Places to study in London
Kick back and have a productive day of studying away from home.
By Sandip Kana
When you become tired of your University library and your flatmates are making too much noise, in the centre of London, Google Campus could be your solution. This is an amazing free space to study (you only need to register online on their website) in the heart of London's digital hub, with an impressive seven floors of free Wifi, a cafe and plenty of space to study.
Senate House and the British Library
Like your University libraries these two offer a more conventional environment of study. Both require you to sign-up, therefore it is important to check on their respective websites proof of identity documents you may require to gain access. The most unique aspect of the British Library is that it holds every book ever published, therefore whilst your course mates struggle to locate your weekly readings, you could just head to the British Library, where you're required reading will be there in abundance. Senate House is a University of London library and also offers plenty of study space and may additional study facilities for you.
Friends of Our Student Cafe
In a quiet corner of East London (Hoxton to be more precise), a short ten minute walk from Shoreditch a student-friendly cafe has been established. This is a great place to hide away with your books for a few hours, grab a coffee, something to eat and study with friends. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is ideal for studying.
Victoria and Albert National Art Library
If you're studying an art related subject, such as History of Art, then the V&A National Art Library is the ideal study environment. Though it is only a reference library, the airy rooms, the beautiful architecture will soon have your creative juices flowing. Once again make sure to register online before heading down to the V&A library.
British Museum Reading Room
If a conventional library isn't your thing, then how does studying under a great huge paper-mache roof in the centre of the Great Court of the British Museum sound. If you're into history then this is the place to study. With an epic name of arduous students who have graced their intellectual minds with this reading room, including, Karl Marx, Mahatma Gandhi, H.G Wells, Oscar Wilde and Rudyard Kipling, there is plenty to inspire you here. To access this reading room you will need to register online.
These are a few of the hidden/alternative study spaces that I've found whilst studying here in London. If you're found another contact us on our social media sites.