A new guide to working remotely in London has been launched for those looking to work outside the traditional office.
Conference call service provider Powwownow has launched its Smarter Working Guide to London which represents a compilation of the best remote working locations across the city through crowd-sourced suggestions. It contains a region by region listing of co-working spaces around the capital and is introduced by Chris Ward, author of Out Of Office: work where you like & achieve more.
Powwownow says: “We wanted to create a guide for the best places in London for remote working. The reason for this was because businesses are starting to realise that not all employees work in the same way and productivity levels are not measured by the hours that you spend at your office desk.”
The guide is based on a survey of over 300 remote workers. Respondents to the survey were
asked which region of London they frequently went to when seeking a bit of remote working. Some 27% of respondents to the survey said that their remote working activities aren’t confined to a particular area in the capital, with no loyalty or one regular spot.
The top areas for remote working in London was the East [just over 22% of remote workers], closely followed by Central London.
Coffee shop chains were the preferred remote working location with 237 respondents saying they favoured them. Starbucks was the most popular, followed by Costa then Café Nero and Pret a Manger.
Some way behind coffee shops was co-working spaces, which came head of other locations such as pubs, libraries or hotels.
Powwowow now says: “Although co-working stations returned a relatively low total, this is most likely down to the recent emergence of such stations, while their bespoke, tailored nature may mean that we will see more people defecting from coffee shops in the future. At least in the present, coffee shops remain the most popular spots in London for people who want to work remotely, as it seems the offer of a pot of tea and a slice of cake is just too irresistible, especially when teamed up with a quiet corner to work in and a decent Wi-Fi connection.”