Thinking about relocating your business to Bank? Here’s our guide on all the iconic area has to offer...
Bank is typically associated with business and finance due to the vast number of financial institutions based there, and of course, its proximity to the iconic Bank of England. Many organisations have been attracted to this area, not only due to its financial connections, but also its rich cultural history and stunning architecture including some of the city’s oldest and most beautiful churches. There’s much more to Bank than just suits and money!
Businesses with serviced offices in Bank can reap the benefits of being surrounded by some of the most important and influential financial institutions, and an excellent central location. London’s Square Mile has long been considered one of London’s most prestigious, and strategic locations for businesses.
The area is also particularly popular with the media/marketing sector with 20% of London SMEs in this sector opting for a EC2M location, and 10% choosing EC2A to base their media/marketing agencies.
Nearby in EC2A, 20% of SMEs are from the property/construction sector. There are also a large number of design SMEs based in this area, with 14% of SMEs in EC2A and 18% of all SMEs in EC2M in the creative design industry.
Both Waterloo and Liverpool Street Station are just a short walk away, providing an easy connection to the East and South West, and a stress-free commute for your employees.
If you’re looking to make the most out of your lunch break and get away from your desk for an hour, why not spend this time getting active at one of the many gyms and health clubs in the area.
Bank Health Club by Virgin Active boasts excellent facilities including a state of the art gym, swimming pool and spa. What’s great about Bank Health Club is its vast timetable of classes, including a host of new and challenging picks such as AntiGravity Yoga to really push your body to the extreme. Pop in during your lunch break for an energetic class to get your blood pumping and leave you feeling energised for the afternoon.
If you’re tired of the same-old routine and are looking to shake up your workout, Gymbox could be the solution you’re looking for. Ideally located just 1 minute from Bank tube station, there’s no excuse not to go to one of their unique workout sessions. At Gymbox, you’ll experience a workout like no other, with their resident DJs blasting their best tunes while you workout on the gym floor. If you’re feeling adventurous, try a ‘Tour de Bank’ class, an interesting spin on indoor cycling class to get you singing (and probably sweating) your head off.
If you fancy a more relaxed lunch break, why not indulge in a little retail therapy. Bank has excellent shopping facilities, which is ideal for city workers looking to enjoy their break from the office. From men and women’s fashion to high-end chocolatiers, to luxury food stores and sports shops, Bank has everything you need.
Need some fresh air? Whittington Garden in the City of London is the perfect location if you’re in need of some peace and quiet. This beautiful garden provides an idyllic setting away from the hustle and bustle of the City where you can take some time out and relax.
Want to see London from a different perspective? Admittedly The Monument isn’t exactly ‘hidden’, towering over 60 metres over the city. From the top of this visually striking structure, you can enjoy a stunning view of the city. The only downside is that you’ll have to climb 300 steps to get to the top! The view is undoubtedly worth it, though.