Planning Long-Term with The Study Room London

The Study Room London, in collaboration with This Time Next Year, are warring against winter ennui with a comprehensive workshop around the subtle art of setting long-term goals. “This Time Next Year: A Guide to Long-Term Goal Planning” being held on Wednesday 27th February 2019 at 1pm, is an informal and informative workshop that gives you practical solutions to an issue that many of us think about, but never achieve; realistically and productively planning for our future.

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This time of year is hard. It’s cold, dark and the excess of Christmas starts to take its toll AND you’ve the added disheartenment of having failed another year of News Years’ resolution, again.

The Study Room London knows (and you should too) that resolutions are a dirty word and must be abandoned at all costs; Lucinda, founder of The Study Room London states, “I hate it, uttering the word makes it feel like you’ve already failed and does nothing to make you feel better about yourself”. She has a developed a workshop that not only provides practical solutions to what seems like an insurmountable tasks and helps you to break down exactly what your goal may be an in a realistic timeline.

Whether it is career or business based, personal or “adulting” goals you wish to accomplish; the workshop solidifies what your goals are, breaking them down into realistic stepping stones and giving yourself a tangible and clear deadline to achieve them, whilst having a bit of fun too.

Being held at This Time Next Year, this flexible and modern workspace is in perfect alignment for this workshop; their motto “Space to think. Space to grow. Space to be brilliant” epitomise what it means to be a modern Londoner with goals to achieve.

Their Leyton coworking space is airy and filled with natural light; designed to help you get inspired, get creative and most importantly get productive and it’s the perfect location for you to identify, confirm and most importantly achieve your goals.

Everyone from freelancers, start – ups and established businesses are welcome, whether you need space for a day or something more permanent, they have suitable space, with a diverse community of likeminded people.

“This Time Next Year” will be hosted by The Study Room London’s founder, Lucinda Batchelor; a lifelong Londoner, who after suffering burnout from a career in buying and procurement decided to set a goal of helping others avoid suffering the same fate; using her tried and tested skills at goal setting, planning and (her favourite) pens and paper to help others to become their most productive selves.

A fully confirmed member of the Stationery Fandom, she was worked diligently to make sure London is on the right productive path, without feeling like a you are being held hostage in a seminar held by monotone instructors with really, really bad coffee & biscuits.

“I am on a crusade to get people planning again, we’ve forgotten what it means to write things down and the true power that can have”


“An informal, fun & informative evening of long term goal setting amongst likeminded individuals in a safe and nurturing space. “

Wednesday 27th February 2019, 1pm, This Time Next Year.

This Time Next Year: A Guide to Long-Term Goal Planning


(Discounts available to This Time Next Year Members) Tickets are available here
Thursday, 7th February, 2019, 7pm
This Time Next Year, 80 Ruckholt Road, Leyton, E10 5FA Contact: for additional information.

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Christmas Cheer Their Career

It’s tough building your business from the ground up. And it can be difficult knowing how to support a loved one on their journey of career fulfilment. Of course, buying and subscribing to what that person is doing is a start, but what if they’re not producing something you can purchase? We’ve the solution right here…

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Getting started with a small business means a lot of sacrifices and a lot of the time means working from home to save on office costs. This can be a lonely way of working and full of distractions. We have a gift that can help freelancers and small business owners of Leyton get out of their ‘working from home’ slump and up into the heady heights of highly productive working.

Especially for Christmas 2018, we’re now offering Flexy Desk Day Vouchers.

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Gift your loved one the use of our flexible Leyton workspace, designed to help them get inspired, get creative and get productive – from the interior design, to the cultural and wellness programmes, to the top–notch facilities.


Available from This Time Next Year, 80 Ruckholt Road up until Friday 21st December and cost £10 per Flexy Desk Day. Each voucher is valid up until 30/06/12. For more information, drop us an email on

Christmas at This Time Next Year

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

There’s a nip in the air and glittery trees are going up all over Leyton… it must be nearly Christmas. You need a break and so do we. Here’s all you need to know about our opening hours over the festive period.


Up until and including Friday 21st December

Ground Floor Flexy Desks and Coffee Shop

Mon-Fri 8am-6pm     |     Sat 10am-2pm     |     Sun Closed

Settled Desk and Studio Members

Mon-Fri 7.30am-10.30pm     |     Sat & Sun 8am-7.30pm


Saturday 22nd December – Sunday 6th January

Ground Floor Flexy Desks and Coffee Shop


Settled Desk and Studio Members

Mon-Fri 7.30am-10.30pm     |    Sat & Sun 8am-7.30pm


The final Yoga class of 2018 will be Saturday 15th December, with classes resuming on Saturday 12th January.

If you have any questions about access over Christmas, just drop us an email.

Merry Christmas from Ciara, the TTNY Team and Finn! 🐾


Where will you be This Time Next Year?

With the rise in popularity in flexible coworking spaces, it was only a matter of time before a creative hot-spot such as Leyton had its very own. But rather than a franchisee of the larger coworking spaces you’ll find in the city, what Leyton has is its own independently run space which looks to further enrich an already thriving community.

