The Best Café’s To Work In Central London

With the diversity of career paths in modern day society, more and more Londoners are choosing freelance life over a traditional 9-5-office job. But for many, being stuck at home working alone all day is enough to have them climbing the walls! That’s why finding a cosy coffee shop that’s laptop friendly is a great way to keep sane and focused on your workload - even better if it’s somewhere that lets you nurse a single cup of coffee for several hours! Here’s some of our favourite spots for living the freelance life in Central London... 


The Neat Café

We might be biased, but The Neat Café is our all-time favourite spot to escape the hustle and bustle and get some serious work done! Who would have thought that you could find such peace right in the middle of Regent St? Whether you grab a spot at the communal table or prefer to chill out on a beanbag, there’s everything you might need for a productive afternoon: plugs, free wifi, good food, and our beloved Ozone coffee!

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Timberyard is well-known as a popular choice for London’s freelancers. With locations in both Soho and Covent Garden, you can grab a kombucha, hot drink or bite to eat before settling down in the midst of the macbook crowd. Our favourite bit? The timer that tells you when your tea is brewed to perfection - it's the little things! 

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Waterstones Tottenham Court Road


Hidden in the basement of Waterstones Tottenham Court Road is a communal workspace that is quickly becoming London’s worst kept secret. They serve a selection of coffees, teas and cakes, but don’t feel the pressure to splash your cash - the space is usable regardless and you'll find plenty of people nursing a single drink or not even paying a dime. 

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Shoreditch Grind

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If you’re an independent coffee shop fanatic then this spot just outside Old Street Sation will be the one for you! Quirky, cool and popular with Shoreditch’s hipsters, this place is a little on the small side, however it’s always a great place for a seriously good coffee and a productive afternoon. Work late enough and this coffee spot will transform into a bar – perfect for rewarding a hard days work with one of their famous espresso martinis! 

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Wholefoods Kensington High Street

It's a little less atmospheric than the others on this list, but Wholefoods flagship store at Kensington High Street is always a fail-safe option for free wifi, loads of seats and a wealth of healthy food to choose from. Grab supplies from the health food mecca downstairs or visit the food court upstairs before hitting up your inbox. Our top tip? Get there early to bag one of the comfy armchairs upstairs at the front of the store.

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