Best Places to Work Remotely in London

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The Hoxton Hotels

 

With more people remote working, co-working, freelancing and becoming self-employed than ever, LondonTown highlights the city's best wifi cafes, hotels and hotspots where the wifi is free and your laptop will always be welcome.

 
 

The Hoxton Hotels

Spacious lobbies with free WiFi, plug sockets and table service.

199-206 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London, WC1V 7BD

Tube: Holborn Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 

No one encourages remote working quite like The Hoxton, with both the Holborn and Hoxton branches boasting a large lobby decked out with comfy sofas, work stations, desks, free WiFi and plug sockets galore. If you're lucky enough to find a seat, you can nestle in with food and drink table service to help fuel productivity. At breakfast feast on eggs any style, bircher muesli, sourdough pancakes or a full English, washed down with brain boosting smoothies and juices. The all day menu, meanwhile, includes seafood, burgers, salads, pasta and steak. With large tables and group seating, it's also great for a remote meeting. WiFi: Free | Power: Sockets widely available | Space: Large but popular - get there early

 
 
 

Ace Hotel London Shoreditch

Popular play to remote work slap bang in the middle of Shoreditch.

100 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JQ

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 

During the day the hip Ace hotel in Shoreditch looks like a tech start-up with rows of remote workers using its lobby and lounge bar as an alternative office. Apple devices obligatory. Ace hotel's Hoi Polloi restaurant has plug sockets at every table, so you there's no need to take a break due to hunger. If you're hosting an event, they also have impressive and rooftop event spaces to hire. 
WiFi: Free | Power: Sockets widely available | Space: Get there early

 
 
 

Timberyard

A modern cafe that combines coffee with technology.

7 Upper St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2H 9DL

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 

Coffee shop crossed with office-for-all, Timberyard is a modern café that combines speciality tea, coffee and artisan food with the latest technology. Spread across two floors, the large space is decorated with mismatch furniture while food and drink options include quality coffee and tempting cakes, making it an ideal location to work when you don't have an office. Timberyard also has a branch in Soho
WiFi: Free | Power: Plug sockets available | Space: Popular but big - get there early

 
 
 

Peter Jones: Top Floor Restaurant

The fifth floor of Peter Jones gives remote workers an office with a view.

Sloane Square, Knightsbridge, London, SW1W 8EL

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 

The Top Floor Restaurant at Peter Jones, a natural go-to for ladies who lunch and yummy mummies, is also an excellent refuge for the freelancers of west London. Good coffee, free WiFi and wonderful views over the red rooftops of SW1 make this a great alternative to the office. The only downsides: no plug sockets - power up before you leave home; and take extra layers - it's chilly under the air con. 
WiFi: Free | Power: no visible plug sockets | Space: plenty of room first thing but it gets busy with shoppers, mums and buggies at lunchtime

 
 
 

Wellcome Collection

An inspiration and educational space to work.

183 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London, NW1 2BE

Tube: Euston Square Station, Euston Station, Warren Street Station

 
 

The Reading Room on level 2 of the Wellcome Collection is an inspiring place to work. A gallery, library and events space in one, the Reading Room has over a thousand books and 100 objects, a comfy sofa, and a postbox where you can send a postcard for free anywhere in the world. One thing to note: the WiFi is free but you can only use if for half an hour. 
WiFi: Free for 30 mins | Power: Not known | Space: Desks, a sofa and cushions on the stairs

 
 

Events at Wellcome Collection

Electricity: The Spark of Life OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

23rd February to 2nd July 2017 | Free

 
Electricity: The Spark of Life Wellcome Collection 2017-02-232017-07-02 Where:
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road London, NW1 2BE
Category: Art Galleries
Making Nature: Part II On SoonFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

22nd June to 10th September 2017 | Free

 
Making Nature: Part II Wellcome Collection 2017-06-222017-09-10 Where:
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road London, NW1 2BE
Category: Art Galleries
Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? Free Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

7th September 2017 to 14th January 2018 | Free

 
Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? Wellcome Collection 2017-09-072018-01-14 Where:
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road London, NW1 2BE
Category: Art Galleries
All events at Wellcome Collection
 
 
 
 

Market Place Bar

Get there before the post-work drinkers and you'll find a great spot for remote working.

Market Place, London, W1W 8AH

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 

Located just a few minutes from Oxford Circus, the Market Place Bar is ideal if you're looking for somewhere central to work. With a large open space and the choice of comfy sofas or cushioned benches, you can settle down with your laptop and a coffee, and be left in peace while you type away. The WiFi is good and they also serve food to keep you fuelled. Be warned, however, post 5pm the local office workers flood in and your work flow will likely be disrupted - best put that laptop away and order a pint then!
WiFi: Free | Power sockets: Not known | Space: Lots of seating available during the day 

 
 
 

Rude Health Cafe

Large communal benches and reliable wifi make this the ideal spot for remote workers.

212 New King's Road, London, SW6 4NZ

Tube: Putney Bridge Station

 
 

With free, reliable wifi, good coffee and nutritious brain food, the Rude Health Cafe is a great option for remote workers. Located across the road from Putney Bridge tube, it brings some much-needed life to the area and with large, communal benches and a good vibe, it's welcoming of laptops. The cafe was opened by Nick and Camilla Barnard, who are best known for their Rude Health breakfast cereals. And breakfasts are a highlight here with bircher muesli, steaming pots of sprouted porridge and possibly the most beautiful avocado toast in London on the menu. The healthy eating choices go beyond the first meal of the day. Hearty soups and freshly made sandwiches are made using wholesome ingredients like sprouted grains and fermented vegetables, while the all-day weekend brunch menu features a full English skillet, sprouted pancakes with ricotta and compote, and smoked salmon and minted pea on toasted sourdough. If you're into healthy eating you'll be cheered by their mantra: 'Eat Right, Stay Brilliant'.
WiFi: Free | Power sockets: Not known | Space: Communal benches 

 
 
 

Charlotte's W5

Laptops are more than welcome at this all-day restaurant.

The Old Stable Block, Dickens Yard, London, W5 2UQ

Tube: Ealing Broadway Station

 
 

A third addition to the Charlotte's group is the lovely Charlotte's W5, which has continued the group's award-winning theme with a Bib Gourmand 2017. Worth trekking to Ealing for, the restaurant is housed in a Victorian stable block conversion and is ideal for everything from a lunch with your laptop to cocktails and nibbles with friends - they even give you an ordering guide dependent on the scenario. Choose your plate size according to how many of you there are - a taster for one, small for two or large for three - and sample many of the delights on offer, with each suitably priced for their size. Choose from dishes such as cured salmon with garden pea and avocado, homemade ricotta with summer beets and cashew nuts, roast Pollock with mussels and broccoli puree, and beef bavette with sherry glazed mushroom and horseradish. Even the desserts come in two different sizes, with a milk chocolate pot and hazelnut mousse, carrot cake and cream cheese, and cherry sorbet with summer fruit among the options. Brunch is also available daily. 
WiFi: Free | Power sockets: Not known

 
 
 

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