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Coworking Spaces in London: The Ultimate Guide for 2021

We know it’s difficult to find your dream place when it comes to choosing a workspace for your company and team as there are always different dynamics and factors to think about. We (as the SOL Editorial Team) have curated a list of London’s best and coolest coworking spaces depending on our own criteria to help you out in this process. The criteria include different factors and conditions such as location, amenities, pricing, capacity & design, activities, neighbourhood highlights and more.

Before we dive into the details, here is a message from our founder:

“We came to terms with the true value of coworking spaces when we lost our freedom to access it.

At a psychological level, working from home used to mean something entirely different. For the regular office goers among us, it used to be a sort of a break from the regular routine of getting dressed and travelling to the office most days. For the occasional coworking space dwellers, it was a good way to mix things up and socialise. It was cosy, relaxed, lazy and efficient at the same time. 

That’s the thing though. Efficiency is a complex equation.

A new situation (such as unlimited flexibility to work from home) might seem to be more efficient in terms of your time and energy, at first glance. But our output is also heavily dependent on our motivation and drive. These were the ones that took the big hit. Many found themselves having more time, but less motivation to work and create.

The research shows your motivation is closely tied to your habits, daily routines, and interactions. A particularly enlightening read on this was James Clear’s Atomic Habits. One key takeaway is that new habit building is incredibly expensive for the human brain. Combine this with the fact that we have only a limited pool of willpower to last us throughout the day, you have a challenging situation. 

In a counter-intuitive way (for most people and most of the time), spending the extra energy to get dressed, travel to a coworking space or an office, and place yourself in a social setting means you have more – not less – willpower left at the end of the day in your reserves. By spending more energy, you end up with more energy!

Of course, on top of the benefits in the psychology and habit domains, there are the physical and then the hormonal benefits to moving about more and interacting with other people.

The serendipitous interactions, unforced chats, small sparks of inspiration, easily getting feedback, attempting to crack a problem with your desk mates, and feeling part of a community are all more natural and easier when you share a physical space.

Lockdowns and restrictions have a purpose. We all have our roles to play. If we want to call ourselves a functioning society. But remember, this too shall pass! And once you are ready to cohabit a coworking space in London, you can use this guide to find the best one for you.

Enjoy our comprehensive research.”

Ozan

startupsoflondon.com 

Table of Contents

After reviewing the long list of alternative workspaces based in London, we’ve come up with the top coworking spaces according to our own criteria. Since we know it’s not enough to have one or two factors to evaluate a place, we’ve considered other factors which we believe have an impact on companies’ productivity. So, here you have the list of the best coworking spaces including the details from location and pricing to capacity & design to amenities and activities and more!

We evaluated different factors when scoring different criteria. For example, we considered which rail transportation zone the coworking space is, and how long does it take to reach the closest rail transportation station by foot whilst we score the location criteria. Or, pricing criteria did not only include how economic the coworking space’s membership offers are but also how flexible they are, and how many options they offer was important too.

After scoring different criteria, we calculated the average score and placed the coworking spaces in different tiers; which are S (Superb), A (Very Good), B (Good), and C (Okay). We didn’t use D and E tiers since this is a list of the best coworking spaces. We included tier C because the coworking spaces in this tier have some great features, so they deserve to be on this list.

This is a live list that is regularly updated, if you want your coworking space listed, reach out to us at hello@startupsoflondon.com.

1. Arboretum

Arboretum London Coworking Spaces

Location: West Central London

Capacity & Design:

With 5,000sq ft of open-plan space, Arboretum is a hub for creativity and innovation while supporting the environment.

Price:

You can benefit from all the perks space offers for a full day with the Day Pass (£13 a day) membership. With the Corporate Membership plan, individuals within a large company can access and use the clubs under their name allowing them to use the club as a regular member.

You can learn more about membership details by clicking here.

Amenities & Activities:

With special meeting rooms, fast Wi-Fi, phone booths to take your special calls uninterrupted, a lounge space to network and an event space to socialize, you can get together with like-minded people who care about the planet to create, discuss and learn. 

Neighbourhood:

With the Garrick Theatre, The National Portrait Gallery and many food & drink areas around it, you can feed the creative and hungry monster inside you.

