For one day only, Londoners will be able to pay for their coffee by composing a poem.
Coffee roaster Julius Meinl is teaming up with hundreds of coffee shops across Europe and the US to offer free tea or coffee to anyone who writes a poem and presents it at the till.
“It’s all in aid of World Poetry Day,” says Julius Meinl’s chief executive Marcel Löffler. “Join Pay With A Poem and experience how a simple cup of coffee – paid for by poetry – can inspire creative and poetic moments in life.”
If you happen to be in the capital, there are 12 venues you can present your poem at.
So whether it’s a haiku, limerick or a sonnet, get writing.
So where can I get my free coffee?
The Pearson Room, Canary Wharf Group, 2nd Floor, 16-19 Canada Square, E14 5ER
Northbank Restaurant & Bar, One Paul’s Walk, EC4V 3QH
Boyds Grill & Wine Bar, 8 Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, WC2N 5BY
Haz St Paul’s, 34 Foster Lane, St Paul’s, EC2V 6HD
Manna Dew, 169 Battersea High Street, SW11 3JS
Beaufort House Chelsea, 354 King’s Road, Chelsea, SW3 5UZ
The Bulb, 4 New College Parade, Finchley Road, NW3 5EP
Margot Restaurant, 45 Great Queen Street, WC2B 5AA
KEEN, 3 Artillery Row, Westminster, SW1P 1RH
Forge &Co, 154-158 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6HU
Ciao Italian Kitchen, 1, 37 Maddox Street. Mayfair, W1S 2PP
Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N 2AB