Free Wifi in London…Mapped

 

NOTE: Although many of the venues in this map are still providing free wifi, we’re no longer updating the map as it’s proving an impossibly challenging task. Free wifi can now be readily found throughout town. For the same reason, we’ve also withdrawn our wifi app from the iTunes store.

UPDATE 20 July 2009

Another 14 locations added, bringing the total to 319. Please continue to suggest additions or corrections.

UPDATE 15 April 2009

Another update. We now show 305 free wifi spots around London. Please continue to suggest additions and amendments in the comments.

UPDATE 18 January 2009

Map updated. 279 locations now available. Please continue to add new locations to the comments.

UPDATE 5 October 2008

Another update adding a few more places. NOTE, Coffee Republic do offer free wifi at most outlets, but only for the first 10 minutes, according to their website.

UPDATE 16 August 2008

The map has once again been updated. We now list 235 places that offer complementary wifi. Please keep additions and corrections coming in the comments, and thanks to all who have contributed so far.

UPDATE 27 April 2008

THIS MAP IS BEING UPDATED

Almost 200 wifi hotspots have now been mapped. Please keep suggestions coming in. Remember, the location must offer wifi access for free. MacDonalds are rolling out free wifi to all their branches, but we’re not going to map all them unless they want to sponsor us!

UPDATE 19 January 2008

We now have 169 bars, restaurants and hotels mapped, and will continue updating the map as and when further additions are suggested by readers. Thanks for your help.

UPDATE 06 October 2007

Thanks to everyone who has contributed free wifi locations to this map. We ARE still updating the map, so keep your comments coming. Remember, we’re only mapping free and legal hotspots – i.e. cafes, bars, restaurants and other establishments offering free services to customers.

ORIGINAL ENTRY

Try as we might, we couldn’t find a decent site that maps all the bars, pubs and coffee shops with free wifi access. So we made a start on it ourselves.

As well as individual eateries, there are several areas in London where free access can be gained over a wide space. The whole of Upper Street is the largest example, but also Leicester Square and a residential area in Marylebone. The whole of the City of London is covered by The Cloud, with a deal that’ll get you free access for a month. You then have to pay, so we’ve not included it on this map.

We’d love to hear about further locations in the comments (preferably with a postcode or door number). Remember, only legitimate places where free access can be gained without tapping into unsecured networks.

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  • M

    Have you tried using the free wifi on Upper Street? It’s non-existent. Same with Leicester Square. I was there the day it was supposed to go live in the latter, and the only signal to be had was inside All Bar One…and it was the signal from the bar.

  • Tom

    Ray’s Jazz cafe inside Foyles on Charing Cross Road has free wifi.

  • Twittervlog

    GREAT project.
    All the Leon restaurants have free wifi.
    Addresses from their website as follows:
    35 Great Marlborough St W1F 7JE
    12 Ludgate Circus EC4M 7LQ
    136 Brompton Road SW3 1HY
    3 Crispin Place E1 6DW
    73-76 The Strand WC2R 0DE
    275 Regent Street W18 2HB
    and i think there are more opening soon.

    Goodness* Cafe in Chiswick – you have to get a free token to sign in.
    30-34 Chiswick High Road W4 1TE

    When I think of and come across more, I’ll post here.

  • Tom Morris

    Seconded on Ray’s Jazz in Charing Cross Road (they really need to make the cafe and the shop bigger). Also the Apple Store in Regent Street (they also have plug sockets, and don’t really mind if you spend hours there working – so long as you put up with the Apple advertising/propaganda*).

    Now that I am without an institutional home in London, I feel I will be trying out a lot more of these free wi-fi places. The key thing is (a) availability of power and (b) not being out-of-place. Call me old-fashioned, but if I’m in a pub, it’s not the place to get my laptop out and work like it is in a cafe.

    M: I have used the Leicester Square wi-fi without a problem. It’s not stunningly fast, but it seems to work. It’s called something like “Four’s Free Access”. I used it on my Palm Pilot while waiting outside the Odeon Cinema and it worked, and it’s also reachable (just) inside Starbucks.

    Perhaps we ought to have a central London wi-fi hunt day? Everyone get themselves a wi-fi detector of some sort and hunt through the city looking for places to park your arse down and surf the Internet.

    * Depending on your perspective on brushed metal and white plastic and the suchlike. Having bought in to the whole Apple thing hook, line and sinker (and can recite the many flaws nonchalantly), I’m pretty much immune to the aforementioned propaganda.

  • M@

    Thanks for the additions so far. I’ll update the map tonight.

  • jujuwu

    The Greyhound, Chamberlayne Rd, NW10
    Gracelands Cafe, College Rd, NW10

  • James MacAonghus

    Le Pain Quotidien on Great Marlborough Street almost directly opposite Liberty’s.

  • seven

    nft has free access also

  • M@

    ‘Seven’, the nft is already on the map under its new name – bfi southbank.

  • siany

    St Christophers inn in Greenwich has – I imagine their bar in London Bridge does as well.

  • Chris West

    Natural Cafe
    21 Church Street
    Kingston on Thames
    KT1 1RW
    Tel: 020 8971 8195

    Not sure if their other locations have free WiFi. I used this location a lot when I was back for Xmas last year

  • Chris West

    Natural Cafe
    21 Church Street
    Kingston on Thames
    KT1 1RW
    Tel: 020 8971 8195

    Not sure if their other locations have free WiFi. I used this location a lot when I was back for Xmas last year

  • Tom

    The Natural Cafe in Richmond does too.

    7 The Quadrant, TW9 1BP.

  • nik riviera

    SHOREDITCH – a teeny selection:

  • the diner (curtain rd)
  • hoxton bar & kitchen (hoxton square – the one the dullards call the LUX bar)
  • cargo (rivington st)
  • prague (kingsland rd)
  • hoxton hotel (great eastern st)
  • Gin

    The Humus Brothers resturant on Wardour St advertises free wifi, but I

  • Gin

    … Oops. Anyway.

    I’ve never tried using the Humus Bros wifi, but there are often people in there with laptops so I assume it’s problem-free. And the food’s good, too (unless you don’t like humus, of course)

  • susan

    the suburb coffee store in covent garden seems to have closed down :(

  • Toby

    a couple in Battersea:

    The Lighthouse (formerly the Dovedale, and before that The Clockhouse)
    441 Battersea Park Road, SW11 4LR

    The S Bar and Restaurant
    37 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 3BA

  • Rik Abel

    ‘A bar’ on Brick Lane and the LCB surf store at the top of Brick Lane.

  • Dan

    The Gowlett,

    62 Gowlett Road,
    London,
    SE15 4HY

    Oh and this pub also serves some of the best pizzas in London :-)

  • http://www.devoninspiration.com DevonInspiration Ltd.

    Glow Lounge on Cavendish Parade isn’t free – it’s £3.

  • TheDMan

    Water’s Edge
    Bar and Restaurant
    Packet Boat Lane
    Cowley
    Uxbridge, Middx
    UB8 2JS

    Good steaks and burgers and free Wi-Fi, does have an annoying ad before you can start using the net but has no port restrictions.

  • jenny

    damn! when will i get free wifi in my country.

    jenny
    http://www.spaml.com

  • lil star

    Gastronomica Wapping has free access. Not exactly central London though. Wapping High St, East end. 0207 481 8669

  • Max Glenister

    I wonder if those coffee shops are okay with people using their wifi from outside the establishment..

