As a creative it can be hard to navigate London for that perfect spot to finish that edit deadline you over promised on or take some time to recharge. Places can be over cramped, too small, uncomfortable, really bad wi-fi… the list goes on. So, to save you from having a real Goldilocks moment, here at GRAMS28 we sent our main man@sentrosifilm to check out the best spaces in London for creatives.
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107 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0DT
First up isFoyles Café in Charing Cross. ‘... as in Foyles the book shop?’. Yes, precisely - it’s the perfect quiet spot that gives off library vibes without the stuffiness. With other creatives and corporate workers using the café it has the hints of a co-working space without the fees. The atmosphere is super relaxed and they have a great range of coffee, light bites and meals.
4 Borough High St, London SE1 9QQ
Next we haveThe Roasting Plant in London Bridge. Okay, so whilst we’re not here to answer the age old questions like ‘what is the best type of coffee?’, ‘where is the best coffee served?’, ‘do I even like coffee or do I just like the idea of it?’ (we definitely can’t help with the last one, you will have to do some soul searching). Anyway, as we can’t give you all the answers, we will say thatThe Roasting Plant does have you covered in terms of range and selections to suit your specific coffee tastes and moods. This space is great if you want to co-work, you can even bring a colleague and if they are a complete coffee novice, not to worry! A great thing about this place is the baristas will guide you through a tailor made process of making your coffee, so everyone can feel at ease.
351-353 Strand, London, WC2R 0HS
Moving on to Ole & Steen in the Strand. Now, it's hard to talk about London spots without mentioning a chain and we’ve got to say Ole & Steen is certainly a vibe for creatives. As a busy creative, how many times have you caught yourself saying ‘oh yeah I need to eat’? This place is definitely our pick if you want to eat good. All you have to do is walk past the window and see all the pastries and cakes on display to understand where we’re coming from. They have you covered from sandwiches, toasties, salads, pastries and hot soups. The interior has scandi vibes so it's a great place to chill and relax while you eat.
Somerset House East Wing, London WC2R 1LA
Last, but certainly not least is Watchhouse in the Strand. Based in the heart of the beautiful Somerset House this is where you need to spend your downtime, take a moment and reflect. With the incredible Neoclassical architecture and big windows letting in the natural light, all you need to do is grab a tea or coffee and bask in the rare london sun or reflect in the moody british weather. It’s a great spot for an insta pic, however it can get a little busy after 3pm so try to get in before then.