Coworking in London

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  1. gormlai

    gormlai New Member

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    I've recently come to London, and am looking for a nice place to work in. I usually freelance / work on my own projects (currently making M.U.L.E. Returns), and tend to work either from home / Starbucks / Google Campus Café.

    Back in Copenhagen, I used to work in an office building with a lot of indies / smaller companies, and even though we rarely worked on the same projects it was still nice to have that banter about games, someone to have lunch with, people to network with, etc. The odd job would also often come about this way.

    Anything like this exist in or around London, with a good portion of game devs in it?
     
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    http://www.techhub.com/ looks interesting, they have a few app developers there but I'm unsure if they have any indie game developers co-working.
     
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    No Idea.

    Regards,
    Selva.
     
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    After some research, I have now landed on hanging out in the café in the Google London Campus.

    It is free to use, has super fast internet and the café is reasonably priced. Working from downhere is actively encouraged, and there is a really active buzz here. This also helps me get more things done.

    I've also had a bit of success with reaching out directly to other developers, who have posted similar things to me in the past on different forums, so hopefully the group can grow a bit in future, just besides me :). If anyone feel the need to take a day off from the home office once in a while please, feel free to pop by and say hi (and feel free to pm/email me in advance).
     
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    Taking this a step further, I have met of few people with similar needs (mostly on TigSource and not here unfortunately, though you lot are of course welcome too).

    I have therefore started a meetup group. We are starting with a regular coworking event in the Google London Campus every Tuesday and Thursday. Of course, the hope is to see if we can get a group going and then take it from there.

    Link to the meetup group

    Feedback is greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Gorm
     

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