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London work spots for every kind of freelancer

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Yashi Banymadhub

No freelancer's work life is complete without a space that offers good coffee, wifi and a lot of plug sockets. So if you've proudly shunned the 9-5 but would rather not be cooped up in a high street coffee shop, here's a list of interesting places worth checking out. 

L'ETO Caffé

For the after-hours freelancer

Providing a fun, brightly decorated workspace until 9pm, L'ETO Caffé is the place to go if you hate having to pack up early or if you’re in need of a sugar rush to keep you alert until late. 155 Wardour St, W1F 8WG  

Then there's everyone's favourite, the Southbank Centre. The venue is open until 11pm and you can take your pick of most floors to work on, each offering loads of tables and comfy sofas. Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX   

The Timberyard

 For the foodie freelancer   

If you need that brain fuel, head to Timberyard in Old Street or Covent Garden. Not only do they offer an amazing breakfast and lunch menu but it also has a ‘Wellness’ menu that features ‘Superseeds’, raw salad, creamy coconut porridge and lemon, lime and lemongrass loaf. But you'll need to come early to bag a table. 

Otherwise munch on moreish flatbread pizzas at Flatplanet in Soho. 39 Great Marlborough St, W1F 7JG 

And if you're based east, pop into the Proud Archivist: they've got communal tables, a library space and offer fresh, locally sourced food with new dishes added every week. 2-10 Hertford Rd, N1 5SH

The Club House

 For the sociable freelancer 

There's nothing more motivating than group work and at the Google Campus in Shoreditch you'll find ambitious individuals working hard. Plug sockets are plentiful, too. 4-5 Bonhill St, Shoreditch, EC2A 4BX

Or, if you have that important client to impress, ditch the coffee shop for the Clubhouse: a sophisticated alternative workspace in Mayfair with complimentary refreshments, wifi and even a team on hand to assist you. 11-14 Grafton St, W1S 4EW

As for freelancers down south, you can meet like-minded people at Impact Hub in Brixton where freelancers connect and work together. They also run a variety of free events. Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Rd, SW9  


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The I-need-peace-and-quiet freelancer

London Review Bookshop is where you can go for a quiet, productive and uninterrupted work session in this cosy place, surrounded by books. Quiet as your local library but with great coffee. 14 Bury Place, WC1A 2JL

But if you're east, try out Workshop Coffee's Clerkenwell café. It has plenty of comfy chairs and big tables, minimalist decor and a peaceful atmosphere that will help you think clearly. 27 Clerkenwell Rd, EC1M 5RN 

What are your favourite hotspots for freelancing in London? Let us know in the comments!

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