A few weeks ago on Twitter, I asked my lovely connections if they could suggest the best spaces in attractions and museums, that I could sit and work for a while.
I was looking to build up a list of wonderful spaces to visit for inspiration, then sit and catch up on work for a while.
Well, Twitter did not disappoint, and now I’m sharing that list with you all. If you want to read through the original thread, you can find it here.
Apparently there’s a wonderful reference room in Islington Central Library that’s been recently refurbished and is lovely.
There’s a membership require for The Royal Geographical Society, but it also has bookable meeting rooms too for a good price.
The National Memorial Arboretum is free to enter and has good no-account-needed wi-fi.
Photo credits to National Memorial Arboretum website
Should you be on the Isle of Wight then the cafe and views at Brading Roman Villa look pretty special.
Photo credits to Branding Roman Villa website
The cafe & the library came highly recommended, as did the Reading Room.
Sheffield Cathedral cafe apparently does a mean fruit cake in the cafe – tempting.
The members area in the Southbank Centre also came highly recommended.
Photo credits to Southbank Centre website
One of my personal favourites.
The Members room looks very nice, and the cafe is stellar!
Sheffield Central library has the added benefit of the art gallery on the top floor for a stroll and a clearing of the mind.
The Member cafe/lounge at Tate Modern is great for that if you have a membership.
Has a lovely cafe and the tea comes in handmade stoneware mugs and is served under a Toyota which hangs from the ceiling in bits like a 3D exploded diagram.
Photo credits to Derby Museums website
@BristolOldVic If you’re ever in Bristol, the cafe and foyer looks pretty fabulous.
A free shared workspace with free WiFi, an amazing community cafe, and massive stationery steam engines.
Incredible range of exhibits. They do a mean cuppa and cake too I’m told.
Photo credits to Whitby Museum website
The Tiled Hall Cafe at Leeds Museums & Galleries is lovely.
You can join the Barbican Library which looks awesome.
@theRSAorg The Coffee House in the RSA has lots of lovely places to work.
In Manchester, @mcrartgallery
@LibraryofBham Loads of desk space & power along with galleries, books & great views of the city if you need inspiration.
Open to visitors with a wide variety of spaces for working, with the added benefit of a free exhibition, access to the reading rooms, and a great cafe.
@RMGreenwich would make you warmly welcome in the Caird Library and Archive
If you’re in Lincoln, the Cathedral Cafe has some lovely spaces (indoor and outdoor).