Often we need a place for a specific kind of activity: romantic date, impressive view for drinks with people we secretly hate and want to let them see how amazing we’ve been doing, and, at times, for an anti-social retreat to a place with WiFi and sockets. In this new series of places I go deeper into the tea/cake/coffee/WiFi scene of London.
Especially in grand cities such as London, finding work-spaces within the confines of Zone 1 can be an important boost to creative people, or others simply trying to escape their flatmates. There are several big obstacles to this, but Timberyard manages to overcome all of them: there is more than enough table space (laptops, books, charts), sockets (we aren’t in Revolution – electricity shouldn’t be paid for in blood) and speedy WiFi.
The space is intelligently designed, the cafe split on two floors with different rooms. There is a variety of coffee and teas offered, and plenty of scrumptious cakes that are mouth watering. Went for the peanut butter jelly doughnut; the dough had a wonderful, moist consistency and there really can be no fault found in peanut butter. Ever.