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    17 Quiet Spots In London To Curl Up With A Good Book

    Just don't steal my table, OK?

    1. Libreria

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    Closest tube: Liverpool Street / Shoreditch High Street

    The brand new concept bookstore was built with readers and writers in mind. The interior was inspired by the Jorge Borges' The Library of Babel, and features a no-phone policy, and private reading and writing nooks built into the shelves.

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    2. 68 and Boston

    Closest tube: Tottenham Court Road

    A wine bar below, and a speakeasy-style cocktail bar above, this charming and quiet Soho haunt is a great spot to cosy up in the corner and work on your manuscript. Upstairs, Boston even has book corner and lamps fashioned from old typewriters to set the mood.

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    4. The Royal George

    Closest tube: Tottenham Court Road

    Tucked behind the construction right off the station, this gem is always quiet on weekend afternoons, and offers big tables, a quiet atmosphere, and a pretty decent range of craft beer if you need a little liquid courage to get through your next chapter.

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    5. St Martin-in-the-Fields' Café in the Crypt

    6. Timberyard

    Closest tube: Covent Garden / Oxford Circus / Shoreditch High Street

    With locations in Covent Garden, Shoreditch, and Soho, this trendy workspace offers big tables, good snacks, and like minds. The Soho branch offers a membership to their basement for late-night work and workshops perfect for writers and freelancers.

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    9. The Ace Hotel, Shoreditch

    Closest tube: Liverpool Street / Shoreditch High Street

    Big, spacious tables plus a relaxed and quiet vibe. Need I say more? The lounge at the Ace makes for the perfect writer's office if you're tired of writing at home, and you'll find plenty of inspiring reading material on tap if you hit a block.

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    10. Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen

    Closest tube: Tottenham Court Road

    While this spacious basement bar is hopping on the weekends, you'll find it quite quiet in the first half of the week. With the added plus of a killer weekday happy hour and plenty of secret nooks for privacy, it's a must-visit if you're looking to log some writing hours after work.

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    12. Scarfes Bar

    Closest tube: Holborn

    This drawing-room-style bar is perfect for writing with a sense of grandeur. With supremely cosy seats and a killer drinks menu, there's no way you won't feel inspired.

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    14. Hoxton Hotel

    Closest tube: Holborn

    The spacious entrance hall at the Hoxton is the perfect place to settle in for some writing, with its comfy sofas, big tables, and inspiring book and magazine collection to spark your creativity. Just be warned: Finding a spot in the evening is a bit tough, so it's best for those looking for space during the day.

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    15. The Lamb

    Closest tube: Russell Square

    This Victorian pub in Bloomsbury, with its incredible selection of London ales, quiet feel, and plenty of workspace is a no-brainer for an after-work pint with your notebook.

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    16. The Garden Café

    Closest tube: Bond Street

    This writing room with a view is an ideal spot for working. Spend rainy days inside the bright, glassed-in cafe, and sunny ones on the fantastic terrace, and let the words flow.

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    17. Look Mum No Hands

    Did we miss your favourite writing spot in the city? Leave it in the comments below!

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