You Don’t Have to WFH at Home—Try These Places Instead

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you are in Office two days a week, but where should you work the rest of the time? For many people without a home office, a good answer isn’t: Perhaps you share that front room with four roommates, you have kids moving around, or you’re desperate to change scenes after 18 months in the same space. needed.

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Don’t stress You have options—and not just coffee shops. That said, no matter where you live, there is a neighborhood cafe It’ll be grateful for your business, as long as you don’t mind shelling out for flat whites over and over again, so maybe embrace the cliché. Brits have an additional option, local coffee-and-lunch chains Pret & Lyons both offer £20-per-month subscriptions to all barista-created creations that you can drink in 30-minute increments. can; They can be a cheap and easy way to stay caffeinated while typing away from home. Either way, remember to get the code for Lou’s when you order your drink.

But if you’re tired of cafes, you have other options. As I’m based in London, these recommendations may be a bit skewed this way, but consider the following suggestions as inspiration to discover local and perhaps even cheaper options that call home wherever you are.

Find a different coworking space

Let’s get this out of the way first. Coworking spaces have escaped lockdown WeWork is going public on October 21 via SPAC, WeWork has 56 locations across the UK and over 250 in the US—including in department store, although they are concentrated in large cities such as London and New York, as well as offices in Australia, South Africa and beyond. “All Access” Passes for a Hot Desk at Multiple Locations Costs £299/$299 per month, although day passes are also available. There are other options for those who need extra flexibility. In New York, coworking spaces such as bat house offer certain days a week or a set number of hours a month for half of WeWork’s fee, while subscriptions to peer networks such as optics And croissant There can be budget ways to find a desk where you need it.

WeWork and . big brands like its rivals asideChances are, there is a community coworking space in your neighborhood that is much cheaper, although it may have more restricted hours and fewer amenities.

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NS trampary, where I live there are desks for £150 a month, heated desks in a nearby climbing wall cost inexplicably £90 a month, and flexible coworking from £70 a month for a hot at a local community center Is. One day a week desk or a dedicated desk for £200.

move around on Google Maps; Someone near where you live is willing to pay you to work at a desk in their building, and they will probably include free tea and coffee as well.

Familiarize yourself with your local library

Looking for a quiet desk to work at from time to time? Hit up your local library, the original and free coworking space. Many have dedicated desks and study rooms.more than a third They do this all over the US—and they all have free Wi-Fi; Anything Host business clinics and workshops, Many people won’t let you bring coffee with them, and Zoom is better used as a quiet place for focused work rather than a series of meetings, but they don’t cost—and—it’s a fact that never fails to amaze me- this too let you take home books for free,

You are not limited to community libraries. 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 libraries have even paid for co-working spaces at relatively low prices; There is one in Richmond, London £115 per month for locals, another in Westminster The cost for Hot Desk is £95 per month. in Florida, Miami-Dade Library System Not only are there bookable coworking spaces, but there’s also a makerspace complete with 3D printers.

Get a Museum Membership

Museums, galleries and other art venues are full of cafes and lounges to work in, usually with free Wi-Fi. If you want to avoid the tourist crowds – and offer a little financial support to such places – membership not only gives you free tickets, prebooking for major shows and discounts at the gift shop, but in the UK it often includes a private it occurs. Members’ Room, although it is a U.S. is less common.

Such rooms are usually just a private cafe or bar, but some, such as the members’ reading room at the British Museum, are designed to be used as study spaces. The cost of a little cool is usually less a year than a coworking hot desk, which will set you back just a month, and you’ll get to see some art while you’re at it.

However membership is not mandatory. The Barbican in London is empty during the day, with plenty of comfortable seating and free Wi-Fi, while the Southbank Center has enough space to park itself for a few hours. In general, look for smaller museums and galleries, as they are less likely to attract crowds of tourists.

check into a hotel

Tired of working from home? Try working from a hotel! Booking a room by the day or by the hour may seem a little different…a different kind of task, but when none of us could afford to travel, hotels came up with a clever way to make use of their empty rooms. Come: Rent them to people who are tired of tapping away from home on their laptops.

hotel chains such as Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, And Accor Offices offer day-use rates during hours, allowing you to eventually use an in-room desk for work rather than a flat surface to dump your belongings, whereas individual hotels offer day-use rates. Which includes a place to work as well as access to the pool. other facilities-One in LA also includes a selection of turntables and vinyl,

Village Hotels, among others, is peer membership Including access to gym-like amenities at London’s posh hotels Athenaeum There is a monthly lounge-based hot desking subscription for £300. Prices typically exceed a day in a coworking space, but you’ll find a bathroom, charging point, a private room with room service, and a bed for a post-lunch nap. app like DayUse, and co, Or spacemize Working out hotel options near you will help.

Other hotels freed up space in their lounges and restaurants for workers, and though some of those offers have sadly disappeared from websites, now that the lockdown has been eased, there are still deals to be found. NS Bankside Hotel In London, for example, there is a £20 day pass that includes working out in the lounge, Wi-Fi, three coffees or tea, And Lunch.

go to the pub

As an alternative to cafes, plenty of pubs and restaurants are more than happy to sit for hours with your laptop during dead time, as you’ll be spending the entire day sipping coffee and lunch, an idea from a London-based pub chain. fuller’s actively encouraged during the pandemic, while Young’s Pub Book a three- and four-hour “Work from the Pub” table for a set price (£10 to £15), which includes unlimited hot drinks and lunch.

But it’s not a new trend: The Distillers in Tribeca, New York, is offering the same from 2018, take a look at kettlespace To find local restaurants for you for as little as $20 a day.

Back in the UK, Brewdog has desk dog booking Opening until 5pm with a pint of IPA included at the end of the day, for £7 per day at limited venues, offering a place to work – not a bad motivation to step out of the house.

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