Why This Coworking space:

Did you know that you can host events at the Arboretum London? Alongside the event hosting, members can also benefit from the boutique gym and office spaces. Check out this environmentally-friendly coworking space to find what best fits you.

Testimonials:

“In Arboretum we pride ourselves on being personable and making our members feel comfortable and looked after. We support startup businesses by offering affordable memberships and firmly believe in the power of community.”
– Laila Barbirou, General Manager

“I have been using Arboretum as a workspace for the last 12 months. Great central location, a variety of workspaces, showers, gym and a brilliant team running it. The flexibility of membership options means we have been able to get our team together for the first time in 18 months.”
– Chris Lang, Member

“I love visiting Arboretum, the space is very central, an excellent space to work in, take clients. It is a little oasis with lovely staff who are really helpful and super attentive.”
– Aaron Ryan McCarter, Member

“I love Arboretum and am happy to call it my second home. It’s always a great and welcoming atmosphere and the diversity of ‘locations’ within is just great —from comfy sofas for casual calls to the mezzanine for group meetings to a formal working atmosphere at the tables. And all my guests are also always impressed! Thanks to the whole team.”
– Maxim Galmann, Member

2. De Beauvoir Block

De Beauvoir Block

Location: North London

Capacity & Design:

With many private office options and a spacious area, De Beauvoir Block already hosts more than 600 tenants, and is waiting for you! From an outdoor space where you can catch your breath to common areas to boost your networking skills and event space to socialize, this co-working space offers you many assets to succeed.

Price:

  • £125 + VAT/month

The Café Membership includes access to the café, a communal area with superfast WiFi and a private courtyard and an on-site meeting room.

  • £250 + VAT/month

Studio Membership has all the benefits of the Café Membership but with access to the hot-desking area and 24/7 secure fob access. Your desk will be located in a separate unit offering 24/7 access and lockable storage.

  • £500 + VAT/month

Dedicated Membership is De Beauvoir’s most exclusive option. You will have allocated desk space and lockable storage, access to meeting pods, bookable meeting rooms and break out areas, and a fully fitted kitchen and shower room.

Click here if you want to learn more about the membership details for 2021.

Amenities & Activities:

With amazing events that will feed your soul and mind, the Beauvoir Block keeps you fresh and updated. As everything is on hold due to Covid, there used to be an event every other week in this coworking space. From common areas to widen your network, outdoor spaces to catch your breath, an all-day on-site cafe and high-speed internet, this ecosystem is sure to boost your social and business life.

Neighbourhood:

Surrounded by the De Beauvoir Park where residents and businesses come together along with food and drink spaces and schools, this co-working space has all you need for yourself and your family! De Beauvoir Block offers a perfect harmony of sophistication and urban life. It is also easy to get there, you can use the Haggerston train station, Dalston Junction, Essex Rd (Train).

Why This Coworking space:

De Beauvoir Block hosts more than 600 tenants. Having a chance to work alongside other creative industries with spacious office spaces and stunning views, this coworking space is the best fit if you’re a medium to a large company or a freelancer looking to dive into the world of creative agencies. Check out their website for more information and have a look for yourself.

3. Fora - Old Street

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Location: East Central London

Capacity & Design:

Alongside its premium workspace, wellness facilities, and fully-stocked kitchens, the residents of Fora-Old Street can make the most of the event space with tiered seating and a full AV setup.

Price:

  • Open Desk: At £375 per desk/month
  • Owned Desk: At £475 per desk/month
  • Owned Office: From £675 per desk/month

Contact Fora for more information on the membership options they offer in 2021. 

Amenities & Activities:

With concierge, food and drink, meeting room, high-speed internet, IT support, reading room and many more that Fora has to offer you will pamper yourself and your teammates along with boosting your business. 

