Your morning commute is about to become a whole lot easier.
My fellow coffee addicts will understand that there are few things that can bring joy to a boring morning commute like a cup of joe can. And while I try to make my own for the road each morning, sometimes life just gets in the way. Then, you’re faced with the decision to skip your morning caffeine kick or settle for a mediocre, overly-expensive brew from the first place you can find without being late to work. Luckily, those days are over. Because the brilliant folks behind Officeology have done god’s work by bringing us the ultimate guide of the higest-rated and cheapest coffees you can get near every London Tube station. And no, you won’t find Pret or Costa on here — only independent coffee shops.
To make sure we’re only being offered quality brews here, they started by finding the highest-rated independent coffee shops within half a mile of every station (click to enlarge the image):
Then, Officeology went and researched the price of the largest latte at each shop:
Naturally, central London prices are a bit higher than those in outer zones. As for the Tube lines, you’re in luck if you’re a regular on the Northern Line, as you’ll find the cheapest coffees along the way there. The most expensive coffees, unsurprisingly, can be found on the Circle Line. So if you frequent those stations, you might want to consider brewing your own coffee at home.
To give you a brief overview, here are the cheapest coffee shops on every line:
Hopefully these will help you out on your morning coffee hunt, but beware of this not-so-fun fun fact: If you were to buy a coffee every working day on the Circle Line, it would cost you around £811.71 a year. Ouch. Time to perfect those brewing skills at home…
Find more info on the study here.