In a world with an ever-increasing acceptability of people working on their laptops anywhere where there’s coffee and wifi and where marketing is half (if not more) of every creative project, many creatives like to get the job done in places where there are like-minded people.
So where do they go?
Ace Hotel, Shoreditch
The lobby of the Ace Hotel holds a legendary status in the creative industry for having a freelancer-friendly atmosphere, sophisticated interior design, and great coffee. It’s a hub of fast-paced industry business and zeitgeisty conversation.
Known as London’s first pay-by-the-minute café, the Russian franchise Ziferblat offers a home in the heart of Shoreditch for those who like big friendly communities. There, you can enjoy your green tea as long as you like in a humble and comfy setting while writer’s groups, pop-up art exhibitions, and film production read-throughs orbit around you.
Tate Modern Members Room, Southwark
Considering with a month’s membership to some of London’s cheaper co-working spaces could buy you a year’s membership to the Tate Art Gallery, it’s no wonder the Tate Modern Members Room is another favourite place to work among London’s creatives. Not only do you have an awe-inspiring view of the whole of London to help you keep perspective, but you can take breaks and explore the exhibitions on floors beneath.