19 Laptop-Friendly Cafés to Work/Study in London (+ Map)

Looking for a good café in London with great WiFi, excellent service, and would let you work or study quietly without interruption can be trickier than it sounds.

If you’re unsure where to go, I’ve got you covered! You can browse through my comprehensive list of laptop-friendly cafés in London.

Here is a map of where these cafes are located in London:


1. Footnote

📍 51 Wilton Way, London E8 1BG

Footnote at Wilton Way, Hackney, is one of my favourite cafés to work in London. It’s quiet and lowkey, making it a lovely, relaxing place to work.

I love working near one of its many windows, where most sockets are conveniently located. The WiFi is very reliable, as well.

They serve breakfast and brunch options ranging from about £5 to £12, and a cup of coffee or tea costs around £3.

Another thing I like about this place is the friendly staff. They’re super nice to dogs, so any pet you can’t leave at home will be welcome.



2. The Ambrose Café

📍 1st Floor, 196 Tottenham Ct Rd, London W1T 7LQ

If you’re looking for a cool, niche place, I recommend trying The Ambrose Café inside Heal’s Furniture Store at Tottenham Court Road. It feels like a secret café tucked away in the heart of Heal’s flagship store.

The food is good here, too! You can get breakfast, lunch, brunch, coffee, and pastries. They typically cost £5 to £15, and you can buy a latte for around £3.

The WiFi is consistent, as well. You’ll also find plenty of sockets to charge. It’s spacious, with high ceilings and several sofas. Plus, they have a long wooden table with comfy chairs specifically for workers.

The best part? No need to worry about hanging out there for a long time. I’ve worked at the café from 10 AM to 4 PM, and the staff doesn’t mind!



3. Volcano Coffee Works

📍 40 Martell Rd, Norwood, London SE21 8EN 

Volcano Coffee Works is another great place you can try. It’s over at West Norwood.

It’s a vast and airy space, with many roomy tables perfect for working. There are also plenty of power sockets and strong WiFi.

You can get a cup of their top-notch coffee for £3. Others are also working on their laptops so you won’t feel out of place.



4. Camera Museum

📍 44 Museum St, London WC1A 1LY

The Camera Museum is a coffee shop, a camera shop, and a gallery museum. You can visit it at Museum Street in Bloomsbury.

Despite being relatively popular, it’s always quiet there, making it an ideal workspace. You can also connect to the free WiFi. You can get a cup of coffee for £2.50.

Being surrounded by old cameras can be inspiring. I also like how each table has a camera you can play around with during breaks from work/study.



5. Blend Café


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📍 122 Leadenhall St, London EC3V 4AB

You can find Blend Café on Turnpike Lane. The café’s menu is great, making it the perfect option for those who like to eat and work.

You can enjoy delicious food like a breakfast burrito with chilli and a croquet blend with bechamel. A cup of coffee only costs about £2.50 and a sandwich costs about £6, or you can build your breakfast for around £4. The Blend also has plenty of vegan options!

My favourite thing about this café is they have tap water on a side table so you can refill your water flask.

They also have excellent WiFi and plenty of power outlets. You can work or study comfortably in their cosy and quiet atmosphere.



6. Blighty


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📍 35-37 Blackstock Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 2JF

Blighty at Blackstock Road is another fine place, especially for online workers who get easily hungry. The food is amazing and at a fair price. They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, and cakes.

A cup of coffee costs around £3, while a full English breakfast is about £12.50.

The WiFi is consistent. As well, you can easily find a cosy corner to work or study. There are many spacious tables on the ground floor and upper floor.

The atmosphere feels intimate. Posters about local events around the room make you feel like a part of the community.



7. Café Beam


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📍 184 Blackstock Rd, London N5 1EG

Here’s another gem in Blackstock Road. Café Beam’s bright, clean space can help you stay focused on work. There’s plenty of seating and the food is delicious.

You can get a cup of coffee for around £2.50. Food costs about £4 to £12.

The WiFi is fast and stable, making this café a popular choice among people working online. You’ll find many people around you with their laptops out, so you won’t feel alone.



8. Maggie’s Café and Restaurant

📍 320-322 Lewisham Rd, London SE13 7PA

Maggie’s is a well-known café on Lewisham Road for their delicious and hearty food. However, it’s also an excellent spot for working.

The calm atmosphere and big, comfortable booths create a conducive work environment. The food is also a draw. Their prices range from about £4 to £12.

Lastly, there’s free WiFi!



9. Mare Street Market

📍 117 Mare St, London E8 4RU

Mare Street Market in Hackney is a cool, hip place that’s also popular among people working from home. The interior with its profusion of plants and chandeliers will look great on your Instagram feed.

The long, communal tables and strong WiFi connection make it suitable for working. You’ll also find several sockets if you come early. The least busy times are around morning and early afternoon.

They have average London coffee prices of around £3. With food, you can expect to spend around £20.



10. Stir Coffee


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📍 111 Brixton Hill, London SW2 1AA

Stir Coffee is at Brixton. It’s a fine place to sit and work for hours without worrying you’ll get booted. The place is quiet and relaxed enough to allow you to focus on your work.

