Places to visit

The British Museum

The National Gallery

Tate Britain

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Sir John Soane's Museuem

The Courtauld Institute

The Wallace Collection

The London Transport Museum

The Natural History Museum

The Imperial War Museum

The Science Museum

The Churchill War Rooms

Strawberry Hill

Leighton House

Coffee Shops

The ideal coffee shop for working should have the following:

  • Rectangular tables with legs far enough apart that you can tuck you seat underneath them, otherwise you find yourself leaning forward which is uncomfortable.
  • Very good WiFi that isn't a faff to log in to. Personal hotspotting makes this less essential now. But if you're going to provide WiFi you should make it good.

Waterstones, Gower Street

Loads of tables. Square but legs a bit narrow. Can get onto eduroam WiFi if you sit close to the street facing window. Lots of UCL students contributes to academic ambience.

The Gentlemen Baristas, Piccadilly

Tables and benches are a good height and shape. Lots of plugs behind the seats. Fast unsecured WiFi. Good food. Feels quite crowded at weekends though.


Places to visit

The Ashmolean Museum

The Pitt Rivers Museum

Coffee Shops

George & Danver


Places to visit

Edinburgh Castle

Holyrood Palace

The National Gallery of Scotland

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

The Real Mary King's Close

John Knox's House

Royal Yacht Britannia

Rosslyn Chapel

Coffee Shops

The Elephant House

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