Comma’s quick guide to finding somewhere to stay for a few hours in London.

Finding somewhere to sit and work between meetings can be a bit of a pain. You need wifi, you need the loo and you need somewhere to charge your phone. 

Grazia posted a great guide to the Best Places to Freelance in London back in October that covered all these issues.

Take a look here freelance/There’s a mix of cafés, hang-out areas and paid for areas if you need to hire space for the day or even a month.

To make things easier for you to navigate we’ve rejigged the recommendations into geographical areas so you can better use the guide ‘on the run’ once you’ve had a whizz through Grazia’s article to see what takes your fancy – upmarket, low-key, ‘buzzy’ or quiet, free or paid for. If you’re looking for somewhere quiet to write then the British Library will probably tick the right boxes, if you are looking for somewhere sumptuous then The Hoxton Hotel will fit and if its somewhere you hope to network then the Google Campus could be right up your street. But, a word of caution, they have a waiting list at the moment.

Oxford Circus

The Riding House Café, Fitzrovia
43-51 Great Titchfield St, London W1W 7PQ
Opening hours are 7.30am – 11.30pm
Closest underground: Oxford Circus and Goodge Street

King’s Cross/Bloomsbury

The British Library

96 Euston Rd, London NW1 6DB Opening hours are 9.30am – 8pm Closest underground: King’s Cross

Notting Hill

Egg Break

30 Uxbridge St, London W8 7TA. Opening hours are 8am-10pm
Closest underground: Notting Hill Gate

Across London

Joe & the Juice

Joe & The Juice, Various locations around London
 Opening hours are 7.30am – 8.30pm


Hoxton Hotel

81 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HU

Opening hours are 24/7 Closest undergrounds: Old Street and Liverpool Street

Google Campus

5 Bonhill St, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4BX Opening hours are 8am – 6pm. Closest underground: Old Street

The Ace Hotel

100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ.

Opening hours are 24/7 polloi/?gclid=Cj0KCQiApt_xBRDxARIsAAMUMu_H3U7VMAKnXdcpaqfXpmg- XqEOXwdYzn_6hAbmx4HnaJDf7Qof1AAaAraDEALw_wcB,- 0.0794768,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!3m7!1s0x48761cba08de2267:0x18ea9064b8cb94ba!5m2!4m1!1i2!8 m2!3d51.5253782!4d-0.0772881
Closest undergrounds: Shoreditch High Street Station

Winkley Studios

7 Winkley Street, London, EC2 6PY

Closest undergrounds: Bethnal Green or Cambridge Heath Station (5 mins) or 15 mins from Liverpool Street Station
£25 per day or £265 a month includes free coffee.

Do you have any of your own tips you’d like to share? If so, we’d love to hear about them.

Edited by Tracy Smeathers Published Feb 2020