If ever there was a place set up for bloggers and freelancers to sit and write for hours on end, then Barbican Cinema Cafe is it. There are few places in central London where you can pretty much guarantee a good cup of tea, a quiet spot to write in and some lovely food – all on a weekend. But this is one of those rarities.
As close to Barbican Tube as you can possibly get while still being within the Barbican, the cinema cafe is open from 8am Monday-Friday and from 10am at weekends. Their tomato soup is heaven in a bowl (just writing it makes my mouth water) and you can even get a cute little bowl of sweets for when you’re flagging. It’s clean too. Oh, and there’s free wifi.
The best bit? It’s always the right amount of quiet: busy enough for some background noise, but you can always get a seat and you’ll hardly ever have to queue for your next caffeine/cake fix.
If you happen to be there on a Sunday and you need a break, head up to the Barbican’s Conservatory.
Then stick around a little longer and they’ll serve you a proper drink, too – just in case all those creative juices got the better of you…
Nearest Tube: Barbican
More information: Visit the Barbican website
More quiet places to write in London…
Check out my post on coffee shops, cafes, and peaceful places to write in central London.