    This would be a great resource if it were available as a points of interest file file for my Garmin Nuvi 310d ;]

    nice work folks :)

  • Olly S

    Plazes is also a good source for this information – you might want to cross-reference yours with the Plazes map. http://www.plazes.com

  • stuussy

    Base2stay , I stayed there recently, it DOES NOT offer free wifi fyi, take this map with a large pinch of salt

  • mike

    Library with cafe inside – quiet place to work
    Bow Idea Store
    1 Gladstone Place, Roman Road
    Bow, London E3 5ES

  • Julian Bond

    Adam St Club. (Adam st WC2N) Free wifi, but you have to talk your way in.

    Similarly Institute of Directors, Pall Mall.

  • M@

    >Base2stay , I stayed there recently, it DOES NOT offer free wifi fyi, take this map with a large pinch of salt

    Well, it’s only as good as the reader suggestions. If any of these spots are just not true, or something’s changed, let me know here and I’ll update the map.

    Matt

  • treee

    free wifi in camden:

    Oh! Bar
    111-113 Camden High Street
    London
    NW1 7JN

    Camden Eye (across from camden town tube)
    2 Kentish Town Road
    London
    NW1 9NX

  • john

    Another Cafe in the city:

    Fly
    26 Copthall Avenue, The City
    EC2R 7DN

  • drew

    Half Moon
    10 Half Moon Lane
    Herne HIll
    London
    SE24 9HU

    Has free wifi

  • Richard

    There is a restaurant on Jermyn Street that offers free wifi. Its called Abracadabra

  • Michael Hunt

    Good ol’ Cecil’s Cockring Emporium has 24hr wifi over on Bendover St. Put that down.

  • Mark McLaughlin

    Here’s another with free access – Café Arlington at 92 Dean Street, London, W1D 3SY

  • Julian

    Hi there — nice one.

    What about taking wikimapia-style concept so others can contribute their own directly?

  • siany

    The george in Whitechapel says it does… never been in though…. think it’s on commercial road.

  • Stephen

    Suburb (19 Short Gardens, Covent Garden) has now closed down :-(

  • Christian

    Hi,

    Both Hummus Bros have free wifi:
    88 Wardour Street, W1F 0TJ
    Victoria House, 37-63 Southampton Row, WC1B 4DA
    http://www.hbros.co.uk

  • John

    Prince of Wales Pub on Wilton Road @ Longmoore Street (Pimlico).

  • Sach

    The Mucky Pup in Angel does free wifi

    The Mucky Pup
    39 Queen’s Head Street
    Islington
    London
    N1 8NQ

  • http://iamsparticus.com Mark Walley

    Marylebone tup on Marylebone high street supposedly has free wifi

  • Nick Horley

    Ritzy Cinema in Brixton – the cafe on the 1st floor has free wi-fi. Haven’t tried accessing it from outside the building tho.

  • Marc Jones

    http://www.wimbledonhideaway.com

    Wimbledon Hideaway,
    175 Kingston Road,
    London,
    SW19 1LH

    Tel. 020 8544 9451
    info@wimbledonhideaway.com

  • Adam

    The Camden Tup has free Wifi, you just have to buy a drink to get the key

    2-3 Greenland Place,
    Camden,
    London,
    NW1 0AP

  • mpromber

    The Pembury Tavern in Hackney (E8 1JH) also has free wireless.

  • Lizzie

    Institute of Directors has free wfi for members only. You need a membership number to log in. Their door staff won’t let you in the premises without a membership card !

  • Lindsey

    The Covent Garden Hotel, Monmouth Street’s got it.

  • Spasmonkey

    Rich Mix arts centre/cinema at the end of Bethnal Green Road.

  • TDJP

    Leon at 3 Crispin Place is in kinda the wrong place on your map, I know because I wasted half an hour at lunchtime looking for it! Very glad to have the map though, cheers.

  • Dean Nicholas

    Cafe Shiraz, 127 Hammersmith Road W14
    …Pick More Daisies, Crouch End Hill, N8
    Natural Cafe, Crouch End Broadway, N8

  • jonathanblack

    One more to add: my lovely local, the Lord Stanley.

    51 Camden Park Road
    London
    NW1 9BH

  • guest

    Great idea.
    I have 2 to add off the top of my head.
    1st is a restaurant cafe baropen 7 days from Breakfast thru Dinner –
    The Empress of India
    130 Lauriston Rd
    Hackney E9 7LH

    It is free just ask for password.
    Same applies the the next a pub-
    The Lauriston
    cnr Victoria Park Rd and Lauriston Rd E9
    162 Victoria Park Road, London, E9 7JN
    Keep it up
    Jayne

  • fatboytom

    Great project….

    another to add

    5th View Bar
    Waterstone’s Piccadilly
    203-206 Piccadilly
    London W1J 9LE
    020 7851 2433

    Free Wi-Fi and great views as well….

  • guest

    This is great. The commercial Wi-Fi maps – even the free ones are woefully inadequate. Thanks for your efforts!
    Another one for your list is the Albany Centre, Douglas Way, Deptford SE8 4AG. Free Wi-Fi and decent coffee.

    You can also set up your own free wi-fi hotspot

  • wireless

    Hi,I found the great website full of only free hot-spots around the world with easy search engine. Database is still growing because anyone can post information about new hot-spot.

    http://hotspot.airdump.net

  • guest

    Another wireless cafe: Chai on Brick Lane, I think on the corner of Sclater Street. It has loads of sofas and is always full of laptopers so you feel like you’re part of a community :)

    Saameh

  • guest

    mews of mayfair in lancashire ct. near bond st

    piccolino restaurant in heddon st. off regent

    both free with no password

  • guest

    Please add this lovely venue:

    Amano Cafe
    Victor Wharf
    Clink St
    SE1 9DW

    Food and drinks quite reasonable and staff are very helpful in helping you located a good table to plug in your laptop!
    Amano have other branches in Bankside and up in Harrow but not sure if they also have wi-fi

    Enjoy!

    Kirstie

  • guest

    There’s a free Wi-fi point at the Windmill pub on Acton High Street, which as an Acton resident I make use of frequently when my own net goes down.

    http://www.windmilllondon.co.uk/

  • guest

    The Jim Thompson Thai pub/restaurant on Upper Richmond Road, Putney, has free WiFi, as advertised outside on boards – SW15 6JP

    Great pub, too :)

  • guest

    A new oasis in the wifi desert of southeast london: Question Bar & Restaurant, 45-47 Dartmouth Road, Forest Hill SE23 3HN Tel 020 86995686

  • guest

    Have you heard about the company FON. They are a new WiFi company. worth checking out. Its the worlds largest WiFi community apparently. Also, they are launching a competition for people in the UK offering them the chance to win a trip to Madrid or one of their WiFi routers. The link is http://www.wouldtheyshare.com

  • guest

    Marios cafe (amazing pasta too) Rathbone Place W1

  • guest

    Marios cafe – Rathbone Place. very nice pasta too

  • guest

    Friends House (Quaker Meeting House) at 173 Euston Road (opposite Euston Station) has free Wifi and a Cafe and Library. I think wifi is also accessible in the nice public garden outside too.

  • guest

    great cafe in southwark, good value food and free wifi – the island cafe, 1 Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London SE1 0AB

  • guest

    Don’t forget the Big Chill!

