Warm places to spend a cold, rainy London day
As we're transitioning into winter, the weather here in London is getting significantly colder. Open-air cinemas and rooftop bars are no longer on the top of our lists of our places to visit. We've compiled a list of places we love to visit every winter, and we will continue the tradition yet again this year.
Restaurants and Coffee Shops
The Breakfast Club, various locations
With branches all around London, including Soho, London Bridge, and Canary Wharf, this is one of our favourite places for a warm brunch and a comforting cup of tea or hot chocolate. Famous for a distinctive American-esque atmosphere, their all day breakfast menu always hits the spot.
Image of the Hackney branch from: https://www.thebreakfastclubcafes.com/
TY Timberyard, Seven Dials and Soho
Two of the cosiest cafes in all of London, Timberyard's locations are a freelancer's haven with meeting rooms and super fast wi-fi. People often come here to work, but TY also have an extensive menu and excellent coffee. If you're looking for somewhere to huddle up with your laptop and a flat white, this one's for you.
Notes, various locations
Another one of our favourites in Central London is Notes, just off Trafalgar Square. The café has a great menu and their top-notch coffee is complemented by a specialty wine list. This one is a particular favourite of ours if you need to warm up with friends and a bottle of red after work.
If you're in East London, you have to try Cream. Their convenient location and one-of-a-kind menu makes it one of the best places to eat, meet and work. If you get caught in the cold shopping in Brick Lane or Boxpark, you'll know where to go next.
Website: http://www.cream-shoreditch.com Image: http://hyhoi.com
White Cube Bermondsey
Even if it's not among the most cited of London galleries, White Cube definitely houses some of the best exhibitions the city has to offer. If you're a lover of modern art, this is a must-visit, as they have planned quite a few exciting exhibitions over the next few months.
Tate Modern, Southwark
There is no doubt that the Tate is one of the most famous London sights. If you get caught in the rain on the Embankment, it's definitely one of the best places to be. With the new addition of Switch House and the Tate's own restaurant, it can become a full-day trip.
Covent Garden Piazza
Is there really a better place to be in the lead up to the festive season than Covent Garden? The piazza is already lavishly decorated and you can sneak into one of the many shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs around when you need to warm up.
Where do you like to spend your time on a cold, rainy day? Tweet us @quirkygroup to let us know!