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.
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
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.
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
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