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The art of idling

There’s doing nothing (i.e. killing time with bad TV, putting on a wash, submitting a Tesco online order) and there’s doing nothing (i.e. having a cup of tea, putting your feet up, reading a book). For the latter, there’s the Idler Academy. Nestled into a quiet side bend at the east end of Westbourne Park Road, the Idler Academy offers gentle distraction and philosophical diversion.

A cup of freshly brewed Monmouth coffee, a slice of homemade cake and an eclectic collection of books to choose from, the Idler Academy is Coffeehouse, Bookshop and School at once.

Attend evening classes such as The Decline of Grammatical Standards or Anarchist Question Time or just sit back and eavesdrop whilst others discus if (and if yes how) Barack Obama ruins the American economy.

For a whiff of Berlin’s Bohemia in the middle of London: The Idler Academy, 81 Westbourne Park Road, London W2 5QH

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