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10 of the best coffee shops for interviews in London

By David Lawrence |

Are you in need of a good, quiet coffee shop in London for an informal first meeting with a candidate? Here's a list of 10 of the best London coffee shops where you can get a bit of privacy, away from the hectic rat-race.

1. Founding Museum Cafe, Bloomsbury

Beside Bloomsbury's Foundling Museum you will find this inspiring little cafe. It's a charmingly creative space that is sure to get the juices flowing, surrounded by a commissioned mural from poet Lemn Sissay.

Nearest tube: Euston square/Russell Square


2. Photographers Gallery Cafe, Soho

An artsy cafe in a very central London location with great food and a chilled, informal vibe. There's free WiFi to take advantage of, and all profits go towards the gallery.

Nearest tube: Oxford Circus


3. Park Life Cafe, Burgess Park

Decent tea and coffee with beautiful gardens next to an exquisite park, this place is a well-kept local secret. A walk in the park is the perfect complement to your cuppa.

Nearest tube: Elephant and Castle


4. Host Cafe, City of London

This cafe is in the grand setting of St Mary Aldermary Church, and includes free WiFi. It has plenty of quirky charm and the perfect atmosphere for an informal meeting.

Nearest tube: Mansion House


5. Calthorpe Project Garden Cafe, King's Cross

This meat-free cafe serves fresh vegetables grown in the Calthorpe Project Garden, and even the coffee is homemade. All proceeds go to a good cause, and the atmosphere is unique.

Nearest tube: King's Cross


6. The Old Dairy, Vauxhall City Farm

This light, spacious cafe, sits in a beautiful London farm. Get free WiFi and a great selection of cakes, and you can visit the farm for free to top it off.

Nearest tube: Vauxhall


7. Thackeray's Coffee House, Vauxhall

You couldn't ask for a more light, spacious cafe than this. Food is delicious, WiFi is free, and you'll enjoy all the natural daylight. And, if you have a spare half hour, you can visit the museum next door.

Nearest tube: Farringdon


8. Djanogly Cafe at Tate Britain, Pimlico

The cafe at Tate Britain is slick and stylish, with superbly rich and tasty coffee as well as delectable sodas, colas and fruit juices.

Nearest tube: Pimlico

9. Cafe in the Crypt, Trafalgar Square

Another church cafe, this place seats you around ancient tombstones and beneath an 18th-century brick-vaulted ceiling. There is live music on Wednesday nights if you're interested.

Nearest tube: Charing Cross


10. Cafe Caritas, 30 Euston Square

This is a little-known gem, with an airy space flooded in natural light and offering free WiFi. Prices are very good, and there are plenty of interesting things to look at during your stay.

Nearest tube: Euston

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David Lawrence

Written by David Lawrence

David is the founder of Vine Resources.