    The Big Chill Bar
    Dray Walk off Brick Lane
    London E1 6QL
    Tel: 0207 392 9180

    Free wifi and it’s a quiet place to hang out on a weekday afternoon. Only open from noon, though.

  • guest

    Ritzi cafe in Brixton is a great and quiet venue for WIFI, but is only available until 7 pm.

  • guest

    The Southbank Centre
    Belvedere Road
    London SE1 8XX
    http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/

    has free WiFi in the Royal Festival Hall and, unlike at BFI Southbank, it doesn’t require a login. The Visiting Us page notes that:

    Free wireless internet – or WiFi – is available in Level 2 in the Royal Festival Hall. Please note, Southbank Centre reserves the right to withdraw this service at any time.

    I have successfully used the WiFi on level 5.

    Nico Macdonald, Spy

  • guest

    What a great service! You should suggest all of the “ist” sites to do the same.

  • guest

    GREAT site!!! Thanks.

    A great cafe/restaurant that also has free wifi is the following:

    The Troubadour
    263-7 Old Brompton Road
    London
    SW5 9JA

    Thanks again for the hard work on this. It’s very helpful!

  • guest

    there is a free hotspot in Balham at the exhibit bar / restaurant
    http://www.theexhibit.uk.com/bar.html

    • http://undefined May Ling

      Exhibit in Balham no longer do free wifi :(
      There’s a real gap in the market in this neck of the woods…

  • theycallmemrglass

    Hi, I often go to my local library to study, and work and….use free WIFI! I’m surprised no libraries are included here. I go to Dulwich Library which has a large study floor area with sockets to plug in your laptop. I dont know about you but I simply cannot do any work or study at home so the library is a godsend and free. Apart from Dulwich there are 3 other Southwark libraries that also have wifi. I list them here and a link to Southwark Libraries Wifi page.

    Dulwich Library
    368 Lordship Lane
    SE22 8NB

    Camberwell Library
    17-21 Camberwell Church Street
    Camberwell
    SE5 8TR

    John Harvard Library
    211 Borough High Street
    London
    SE1 1JA

    Peckham Library
    Peckham Hill Street
    London
    SE15 5JR

    About Southwark Libraries free Wifi
    http://www.southwark.gov.uk/YourServices/LibrariesSection/freewifihotspotsinlibraries.html

    This is the best wifi listing site I’ve come across by the way. Good work. Easy to search and Google map is to me the best Map engine around. But on here, zooming in is a bit cumbersome. Can you guys improve that because it should be much easier like on the actual Google map site?

  • dinoWonder

    Apostrophe
    Windsor House,
    40-41 Great Castle Street,
    London,
    W1W 8LU

    0871 971 3774

    A friend who works in Oxford Circus told my that Apostrophe cafe has free WiFi if you buy a cup of coffee. Can anyone confirm?

  • dbriones

    Al Volo near spitalfields offer free Wi-Fi:

    Al Volo
    16 Hanbury St
    E1 6QL
    London

    Tel: 020 7377 0808

    http://www.alvolo.co.uk/

  • experiment1

    Here’s another one. I’m in here most days in the week, it’s become my office which is better than working from home as I usually do!

    Bar Story in Peckham has free wi-fi. They are open from midday/early afternoon(ish) onwards.

    http://www.barstory.co.uk
    213 Blenheim Grove, SE15

    Right by Peckham Rye BR station.
    Get there around Happy Hour (6pm – 8pm on weekdays) when they do yummy 2-for-1 cocktails!


    Lorraine Liyanage
    http://www.experiment1.co.uk
    http://www.schumurlesque.wordpress.com

  • marknasoni

    Thanks for the map.

    I too have found the free wi-fi on Upper Street (Islington) hard to use. Very spotty and frequently drops out.

    Couldn’t find the Mucky Pup shown at 39 Queens Head St (Islington). Doesn’t seem to exist.
    There is free wi-fi at the pub ‘The Old Queens Head’ at 44 Essex Rd N1 8LN (cross street is Queens Head).
    http://www.theoldqueenshead.com/
    Need to ask at the bar for the password.

    Also spotted a place in EC1 that displayed it had free wi-fi. Haven’t used it though. It’s ‘Saki Bar & Food Emporium’ at 4 West Smithfield, EC1A 9JX
    http://www.saki-food.com/

    Disappointed with the amount of free wi-fi in London so far. Was spoiled by living in San Francisco previously.

  • marknasoni

    I found the Mucky Pup (39 Queen’s Head Street, Islington, N1 8NQ); not sure how I missed it before.

    It should be marked as a pub not a cafe.

    FYI: It only opens at 4pm each day.

  • experiment1

    Just spotted another free wi-fi place today when having some breakfast:

    Seymour Bros., in Camberwell:

    2-4 Grove Lane
    Camberwell, SE5 8SY, UK
    +44 20 7701 4944


    Lorraine Liyanage
    http://www.experiment1.co.uk
    http://www.schumurlesque.wordpress.com

  • kubble

    Evin Cafe in Dalston – 115 Kingsland High St Dalston E8

    ___
    Mark Cant
    http://www.markcant.com

  • kubble

    & The Prince George, Dalston: 40, Parkholme Rd, Hackney, London, E8 3AG

    ___
    Mark Cant
    http://www.markcant.com

  • backofayak

    Tooting:

    Urban Coffee, 74 Tooting High Street, SW17 ORN

    Friendly staff, great coffee, cosy place to wifi up for an hour or two…

  • experiment1

    And another one in good old Peckham, The Rye Hotel:

    31 Peckham Rye, SE15 3NX

    Gastropub with comfy seating. And it’s really toasty and warm!


    Lorraine Liyanage
    http://www.experiment1.co.uk
    http://www.schumurlesque.wordpress.com

  • marknasoni

    The Regent Pub in Islington on the corner of Liverpool Rd and Richmond Avenue has free wireless (just need to ask for the password at the bar).
    They do great pizza too.

    Here’s someone’s blogpost on it:
    http://rwapplewannabe.wordpress.com/2007/11/06/the-regent-pub-pizza/

  • shchong3

    I found that Montagu Puke bar In Charing Cross rOAD HAS WIFI TOO !!!

  • keithlard

    The Landseer pub in Holloway has free wifi for customers, ask at the bar.

    37 Landseer Road, N19 4JU
    http://fancyapint.com/pubs/pub2350.html

  • stussybear

    The Belle Vue pub in Clapham has free wi-fi for patrons, although I haven’t tried it out yet.

    Belle Vue, Clapham Common, London, SW4 7AA

  • wheelyweb

    More pubs:
    Slaughered lamb in EC1
    the pub outside great portland street station
    Villandry in portland place

  • marknasoni

    The ‘Mucho Mas’ taqueria in Islington lists it has free wi-fi on its board. Haven’t confirmed it myself though.

    Details are:
    Mucho Mas
    27 Upper St, Islington, N1
    Open 11.30am-10pm Sun-Thurs
    11:30am-midnight Fri-Sat
    http://www.mucho-mas.co.uk/

    Haven’t seen any recent updates to the map :-(
    Hoping this project is still active as I found this map very valuable when I first moved to London (a few months ago).

  • marknasoni

    My mistake, the map is being updated (yeah! and THANKS!)

