There's an awesome coffee shop a few yards from the Hotwire office called Coffee @ Goswell. It does the best coffee, has massive shabby sofas, and free wi-fi. I go in there most days, but rarely use the wi-fi or work there.
And here's something altogether unrelated. Colleagues past and present (Rachel H in particular) know I'm a bit funny when it comes to GTD. I have a lot of the Lifehacker / GTD type books around helping me to get more out of my day. With a nasty long commute and a family to manage too, I kind of need all that.
So I've decided to mix the coffee and gtd together and start a new regime, starting tomorrow morning. I'm going to catch the early train into London, and get to Coffee @ Goswell for 8am to get my (obligatory) coffee. Then instead of heading to my desk over the road, I'll work on the free wi-fi 'til 9am. Hopefully I can start the day pretty chilled out and still get through an hours worth of work before 9am (and at that time of the morning it's more like 2hrs of work).
We do flexi-time at Hotwire anyway so not like I have to get into the office before 10am if I don't need to. See how this works anyway. I'll be setting my desk phone on fwd to mobile, email and messenger on, and see how coffee shop working suits me for part of the day at least.