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idea of spending 24 hours in the library may well appeal to some, but it’s likely that it will give the majority of us nothing more than a headache. Whilst student libraries are often now great, modern spaces jam packed with useful resources, if battling through your dissertation surrounded by 3000 stressed out students doesn’t exactly spark your motivation, we’ve come up with a few alternatives.

Here is a list of some of the best alternative study spaces to help the flow of inspiration and to banish the flows of desperation.

Your room

A choice specific to those who can resist the temptations of studying in a room that has a bed, TV and laptop! Student houses in London for example can also have great views depending on location which are good for sparking inspiration and creating a relaxing environment. Especially on a rainy day, looking outside your window and seeing that the weather is awful can make you feel so grateful that you don’t have to leave your room that you feel like you should at least get some work done!

The local park

Parks are a great social environment but also offer a tranquil and peaceful space to get cracking on your assignments. Particularly in the middle of the day, parks are likely to be quiet so that you can avoid the hustle and bustle of an otherwise urban setting. If you have moved to a big city from the countryside, revising in a park may appeal to your home-side.


A cafe

Local cafes are good for getting work done as you can take your laptop with you and enjoy being served coffee and snacks as you sit down and study. Popular stops like Starbucks now also offer free Wi-Fi when you make a purchase, which will help save on your own bills!

Studio space

If you are on an arty degree, why not club together with your course friends to rent a studio space to complete all of your projects? There are sites to help you find a suitable space for your needs, such as Artist Studio Finder, which can help you find the perfect studio to rent in London. Although it might seem like a pricey option, if enough of you put money together and only use it for a short period, it could prove a worthy investment.

A museum or art gallery

Museums and art galleries are the perfect places to get inspired, so take advantage of them when it comes to completing your essays. Some of them provide actual study space for this specific purpose, but if not, they usually have benches where you can study away. Museum and art gallery cafes are also always really appealing places to complete your work, too.