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.
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.
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).
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.