London Local? Unique Coffee Spots To Try Out

London is a city steeped in history, with many unique places to visit, from the Tower of London and Trafalgar Square to the Natural History Museum and the Cutty Sark. When you have exhausted yourself with all the sights, there is nothing better than recharging at a cosy coffee shop for a drink and snack. Let’s look at some of London’s more unique spots.

Attendant Coffee Roasters

With its first branch situated in a renovated Victorian men’s toilet, you can understand how Attendant Coffee Roasters got its name. Now with six branches dotted across Mayfair, Shoreditch, and the Isle of Dogs, Attendant is a coffee shop that has become a go-to location for tourists and locals alike. Each location has been carefully renovated to take into account the history of the building and area, and Attendant has added their signature touches of whitewashed walls and plenty of greenery. Their coffee is carefully sourced and roasted in-house for the freshest brew. Also, their breakfast, brunch, and lunch menus offer the best seasonal British produce.

Coffee Addict

If you’re heading through Victoria, you don’t want to miss Coffee Addict – it’s practically impossible to anyway, as it’s painted a vibrant pink! Along with the classic coffees we all know and love, Coffee Addict offers several Japanese-inspired drinks, including a Matcha Latte, a Ruby Rose Latte, and a Tiramisu Latte. They have a handful of classic brunch options, but the real point for visiting is their Japanese Souffle Pancakes. These light, fluffy pancakes, topped with beautiful seasonal produce, almost look too good to eat and are an Instagrammer’s heaven! 

Algerian Coffee Stores

Algerian Coffee Stores is the oldest establishment on our list. It opened its doors in 1887 and is known worldwide for being a purveyor of excellent tea and coffee. Not only can you get a cracking espresso from this Soho-based shop, but it’s also stacked to the rafters with coffee, tea, and equipment for you to take home. With over 80 coffees and 120 types of tea available, it could take you a while to choose, so why not try their coffee subscription box and work your way through them at your own pace? 

Host Cafe

Host Cafe is located within and operated by St Mary Aldermary church. It has a powerful mission to turn the church building into a welcoming hub for the local community. The menu offers all the expected teas and coffees and a small selection of light lunches for when your stomach starts to rumble. Host Cafe, with its welcoming ethos, provides the perfect opportunity to have an enjoyable time, whether it’s quietly reading a book, talking with friends, or discovering the newest on-line slots in the UK. All are welcome, so come and pull up a pew, enjoy the coffee and take in the spectacular architecture.


These are just a few of the many coffee shops that London offers, each with their unique aesthetic and atmosphere. So whether you are in the city for business, tourism, or even a local, why not try one of our suggestions for your next coffee trip?

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