The coffee is good and you can get a cup for around £2.50. The WiFi is fast, and there are no shortages of power points.

Additionally, they have plenty enough tables that you won’t find it hard to get one even during their busiest time.



11. Vagabond N7


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📍 105 Holloway Rd, London N7 8LT

Vagabond N7 in Holloway is another relaxing place to work you can try. The reclaimed, mismatched furniture adds to their rugged appeal and quirky vibe.

If you want, you can also move to the garden outdoor space to work. The place is beautiful and usually quiet. The food is mouth-watering, too. You can make your eggs with your choice of base and extras for around £8.

Lastly, they have fast WiFi and a few sockets for charging.



12. Paper and Cup


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📍 18 Calvert Ave, London E2 7JP

Here’s another cool and quirky spot for artists. Paper and Cup at Calvert Ave is a coffee shop that sells coffee, cakes, snacks, and second-hand books. They also display and sell art by local artists.

They’re low-key, so you won’t have a hard time looking for a table. You can also work outside on one of their outdoor benches. Plus, you can make use of their fast WiFi for free!

Finally, this coffee shop is a not-for-profit that’s part of Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT). SCT is a charity that helps people recovering from homelessness and addiction.



13. The Wren Coffee


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📍 114 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4BJ

If you prefer to go somewhere grand rather than cosy to get your juices flowing, try visiting The Wren Coffee at St. Nicholas Cole Abbey. With its high ceilings, tall, arched windows, and polished wooden tables, this cafe seems more like an old library.

That might be why people like working here. There’s plenty of space and sockets to charge your laptop. Besides that, the cavernous inside, and other people quietly working at their tables are good motivators. The coffee is phenomenal, as well.



14. Chief Coffee


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📍 Turnham Green Terrace Mews, Chiswick, London W4 1QU

Chief Coffee is at Turnham Green Terrace Mews. It’s another cool and trendy coffee shop with interesting, mismatched furniture. The furniture-factory-turned-cafe offers amazing, speciality coffee. You can also get yummy sweets like cinnamon rolls with your drink.

The tables around the place are small, perfect for workers who don’t want to share a table with many strangers.

Finally, if you’re on a break, you can loosen up at the pinball lounge by playing some of the old-school games.



15. Formative Coffee

📍 4 Butler Pl, London SW1H 0RH

Formative coffee is a hidden gem tucked between Westminster and Victoria. It’s the perfect place if you like minimalist decor. The floor-to-ceiling windows create a bright, airy space for working.

However, coffee is the true star of this cafe. Many coffee lovers like to come here for quality artisan coffee. Each cup is a work of art, made with carefully chosen beans and expert brewing techniques.

You can also get pastries with your coffee while you work. Expect to pay around £1 to £10 per person when you visit. The cafe also offers high-quality, fast internet, plenty of sockets, and several tables for working.



16. The Peckham Pelican


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📍 92 Peckham Rd, London SE15 5PY

The Peckham Pelican is a cool, bohemian spot in Southwark. The place has bright, natural light that makes it easier to stay motivated. They also have plenty of plug points and fast internet.

You get good value for your coffee and food. Choose from sandwiches, bagels, or nachos. You can usually get these at around £5 to £15. After 11 AM, you can also get cocktails.

The best time to work here is during the day. At night, the live music they play may be slightly distracting.



17. Grounded

📍 9 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1DU

If you’re looking for a chill coffee house, check out Grounded at Whitechapel Road. One of the standout characteristics of the cafe is its fully-halal menu with so many food options.

People consistently give the food rave reviews, but it might be a bit expensive. You can expect to pay around £30 per person.

They also have exceptional WiFi speed, enough seating, and several plug points. You can comfortably work there for a few hours unless they’re too busy. Try visiting on weekday mornings or early afternoons.



18. Bean and Hop


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📍 424-426 Garratt Ln, London SW18 4HN

Bean and Hop is perfect for people looking for a trendy and stylish cafe. You can find it in Earlsfield. The tall, floor-to-ceiling windows create a light, airy space perfect for keeping your focus on work.

They also have reliable internet and several sockets to use for charging. The place isn’t too busy for you to enjoy a quiet and relaxing workspace.

They make coffee using beans from Nude Espresso Roastery. They have a wide selection of coffees and teas. If you’re feeling hungry, you can choose from their brunch menu. They offer many choices, from pancakes, and vegan wraps, to hollandaise eggs.

A word of warning: laptops use might be restricted Friday – Sunday.



19. Venus Cafe and Social House


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📍 Florentia Clothing Village, Vale Rd, London N4 1TD

This cafe in Tottenham is in the Florentia Clothing Village. The rustic, worn-looking tables and chairs have a cosy feel that’s perfect for a working environment. The place also gives off a stylish and creative vibe.

They’re usually not busy, so you can easily find a seat and work. It’s also usually quiet here. Plus, there’s free WiFi and many available sockets if you need to charge.

You can choose from various food options here. They serve breakfast, lunch, and brunch, offering sandwiches, soups, salads, cakes, and vegan dishes. You can also have either coffee, tea, or juices.

The prices are reasonable at the Venus Cafe and Social House. You can get a breakfast sandwich and a coffee for around £6.



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