London offers many gems when it comes to places you can work and study in peace. Here are some favourites!
Parks and Gardens
Here are several favourite outdoor spaces that the capital has to offer:
Hyde Park is one of the best-known London parks. Located in the centre of the capital it offers a huge green space away from the urban busyness.
This beautiful 2,500-acre park in West London has great views and is home to 650 deer and is a great place for nature lovers to study.
The Horniman Museum in Forest Hill has an amazing outdoor space which has great views towards the Thames.
This oasis in London, complete with grasslands and woods will make you forget that you are even in a capital city.
The £7.40 concession admission fee is worth it if you would enjoy the habitats and wildlife as a backdrop for your studies.
You can bring your books to the Park Life cafe or Chumleigh Gardens and enjoy some of the many reading spots this big park offers.
This London legendary poet’s former home is a hidden gem and luckily there is no concession fee to use the lovely gardens.
Surround yourself with the works of your favourite authors or artists at any of the following libraries:
- CENTRAL ST MARTIN’S LIBRARY
You’ll have to book a space in advance to take advantage of the group study areas, lockers, private study booths and even a nice little café.
Register as a “reader” and enjoy this airy space that is free to the public. This heavenly place has large windows that overlook beautiful gardens.
Register and book a study booth before you arrive and be immersed in literature that celebrates great women throughout the ages.
This is a quiet space that is open to the public with no sign-up required and easy access to computers, free wifi and study areas.
Pre-register to get free membership. Be prepared to keep all bags and water bottles in the cloakroom at this pencil only venue that aims to protect its 100, 000 items!
- THE BARBICAN LIBRARY
Situated in Europe’s largest performing arts establishment, you have access to a study area, books and a music zone. Interesting place!
This top resource source for the study of medical history offers free membership and a variety of study rooms. Great place for serious studies!
Enjoy plenty of open space where you can access books, DVDs, CDs newspapers, magazines and a café!
We've saved (one of the) best for last. Have you ever heard of Timberyard? It's not a library. It's not a café. It's a 'creative public workspace fused with speciality tea and coffee.' Timberyard was voted Europe's best independent coffee shop in 2014, and you can find it in Covent Garden.
Do you have a favourite place to study in London? Tell us about it in the comments!