Neighbourhood:

Fora-Old Street is on the City University bus lane, making it easy to reach. With two parks on each side, King Square Garden and St. Luke’s Garden, you can have fresh air and socialize with your friends or just listen to your favourite album in the green. Had a hard day of hustle? Call your friends to arrange a cool off in one of the restaurants and bars near Fora such as Barbican Café, Fish Central, Kennedy’s of Goswell Road, Britannia Public House, Old Ivy House, The Corner Bar, RE:PLAY Bar, Bar 120. As you see, Fora-Old Street combines everything for a successful life. From working space to parks, bars to schools -Fora will be the heart of your life.

Why This Coworking space:

Fora-Old Street has a focus on hotel-like hospitality and provides a beautifully designed space. The staff makes you feel like you’re on a vacation, your every need is met at that instant. With access to state-of-the-art meeting rooms, phone booths and boardrooms for privacy this place is the perfect ambience to focus and succeed. With an in-house wellness and fitness studio, reading room and amazing outside surroundings, this coworking space will better all parts of your life.

Testimonials:

“We moved to Fora as part of our London growth plans and have welcomed lots of new joiners since. Every one of the team talks about how special a place Fora is to go about their daily business – and how hard all of the Fora team work for us. It’s really appreciated. We are delighted to be here and call Fora home.”
– Mike Wilson, Founder and CEO, ditto tv

“Fora is a coworking space for modern businesses. It actually helps businesses grow and work in a modern way, which is also good for people’s wellbeing. We’ve grown a lot since we’ve been here, and our space has been able to grow with us. When I’m interviewing people, they can see that we work somewhere great, beyond the company itself. I found that really helpful.”
– Felicity Emmett, UK Country Manager, Infraspeak

“We have been really impressed with the quality of service since we arrived. This, combined with the quality of the building and finish, has made the office feel not just special to us, but the feedback we have had from our VIP visitors has been outstanding. Our goal is to make London a destination address within the Dropbox worldwide organisation and it seems, with Fora’s help, that we are well on the way to achieving that goal. We look forward to continuing to build on our relationship with Fora over the coming weeks, months and years. Tom and the team have made us feel really welcome and at home.”
– Simon Aldous, Global Head of Channels, Dropbox

“To me, Fora is an open workspace which stimulates creative and social aspects of life, as well as work-wise. Here I feel more creative and more inspired. There are always activities going on across the Fora network. But, I mainly use the reading room, sofa areas and little pods. I love stopping by the cafe and looking at what’s going by the forum steps.”
– Priya Patel, Business Development Manager, Payal Events

4. Forge & Co.

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Location: East London

Price:

Try Out Pack – Free for 3 days

Gorge & Co. offers flexible office spaces and membership options such as Start Up Pack and Back to the Office Pack. Contact them to learn more about their 2021 options.

Amenities & Activities:

Forge&Co. has its restaurant, unfortunately not free, along with meeting rooms, a common area, and coffee and beverages spaces. There is a free trial period that is for three days, which is a good quality when deciding your next coworking space.

Neighbourhood:

Forge&Co. is easy to reach. You can take the Shoreditch High Street (Train, Bus) and Liverpool Street (Train).  The Boundary Gardens Park: Boundary Gardens Food&Drink: Burger & Beyond, Tonkotsu Shoreditch, Dishoom Shoreditch

Why This Coworking space:

With two workspace floors featuring desks for individuals or teams, enclosed studios, a front desk reception, meeting rooms seating up to 12 people and a free trial for three days, you should definitely give Forge&Co. a try. For more information, visit them here. 

5. Google Campus for Startups

Google Campus

Location: East Central London

Price:

There is no info on the website, but just in case, you can check out the terms and conditions here.

Amenities & Activities:

This vibrant and ever-energetic coworking space has meeting rooms, events, trainings&support and great internet access. If you want to work in the common areas, no rent is required -which is a pretty good bargain to network and have a taste of the space before signing up for the real deal. 

Neighbourhood:

You can reach Google Campus for Startups via Epworth Street, Finsbury Sq (Bus). There is the Finsbury Circus Gardens where you can take a relaxing breath and many delicious food and drink spaces like Giovanni’s, Aviary, Burdock, Backstreet Diner, Sanjugo, Long Arm Sports Pub & Brewery, Singer Tavern, The Windmill and many more. Note that some of them are currently closed due to the pandemic.

