1. On a train
At the end of last term, I discovered a new solution to what I like to call brain melt-hop on a train to somewhere else. Getting out of London is a fantastic way to clear your head while seeing something new (multiple cases of what do I write this essay about on have been solved that way). If, like me, you still want to get a few hours of work done, a train is a fantastic place to do so. They have free wifi, give you a time limit to get stuff done, and during light hours, you can always peek out the window to see the lovely British countryside. As a bonus, at the end of the ride, you get to reward yourself with exploring a new place.
The walk through Greenwich is absolutely gorgeous. It’s picturesque, not quite as busy as Central London and LSE, and overall a very calming presence. The multiple museums and markets in Greenwich make for perfect study breaks.
3. Royal Festival Hall
The Royal Festival Hall at Southbank is one of my favourite study spots. While I don’t recommend it if you like a quieter work environment, the cafes, colourful surroundings, and abundance of places to get your caffeine or hydration boost makes it a prime spot. As a bonus, on weekends there’s a street food market that has become one of my favourite lunch spots in all of London.
I found out about Dulwich by googling London’s prettiest areas, and Dulwich popped up on the list. East Dulwich is a nice mix of posher shops and east London feel. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants to study and get a pick me up. As a bonus, it’s quick to get to, the train ride to East Dulwich is less than 15 minutes from London Bridge.