One Day Writing Retreats in London.

You want to write. Really you do.

If you could run away to Rome and write with the Italian sunlight streaming through your open balcony doors you’d be in heaven. You’d be so productive.

But there are bills to pay, things to clean, people to see and that dinner won’t make itself, will it?

Then there’s that small voice at the back of your head suggesting that maaaaaaybe you’re just procrastinating…

We all need some help. Imagine somewhere you could go to escape the normal world and just write for hours at a time. No distractions.

Luckily, I know just such a place…

Rocket fuel for your writing

You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve in just a few hours.


No distractions

No classes. No workshops. Just time and space dedicated to your work (10:00-17:30).

Work alongside a supportive small group (10-20 writers)

Because writers are nice people.


Fits into your life

Just one day out of your weekend, so you still get a lie-in.

Includes lunch and tasty treats to keep you going

In Shoreditch or Soho.

Central London locations

In Shoreditch or Soho.

Urban Writers’ Retreat Dates – Summer 2018

Sun 19th August 2018

At The Cube, Spitalfields, E1 6BJ

Hosted by CJ

10:00 – 17:30


Sat 22nd September 2018

At The Cube, Spitalfields, E1 6BJ

Hosted by CJ

10:00 – 17:30


Sun 23rd September 2018

At The Cube, Spitalfields, E1 6BJ

Hosted by CJ

10:00 – 17:30


Full Weekend, Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd September 2018

At The Cube, Spitalfields, E1 6BJ

Hosted by CJ

10:00 – 17:30 Saturday & Sunday


Important! If you need to change or cancel a one-day retreat, you will need to do so at least a fortnight ahead of your booked retreat date. If you find you’re not able to come after this date, you’re welcome to give/sell your spot to another writer.


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Where are the London retreats?
Shoreditch retreats are at: The Cube, Unit 5, 155 Commercial St, E1 6BJ. The closest station is Shoreditch High St, and it is within 10-15 minutes walk of Liverpool Street and Old Street.

Soho retreats are at: The Soho Collective, 12 Moor St, Soho, London W1D 5NG. The closest tube is Leicester Square or Tottenham Court Road, and it is within 10-15 minutes walk of Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus.

It it wheelchair-accessible?
I’m really sorry, but no. If you have suggestions for accessible venues, please let me know at
How does it work?
Once your payment is completed through PayPal, your booking is confirmed. I’ll send out a goal-setting sheet and directions a few days before the retreat.

When you arrive we’ll have a brief introduction in the morning, then everybody sits down to work on their own projects.

The venue has desks, chairs, a kitchen to make tea/coffee and plenty of power points. I’ll provide a selection of writing books, lunch and snacks.

All you need to bring is your laptop/notebooks and your writing project.

What if I run out of words?
That’s a common concern, but honestly, there’s only so long you can stare at a page with nothing else to do. Normally though, getting started and settling down to focus is the hardest thing.

People are surprised at how things start to flow once they put their mind to writing, but there’s a selection of writing books including ones with creative prompt exercises if you need a boost.

Eek! It sounds scary!
Um. Yeah. I know what you mean.

As a fellow writer and a definite scaredy-cat when it comes to groups of new people, I know that I’d be longing to go on a writing retreat but never quite brave enough to push the button.

I promise we’re not that bad though! Pretty much everyone who comes to the retreats is lovely, and we won’t be offended if you don’t want to socialise in breaks (though you’ll have more fun if you do).

Go on. You won’t regret it.

Can I change dates?
You can change dates (subject to availability) or get a full refund up to two weeks ahead of your booked retreat date.

I’m very sorry, but I can’t give refunds or allow date changes after this point unless I’m able to find a replacement for your space.

Alternatively, you’re welcome to give/sell your space to another writer – just let me know who’s coming in your place.