The two Goodenough libraries are wonderful places to study. However, if you’re looking for a change of scenery, here are some ideas of where to go study.
Address: 20 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RE, (underneath the St Athans Hotel)
Telephone: 020 7837 2877
Description: A quiet coffee shop with a lot of tables to do work.They offer a breakfast and lunch service. It's within walking distance to UCL and IALS.
Address: 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Telephone: 0843 208 1144
Description: Sign up for the readers card even if you don’t want to take books out as you can then study in all areas of the building. To do so you must provide proof of address and ID (preferably a passport, only UK citizens can show their driver's license). Has a decent lunch service.
Address: 54 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RG
Description: A fabulous coffee shop on Tavistock Place right around the corner from Goodenough. A good selection of sandwiches and excellent coffee. A great study spot (I'm slightly biased I wrote my entire dissertation here - the barristas are friendly and wonderful!) Is the sister shop of Store Street Espresso not far away.
Address: 14-16 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7SU
Telephone: 020 7419 6906
Description: Another good coffee shop on Leather Lane within walking distance of the college. Good for studying as well.
Address: 202 Brick Lane, London E1 6SA
Telephone: 020 7739 7086
Description: Good coffee shop to get some work done on Brick Lane if you're in the area. Serves drinks at night.
Address: 100-102 Judd St,London, WC1H 9NT
Description: I love the space for studying and having some drinks after. It is very artistic in terms of decoration. Staff is friendly and they have good coffee. Not many outlets though.
Address: 32-38 Theobald’s Road, WC1X 8PA
Telephone: 020 7974 4444
Description: The Camden local authority library.
Address: 49 Old Street, London EC1V 9HX
Telephone: 020 7253 1025
Description: Good shop to work at with free wifi on Old street. Bike repair shop as well.
Address: 11 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4AQ
Telephone: 020 7490 1039
Description: Great coffee and lunch place off Old Street in Clerkenwell. Big tables to do work at as well.
Address: 23-25 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7TE
Telephone: 020 7242 0467
Description: Great coffee on Leather Lane within walking distance of the college. Good for studying as well.
Address: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Description: Concert, dance and talks venue within the Southbank centre. Some free concerts.
Address: Senate House Libary, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Telephone: 020 7862 8500
Description: Library open to University of London students just off Russell Square. Two beautiful older rooms on the 5th floor.
Address: 40 Store Street, London WC1E 7DB
Telephone: 020 7637 2623
Description: A great coffee shop on Store Street near the UCL and LSHTM campuses as well as Senate House. Is the sister shop of Continental Stores on Tavistock place. Nice independent - good choice after the British Museum or an Oxford Street shop. Brownies to die for.
Address: Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK
Telephone: 020 7611 8888
Description: Near UCL, the Wellcome institute has interesting exhibits and a good café. Good to study as well.