The Idler Academy

of Philosophy, Husbandry and Merriment

Venue Hire

The 18th century coffeehouse was a haven of conviviality.

It is in this tradition that we conceived our own Idler Coffeehouse in 21st Century London. We wanted to create a truly convivial, bookish café, the kind of place where you will strike up conversations about Nancy Mitford or Oscar Wilde with complete strangers. We serve Monmouth coffee, fine teas, home-made cakes and cream teas. We can cater for parties, book launches and film shoots. You can also book a table in advance. We have a small medieval garden which seats up to 16 people.



Opening hours
Monday: closed for courses
Tuesday: closed for courses
Wednesday: 10am till 6pm
Thursday: 10am till 6pm
Friday: 10am till 6pm
Saturday: 10am till 6pm
Sunday: 11am till 5pm
0207 221 5908

Venue Hire
Our shop can be hired for private events and shoots. As well as the main shop floor and enclosed medieval garden, garden, we have a basement library and a kitchen. We charge out these facilities at £100 per hour. Please email to discuss your requirements.

Sign in

Lost password