Why This Coworking space:

This is a great place to be if you’re a tech startup. With more than £194m funds raised by Campus startups in London since 2012 here you might have a great shot at getting recognised and expanding your network. For more information click here.

6. Huckletree Shoreditch

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Location: East Central London

Price:

  • Day Passes: £35 + VAT
  • Floating: £350 + VAT/month
  • Light: £250 + VAT/month
  • Resident Desk: £475 + VAT/month
  • Studio: £645 + VAT/month
  • Suite: No info
  • For more details, check out here.

Amenities & Activities:

Events, learning breakfasts, yoga and meditation, weekly office hours, standing desks, bike ramp and storage, members-only event schedule, relaxed corners, supportive community team, meeting rooms and basketball and squash courts and a library! This place is like a living organism on its own.

Neighbourhood:

This coworking space is very close to the Google Campus for Startups, so you can also reach here via Epworth Street, Finsbury Sq (Bus) and take long walks at the Finsbury Circus Gardens.

Why This Coworking space:

The Huckletree Shoreditch compound is located in London’s tech, finance and creative hubs. This is a great opportunity if you’re planning on networking or starting a business in these fields. 

7. Idea Space

Idea Space London


Location: Southwest London

Price:

  • Day Pass: £30/day
  • Flexi Desk: £180/month
  • Hot Desk: £300/month

Contact Idea Space to learn more about the membership options.

Amenities & Activities:

With event space, a lounge, small ideas room and a big ideas room, Idea Space is a compact area that has all you and your startup needs.

Neighbourhood:

You can transport here via Tipthorpe Road (Bus, 77, 87, 156, 345, N87) and the Queenstown Road (Bus, 345). With many restaurant options along the A3036 and Pubs and Bars such as Room 43 bar Clapham (2 mins) and many more, you are sure to have the best dining experience along with blowing off steam at the bars. There are also 2 parks around 15-20 minutes away: the Clapham common and Falcon Park. If you’re a working mum/dad you can consider one of the schools that are nearby. 

Why This Coworking space:

With flexible paying options and a compact space that makes you feel at home with its staff, you should consider Idea Space. 

8. Kensington Pavilion

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Location: West London

Price:

  • Hot Desk: £275 per month + VAT
  • POD: Changes accordingly to the desk amount.
  • Private Office: From £1,200 + VAT per desk/month
  • One Man Office: From £2,200 + VAT/month 
  • Penthouse Office Suite: From £1,600 + VAT per desk/month

Check out the details or contact Kensington Pavilion by clicking here.

Amenities & Activities:

There are many perks you can get according to your membership. But overall, the Kensington Pavilion provides fast Wi-Fi, showers, phone booths, meeting rooms, events and lounges.

Neighbourhood:

Kensington Pavilion is located in a very central part of London, it is not hard to get here. You can take the bus or subway to High Street Kensington Station. Take a deep refreshing walk in Hyde Park, Holland Park, Saint Mary Abbots Gardens. With many diverse and high-quality food and drink options, you are sure to have a good time while you’re on your break. 

Why This Coworking space:

From unique lounges with bespoke art, super-fast Wi-Fi to showers with towel service, Kensington Pavilion is not just a coworking space, but a lifestyle choice. Visit them for more information about their 2021 offering. 

9. LABS Camden Triangle

Labs London

Location: Northwest London

Price:

Unfortunately, there is no pricing info but you can always reach out to them by clicking here!

Amenities & Activities:

Wifi, Kitchen, Meeting Rooms, Showers, Breakout Area, Disabled Access, Tea & Coffee, Aircon, Event Space and here comes our favourite perk: Pets Allowed!

Neighbourhood:

You can take the Hartland Road Camden Market (Bus), Camden Town (Subway) for transportation, relax in the Castlehaven Community Park and Camden Gardens and have rich options for beverages and food among the Camden Market.

Why This Coworking space:

With its clear and refreshing design, LABS Camden Triangle will help you focus top-notch for your project while taking care of you and your business with their great amenities. 

10. Mainyard Studios (Hackney Wick)

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Location: East London

Price:

  • Coworking Desks: From £200/month
  • Private Office: From £400/month
  • Soundproof Studios: From £700/month
  • Maker Space & Workshops: From £450/month
  • Podcast Studio: From £25/hour

Click here if you want to start a conversation.

