you are in Desk two days a week, but where do you have to tire the rest of the time? For many who don’t have a home office, staying home isn’t a great answer: Maybe you share that front room with four roommates, have young kids walking around, or desperately need a change of scenery after 18 months in the same place.
Do not stress. You have options and not just coffee shops. Having said that, no matter where you live, there is a coffee shop in the neighborhood that will appreciate your work, as long as you don’t mind the frequent pounding of flat eggs, so maybe embrace the clichés. Brits have an added option, with local coffee and lunch chains Pret and Leon offering subscriptions worth £20 a month to all drink-able barista creations in 30-minute increments; It can be a cheap and easy way to survive on caffeine while typing away from home. Either way, remember to get the bathroom code when ordering your drink.
But if you are tired of coffee shops, you have other options. Being a London resident, these recommendations may skew a bit in this way, but consider the following suggestions as inspiration for looking for local, and possibly the cheapest, options wherever you call home.
Find a different kind of co-working space
Let’s get this out of the way first. Co-working spaces survived the shutdown, as WeWork became public via SPAC on October 21. WeWork has 56 locations across the UK and more than 250 in the US – including in supermarkets, although they are based in big cities like London and New. York, as well as offices in Australia, South Africa and beyond. A ‘Full Access’ pass to an express office in multiple locations costs £299/$299 a month, although day tickets are also available. There are other options for those who need more flexibility. In New York, co-working spaces like the Bat Haus offer a few days a week or a set number of hours per month at half a WeWork fee, while memberships in co-working networks like Optix and Croissant can be economical ways to find an office where and when you need them.
Aside from major brands like WeWork and its competitors, chances are that your area has a much cheaper communal coworking space, although it may be more restricted with fewer hours and features.
The Trampery, which is next door to where I live, has offices for £150 a month, the inexplicably nearby climbing wall has heated desks for £90 a month, and the local community center has the flexibility to work from £70 a month For a heated desk one day a week or a dedicated desk for £200.
wander on google maps; Someone near where you live is willing to let you pay to work in an office in their building, and they’ll probably include free tea and coffee as well.
Re-acquaint yourself with your local library
Looking for a quiet office to work every now and then? Visit your local library, the original and free co-working space. Many have dedicated offices and study rooms—more than a third across the United States do so—and all have free Wi-Fi; Some even host commercial clinics and workshops. Not many will allow you to bring coffee with you, and it is better to use it as a quiet place for focused work rather than a series of Zoom meetings, but it costs nothing and a fact that never fails to amaze me allows you to take the books home Free.
You are not limited to community libraries either. University libraries can be a good option, if they are open to locals as well as students, while museums and galleries often have reading rooms, although you may need to register first. Some bookstores even have paid co-working spaces at relatively low prices; One in Richmond, London, £115 a month for locals, and one in Westminster for £95 a month for a hot desk. In Florida, the Miami-Dade Library System not only has bookable co-working spaces, but also a workspace complete with 3D printers.
Get a Museum Membership
Museums, galleries, and other art venues are filled with cafés and workspaces, usually with free Wi-Fi. If you want to avoid crowds of tourists – and offer a little financial support to places like this – memberships not only give you free tickets, pre-book big shows, and gift shop discounts, but in the UK often include member privacy, although This is less common in the United States.
These rooms are usually just a private café or bar, but some, such as the British Museum’s organ reading room, are designed to be used as study spaces. The quiet price is usually less annually than the price of a co-working desk which will only set you back one month, and you’ll be able to see some artwork while you’re at it.