There’s no question, London is vast, so deciding on the best place to rent an office space in the capital is no mean feat. There are heaps of ridiculously cool office spaces in London right now, so we’re here to give you a little helping hand with where to find them.
Whether you’re looking for a small and characterful office, or a swanky shared office space, London has it all. Here’s our guide to the coolest places to have an office in London.
Shoreditch has made our list of the “coolest” places to have an office in London because of its transformation, diversity and unmistakable edginess.
Today, Shoreditch has become renowned as ‘the home for the hipsters’, filled to the brim with alternative, quirky and artsy things to do. The area has been modernised with new properties - both commercial and residential, restaurants, bars and activities, the area is full of life, and unapologetically cool.
Shoreditch has become a firm favourite amongst tech startups, creatives, fashionistas and media companies looking to establish themselves in a fashionable setting and attract bright young talent.
The area is full of bars, galleries, clubs, markets and cafes - what more could you ask for in an office location? An office space in Shoreditch gives you the opportunity to visit one of its world-renowned markets to grab some lunch, and the chance to enjoy after-work drinks in some of the quirkiest bars and pubs London has to offer.
Favourite Spots in Shoreditch
Restaurants: Meat Mission, Pizza East, Duck & Waffle,
Bars & Pubs: The Aviary, Golden Bee, SushiSamba Bar
Markets: Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane
Outside spaces: Exchange Square, Broadgate Circle, Elder Gardens
Once considered the unpopular ugly duckling of London, King’s Cross has made a comeback, in a big way. The area has seen huge redevelopment and has come out the other side, well, a pretty cool place to be. A host of fancy restaurants, edgy bars and galleries have made this neighbourhood a fashionable place to have an office, just ask Google…
As well as being a great place in its own right, Kings Cross is also hard to beat when it comes to transport links. Kings Cross is hugely popular with businesses due to its Eurostar connection from St Pancras meaning you can pop over to the continent in just a couple of hours. Lunch in Paris, anyone?
Kings Cross is home to some very cool media and PR types, and is also popular with creative and design companies. More recently, Kings Cross has emerged as one of London’s newest and hottest tech hubs, with Google announcing plans to base their new £1billion HQ here.
Favourite spots in Kings Cross:
Restaurants: Caravan, Dishoom, Greek Larder
Bars & Pubs: The Driver, Booking Office, Big Chill House, Queen’s Head
Markets: Sourced Market
Outside space: Granary Square, Wharf Road Gardens, Pancras Square
Paddington made its name as one of the more glamorous and well-to-do suburbs of London, famous for being really rather stylish. There’s much more to Paddington however, than just a pretty facade.
Paddington is home to a host of excellent restaurants, trendy bars and quirky bookshops, putting it well and truly on the map for cool London office locations. The area is hugely popular with fashionistas and media moguls, as well as creative and musical professionals.
Favourite spots in Paddington
Restaurants: Fred’s, Saint Peter, Lucio’s, The Paddington
Bars & Pub: The Mad Bishop & Bear, Kensington Roof Gardens, Pergola on the Roof
Markets: Crave Food Market
Outside space: Paddington Street Gardens
Southbank has long been considered one of London’s most vibrant and interesting areas of London, and guess what? It still is! London’s Southbank never fails to impress when it comes to culture, food and atmosphere.
What makes Southbank part of our list of ‘cool’ places to have an office is its ever changing nature; there’s always something new to see and do on the Southbank. Southbank is an ideal place to have an office to make the most of summer, whether it’s tasting the delights of the local food markets, taking in an exhibition at one of the numerous galleries or soaking up the sun looking over the river at a funky rooftop bar.
Southbank is particularly popular with production companies, tech entrepreneurs and creatives.
Favourite spots in Southbank
Restaurants: Skylon, Roast, Hixter Bankside, Feng Sushi, OXO Restaurant
Bars & Pubs: Aqua Shard, Rumpus Room, Dandelyan
Markets: Borough Market, Southbank Centre Food Market
Outside Spaces: Jubilee Gardens, Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden