Who doesn’t love a good coffee shop? While looking for good study spaces to share with you, I came across a few really great websites that might be useful in your never-ending search for the perfect internet cafe. We’ll have some specific places to suggest in soon, but for now, take a look at these great links.
The first, Cosy Coffee Shops, lists quite a few places across the UK that appear to be worth a visit. Conveniently, you can search by region, such asLondon, and the are a handful of listings in close proximity to LSE. In some ways, the limited listings make it seem much more authentic. After reading it’slisting, I’m hoping to check out Ozone Coffee near Old Street within the next few weeks, and I’ll be sure to report back!
Another great resource is TimeOut’s London’s best cafés and coffee shops. The format is fairly user-friendly, and you’re guaranteed to find some of the best, most popular establishments across the city. I found a listing forFreeState Coffee, a shop near Holborn that appears to have some delicious offerings. It appears to have adequate seating for some studying, so perhaps it’s worth a visit!
Also be sure to check out TimeOut’s Shoreditch cafés listings- it’s a very cool area with a lot of character, and if you haven’t already visited, you definitely should.
I also came across a website called “I know this great little place…" It’s got listings of various different pubs, restaurants, cafes, museums, etc, with the general goal of providing a database of unique, independent places. It won’t necessarily have the quietest, most study-oriented places, but it’s definitely worth it to have a quick search. You never know what you might find. The closest place near LSE is the Sir John Soane’s Museum, a free museum in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. It’s not a coffee shop, but it could be a perfect place to go for a quick break from the Library. And they do have a café- Fields Bar & Kitchen.
And of course, here are a few links from last year. These list some of the best places to study across London. I highly recommend taking a look at them:
We’ll personally be checking out some of the best coffee shops and places to study within the next few weeks, so stay tuned for tips and recommendations!