About Old Street
North of the City, Old Street is a hub for the technology industry and is a popular option for companies seeking central office premises as it has great transport links and easy access to the City. Due to its popularity with technology companies, the area was dubbed the Silicon Roundabout and has remained a key region for tech businesses to this day. Old Street and its neighbouring areas of Hoxton and Shoreditch have all seen great developments in recent years and have become a desirable office location for start-ups and those in creative sectors. Design and media companies would also thrive here, as well as financial companies who want quick access to the City.
Old Street is famous for its colourful street art and cool ambiance that draws in creative and artistic types. The area has become a favourite with artists such as Banksy and Jef Aerosol who have pieces here. Old Street has several landmarks and points of interest close by, including Columbia Road Flower Market, Shoreditch Park, the Barbican Centre and the Geffrye Museum.
Offices in Old Street
Old Street provides businesses with a central location but lower rates than the nearby business capitals of the West End and the City, offering great value. The transport connections and accessibility of the rest of London from Old Street puts it in an enviable position that places the whole of the city on the doorstep of any company working here.
Companies looking for modern, contemporary offices in a great location need look no further than Old Street – the commercial spaces here are spacious and well-equipped with great nearby amenities. Both private and coworking needs are accommodated and there are adaptable leases available that provide flexibility for business owners. Companies of all different sizes will find premises to suit their needs here, from small teams and start-ups to larger teams of 150 people or more.
Old Street is framed by Hoxton in the north, St Luke’s to the south, Hackney and Shoreditch to the east, and Clerkenwell to the west. Just a bit further on to the south, you will find Spitalfields, Finsbury and the City.
With numerous transport links in the area, Old Street is well connected to the rest of London. Just 15 minutes from the West End and five minutes from the City, serviced offices here are ideally located for commuters. Old Street is served by the Northern, Central, Circle, District, Metropolitan, and Hammersmith and City lines, with tube stations at Old Street and Liverpool Street close by. For mainline stations, professionals have the choice of Shoreditch High Street, Liverpool Street, Hoxton or Farringdon.
Drivers have connections to the motorway via the A10 and A1, or there are 11 bus routes to the likes of London Bridge, Paddington and Waterloo to take advantage of. Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and London City Airports are all accessible via Tube or rail links. London City Airport is just 40 minutes from Old Street station.
Food, Drink and Entertainment
With such close proximity to the West End and edgy Shoreditch, office workers in the Old Street area will not be short of wining and dining options. But in the immediate vicinity, there are plenty of places to eat and drink too, meaning you won’t need to travel far to grab lunch or a bite to eat at clock-out time. From Malaysian at Sedap to Cajun BBQ at the popular Blues Kitchen, there is a multitude of cuisines catered for here.
Coffees and snacks can also be found easily, with countless great coffee shops in the area. Nearby Shoreditch Grind and Central Café provide delicious coffee, while Ozone is a must for its great menu, industrial setting and brilliant breakfasts. And for after work entertainment, bars and pubs such as the unique Nightjar and The Old Fountain are the perfect places to grab a beer with colleagues and friends.