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Free WiFi in London: 5 workspaces you probably didn’t know about

It’s official: the days of being confined to an office to get some work are long gone. These days, remote working, hot desking and co-working are more popular than ever. The only question is, where are the best places to get the job done?If you’re in London, there are plenty of cafés with free WiFi where you can settle for a while. But there are also some really big establishments, like museums, hotels and galleries, that have great workspaces you might not know about. Visit one of these and you won’t be competing for space with someone who just wants to read the paper over their morning brew.So, whether you’re freelance, in London on business, or you’re studying and need to get some work done, here are five top places that need to be on your radar. They tick off those two all-important workspace essentials – somewhere to sit, and free WiFi – and some even have extras like workshops and mentoring sessions for entrepreneurs. Of course, a decent coffee comes as standard at all of them, too. Because who ever got their best work done without a little help from caffeine?

1. Google’s Campus London, Shoreditch

As one of the world’s leading technology companies, it’s no surprise that Google has a dedicated work space for entrepreneurs and business people. Google Campus has free WiFi as well as charging points, and you can buy fresh coffee and healthy food to boot. It’s free to become a member and you can also benefit from the co-working space, main event space plus plenty of free talks and workshops for startups.
Nearest Tube: Old Street

2. The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square

Fancy a spot of art history on your break? As well as more than 2,300 paintings, the National Gallery is home to a restaurant, café and espresso bar. And as there’s free WiFi throughout, you can work in any one of them. Plus, entrance to the gallery itself is also free, so you can soak up some culture when you need a break, and leave your ‘office’ feeling extra virtuous.

Nearest Tube: Trafalgar Square


3. The British Museum, Bloomsbury

The Gallery Café and Court Café on the ground floor of the British Museum both have free WiFi and impressive views of the building’s beautiful architecture. There are also cloakrooms for bulky coats or large pieces of luggage, to save you dragging them around with you. Plus, the museum itself hosts free ‘eye-opener’ tours every day. They last about 30-40 minutes, which is perfect when you need a screen break.
Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road/Holborn

4. The British Library, St Pancras

If this incredible building doesn’t inspire you to work, we’re not sure anywhere will. The second largest library in the world, the British Library is crammed with more than 150 million items, and has reading rooms for students and researchers. If the sheer studiousness of the surroundings is too much, the Peyton and Byrne café on the upper ground floor will be just the ticket to get your creative juices flowing. It overlooks the grandly titled King’s Library, and you can access the free WiFi by creating a user account.
Nearest Tube: King’s Cross


5. The Hoxton hotel, Holborn

As well as being a super-stylish hotel with a lively, spacious lounge bar and three places to eat, The Hoxton in Holborn is a great place to work. The hotel lobby alone is what freelance dreams are made of, and it’s really convenient for the Tube. Plus, it has a full-blown meeting venue available to hire called The Apartment, which has a choice of six rooms and a kitchen for team nibbles. Last but not least, it can be used as a party space outside of office hours. Handy if you’ve got a business victory to celebrate...
Nearest Tube: Holborn

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Published on 27th July 2017