The very concept of this creative space is about seizing the opportunities to make an idea come to life, and encouraging people to come together to collaborate, learn and grow. It’s this ethos that has been appealing to the boroughs most creative residents and they are already feeling the benefits of using this innovative workspace, with one member sharing about the space on Instagram, ‘It’s high spec, high tech & creative. It includes bespoke furnishings, breakout spaces, swings and Perspex dome hammocks. Today is my 4th day here and my productivity has definitely increased. Now when I’m at work I just work. If I need a change of scenery I can go to another space and carry on working. And when I get home, I am fully present with the family after having a productive day. I don’t feel guilty and I’m not thinking about the work that needs doing upstairs. It’s been a win win for me.’.

On its surface Leyton’s new workspace is flexible, airy and filled with natural light. The interior is designed to help you get inspired, get creative and get productive, and the facilities on offer have been well thought out to make your working day flow seamlessly; including breakout spaces, meeting rooms and phone booths to keep private conversations private.


This Time Next Year believes that for a business to truly thrive, you need more than just a great space. You need to be around great people too. Since its opening in May, This Time Next Year has played host to a plethora of interesting and enriching events. Regular yoga and mindfulness classes look after the minds and bodies of members, while one-off events are member-ledgiving the community space to share their passions and projects. Previous events being She Says London and Stories On Our Plates: Recipes and Conversations, and Author Elaine Kasket is set to deliver an debutant book talk for her upcoming publication, All the Ghosts in the Machine. The events space has also served a great purpose for the Leyton community to find out more about Waltham Forests’ London Borough of Culture activities, with funding surgeries and launch events. Behind the scenes, the team continues to work to develop the space’s wellness programme to encourage its members to enjoy a better work/life balance.


Visit us online at to find out more about the community of member, upcoming events and the spaces on offer.


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Get in the Midler some Hocus Pocus facts.

It’s fun and camp, with a trio of wicked witted witches, so it’s no wonder Hocus Pocus has made a fierce comeback for its Silver Halloween Anniversary. To celebrate of 25 years of the Sanderson sisters on screen we look at some of the fun facts from the film.

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The cast could have looked very different…

The role of Max Dennison was originally offered to Leonardo DiCaprio. He turned it down to appear in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape which was also released 1993 and earned him his first Oscar nomination. Omri Katz, who eventually took the part of Max, was unwell at the time of his first audition and was initially rejected for the part. The Sanderson sisters could have been very different too as the role of Mary Sanderson was originally offered to Rosie O’Donnell and Jennifer Lopez auditioned for the role of Sarah Sanderson.

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Bette LOVES the film, like, really loves it…

During a February 10, 2008 interview on the BBC show ‘Breakfast’, Bette Midler stated that this was her favourite of all of her films. Her other favourite film role, according to her autobiography was voicing the poodle Georgette in Oliver & Company. If, like us, you follow Bette Midler on Instagram; you’ll have seen this affect first hand as she has been sharing pictures of the Sanderson sisters throughout October. Sarah Jessica Parker has also shared her love for the film saying that she enjoyed being in the flying harness so much that she would stash a copy of the New York Times on her person and read in the air between takes.

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References to Bette Midlers other work…

When Bette Midler takes the stage at the town Halloween Party, she says “Hello Salem, my name is Winifred. What’s yours?”. This is a take-off of the famous line, “Hello world, my name is Rose, what’s yours?” spoken by Mama Rose in the musical “Gypsy”. Midler played Mama Rose in the television version of Gypsy the same year this film was released.

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Real insects were used (and eaten!)…

At the end of the film, Billy Butcherson pries open his mouth and coughs out dust and moths. Doug Jones who played Bill revealed the moths that come out of his mouth in the scene are real. Sarah Jessica Parker also gets a mouthful of creepy crawlies as when Sarah Sanderson puts a spider in her mouth to seemingly eat it. Parker recently revealed that she actually ate the spider.

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You may not recognise everything in the film’s trailer…

Several scenes appear in the original trailer that are not included in any theatrical, VHS, or DVD version of the film. They include the kids attempting to push the witches into a pool, the witches being surrounded by trick-or-treaters holding out their hands, and Mary snacking in a grocery store only to be dragged out by Winifred.

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Sarah Jessica Parker’s witchy past…

In the film, Sarah Jessica Parker plays a witch who was executed during the Salem Witch Trials. While researching her family history for the show ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ In 2004, Parker was shocked to discover that her 10th great-grandmother, Esther Elwell, was arrested in Salem in the late 1600s for committing ‘sundry acts of witchcraft’ and choking a neighbour to death. Esther’s case never went to court, she escaped with her life and the accusation ended the Salem Witch Trials. Parker said, ‘It has changed everything about who I thought I was.’

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It may never have made to the cinema screen…

Disney bought the script way back in 1984, then sat on the project for eight years. The original title was ‘Disney’s Halloween House’ and was intended to be much darker and scarier. Rumours that Disney considered turning it into a made-for-TV movie at one point have spread over the Internet but have not been confirmed by the cast and crew.

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It was originally released in Summer…

The film was released in America in July of 1993, this was so it wouldn’t compete with The Nightmare Before Christmas, Disney’s other Halloween release that year. However, for us in the UK we had a release date of  29th October which made a lot more seasonal sense. It has became increasingly more popular over the years, now appearing on television regularly during the month of October.

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We screen this Halloween classic here for free on Wednesday 31st October at 6.30pm. Email to book your free place.

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