The Idler Academy


The Idler Academy is a cafe and bookshop offering coffee, a hand-picked selection of thoughtful books and cultural activities including classes and discussions.

Venue Details & Map

The Idler Academy

81 Westbourne Park Road
W2 5QH
08452 501281
Public transport:
Royal Oak, Underground

Yelp Reviews

8.00 out of 5
based on 2 reviews

Top 2 reviews of The Idler Academy

5.0 out of 5
28 September 2011
by LaurenceCC

Great independent modern coffeehouse with an interesting flux of intellectual types passing regularly through. Nice selection of quality coffee and tea, some tasty cakes as well. They have events ranging from latin to ukelele-playing, through philosophy and what is edible in the streets of London! Went to a class on rhetoric there one evening and really enjoyed it, very practical even though... more

3.0 out of 5
13 September 2014
by Meike B.

The Idler is the ideal place if your idea of being lazy is to sit back and listen to a philosophical debate on mathematics, meet the anarchist mayor of Iceland, learn to make Christmas treats from foraged berries or attend a childrens book launch with children doing the reading.

It's the most charming little place with its mismatched pews and chairs, gin served in vintage cups and secret... more

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