Amenities & Activities:

With over 150+ Entrepreneurs Community and a bar/restaurant located in the area, Mainyard Studios wants what’s best for you: to save money and energy and create amazing work with everything you need ready under your hand.

Neighbourhood:

You can reach here via Hackney Wick (Train) and there are three parks located near it: Hackney Marshes Centre, Victoria Park, Mabley Green. Apart from the Bar and restaurant they offer you can also check out the Schnitzelland, Natura, Cornerstone by Chef Tom Brown, PEARL Hackney Wick and Grow.

Why This Coworking space:

This coworking space is none like you have seen before! With 57 Private Offices, 20 Music Studio& SoundProofed Rooms, 40 coworking desks, 3 kitchens & a Comfortable Communal Lounge Mainyard Studios does everything in its power for you to be successful.

11. Makerversity

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Location: West Central London

Price:

  • Online only: £50 + VAT/month
  • Roaming: £240 + VAT/month
  • 3 months FREE for people under 25
  • 6 months FREE for makers with a mission

Amenities & Activities:

Free software & learning resources, courses, training, discounts for specific needs, workshops and many more here awaits you!

Neighbourhood:

You can reach Makerversity via Temple tube station (Subway), Lancaster Place (Bus). There is the Victoria Embankment Gardens and many food and drink options to the north and west. There is also King’s College London, London Film School and a 1 primary school nearby.

Why This Coworking space:

Makerversity is great for tech startups, especially edtech or startups/individuals that are focused on maker culture, and startups/individuals in creative industries. With a wood workshop, digital workshop, textile workshop, engineering workshop, podcast studio and an assembly space this coworking space is the best fit if you mean business! Contact for more information.

12. Mortimer House

Mortimer House


Location: West London 

Price:

  • Below you can find the pricing options for coworking spaces:
  • Resident: £500 + VAT/month
  • Traveller: £350 + VAT/month
  • Light: £200 + VAT/month

Amenities & Activities:

Team offices, meeting rooms, event spaces, living room, terrace, and studio & gym facilities help you to develop your business and personal life. 

Neighbourhood:

You can reach Mortimer House by Margaret Street Oxford Circus (Bus), Oxford Circus Underground Station (Subway), Tottenham Court Road (Subway), Goodge Street Underground Station (Subway). As it is surrounded by Cavendish Sq Gardens, Bedford Sq Garden, Soho Sq Gardens feel free to have a nice walk to freshen up!

The Mortimer House has its kitchen, but you can also discover the many options to the north of Great Titchfield St and the south of Wells St.

Why This Coworking space:

With daylight filling every room, the Mortimer House promises you the perfect environment to create the next big thing. With many perks including SPA, yoga and many more activities you will love the atmosphere here. Click to learn more!

13. Office Club

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Location: Southeast London 

Price:

  • £110/month: Hotdesk 2 days/week
  • £145/month: Hotdesk 3 days/week 
  • £219/month: Full-time desk with storage

All the prices above include VAT.

Amenities & Activities:

At the Office Club, kitchen & lounge, meeting rooms, fast Wi-Fi, event space and activities such as yoga sessions, film nights, talks & workshops are waiting for you!

Neighbourhood:

Reach the Office Club by taking the Peckham Rye (Train/Tube, Bus). With a variety of options from African to Japanese cuisine along Rye Ln, you will sure to have a happy stomach. To cool off with your friends, you can visit Bar Story (1 min), Forza Wine, John The Unicorn (2 mins), Social (2 mins) 

Parks: Warwick Gardens (8 mins). There are also 5 primary schools, 2 prep schools/nurseries nearby, for your attention, working moms and dads!

Why This Coworking space:

Let’s give a little secret: you can have discounts in 2021 if you’re a social enterprise or a charity! With this and many more perks, the Office Club has to offer, you should check them out!

14. Oru Space

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Location: Southeast London 

Price:

£300/month Fixed Desks

To have more information on membership options, contact them here.

