The Most Popular Areas in London to Rent Office Space

Topping the list as the best city in the world for coworking, London provides a host of flexible workspace options, which can be difficult to navigate.

To make things easier, we’ve compiled a list of 15 of the most popular areas in London to rent office space right now. It’s not a definitive list though – be sure to head over to our office locations page and view more.

1. Farringdon

Farringdon is a great place to rent office space if your company wants a vibrant and bustling neighbourhood. There are plenty of things to do in Farringdon, with a variety of shops, bars and restaurants to art galleries and parks. If you're looking for a lively and convenient place to work and play, Farringdon is an ideal choice.

2. Soho

Not only is Soho located in one of the trendiest parts of the West End in London, but it also provides excellent access to numerous public transport. It has become one of the most sought-after locations in London, offering trendy workspace of all sizes in the area. With its historic feel and vibrant atmosphere, Soho is a great place to base your business.

3. Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf, is home to some of the world’s most well-known financial institutions, making it popular with SMEs in the finance and banking sector. In addition to offering many offices for small and large teams, the area has ample amenities and transport links.

4. Mayfair

You’ll find many of London’s most luxurious commercial properties in Mayfair surrounded by a wealth of local amenities. Many of them also offer coworking and virtual office options for if you want to benefit from a prestigious London address without the price tag of a serviced office.

5. Shoreditch

One of the most bustling business hubs in the capital, Shoreditch was once home to creatives and artists. It still is, but its popularity has become more widespread, and a variety of professionals now call it home. Shoreditch is one of London’s busiest areas with a plethora of things to see and do.

6. Southbank

The Southbank of the River Thames is home to some of London’s most famous cultural intuitions, including the Globe and National Theatre. It’s suited to businesses looking for somewhere that is well connected with a bit of local culture. Many businesses want to be located just south of the river, so its a popular location.

7. Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell is particularly famous among architects and designers. However, it’s also home to a thriving business community composed of companies operating in a range of sectors. There are plenty of trendy pubs and bars too. Clerkenwell has become very popular with the tech sector and has seen incredible growth in the serviced office market.

8. Kensington

Like Mayfair, Kensington is worth exploring if you’re after a prestigious HQ for your business. There’s culture as well as commerce here and you’ll find the Natural History Museum, V&A and Science Museum a stone’s throw away. This West London area offers an abundance of great places to eat, shop and drink – making it popular for staff after work.

9. Holborn

Holborn is popular with law firms and international corporations, in addition to startups who want a central location but don’t need to be based in the City or West End. The transport links are excellent and it’s easy to get to everywhere else in Central London. Holborn has some great ‘after work’ venues for drinking and eating.

10. Islington

Islington is ideal for businesses that want to benefit from nice bars and eateries without having to pay the higher prices for Central London office space. It’s also a short tube and bus ride away from Kings Cross St Pancras Station, making it convenient for those travelling from across the UK. Another location that offers great nightlife for staff after work hours.

11. Camden

If you’re a business owner with an interest in music or alternative culture, a Camden office could be the place for you. Or perhaps you and your team live nearby - either way, there are plenty of office options to explore in Camden and the surrounding areas.

12. Whitechapel

Whitechapel has become very popular with startups in recent years. It’s very close to Shoreditch but on the outer edges of the city so office rents can be cheaper. Like most of the areas on our list, there’s an abundance of eateries and transport options.

13. Stratford

If you’re looking for affordable office space near a transport hub, Stratford could be the location you’re looking for. This East London area has had a lot of investment and development since the 2012 Olympics and is now home to state-of-the-art offices.

14. Richmond

Richmond is a scenic part of London, with Richmond Park on the doorstep and a village-like vibe to its town centre. If you live in South West London, Richmond could be worth a look.

15. Westminster

Home to Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster is one of the most iconic parts of London. Its reputation, history and transportation links make it a popular place for all kinds of businesses, from startups to established corporations. There is a variety of business centres located in the area – and no, it’s not just for politicians!

Wherever you’re looking, contact us and we will put you in touch with a consultant who will help you find the perfect office.

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