If you ever visit London, be sure to visit Tomtom Coffee House near the Victoria bus station and appreciate the large wooden table by the window (partially shown below).
Instead of choosing between couches and small tables, visitors to Tomtom must either A) sit outside in the rain, B) sit beside the barista, or C) sit together around one—yes, the same—wooden table.
Sitting with strangers is more invigorating than one would think.
Tomtom also encourages book clubs to reserve the table for their meetings. Which is, of course, awesome.
Here’s the address:
Tomtom Coffee House
114 Ebury Street
It’s conveniently close to the Victoria coach and train stations—perfect for travellers en route.