Once you’ve caught the cycling to work bug it’s hard to imagine travelling any other way.
It’s easy to see why as delays caused by traffic jams or tube closures become a thing of the past, and cycling gives you a much better understanding of how the capital fits together.
Commuting to the office by bike is a great way to fit a workout into your day too.
London already boasts some great cycleways that connect residential areas with offices to rent in Zone 1. Luckily, a number of Central London’s top offices have dedicated cycling facilities – including bike storage to ensure your steed stays secure while you’re working.
We take a look at 10 of the most interesting serviced offices that we market which offer bike storage.
King’s Cross has undergone a huge makeover in recent years and is now home to a vibrant community of new and established businesses renting office space there.
Situated on King’s Cross Bridge, the office is one of the area’s most exciting new developments, with 13,769 sq ft of Grade A office space across two floors. The beautiful interiors are made up of neutral tones with plants and greenery to create an inviting and relaxing working environment. In addition to bike storage, the building has showers so you can freshen up after your journey.
Medius House in Soho was originally home to a music publishing house, and the sheet music and grand piano in the entrance reflects the building’s musical past. Today you’ll find a selection of offices and open areas, with bay windows letting in plenty of natural light. The breakout areas are bright and funky, offering the ideal space to take time away from work.
If you fancy a day off cycling there’s still plenty of transport options. (The building is a seven-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road Underground station and multiple local buses stop nearby.)
This bike-friendly office in Southwark also hosts an event space with an amphitheatre and the latest audiovisual technology, making it the perfect hotspot for business owners who like to run or attend networking and social events.
Like all the other offices in our list, there’s ample bike storage for anyone who wants to cycle to the office, which includes your clients as well as your team. There are also brand-new amenities such as comfortable breakout areas with booths and sofas perfect for informal meetings.
Why not add a bit of scenery and greenery to your commute into central London?
The traffic in London can get overwhelming at times, but fortunately there are plenty of green spaces that you can pass through on your commute. Nova North in Victoria is situated near St James’s Park and Green Park and the offices have stunning views over both sites. Brand-new kitchens and spacious breakout areas provide tea and coffee during the working day. The property also happens to have been built around a new restaurant quarter so you can fuel up on food before your ride home.
In terms of facilities, this beautiful workspace in Farringdon features cycle racks. But that’s by no means all. When you sign up for a workspace here you’ll also get access to a fitness centre, courtyard, event space, and wellness and treatment rooms. The offices in the building are sleek and modern with exposed brick and fantastic natural light.
When it comes to amenities for cyclists, Cannon Green in Cannon Street is hard to beat.
Yes, there’s bike storage and shower facilities. But there’s also a bike club that members can join, and even an in-house bike repair shop aptly named ‘Spanner’. The building’s floor space is around 82,000 sq ft in size, and includes offices, a bar and restaurant, and a business lounge. For those warmer months, there is a spacious roof terrace offering amazing views of the city.
The Fulham Centre is another office with musical heritage. It used to be Universal Music’s headquarters and has since been transformed into a 5-floor tech-enabled hub for businesses, complete with ample bike storage. The glass-fronted building has offices that are filled with natural light and a huge roof terrace for time away from the screen.
Why stop cycling as soon as you reach the office?
Well at 34-37 Liverpool Street, there are Peloton Bikes for members to use inside the building. Once your personal bike is securely stored away, join one of the regular Peloton sessions or, if you’re a little cycled out, you might just want to unwind in one of the meditation pods with a barista coffee.
Hawley Wharf in Camden is situated right next to Regent’s canal which can be a joy to cycle alongside (when it’s light and there aren’t many people). The workspace is designed to accommodate organisations that range from one person to 1,000, so it’s super flexible. The building also benefits from an onsite gym, so for those who don’t cycle, there are other options to keep fit.
If you love cycling but also like a little luxury, look no further than Berkeley Street in Mayfair. Surrounded by beautiful period buildings, cycling through this popular area means your commute will be anything but boring.
This 7-floor flexible workspace in the heart of the West End offers a personalised telephone answering service and concierge as well as access to high quality office space. The likes of Berkeley Square, the Ritz, Green Park and The Wolseley are a stone’s throw away.
If you’re looking for a bike-friendly office, or any other type of managed or serviced office space in London and the UK, Free Office Finder can help. We’ve helped over 40,000 organisations find their perfect office since we started, including Uber, the BBC and Barclays. Get in touch to start your journey!