Where’s the best place to get a Matcha tea with your Mac? Here’s a guide to Covent Garden’s best freelance workspaces.
Being a freelancer is a dream job for a lot of people and why wouldn’t it be?
Being your own boss. Flexible working hours. Choosing when you work, who you work for and best of all the chance to avoid the dullness of office life and having the opportunity to work from home.
But what if lounging at home all day in your pyjamas impedes your productivity instead of enhancing it?
What if the creature comforts of a full fridge and your favourite drama on television mess up your focus?
Don’t worry, IN Covent Garden have got you covered with our list of the best workspaces for freelancers in Covent Garden.
PHOENIX ARTS CLUB
The West End’s best known ‘secret basement bar’ (pictured).
A secret the Phoenix would like you to know is that it’s also a useful port of call for creative freelancers to get work done. Before 8pm anyone is free to descend the stairs and enjoy everything the Phoenix has to offer. Not only does it provide all the necessities such as free Wi-Fi, good seating, free tea and coffee, its artistic décor and revolving door of lively characters are fabulous sources of inspiration.
Address: Phoenix Street, London WC2H 8BU
TIMBERYARD SEVEN DIALS
TY Seven advertise themselves as a modern workplace ‘great for coffee lovers and nomadic workers alike.’
In addition to a great working environment you’ll be surrounded by other people usually hard at work. They also provide free Wi-Fi, their own coffee blends, osmosis water, great food and bookable meeting rooms.
It’s little wonder they are the recipients of three UK Independent Coffee Shop of the Year Awards.
Address: 7 Upper St Martin’s Lane , London WC2H 9DL
Coffee Island’s friendly and comfortable venue is accentuated by modern architecture, neutral colours and friendly, approachable staff. Providing an excellent range of reasonably priced teas, herbs and tasty treats, freelancers are spoilt for choice whilst enjoying free Wi-Fi and comfortable seating arranged over two floors.
The staff are excellent baristas and sources of conversation. And if you’re looking for a break, they are more than happy to show you how to make a perfect coffee.
Address: 5 Upper St, Martin’s Lane, London WC2H 9NY
DOUBLE SHOT COFFEE CO
With its leather chairs and tables, Wi- Fi and wide selection of food, Double Shot is perfect if you find the hustle and bustle of city life more distracting than stimulating.
Address: 38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PB