Hello! I live in London, and in the final months before exams, I've been looking for a quiet area to study. I find actually travelling somewhere makes study sessions feel more deliberate and boosts my productivity a lot. So, I've been on the look out for a good, cosy-atmosphered, A-level-friendly library around London.
I've tried many but all have their catches. The British library requires a long registration process that's targeted towards uni students. Many libraries don't allow bags or pens to be brought in. Many are noisy or filled with families. Many are fine but not very aesthetically pleasing (important to me). There seems to be nowhere targeted towards the younger 17+ student age range.
In the discovery of this apparent gap in the market, I've been considering quite seriously about setting up a kind of library, book-y coffee shop in London at some point in the future. It would be fairly large but be cosy, would have all the relevant textbooks and plenty of other books available, and plenty of desks with power sockets and wifi. Plus there would a plethora of homemade revision snacks and drinks on sale. It would be suitably spacious but rustic and friendly and have a kind of Shoreditch-y vibe to it (I am aware of how pretentious this sounds but that was the only way I could think to describe my vision). But you know, rugs & tea-stained wooden tables kind of look.
My question is: what do you think? Does anyone know of anywhere like this that already exists in London. Would you find use in somewhere like this? Would you consider paying a monthly or yearly fee for access to somewhere like this, and if so how much? Any ideas, advice or tips?
Thanks v much
A Level study spaces/libraries?
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