When a cup of tea simply won’t do and you’re longing for something with a bit more of a kick, coffee is what you need.
We brits love our coffee and it’s not unusual for local coffee shops and cafes to be full on weekends and afternoons with gaggles of friends and families sipping on lattes and Americanos.
If you’re visiting London for the weekend and are hoping to try some top-notch coffee, you’ll find that you are spoilt for choice when it comes to spots to visit.
Whether you’re seeking refuge after a long walk in a park or want to chat with friends after visiting some of the many museums in London, you’re sure to find an idyllic location serving your favourite hot drink.
Once you’ve warmed up, head back to your room at the Piccadilly hotel London where you can put your feet up and relax.
5 Upper St Martin’s Ln, London WC2H 9NY
Head to this spot for speciality coffee brewing at its finest. The interiors are welcoming, with a lot of wood and leather furniture, as are the staff who will be happy to offer recommendations or discuss different blends in detail with the more discerning coffee drinker. Check out their menu for single origin coffees, which includes an espresso blend. They even have a tray of hot sand for making Turkish style coffee. Impressive.
Coffee fix suitably satisfied? Enjoy an afternoon stroll back to your room at the Piccadilly hotel London and treat yourself to an early night. Although, we suspect if you’ve had one too many shots of coffee you may struggle.
Look Mum No Hands!
49 Old St, London EC1V 9HX
Unusual name for a seriously unique coffee shop, this place actually doubles as a bicycle shop where visitors can buy a number of bike-related accessories. Once you’ve finished browsing in the shop, head to the main restaurant area, which is appropriately decorated in a bicycle theme, to enjoy a perfectly made espresso. If you’ve got the kids with you, their range of milky drinks are also delicious and presented really well to. Feeling peckish? Sample their wide range of salads, baked goods and other cooked dishes.
The New Black
10 Philpot Ln, London EC3M 8AA
Perfect for the true coffee connoisseur, here you will find baristas serving up the best coffee using laboratory style machinery as well as a giant bean flavour chart, so you can be sure your coffee is exactly what you want. They have a wide variety of delicious sweet pastries that will make the perfect accompaniment to your latte. Grab a window seat, sip your coffee and watch the world go by. Bliss.
Feeling peckish after all those coffees? Head to Hankies, located in our hotel. Choose from a wide selection of dishes and enjoy a laidback lunch or evening meal with friends. We consider this to be one of the best restaurants west end London, so we’re confident you’ll have an exquisite dining experience.