Our favourite places to 'Work From Home'
When it comes to planning, strategising and doing some of the more ‘adminy’ work Celona London requires, we love to get out and about and explore the City's lovely little places to work from. Below are a few of the spots we love to frequent when we need to get work done.
The Monocle Cafe
18 Chiltern St, London W1U 7QA
Image by Monocle
Avid Celona London followers will know that Monocle is one of our favourite brands (see our post on magazines you should be reading). Monocle is a media brand that has many different arms including a global affairs and lifestyle magazine, a 24-hour radio station and a retail arm. The retail arm being The Monocle Cafe in Marylebone. Although fairly small, it has a great offering from coffee to small pastries to perfumes. They also do an amazing carrot cake! It can be quite difficult to grab a seat on the ground floor, but head downstairs for more seating and a quieter space. The only downside is that they don't offer Wifi, so personal hotspot it is!
66 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7QJ
Image by Kaffeine
Kaffeine is an Independent Aussie/Kiwi-owned coffee shop with deli-style breakfasts, sandwiches and salads. They have two locations a stone's throw away from each other in Fitzrovia. Both locations are great, with the establishment at 15 Eastcastle Street slightly bigger than its sibling. Similar to the Monocle Cafe, the lack of Wifi is a bit of a downer however, what it lacks in Wifi, it makes up in atmosphere as chitter chatter, casual meetings and Macbook’s dotted around creates a sense of productivity in the air.
19 Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8LB
Image by Belgravia
Whilst not the easiest place to pronounce, we stumbled across this place earlier this year and instantly fell in love. In Pantechnicon’s own words it is ‘A playful celebration of Nordic and Japanese creativity and craftsmanship. Step into our world and prepare to be uplifted by beautiful design.’ We can safely say this is true. This trendy venue has a cafe selling Scandinavian and Japanese fare, a shop, a restaurant and a roof garden. Grab a bite at Cafe Kitsune (we love the Shrimp Tempura & Yuzu Mayonnaise Sando) and get your head down on the first floor.
81 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HU
Image by The Hoxton
Well known and world renowned hotel chain The Hoxton has three hotels in London. Southwark, Holborn and Shoreditch. The lounge area that you will find on the ground floor of all the hotels has become a hub for creatives, people that love to work from home and just a genuine great place to get work done. All three locations are easily accessible being close to tube stations. The hardest thing is finding a seat! But when you do, there is arguably no better place to work. We regularly frequent the Shoreditch location as we love the dim lights, ambience and the overall vibe emanating from this place. The comfy sofas, fast (and free!) Wifi and table service means we often spend the whole day working from here. The staff are incredibly friendly and as you creep into the late evening, early night, the place comes alive as the volume increases and the lounge becomes saturated with people.
40 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4DJ
Image by CitizenM
Similar to The Hoxton but a bit more contemporary in terms of interiors, CitizenM has many locations across London, with the branch located in Tower Hill our most visited. A lot quieter than The Hoxton, CitizenM’s bright and colourful decor will keep you alert, but its calm, serene atmosphere makes it an ideal place to get things done. It used to provide free Wifi but now, if you don't have a room, you will need to get yourself a day pass to work there and get access to the internet.