    A few corrections / additions:

    * The pub in N1 that has free wi-fi (and good pizza) is named ‘The Regent’ (not The Richmond); it’s at the corner of Liverpool Rd and Richmond Ave.
    The address is 201 Liverpool Rd, N1 1LX
    Timeout reviewed it a few days after my post; here’s their review:
    http://www.timeout.com/london/bars/reviews/12476.html

    * The Old Queen’s Head has the address 44 Essex Rd (at Queen’s Head St), N1 8LN
    Currently it’s on the map but without an address

    Thanks again for maintaining the map!

  • JF

    Bush Garden Cafe offers it (get your password with your coffee). Lovely people, lovely place in Shepherds Bush.

    59 Goldhawk Road,
    Shepherds Bush,
    London,
    W12 8EG

  • fridax

    Great idea. Thought this is worth registering for…

    I know about another free Wifi spot. It’s in Southeast London:

    Jam Circus
    330-332 Brockley Road
    Brockley
    SE4 2BT
    (close to Crofton Park Station)

    You’ll get the password at the bar. The connection is sometimes flawed but other than that it’s quite fast. Plus: there’s also live music on Sunday evenings.

  • catetrotter

    Hello! Thanks for creating such a fantastic tool. Loads of little spots are popping up on or around Brick Lane, these being:

    The Castle (pub), 44 Commercial Road, Aldgate E1 1LN

    Cafe Suki, 12-20 Osborn Street, Brick Lane, London E1 6TE Tel 020 7456 1067

    Coffee @ Brick Lane, 154 Brick Lane, E1 6RU, 020 7247 6735. (and its sister shop further up)

    Cha lounge, Brick Lane, E16 E27

    Free wifi AND coffee 12noon-6pm M-F at Casa Blue | 228 Brick Lane | London | E2 6DG

    LCB Surf Store, 121 bethnal green road, E2 7DG

    Cheers guys!

    Cate

  • Kake

    Here’s another one – the Greyhound in Carshalton. It’s a Young’s pub which is also a hotel. Ask at reception for a free 24-hour username and password. I tested this on Thursday 21 February 2008 on a MacBook and it worked fine. (See http://london.randomness.org.uk/wiki.cgi?Greyhound_Hotel%2C_SM5_3PE for more details.)

    Greyhound Hotel
    2 High Street
    Carshalton
    SM5 3PE

  • davidwilcox

    Barbican now has free wifi in public areas
    http://www.barbican.org.uk/about-barbican

  • ivanoats

    Two places in Maida vale: Roma’s cafe and accross the street, a pub called the Elgin. Both have free wifi with purchase. Right near Maida Vale tube.

  • wifics

    hi
    Some south london wifi spots to balance the picture, is the map still being updated?

    blackcherry bar, 21 lordship lane, east dulwich
    Seymour Bros, grove lane, camberwell
    Funky Monkey 25 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8TR
    House Gallery, Cafe, 70 Camberwell Church Street, London, SE5
    George Canning, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8BG
    Le Pain Quotidien, south bank centre by RFH, and other loctions

  • russ4bes

    Free Wifi in Kensington/Chelsea

    The Prince Regent, 25 Glouscester Road, SW7 4PL
    –Bar/Restaurant

  • Halibut

    The Garden on Upper Street in Angel:

    The Garden, 179 Upper Street, London – London Public
    http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/clubs_bars/venue-1690.php

  • clarissium

    Free Wifi in Fulham:

    The Beach on Fulham Road. (restaurant)
    Durrell on Fulham Road. (pub)

  • GoonerJim

    Free WiFi at the Lion Pub, Wick Road, Teddington TW11
    http://www.thelionpub.co.uk
    Ask at the bar for Access code.

  • nkal

    Free Wifi in all Brera cafes:

    Lyric Square
    Hammersmith
    London W6 0QL

    Unit 38E Jubilee Place
    45 Bank Street
    Canary Wharf
    London E14 5NY

    Unit 12 Cabot Place West
    Cabot Square
    Canary Wharf
    London E14 4QT

    31 Westferry Circus
    Canary Wharf
    London E14 8RR

  • boundless

    suprised no one has mentioned the boundless network in Deptford (SE8) – a free and open mesh network for over 3 years now… you can find a node map on:
    boundless map

  • russ4bes

    The McDonald’s at the Liverpool Street tube station has free wireless, as well as the one on Oxford Street between Marble Arch and Bond tubestops.

  • gtr_jonathan

    Green Dragon pub, 889 Green Lanes, Winchmore Hill N21 2QP

  • CatherineB

    The Natural Cafe in Richmond has folded – I don’t know if any of the other branches are still going but they don’t have a Richmond one any more.

    As far as I know this means there’s now no free wi-fi in Richmond at all…

  • pentadij

    Eco Cafe opposite camden contact lens centre on Camden High road has free wifi. Sorry, don’t know number or postcode (if I could just go ahead and add it on the map it would really help)

  • Jensha

    Catherine, not sure about Richmond, but Kew Gardens Free House, right on the train station, has free WIFI

  • danlewer

    Around Crouch end – Natural Cafe has folded;

    Hornsey Library offers free wifi (you need to register at the counter but it is free):

    Haringey Park
    London
    N8 9JA

  • esquilax

    Another for the list:

    Ryans Bar
    181 Stoke Newington Church Street
    London
    N16 0UL

    If anyone knows any others in the Stoke Newington area I’d love to know about them – this is the only one I’ve found yet.

  • Beedubs

    Saw the comment re: Leon at 3 Crispin Place. The location on the map needs to be a little north of Brushfield Street. Crispin Place is a pedestrianised area lying just west of Spitalfields Market, east of Bishopsgate. Leon sits amongst a row of restaurants across from an office building. Might be a bit tricky to find if someone isn’t familiar with this relatively new development.

    Also, Al Volvo at Hanbury Street is actually called Al Volo.

    Great map! Thanks!

  • lilitu93

    All the Coffee@ branches should have free wifi, though I’ve only been in the Bermondsey and the Goswell road branch. I haven’t used the wifi myself, so I’m not sure if you have to buy a drink or not.

    Coffee@ 157 Brick Lane, London E1 6SB
    Coffee@ Bermondsey Street, 163 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3UW 020 7423 1525
    Coffee@ Brick Lane, 154 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU
    Coffee@ Goswell Road, 160 Goswell Road, EC1V 7DU
    Coffee@ Tower Bridge Road, 179 Tower Bridge Road, SE1 2AW 020 7427 4273

    (The full name of each one is Coffee@ [place name])

  • bearded wonder

    There’s also a Coffee@ on Whitecross Street EC1Y 8JL.

    Same rules as Goswell Road – buy something; get a wifi logon for one hour.

  • leowoods

    A couple of suggestions

    Rustique Literary cafe
    Fortress Road, Tufnell Park, London N19

    The Junction Tavern
    101 Fortess Road, Kentish Town NW5 1AG
    http://www.junctiontavern.co.uk

  • gtr_jonathan

    Idea Store Canary Wharf
    Churchill Place
    London E14 5RB

    Ask the helpdesk for the web proxy settings.

  • leighinon

    Three more we discovered yesterday:
    – Legal Cafe, 81 Haverstock Hill, NW3 4SL – an odd place that seems to provide legal advice as well as coffee and very nice cheesecake
    – The Sir Richard Steele, 97 Haverstock Hill,
    NW3 4RL. Didn’t try this pub out but the wifi is advertised
    – White Horse, 154 Fleet Road, Hampstead NW3 2QX. Nice place – the wifi didn’t work at first but the staff were happy to reboot it for us and it was fine then. There was trouble getting a DNS lookup for Google Mail, but everything else worked.

