Today I wanted to share with you a more “lifestyle“ oriented post as many of you are asking me questions about myself, where I go, where I eat, what I do, recommendations etc. Questions which are mostly based on what you guys are seeing on my Instagram and Snapchat accounts where I share with you my art tours but not only. Don’t worry ,I’m not going to start to post my outfits of the day, I’m totally aware that I’m running an art/culture platform and I believe that to have a successful blog you have to stick to one main subject/guideline.
That being said, I wanted to introduce you to my five favourite blogging spots in London (Brussels and Tel Aviv are coming soon). Taking care of my blog is an important part of my life, a kind of ritual I really do enjoy as I learn a lot from it. To write a post I need inspiration of course, but also the right mindset and a chill environment with a good energy. I like the quiet and the cosy ambiance that your own home gives you, I personally love writing in my bed but sometimes I just need fresh air, background noise, to socialise, and a nice cup of tea.
London is filled with coffee shops, hotel bars, restaurants, concept stores from where you can easily set your computer/tablet and start to get some work done. My selection is mostly determined around the area I live in (Shoreditch), a perfect location to get a laid back atmosphere filled with young creatives.
1. The Ace Hotel
This one is super handy for me as I live pretty much in front, but I highly recommend it. Big space, design environment, a coffee shop, a bar and a restaurant available, plenty of plugs, and a lovely staff. The Ace has the reputation to be über hip and pretentious but I never got that feeling. It’s a great place to work on your blog as there is so much inspiration around, and to extend your network.
2. The Hoxton Hotel
They have a location in Shoreditch, but I definitely prefer their Holborn spot. It’s very different from the Ace in term of style but the Hoxton is cosy, offers a lot of room and a great Wifi. It’s also a perfect place for meetings as it’s in a pretty central area, and their food is yummy.
One of my favourite blogging spot in my neighbourhood, CREAM present itself as a daytime canteen serving a ever-changing menu. It’s a big place, industrial looking (it was probably a warehouse) with green plants , tasty food, and chill vibes. There is a space dedicated for the ones with computers, less comfy that the two previous locations so if you are planning to spend the afternoon just go for the Ace who is only few steps away.
When a coffee shop and an independent workspace are meeting it gives you Timberyard. Free (and fast) Wifi, comfy sittings, quality products, friendly staff, and most important stimulating vibes all over the place. It’s a great spot to find inspiration while working and meet young creatives like you. They have few locations but I only go to their Old Street hub.
5. The Book Club
An interesting place located in Hoxton/Shoreditch where you can quietly work in the day, and which become a late bar when the night fall. They are computer friendly and have a strong long lasting Wifi. It’s a niche of the local culture so despite it’s name The Book Club is everything but boring. Oh yeah and there is a ping pong table, just saying.
Of course this is just a tiny selection, and I would love to hear about your favourite blogging/working spots in London. As I said earlier similar posts are coming about Brussels and Tel Aviv so stay tuned.
Cover Picture : Ace Hotel lobby