Freelancing? Studying? These London cafes have fab coffee and super wifi

If you’re on the lookout for somewhere to caffeinate and get productive, check out these wifi offering, coffee brewing locations in central London. Ah, the freelancer lifestyle. The freedom to work from the comfort of your bed, donning last night’s PJs with a cuppa in hand. Sometimes, though, that just isn’t productive. As a student… Continue reading Freelancing? Studying? These London cafes have fab coffee and super wifi

10 Awesome Coffee Spots Around Covent Garden

Give the Starbucks a miss and head to these fantastic places for a caffeine hit in central London.   1: For books and brunch: Drury 188-189 A newbie on the Covent Garden scene, Drury 188-189 offers coffee, cake, lunch and brunch with a side of vintage books. Drop in for a freshly pressed juice and… Continue reading 10 Awesome Coffee Spots Around Covent Garden

Drury 188-189: The New Covent Garden Coffee Gem

To say that Covent Garden is chocca-block with cafes and places to stop for coffee is an understatement. As well as the usual Starbucks and Prets, there are the slightly fancier, usually tourist-filled, ones in the Piazza and a plethora of pubs and restaurants where you can also get your caffeine fix. When a new… Continue reading Drury 188-189: The New Covent Garden Coffee Gem

Coffee Encounters

  Just because London is a vast and busy city, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t meetings and conversations that are resonant of village life…   It was a Monday morning – generally, I reckon, the nation’s least favourite day. Especially, I would have thought, a Londoner’s least favourite; cultural endeavours and weekend lie ins… Continue reading Coffee Encounters

Covent Garden and Christmas in November

‘Christmas’ and all that comes with it, the songs, the madness, the big brands and the adverts, seems to be creeping earlier each year. As soon as November rolled along, Oxford Street and Regent Street went into Christmas mode – entirely prematurely if you ask me. By mid-December, the novelty and excitement of all things Christmas… Continue reading Covent Garden and Christmas in November

The Tower of London, Agincourt, and being a Londoner

Otherwise entitled: ‘I don’t do those ‘London Things’, I live here’ and other misconceptions of Londoner’s It’s a strange thing, living in London, in that those that do reside in the city have rarely done the ‘London’ things. Ask any flat-sharing creative in Shoreditch if they’ve been on the London Eye, or a penguin-suited office… Continue reading The Tower of London, Agincourt, and being a Londoner

Brunch at The Black Penny, Covent Garden

Brunch is one of those fabulous concepts that makes you feel somewhat sophisticated without the need for dressing up, parting with huge amounts of cash, or forfeiting an early night. Perhaps that is why the popularity of the breakfast-lunch convergence has increased significantly over the past couple of years: Instagram is now awash with Prosecco… Continue reading Brunch at The Black Penny, Covent Garden

London in a Day

Only got one day in the big bad city? Don’t waste it getting mowed down by school trips and tourists, seeing the obvious attractions (that you’ve probably seen before) or being disappointed by mediocre meals. Check out my suggestions for when time is tight… Spitalfields Market 24 Hours in London London is about far more… Continue reading London in a Day

SACRED, Carnaby Street: A chain-free caffeine hit in Central

Carnaby Coffee Stepping off the tube at Oxford Circus is an ordeal that occasionally requires therapy. The crowds of tourists, taking selfies outside Topshop; the steel pan musicians, providing a soundtrack to the street; the Hari Krishna’s parading with their instruments – this is a flippin’ busy place. Rather than negotiate the heaving throngs of… Continue reading SACRED, Carnaby Street: A chain-free caffeine hit in Central