  • Pavel

    This is a great resource; thanks!

    As others have reported, we couldn’t find the expected free wireless in Leicester Square, and none of the three or four cafe workers we asked had ever heard of it.

    The map lists the Kingways Hall Hotel as having free wireless, but they don’t; we’re staying there now and they want to charge us quite a lot.

    The listing for Navajo Joe shows the marker in the wrong place; they’re actually just a half-block or so down King Street, WSW from the Covent Garden piazza.

    Also with free wireless in that area is Muffinski’s, 5 King Street.

  • supertaco81

    Hi you all. I’m new in this blog. I’m italian. My brother is going to stay in London for about 1 year. I would like to understand if this hotspots are really free, or if someone want to use them has to drink something in a bar for example to obtain a code to access to the wifi. I hope my question is clear (my english is quite poor).
    Bye and thank you all.

  • Neilwf

    Hi,
    I love the map, a great idea. I suppose you already know this, but Whetherspoon pubs offer free wi-fi to it’s customers.
    http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/pubs/our-pubs-your-pubs/discover-wetherspoon.php#free-wifi
    As I’m a Cloud subscriber I’ve not tried the free access (they provide the service) but its seems to work for me.

    Neil.

  • Neilwf

    Hi again,
    The Barbican Wi-fi is free it certainly works on the ground floor and the Waterside tce. Lost it on level 2 though.
    I’m writing this from the BFI it’s free the username is bfi as is the password, another customer told me it, not sure how I would have found it otherwise. They even provide a desk in the foyer with 13A sockets if your batttery is flat. I can’t VPN my work server though, its probably a zelous wire wall.

    Keep looking

    Neil.

  • FizzyPopMan

    Core (cafe/restaurant) in Paddington has unlimited free wifi for customers.
    It’s a little hidden away (behind Tesco Express).

    Click here for map

  • FizzyPopMan

    Core (cafe/restaurant) in Paddington basin has free unlimited wifi for customers.
    It’s a little hidden away:-

    Map

    Core
    12 West End Quay
    1 South Wharf Road
    Paddington
    W2 1JB

  • elecmonk

    One on Brockley:

    Toad’s Mouth Cafe
    SE4 2RL

    It’s just down from the station, does food and has a conservatory out the back. It’s a bit confusing when you walk in but just go down the stairs.

  • ayresnograces

    The Wheatsheaf in Ealing does free wifi.

    41 Haven Lane, London W5 2HZ

  • freax

    Here they also offer free wifi:

    Testa Rossa caffèbar
    Edgware Road 8
    W2 2EN London

    http://www.testarossacaffe.com/index.php?id=265&L=1

    Right around the corner of Marble Arch.

  • freax

    Another coffee spot that offers free wifi access, without the need to log in or so:

    Testa Rossa caffèbar
    Edgware Road 8
    W2 2EN London

    http://www.testarossacaffe.com

  • alphabeat56

    Just sitting at the Camden Arts Center on Finchley Road. An awesome place with free wifi as well, a beautiful garden and – even better – a free arts exhibition ;-)

    They use broadscape as wifi-provider who has several spots in London, that you might want to integrate into your map:
    broadscape.net – virtually free.

    Best Mario

  • randydandy

    British Library began offering free wifi on 1st October. Requires user to create an account. http://www.bl.uk.

    Proud Camden on Chalk Farm Road advertises free wifi, although I haven’t tried it yet. http://www.proud.co.uk.

  • ccontact88

    Coffee Republic on Strand offers wifi free for 45 minutes with a code. It is sponsored by Lufthansa and I imagine it is across their chain.

  • mikosoft

    Negril on Brixton Hill has free wifi (and the best free-range jerk chicken in London, too):

    132 Brixton Hill
    London
    SW2 1RS

    http://www.welovelocal.com/en/london/lambeth/brixton/cafes/negril-sw21rs.html

  • tanyacat

    The Scandinavian Kitchen on Great Titchfield Street has free Wifi – just ask for the code from the uber-friendly staff.

    http://www.scandikitchen.co.uk/

  • Lindsey

    Charlie’s Cafe on St Pauls Road, N1 now has free wifi to enjoy with your breakfast (nice choc croissants).

  • pav

    St Pancras station now certainly has free wifi. I haven’t checked the entire station for signal with my old school i-phone but it certainly works in the ‘circle’ area down towards the domestic departures area (where the restaurants and cafes are).

  • cjlass

    Lock 7 Cycle Cafe, 129 Pritchards Road, London E2 9AP
    Arcola Theatre, 27 Arcola St, London, E8 2DJ

  • RichLondoner

    Yates, Leicester Square has free wifi, plus in SE London, the Ladywell Tavern has free wifi if you ask for the code which is in a book…

  • Nosemonkey

    The Legal Cafe on Haverstock Hill no longer has free Wifi – costs £3 a day now.

    The Steeles a few doors up has it, though. The signal’s a bit weak, but it’s an OK speed.

  • http://null sd268

    the NFT/BFI wifi works well, at least in the lobby. username and password, both bfi.

    in highgate, three useful places with free wifi. right outside the station is the woodman, a pub with free wifi. ask for the password at the bar.

    in highgate village, at the crossing of southwood lane and the high street, more or less, is the gatehouse. cheap beer, free wifi. but the crowd is a but on the geriatric side.

    and finally, in the village itself, dragonfly whole foods has free wifi. it’s a nice place but HIDEOUSLY expensive and the staff can be a bit snotty.

    and finally, most McD’s seem to now have free wifi. have used the one in archway, one in hampstead (both near the tube stations), and also on upper street near highbury corner.

  • http://undefined gore2000

    I am sitting in Cafe Brero @ Westferry Circus in Canary Wharf. Genuine free connection with no forms to fill out/ no time limit/ no strings attached. Did a speed test: 512 kbps download 258 kbps upload. Am the only one in the cafe currently using a laptop.

    Nice Italian cafe with comfy sofas, plenty of tables, and a great view over the River. Staff friendly and unintrusive. They are happy to let you sit here for 3 hours once you’ve ordered a coffee. Four power sockets. Relatively uncrowded, only problem is that it is also a bar at night, so from 4pm music comes on and starts becoming louder and louder, making work difficult.

    • http://undefined gore2000

      Sorry, it’s called cafe BRERA, not Brero

  • http://www.lth-hotels.com imbutterfly

    Following hotels offer free WiFi to its guests. I did not find these on your map.

    Quality Crown Hotel Kensington
    162 Cromwell Road, Kensington, London SW5 OTT.

    Quality Crown Hotel Paddington
    144 Praed Street, Paddington, London W2 1HU.

    Quality Crown Hotel Hyde Park
    8-14 Talbot Square, Hyde Park, London, W2 1TS.

    http://www.qualitycrown.com

    Hope this helps.

  • http://www.lth-hotels.com imbutterfly

    This is a new addition to Paddington hotels offering free WiFi.