Amenities & Activities:

With a rooftop, showers, fast Wi-Fi, wellness classes (paid), cultural events, kitchen, discount for social enterprises and charities the Oru Space has you covered in all the areas you need.

Neighbourhood:

You reach the Oru Space via Goose Green (Bus), East Dulwich (Train). With various options especially to the south of Lordship Lane, the food and drink aspect is sorted! 

Why This Coworking space:

This coworking space is perfect for startups that are in their early stage or series A because of the discounts, creative industries, tech startups and makers within the environment.

15. Plexal


Location: East London 

Price:

  • Hot Desk: £220  + VAT/month no deposit required
  • Fixed Desks: £350 + VAT/month with a one-month deposit
  • Private Offices: FROM £1,250 + VAT/month with a one-month deposit.

Amenities & Activities:

Here are only some of the amenities and activities we can list that are going on at Plexal: Virtual community events, yoga, dedicated community team, mentoring and support for founders, 3D printers and scanners, fast internet, IT support, vending machine, tea and coffee, 1:1 consultation, phone booths, meeting rooms, discounted access to Olympic sporting facilities and nearby gyms, 90% off Hubspot for Startups if you’re at the seed stage or 50% off if you’re a Series A startup, showers, lockers… sounds perfect, right!

Neighbourhood:

Plexal is also really easy to reach via Here East (Bus), Hackney Wick (Train). There are a few options in Here East and to the south around Hackney Wick station for food and drinks and is surrounded by the Hackney Wick Marshes, Victoria Park, Mabley Green parks. There are also 2 universities and 2 primary schools nearby.

Why This Coworking space:

With their mentoring support, discounts, IT support and many more, Plexal is perfect for startups that are in the early stage or series A. Click here to learn more.

Testimonials:

“Entering this space was possibly one of the best decisions we made as a founding team, as it has provided us with a fantastic workspace in which we’ve gone from strength to strength by firstly renting out hot desks, then fixed desks to now being in our very own private office overlooking Canalside.

The Plexal community has been vital for us as it’s allowed us to network with others and gain opportunities that we otherwise wouldn’t have had access to, including seeking advice and connections for investment opportunities. We definitely envision ourselves staying here for the foreseeable future.”
– Hannah Sutcliffe, Relationship Manager, MOONHUB

“Since we joined Plexal around two years ago, Fiit has scaled our team from 14 people to over 40. Plexal was the perfect environment for Fiit to grow, thanks to the energy of shared working space, the flexibility to grow, the connections with other startups and of course the support of the amazing community team.”
– Ben Wharfe, Chief People Officer, Fiit

“Plexal is filled with a huge variety of exciting companies and individuals at different stages of their journey. There’s always someone to talk to who is experiencing similar challenges or can offer advice and moral support. There are many companies that can become suppliers or customers here, so it’s a great ecosystem to be part of. In fact, we’re partnering with both Here East and Plexal itself! Plexal has even allowed us to test innovative technical ideas in the space for some of our customers.”
– Mike Darby, CEO, Demand Logic

16. RedDeskCo

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Location: Southeast London

Price:

Prices start at £165/month. for more details, click here.

Amenities & Activities:

There is a kitchen & lounge, meeting room, shower, CCTV & Security, fast Wi-Fi, ergonomic office chairs, digital marketing counselling and IT support within the RedDeskCo.

Neighbourhood:

You can reach RedDeskCo. via Queens Road Peckham (Tube/Train, Overground, Southern), Clifton Way (Bus, P12). Nearby, you can dine in the Blue Nile South, Patois, Xen Kitchen, Kudu, The Rosemary Organic Hungarian Restaurants and have drinks at the Asylum Tavern (2 mins by foot), Duke of Sussex (10 mins by foot).

Why This Coworking space:

Having support for digital needs and discounts from various shops, these cosy coworking spaces could be your next office! 

17. Runway East, London Bridge

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Location: Southeast London

Price:

You can check out the various options of the membership types here.

Amenities & Activities:

With Smart Meeting Rooms, Fast Wi-Fi and activities such as happy hour on Friday and regular events/socials/meetups you will feed your business and soul here!

Neighbourhood:

You can reach the Runway East via London Bridge (Tube/Train, Northern & Jubilee, Bus).

