Where to find free wi-fi in London

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    • Amano Café

      Victor Wharf, Clink St, SE1 9DW (020 7234 0000/ www.amanocafe.com).

      Amano have added free wi-fi to its reasonably priced menu of pizzas, sandwiches and coffee, but its fast-paced atmosphere means it’s probably not your best bet for an all-day office alternative. There are other branches in Potters Field Park and in Herne Hill too.

  • Bar Story

    213 Blenheim Grove, Peckham, SE15 4QL (020 7635 6643/ www.barstory.co.uk).

    Nestled under the arches of Peckham Rye Station, there’s more than a hint of the east European squat bar about this establishment. With its whitewashed walls, laptops with internet access and open-plan kitchen, Bar Story has a buzzing communal atmosphere and a local hipster vibe. There’s also an outdoor area with old railway sleepers converted into benches for smokers. Read more

  • Firozzi Arabic

    349 Kennington Rd, Kennington, SE11 4QE (020 7582 0757).

    Scarcely bigger than a teabag, this family-run café is all comfy sofas, while delicious Middle Eastern wraps should sustain you through a whole day’s surfing.

  • Prince Regent

    69 Dulwich Rd, SE24 ONJ (020 7274 1567).

    The Prince Regent tavern strikes a fine balance between gentrified gastropub and local boozer. It serves good grub and boasts a thriving quiz night every Tuesday. A laptop and a pint isn’t an uncommon combination here, so don’t feel shy (don’t pop the lid on your MacBook during the quiz – very bad etiquette). Read more

  • Southbank Centre

    Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX (0871 663 2501/ www.southbankcentre.co.uk).

    There is free wi-fi throughout the Royal Festival Hall though you’ll find the strongest signal on the second floor, by the café. Expansive views of the Thames and Somerset House make for an amenable atmosphere if you can cope with the anonymity of the pared-down institutional space. Read more

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