For many Bloomsbury-based universities, reading week has arrived, bringing with it a much-needed break from lectures and seminars as well as a host of coursework deadlines.
If your home comforts are too much of a distraction, but you can’t handle the formalities of the uni library, here is our guide to Bloomsbury’s best study-spots.
1. Store Street Espresso
Launched by two former local students, who could better understand the varied components that make for a perfect study haven? Studious yet lively ambience, stylish decor (with an artwork rotation by local art students), London’s most delicious artisan coffee for a much-needed caffein boost, and mouth-watering pastries for sustenance – it’s no wonder Store Street Espresso is top of our list .
2. The British Museum
One of the best things about studying in London? Being able to revise in one of the capital’s most iconic buildings amongst historical artifacts from around the world! Knuckle down in one of the two museum cafés, then reward yourself with a stroll around the exhibitions.
3. Caffè Paradiso
Don’t let low blood sugar levels affect your study – grab one of Caffé Paradiso’s famous gelatos with a hot drink to help you power through your coursework.
4. Bloomsbury Squares
You’ll be pleased to hear that this week is set to be slightly milder and relatively dry! As Bloomsbury has an abundance of beautiful garden squares, utilise the benefits of fresh air by pitching-up with your books in Russell Square Gardens, with a warming take-away tea or coffee from one of Store Street’s independent cafes.
5. The British Library
Technically in King’s Cross, how could we not include the World’s largest library? With 14 million books to choose from, it’s bound to make your campus library look like a small Waterstone’s in comparison. You can sign up for a Reader Pass here.