Co-working spaces in London are full of fun and personality, and there are plenty to choose from. However, depending on where you are and how long you want to use the coworking space for, it can be hard to find the right one for your needs.
That’s where apps like Croissant and Coworker are really helpful. Both list various spaces that are available according to your location and the amount of the time you need to rent.
Work remotely from London’s hotel lobbies
Hotel lobbies are the remote worker’s best-kept secret. As opposed to co-working spaces and cafes, they are one of the last remaining free places to work in London (in most cases).
They’re also incredibly good places to find focus. The coming-and-going nature of hotel lobbies means there’s always a pleasant ambience, striking the perfect balance of active but not distracting.
In addition, hotel lobbies are beautiful places. They’re designed to make their guests feel at ease as soon as they arrive, so project a sophisticated, elegant and relaxing atmosphere that makes it easy to get work done. For these reasons, remote workers have been taking advantage of this for some time - even when they’re not guests.
Many hotels have welcomed this trend, and have started to officially open their lobbies up to people who want to use them for work or study. And, in a city like London, there are some pretty amazing hotels to choose from. Let’s look at the pros and cons.
● Great atmosphere
● Free (sometimes!)
● Quiet, but not silent - great focus ambience
● Ability to consume drinks and food (some hotels sell products to people working from Lobbies, too)
● Unreliable or not free WiFi
● Potential push back from hotels
● Limited access to power supply
Hotel lobbies you can work from in Central London
There’s no shortage of hotels in London, but not all of them are open to people using their lobbies for working. We’ve picked out some of our favourite “remote worker-friendly” options. All of them are centrally located and open to non-guests using their lobby space for work.
- The Hoxton Hotel
- The Hampton by Hilton
- Mercure London Bridge