    Hotel Indigo London-Paddington
    16 London Street, Paddington, London W2 1HL.

    http://www.hipaddington.com

  • http://null Nosemonkey

    Oliver’s Village Cafe on Belsize Lane, Belsize Park (NW3 5BE) has pretty decent free wifi. Also does an excellent full English for a fiver, and nice coffee. My new favourite cafe.

  • http://null Metro

    jiwire.com has an excellent map showing both wifi hotspots. By default it shows both paid-for (as in, you have to buy a cup of coffee or something) and free wifi hotspots; however using advanced search, it can be set to only show free hotspots.

    Click HERE for the free wfi spots map.

  • http://null JF

    The Bush Garden cafe I mentioned in #93 changed owners and promptly went out of business. Doh!

  • http://null FJ

    The Old Ship. Hackney Central. 2 Sylvester Path E8 1EN. No log on required.

  • http://null Craigjay

    Check out this list of laptop friendly cafes in London, ths site lists FREE WiFi cafes and also which ones have power too!

    http://www.laptopfriendlycafes.com/london

    Enjoy!

    Cr@iG

  • http://null Craigjay

    Check out this list of laptop friendly cafes in London, ths site lists FREE WiFi cafes and also which ones have power too!

    http://www.laptopfriendlycafes.com/london

    Enjoy!

    Cr@iG

  • http://null danb

    Rose and Crown pub, Hoe Street, Walthamstow:

    http://www.roseandcrowntheatrepub.webeden.co.uk/

    It’s a nice pub too with decent ales and lots of events.

  • http://null InLondon

    Brodie’s Tea Shop, 16 High Street Bromley BR1 (opposite Primark) offers free wifi. You ask for the password at the counter. It’s a BT business connection and there’s no time limit on the usage. Good coffee, cakes and sandwiches too!

    Meanwhile, Coffee Republic in Beckenham, which offered free wifi through the Lufthansa sponsorship deal, has closed.

  • http://null generallyfine

    Pick More Daisies in Crouch End is listed on your map, but is now pushing up daisies. It’s closed due to credit crunching.

  • http://www.bloggingtranslator.com philippaH

    Dartmouth Arms, SE23 offers free wifi but is not shown on this map. Get the code at the bar.

  • http://martinrstone.com martinrstone

    House of Fraser (Cafe Zest)
    101 Victoria Street
    London SW1E 6QX

  • http://inkognitoh.livejournal.com Purplestripedsock

    Pret a Manger on Wood Street and near Guildhall both offer free Wifi via a Cloud login (customised for them). I’m not sure if this is the case for all city Pret’s but I imagine it would be.

    Wagamama at Moorgate offers the same thing.

    The Barbican free Wifi is also via the Cloud.

  • http://undefined sms97

    The new Westfield shopping cenre in Shepherd’s Bush has free wifi throughout.

  • http://undefined Rob Lugg

    The Masons Arms pub Opposite Battersea Park Station has free WiFi via a password which is on the specials board inside the pub.

  • http://undefined agwp

    Camden Coffee House on 30 Camden Road, NW1 9DP, has free wifi and has just opened up.

  • http://undefined HMP
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  • http://undefined Liz

    Free Wi-fi, Also available at the Lord Nelson pub on Manchester Road at the bottom of the Isle of Dogs.

    1 Manchester Road, E14 3BD

    Has anyone else noticed that for an area that is supposed to be a business centre of London there is very little Wi-Fi in Canary Wharf? Do we think that the estate has banned it?

  • http://undefined FJ

    The Albion in Shoreditch has free wifi. No registraion required. 2-4 Boundary Street E2 7DD

  • Ps76

    The Radisson Hotel Edwardian Vanderbilt on the Cromwell Road just outside Gloucester Road tube had free wifi the last few times I was there (you just need to buy one of their 4 pound cappucinos(!)).

    Also the Radisson Edwardian Hotel in Heathrow Airport (on the Bath Road) has free wifi too from my last trips at least.

  • Ps76

    The Radisson Hotel Edwardian Vanderbilt on the Cromwell Road just outside Gloucester Road tube had free wifi the last few times I was there (you just need to buy one of their 4 pound cappucinos(!)).

    Also the Radisson Edwardian Hotel in Heathrow Airport (on the Bath Road) has free wifi too from my last trips at least.

  • http://undefined cherryuk

    I always use the free wi-fi at Westfield in SHepherd’s Bush. It’s great to be able to sit down while shopping and log on. You have to register but that’s it – it’s free after that. Really easy to use.

  • Ps76

    The Dog and Fox pub in Wimbledon Village also has free wifi (I think it’s called the High Street it’s on but it’s the main street in Wimbledon Village).

  • Ps76

    The Dog and Fox pub in Wimbledon Village also has free wifi (I think it’s called the High Street it’s on but it’s the main street in Wimbledon Village).

  • Lindsey

    The Salt House Pub, Abbey Road, NW8

  • http://undefined Smarzok

    Hey! Great site!

    Couple of updates:
    – Esco in Clapham no longer has wifi.
    – Cafe Zest in Victoria’s House of Fraser is so slow it isn’t worth going.

    Cheers!

  • http://undefined Smarzok

    Couple more updates:

    - Cafe Arlington is closed for renovation in SOHO.
    - The Couch in SOHO has free wireless all day no strings attached. 7-99, Dean St, London, W1D 3T
    - The Pavement also has no string attached wifi: 21 The Pavement, Clapham, London, SW4 0HY
    - Benugo in SOHO is now an art supply shop and should be taken off the map.

    Cheers!

  • http://undefined Anise

    Currently reading this using free WiFi in the Specialita Siciliana cafe in Shad Thames.

    Great coffee too.

    There are a few cafes along here that have it.

  • http://undefined wifiuser1

    List of Hotels in London with free wifi for guests and in public areas e.g. lobby can be found at:
    http://www.freewifihotels.co.uk/index.html
    Regards

  • http://undefined orangejon

    The Trader Pub: 142-146 Whitecross St, London, EC1Y – open wifi although some sites/images are blocked. The signal also works in the italian cafe and greasy spoon opposite.

  • http://undefined matt

    The Florence Pub, Herne Hill – http://www.capitalpubcompany.com/the-florence/
    The Lido Cafe, Brockwell Lido – http://www.thelidocafe.co.uk/

  • http://undefined sjs

    The Wilmington Arms
    69 Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4RL
    Free wifi and sockets. Just ask and they’re usually happy to help with password, best place to sit etc. Good weekday place esp after the lunch rush. Decent, reasonably priced meals too.

    40 MEDCALF 40
    40 Exmouth Market
    London EC1R 4QE
    Has free wifi and sockets. Am told that connection’s a little dodgy sometimes. Eating and drinking can also be expensive.

    Coffee Republic
    52 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8LT
    Good connection and there are sockets available near the front. Annoyingly, you’ll need to get new log in ‘tickets’ every 20/60 minutes so only good for short term use.

    Btw
    Went to All About Coffee on Leatherlane market last week and all three members of staff didn’t have a clue about their wifi connection and I couldn’t find it so had to leave. Has anyone else had this problem?