Why This Coworking space:

This place is perfect for tech startups. Expand your network and create a fertile surrounding here at Runway East.

Check them out for yourself!

18. Second Home Clerkenwell Green

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Location: East Central London

Price:

From 4 different membership types, choose the one that fits you best and book a tour here.

Amenities & Activities:

There are many facilities and activities such as a wellness programme, curated introductions and Business Breakthrough Programme, an on-site cafe, event spaces, meeting rooms, tech support, fast Wi-Fi and showers, you will have access to everything you need to succeed!

Neighbourhood:

You can reach the Second Home Clerkenwell Green via Clerkenwell Green (Bus), St John Street (Bus), Farringdon (Subway). Apart from an on-site cafe, you can also visit the La Despensa, Sushi Tetsu, La Casetta Cafe.

Why This Coworking space:

As the name goes, the Second Home Clerkenwell Green wants you to be your best self while supporting you every step of the way. If you’re in the creative industries such as advertising, architecture, design, etc. don’t miss this opportunity.

19. Soho Works Shoreditch

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Location: East London

Price:

There are many different membership types, choose the one that fits you best and book a tour here.

Amenities & Activities:

The Soho Works Shoreditch offers you a 3D printer, Library, meeting rooms, phone booths, break-out spaces, all-day cafe and bar, printers and plotter, members’ kitchen, reading room, workshops and an outdoor terrace.

Neighbourhood:

You can transport via Shoreditch High Street (Train, Bus), Liverpool Street (Train). Take a good refreshing walk in the Boundary Gardens and delight your taste buds at the Burger & Beyond, Tonkotsu Shoreditch, Dishoom Shoreditch.

Why This Coworking space:

The Soho Works Shoreditch coworking space is the place where you can have all you need for starting or boosting your business that doesn’t feel corporate. Inspire, and get inspired by the stories here -see for yourself.

20. The Clubhouse, London, Mayfair

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Location: West London

Price:

  • Executive Member: 24 Month Membership Agreement £190 + VAT/month
  • Club Member: 24 Month Membership Agreement £285 + VAT/month
  • House Member: 24 Month Membership Agreement £380 + VAT/month

Amenities & Activities:

Locker, Charging locker, Printing, Virtual office, Macs, Showers, Phone booths, complimentary WiFi, Tea & Coffee, Tech support are all waiting for you.

Neighbourhood:

You can reach The Clubhouse Mayfair via Bond Street (Subway), Oxford Circus Underground Station (Subway), Piccadilly Circus Station (Train), Green Park Station (Interchange). Bellamy’s, Jamavar, Hakkasan Mayfair, Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, Jean-Georges at The Connaught, Connaught Bar, The Luggage Room are only a few to choose from for food and drinks.

Why This Coworking space:

This coworking space is better for larger companies and scaleups due to their services and the environment. Check them out to see if they’re the one!

21. The Ministry

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Location: Southeast London

Price:

  • The Roamer: Prices start from £200/month
  • The After 5: Prices start from £50/month

Although these are the base prices, you can contact them to get more details here.

Amenities & Activities:

Coffee bar, Wi-Fi, gym, homemade cafe, and events! This place will fill you in on all parts you need!

Neighbourhood:

Apart from the delicious food and coffee they offer, you can also try out the Mercato Metropolitano and have a drink at the pub, The Ship.

Why This Coworking space:

This place is an amazing place for creatives. As they put it: “Designed by creatives, for creatives.” Visit them here for more information. 

22. The Office Group - 201 Borough High Street

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Location: Southeast London

Price:

  • Office space: From £650/month
  • Coworking – Hot desk: £425/month
  • Coworking – Lounge: £125/month
  • Virtual office: From £75/month

Amenities & Activities:

This could be your new office from a Café, Bike storage, showers, roof garden, gym, phone booths, and focus booths, this could be your new office!

Neighbourhood:

This coworking space is only a 2-minute walk from the Borough bus stop! Located on Borough High Street, look out for the glass-fronted lounge on street level and the library next door. 

Why This Coworking space:

You will feel at home here with the friendly staff and the perfect setting that wants you to succeed. See for yourself, visit them here.

