As most of us navigate the new hybridised working week, taking a day out to change your environment could be exactly what your creativity needs.
Nicknamed the ‘coffee shop effect,’ research published by The University of Western Ontario highlighted that a mix of background noise, change in visual environment, and motivation of other people around you, can make your brain think differently. Which in essence helps your focus and creativity.
We’ve listed our favourite spots in London to work from to help get those creative juices flowing…
Tate Modern, Bankside
For arguably the best view of London, find a spot at the Tate Modern Cafe to spend your day and drop into an exhibition on your lunch break.
St Nicholas Cole Abbey, Blackfriars
Wren Cafe in St Nicholas Cole Abbey is nestled not far from St Paul’s Cathedral and is a welcome change of scenery if you’re looking for a spacious, bright spot with beautiful stained glass windows to admire when your brain needs a break
Shaman House, 4 locations across London
Colourful, cool and calming, the Shaman house is designed with co-working in mind. We also recommend using this spot if you’ve got IRL meetings planned.
Garden Museum Cafe, Lambeth
Sat on the bank of the Thames, the Garden Museum Cafe is a great spot to immerse yourself within the greenery of the lush garden and enjoy a day of quiet working.
The British Library, Kings Cross
150 million books, wifi and plenty of plugs… What more could you want?
Second Home, 4 locations in London
An Eden of plants and art deco design, Second Home locations are changing up the co-working space. Their members' events are also great for those looking for a diverse and insightful social calendar.
The Office Group, 51 locations across London, Bristol and Leeds.
Flexibility, gyms, roof gardens and all those locations… The Office Group is a great option for those looking for a space which offers it all. Our favourite is their new Brock House on Great Portland Street.
Uncommon, 4 locations in London.
From creative space, quiet zones, to rooftop botanical terraces, the Uncommon spaces are a perfect hub for those looking to mix up where they choose to work. We love their wellbeing activities from sports classes, to mindfulness sessions, they’ll keep you in peak form.
Fora, 12 locations across London
Your working space should support your mental health and Fora nails this… They offer one of the most considered and detailed orientated approaches we’ve seen. From the best in class ventilation for fresh air, natural light and a packed programme of events that has something for everyone.