  • http://undefined Dubious

    Hello

    Looks like there’s free wifi at Tate Modern, haven’t tried it though!

    http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/information/wifi.htm

  • http://undefined saamah

    Two places in Crouch End:

    Villiers Terrace Pub and Dining Room has free wireless. It’s a big gastro-pub, with lots of space, sofas and sockets. There’s a lot of outdoor space where you can also use wireless. Only problem is it gets quite busy at weekends – more a weekday place if you want to work, as long as you can put up with the mothers and prams! Address: 120 Park Road, N8 8JP

    The Queens Hotel also has wireless. Similar place – gastro-pub with a dining area, though slightly younger crowd and a bit quieter early evening. There’s a beer garden, but don’t know if the wireless works there.
    Address: 26 Broadway Parade, Tottenham Lane, N8 9DE

  • http://undefined David

    The Bean on Curtain Road Shoreditch no longer has wi-fi.

  • http://undefined humilimagination

    Fleet River Bakery in Holborn has free wifi (I’m using it right now, it’s fast and reliable)

    It’s also pretty much the only place around Holborn that has free wifi, and is really rather lovely in its own right. Monmouth coffee pretty well-made, lovely cakes and a good brunch menu.

    It’s on Gate St, just off Kingsway (across the alley from Shakespeare’s Head Whetherspoons)

  • Lindsey

    My locals: Acoustic Cafe, Newington Green N16 9PX
    Edinburgh Cellars, Newington Green N1 4RA

  • http://www.masteringservices.com medway

    Great this will be very useful.

    London Affiliate

  • http://undefined ddrive

    Great list. You can add St Christopher’s Hostel in Camden to it: 48-50 Camden High Street, Camden NW1. Decent connection there.

  • http://undefined voicy1stef

    St Pancreas station has wifi. No log in. Works a treat!

  • http://undefined Kevin @ TheTravelEditor.com

    Pret at the new Euston station courtyard has free wifi for customers

  • http://undefined dave.hastings

    Costa Coffee in East Finchley N2 9PN and Cafe Latino in The Mall, Wood Green.

    All the libraries in Haringey have free wi-fi. Swiss Cottage library also has free wi-fi with a ‘password of the day’ on a notice board by the main entrance.

  • http://undefined debralondon

    Bar Camino in Regents Quarter by Kings’s Cross station is a favourite of mine. The bar staff will give you the info. Plus you can eat and drink Spanish-style!

  • http://undefined francesco

    Very good servise,this.
    Any free wi -fi in canary wharf area?
    Thanks

  • http://undefined Taige

    There are several ways for tourists to get internet for their iPhones.

    Four main ways (in order of recommendation):

    1. Unlock your iPhone and buy a local sim card. Top up for internet.

    2. Rent a local iPhone. For example, Aziphone.com

    3. Download a free wifi-finder app for where you’re going and try to pick up free wifi.

    4. Call your mobile network to go on their travel roaming plan. Use data for emails mostly.

    This one might work for those bold enough.

    Rack up an inane amount of roaming charges upwards of $300 and then call your carrier afterwards. Be shocked and apologize. Ask it to be wiped out. I’ve heard stories of people having $600 being written off.

    more advice from

    http://azitravel.com/blog

  • http://undefined RockIsSponge

    Ku Bar, just off of Charing Cross road – http://bit.ly/7PArqT

    No log in, just straight on the web. How it should be!

  • http://undefined Tony

    Hi all!

    I’m working on a new project at City Hall – London WiFi – with the hope to bring free quality WiFi services across the capital.

    It’s early days, but we would really like your input. What do you think the best way of getting Wifi to all Londoners could be? If you had to prioritise areas of London for Wifi, which areas? Any WiFi standards you think we should/shouldn’t look into?

    We’re keen to move quickly on the project, so get in touch! Follow us on Twitter – @WiFiLondon.

    Tony.

  • http://undefined Tony

    Another thought – how do you think we could convince Londoners and business to ‘open up’ their own WiFi connections for public use?

    If software was able to take care of the security, would you open up a percentage of your wireless connection for others to use?

    Thanks! Twitter: WiFiLondon

  • http://undefined M@

    Tony – as curator of this map, and someone who relies on wifi a lot, I have a fair bit to say about this. Wanna chat? Contact me on i.am.mattbrown – at – gmail.com

    Matt Brown
    Editor, Londonist

  • http://undefined allisonhornery

    The Couch Bar at 97-99 Dean St in Soho – comfy couches, great food and free, easy to access wifi

  • http://undefined Rufus

    Come on guys, this really hasn’t been updated for 6 months! Get on it!

    3 additions to your map:

    The square pig (pub – free network)
    30-32 Proctor Street
    London, WC1R 4QG, UK

    The Penderel’s Oak (pub – free network through the cloud)
    286-288 High Holborn
    London, WC1V 7HJ

    Pret a Manger (coffee/sandwich – free network through the cloud)
    67 Tottenham Court Road
    London, W1T 2EY

  • http://undefined alex bloom

    The North London Tavern
    375 Kilburn High Road
    London, NW6 7QB, United Kingdom
    020 7625 6634

    http://www.northlondontavern.co.uk/

  • http://undefined Herculeso

    The Willoughby Arms
    47 Willoughby Road
    Kingston upon Thames
    Surrey
    KT2 6LN
    http://www.thewilloughbyarms.com
    Super fast 20meg free access. Ask for passwords at the bar (to restrict cheeky neighbours nippin in to the www without nippin into the pub!!))

  • http://undefined Arié

    youmesushi on Marylebone Rd just east of Gloucester Pl

  • http://undefined bobzilla

    London map in WiGLE The Wireless Geographic Logging Engine

  • http://undefined Rachella Sinclair

    Is this still being updated?

    If so, I’ve got another one in Wood Green. I’m sitting in it now and there seems to be no restrictions:

    The Mall Wood Green
    145 High Road, London N22 6BA

  • http://undefined martin_b14

    Tudor Barn in Eltham has free wifi, it’s the only Tudor Barn in London and is surrounded by 13 acres of beautiful Parklands. The Coffee and food are great and it’s right next to Eltham Station.
    “www.tudorbarneltham.co.uk”

  • http://undefined jesstherese

    Just discovered worksnug – lists workspaces in London and elsewhere, and has free augmented reality iphone app to help you locate workspaces on the go – with wifi, noise levels, power availability, coffee quality etc. Definitely worth checking out!

  • http://undefined Tom

    Alphabet Bar on Beak Street, Soho. Great sandwiches and amazing chips too.

  • http://undefined lcillessen

    Hello–I am from the States and will be in London the month of July. Do any of you know anything about system requirements for accessing wi-fi? I have your average laptop with a wireless card built in, but I don’t want to be frustrated by not being able to use it while over there. Anyone anticipate my having trouble?

    This map is incredible. Such a help. Thank you!

    Lisa in CO

  • http://undefined mikosoft

    UPDATE: BFI password has changed. It’s now bfi_wifi
    Best signal in the main foyer cafe (Riverside cafe it’s a bit weak).

    NEW ENTRY:
    Firozzi 349 Kennington Road Kennington SE11 4QE
    Requires password (they’ll give it to you if you buy anything/ask).

  • http://undefined Chris Martin

    NEW ENTRY:

    Hook and Chessington Library / The Hook Centre
    Hook Road, Chessington, KT9 1EJ

    Ask at the main counter or the library counter for the password.

    Kingston Libraries

  • http://undefined nathasaurus

    the rather fabulous ‘Tina We Salute You’ cafe in Dalston has wifi, but is already rather full of creative types and their macbooks nursing a single coffee for hours on end… they are very tolerant proprieters

  • http://undefined RogerMW

    What about McDonald’s? Most have free wi-fi. Is Londonist above them?

