You won’t be surprised to hear that freelancers and startups can struggle with finding affordable office space. The surge in London coworking hubs has certainly helped solve this dilemma, but their professionally-designed facilities (like storage, meeting rooms and breakout space) aren’t necessities for all. For entrepreneurs and creatives looking for a place to connect on a budget, restaurants turned into daytime coworking spaces could be the perfect fit.
These six London restaurants turn into beautiful (affordable) workspaces by day. Think of them as having all the coworking perks (free coffee, community vibe, exclusive events, etc.) but at a fraction of the cost.
If it’s character you’re after, then look no further. Nestled in hipster-centric Hackney, this 140-year old building is set upon 3 floors and features accents like weathered timber and specially aged plaster. By night, Martello Hall is a popular destination for authentic Italian food and drinks, but turns into a stunning coworking space by day. Creative entrepreneurs are bound to get inspired working in this banquet hall.
For just £10/day or a trial of £35/month, you’ll get an endless stream of fresh coffee and free WiFi. See more here.
Spacemize has partnered with one of Mayfair’s most famous restaurants, turning its ground floor area into productive workspaces during the day. This modern, beautifully designed space comes complete with fast wifi, access to private meeting rooms and monthly networking talks/events, all at a fraction of the price of a typical office space.
Join Spacemize to get 11-6 weekday access and access to other Spacemize locations plus complimentary tea and coffee, and 40% off the Mamounia Lounge menu.
This Fulham restaurant is best known for putting a spin on traditional pub classics like chicken wings and scotch eggs, but its space is just as delectable. The Tommy Tucker’s huge windows and tablespace rival those of some of the city’s most expensive coworking hubs.
One of Covent Garden’s hottest bars, Sway serves up gourmet pizzas, classic cocktails and a good time to Holborn’s entrepreneurs and creatives. The jazzy space has ample seating and tons of light, perfect for freelancers wanting to be in one of the city’s best areas.
Situated in the heart of King’s Cross, Central London’s hottest new neighbourhood, and ideally a short 4-minutes walk from the station. This beautifully designed, vibrant restaurant doubles up as a coworking space, with spacious meeting rooms available and space to host and impress guests. The membership comes with super fast WiFi and power outlets as well as complimentary tea and coffee.
For £129 per month, you can benefit from 9-5 daily access, personal development & coaching services and free refreshments. Book now to get 10% off your monthly membership fee.