are plenty of board games. The Book Club 100-106 Leonard St, London EC2A 4RH If you like an electric atmosphere while you work, then The Book Club is the perfect spot! There is an extensive cocktail menu for after-work drinks, and they offer deals on 2 for 1 pizzas to keep you going through the day. The Ambrose Cafe 1st floor, 196 Tottenham Court Rd, London W1T 7LQ The Ambrose Cafe is based in Central London, at Heal's Tottenham Court Road. It offers a light and airy feel that allows you to concentrate on your work completely. They also offer food to keep yourself full throughout the working day. Sable D'or 245 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, London N10 1DE Based in Muswell Hill, this French Cafe has a modern industrial decor. It offers a quiet workplace, and all of their treats are homemade! What more could you ask for? Vagabond N17 105 Holloway Rd, London N7 8LT Based in Holloway, Vagabond was created with coffee lovers in mind. The menu changes weekly and with the seasons. So if you need coffee to get your work done, then Vagabond is the place for you. John Harvard Library 211 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1JA John Harvard Library offers study spaces so that you can work in peace. There is also wifi, but you will need your library card number to use it. The Peckham Pelican 92 Peckham Road, London SE15 5PY Based in South London and open since 2013, the Peckham Pelican is an arts venue and cafe. So if you're an art lover, this is the place for you as you will be surrounded by artwork throughout your working day. The Good Hotel Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1FA The Good Hotel lobby has long tables to work from, and we can guarantee you won't be disturbed here! There is also a rooftop bar if you prefer to do your work, surrounded by the hustle and bustle of people, and with lovely London views. Granger and Co 237 Pavilion Road, London, SW1X 0BP In Chelsea, Granger and Co is an intimate cafe with a delicious menu. If you prefer to work in cafes that give a luxury vibe, Granger and Co is the perfect spot. Senate House Library Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU Senate House Library is based in a University of London Building. Study spaces are available across 4 floors, so you will always have a welcome spot to carry out your work. Swiss Cottage Library 88 Avenue Road NW3 3HA Based in Camden, the Swiss Cottage Library is open to everyone. You can scan, print, and photocopy any documents you might need. If you forgot to bring your laptop - we've all been there - there are computers available to use. However, access to these computers is limited to four hours per day. Mercure London Bridge 71-79 Southwark St, London SE1 0JA The Hotel Lobby offers a great workspace, welcome for anyone to use. There is also a bar, perfect for after-work drinks! Hopefully, you have found our guide to free workspaces in London helpful; we aim to help freelancers, business owners, and creators build the best business possible for them. Often, this starts with a place to do work! -- Obviously, these are not all the free places in London, and I will be sharing more soon!


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