  • Felix

    Very useful information especially for someone whos coming over for a holiday.

  • http://undefined richardhering

    Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston E8 3DL. A bit flakey depending on usage, but the ever-helpful staff will always re-set if you ask.

  • http://www.blowstar.blogspot.com JohnnyFox

    Canary Wharf remains a virtual WiFi desert as the local banking businesses securitise their networks like crazy. The Coffee Republic hotspot you mapped was closed, with the rest of the chain, in July 2009. The shop is now a Starbucks, with its paid-for WiFi policy.

    As far as I know, Brera in the Jubilee Place mall is the only place to get a free signal, sitting on the benches by the escalators means you don’t need to buy a coffee.

  • http://undefined sarnyg

    The lovely Gallery Cafe on Old Ford Road in Bethnal Green has free wifi and yummy food

  • http://undefined Frankie

    The Eleanor Arms at 460 Old Ford Road has free WiFi and is in the Good Beer Guide.

  • http://undefined Renuka S Menon

    “Hey there I have found lots of free wifi locations throughout London, England.
    Check it :-

    http://freewifiwiki.net/index.php?title=England.

  • http://undefined Stephen

    City Hall (SE1 2AA) provides free Wifi, in association with Wifi Hotzone, to the immediate area – especially The Scoop at More London.

    Wifi Hotzone also provide 15 minutes’ free access per user per week along the Thames and on Thames Clippers services http://goo.gl/Dii6

  • http://undefined JayBee2003

    Erm, not sure I believe that you spoke with every venue. I know Fly at 26 Copthall Avenue in the City closed down 6-plus months ago…

    • http://undefined M@

      That’s because we’re talking about the app, which does not include Fly. The map on this page is out of date (to be corrected soon), but those in the app should all be correct (unless something’s closed down in the last 2 months).

  • http://undefined Kathy

    Very useful – thank you! Any chance of an Android app anytime soon?

  • Madhialovesshoes

    Hi the Gladstone Arms on 64 Lant Street SE1 1QN has free Wi-Fi for all

    • vanessa

      It would be great if it was stated whether sockets are widely available in these places (or not) or non existent. I for one would really need one as my battery won’t last for more than 45 min…

      • Anonymous

        Vanessa – that info is included in the iPhone app (see top of post). We’ll be back-porting the info into this web page at some point soon for the benefit of those without iPhones or who don’t want the app.

  • Paul Lucke

    What would be really neat would be an iPhone app “where is my nearest 2 or 3 cafes/bars with free wifi”

    If you are stuck waiting for a train in Oxted there is free wifi in the Wetherspoons pub beside the station (The Oxted Inn) and it does pretty fair pub grub too. http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-oxted-inn

  • Paul Lucke

    What would be really neat would be an iPhone app “where is my nearest 2 or 3 cafes/bars with free wifi”

    If you are stuck waiting for a train in Oxted there is free wifi in the Wetherspoons pub beside the station (The Oxted Inn) and it does pretty fair pub grub too. http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-oxted-inn

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  • http://www.845wea.com Upper West End

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GLDDQJCWTI262AWR2TXPQQU7HY Michael Carter
  • http://london-stock-market.blogspot.com/ London Stock Market

    i wonder when the day will come when whole of london is wifi and you need no internet connection

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7EYQGCMJXA5MLJXDX4UTOEUFWY Justin D

    keep an eye on http://www.wififoundation.org/ – its launching soon and I have heard it will have loads of hotspots in London

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  • Edwardodesanto

    Caffe Torelli, Station Approach, Kew Gardens

    great cafe, great coffee and snacks.

    website: http://www.caffetorelli.com

  • mim

    yumchaa in camden lock, camden parkway and berwick st all have free wifi

  • http://www.batterieschargerstore.co.uk Jesen
  • Tawbone

    Leon in Carnaby St doesn’t have free wifi. Very disappointing.

  • http://twitter.com/diversiloquent Rachel

    As far as I can tell all Pret A Manger’s have free wifi (at least the one’s I’ve been into in central London)…

  • Abc

    coffee republic earls court close about 2 years ago

  • excelsior

    There is a Leon behind the Tate Modern which has free wifi now.

  • Mair

    Shish in Willesden has closed down.

  • http://corebasis.com/ Henning von Vogelsang

    How does one submit new spots? I am at Cilantro, a cafe 100 Tottenham Ct Rd, London W1T 4TT. This cafe has free wifi and always space.

  • http://corebasis.com/ Henning von Vogelsang

    The Westfield Shopping Centre near Shepherds Bush has also free wifi throughout the entire complex.

  • Cameron

    Yazu Sushi, Unit 2, 46 Curzon Street, W1J 7UH is a small sushi bar with free wifi.

    I know, as I’m the restaurant owner.

  • Heidi Halloween

    When I do on-line banking, that’s through websites that have extra layers of security. (Matching pictures or clicking on a missing letter in a secret word.) As far as I know, St Pancras hasn’t compromised my bank account (if I’ve done any banking from there).
    On 11 January St Pancras’s Security Certificate expired and my laptop didn’t want to use St Pancras’s wi-fi for several days. (I guess it’s up to date now.)
    I found another totaly free hot spot last week. It’s at the Victoria Coach Station. (Some of the buses advertise free wi-fi but I haven’t been on one of those yet.) (I’m now using a friend’s internet connection in Wales.)

    Heidi
    training a chihuahua

  • Bill Mohl

    The list, and many of the comments, dont make clear that there is are 2 kinds of “free” wifi: password-secured, and totally unsecured. There’s a big difference. If you buy something using totally unsecured free wifi, your password and financial info could be available to people preying on unsecured wifi users.
    The kind of wifi at St Pancras is totally unsecured- which is fine for general net surfing. But you definitely dont want to do internet banking while using that. And I personally wouldnt do any password-protected site, like email.
    The other kind– like in public libraries, or anywhere where you’re required to “sign in” (either with a password you make up, or with a password the cafe staff will give you on a piece of paper), is the password protected free wifi. This is more suitable for email, facebook, etc. But even these places suggest that you dont use it for internet banking or for making any purchases.
    It’s irresponsible for Timeout not to note the difference between “free” wifi, and which kind is best for what kind of surfing.

    Bill
    http://bestdogbehavior.com/training-a-chihuahua

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  • aleix llevat

    esto sigue vigente? hay alguna aplicacion para android?

  • Vicki

    Waltham Forest libraries:

    http://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/index/leisure/libraries/wifi.htm

    So does the new Westfield Centre in Stratford

  • Richelliott3

    The Coach And Horses 26-28 Ray Street EC1R 3DJ has free wifi

  • Mkaufman

    What is the name of the iPhone wifi finder app for London? There are a few in the iTunes store. Any recommendations?

    • Matt

      Hiya – we’ve now withdrawn the app as it was proving impossible to keep up to date…and free wifi is now fairly easy to come by.

  • Rachael

    Karpo 23-27 Euston Road – 3 floors of free Wifi access

  • Arianna Christian

    I totally agree with post and also informative post.

  • Steve

    At http://www.woffee.com they track venues with free wifi and where operators don’t mind you coming in for a coffee whilst using your ipad etc. They currently have about 800 sites in the UK and growing.

  • Gary

    does any one know Moo Cantina Middlesex (located in middlesex street Liverpool Street) New Wifi Password?

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