And a hidden gem in the West End is Brown Hart Gardens, tucked behind Oxford Street.
A garden and café set above an electricity sub-station – it’s an oasis of coffee, comfy benches and Wi-Fi.
If you’re not well organised enough to book ahead but still want a view, try the Design Museum's Blueprint Cafe, which looks out over the Thames and Tower Bridge.
Hotel lobbies and cafes make great workplaces: they’re normally empty mid-morning or mid-afternoon, often have free Wi-Fi (no front desk is yet to turn down our request for a login), and some are stunning.
It sought explanations of natural phenomena in terms of physical laws that were the same for all visible things and that did not require the existence of any fixed natural categories or divine cosmic order.
However, this new approach was slow to take root in the biological sciences, the last bastion of the concept of fixed natural types.
Ensconce yourself in a cosy spot by the Tower of London at the Doubletree, with its Lobby Cafe catering to guests for breakfast, but turning into a quiet cafe with free Wi-Fi the rest of the day.
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon suggested that species could degenerate into different organisms, and Erasmus Darwin proposed that all warm-blooded animals could have descended from a single microorganism (or "filament").which envisaged spontaneous generation continually producing simple forms of life that developed greater complexity in parallel lineages with an inherent progressive tendency, and postulated that on a local level these lineages adapted to the environment by inheriting changes caused by their use or disuse in parents.These ideas were condemned by established naturalists as speculation lacking empirical support.You’ve escaped the office, either for the day or for your working life. But you still need Wi-Fi, a charging point, and a decent cup of coffee to get your work done.Forget co-working spaces (you may as well just stay in the office), boring chain cafés (whether it’s Starbucks or a hipster haunt, it’s a noisy, expensive cliché), or spending the day in the pub (that way lies hangovers and inefficiency – trust us, we know).