23. Tobacco Dock

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Location: East London

Price:

There are 4 different membership types with different assets. Check out the plan that suits you best!

Neighbourhood:

Just a minute walk away from Tobacco Dock train station and Wapping Health Centre bus stop. Tobacco Dock workspaces are in a crowded, lively area with countless options of restaurants, cafés, bars, and pubs if you walk 5-15 minutes to the northwest. Another perk of working in Tobacco Dock is the event organisations throughout the year.

Why This Coworking space:

You can base your fresh business at the heart of London with the Tobacco Dock! With its rooftop bars and perfectly designed working spaces, you will feel the urge to succeed and proceed easily!

This is a great place to network, and expand your business. Check them out!

24. Uncommon

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Location: North London

Price:

There are many options to choose from! Visit here to get detailed information.

Amenities & Activities:

From yoga to boxing classes, HIIT sessions to the running club. Uncommon gives you everything you need body & soul. With Tuesday Tea Time, Thursday Drinks and Friday Breakfast, workshops and member talks, 24/7 access and super-fast internet, manned reception and coffee lounge, fully equipped meeting rooms, quiet areas and creative spaces, bike storage and showers, ergonomic furniture and members portal this coworking space is the perfect environment for you to develop the ideas you have and also create new ones!

Why This Coworking space:

Once you are an Uncommon family member, you can work in all different offices, with no extra fees! The lighting, the smell, the furniture and every single thing your body and mind can perceive is designed to develop you. Visit them and book a tour!

25. Us&Co Stratford

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Location: East London

Price:

The minimum membership fee is £350/month + VAT but there are other options you might want to consider. Check this page to find your perfect fit.

Amenities & Activities:

Kitchen & Lounge, Meeting Room, Shower, Fast Wi-Fi and IT Support.

Why This Coworking space:

With over 100 hot desks & fixed desks and 24 desk private offices, the Us&Co Stratford might be the office you’re looking for.

26. WeWork / 199 Bishopsgate

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Location: East Central London
Price:

Contact WeWork to learn more about the membership options.

Neighbourhood: 

You can access the WeWork 199 Bishopsgate via Liverpool Street Station – Central, Circle.

Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, National Rail Services.

Amenities & Activities:

This coworking space will make your time worthwhile from breathwork, meditation, and power yoga to many more events. Cleaning services, showers, event space and wellness room are just some of the amenities.

Why This Co-working space:

This is a great place to interact and expand your network. If you are interested in FinTech, Blockchain and the new technologies, this could be your location! Visit their homepage for more information.  

27. WeWork / Hoxton

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Location: East London

Price:

Click here to get more information about membership options.

Neighbourhood: 

WeWork, Hoxton is a 5-minute walk away from Hoxton Station and a 15-minute walk away from Liverpool Street station. Also, it’s only 5 minutes away from Ravencrofts Park if you want to get some fresh air.

Amenities & Activities:

WeWork offers a variety of events from mindfulness exercises to meditation, from workshops to presentations from business leaders. Other services include but are not limited to cleaning services, showers, and meeting rooms.

Why This Coworking space:

This is a great place to interact and expand your network. If you are interested in FinTech, Blockchain and the new technologies, this could be your location! Visit their homepage for more information.  

28. WeWork / New Kings Beam House

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Location: Southeast London

Price:

The minimum membership fee is £350/month + VAT but also there are other options to choose from.

Neighbourhood:

You can access this area via Blackfriars, Southwark, Waterloo train stations and Stops on Broadwall (RV1) and Blackfriars Road (45, 63, 388, N63, N89).

Amenities & Activities:

This coworking space will make your time worthwhile from breathwork, meditation, and power yoga to many more events. Cleaning services, showers, event space and wellness room are just some of the amenities.

Why This Coworking space:

This is a great place to interact and expand your network. If you are interested in FinTech, Blockchain and the new technologies, this could be your location! Visit their homepage for more information.  

29. Work.Life Camden

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Location: Northwest London

Price:

  • Private Office Space: From £580 per desk/month
  • Hot Desking: £310 per desk/month

Neighbourhood: 

You can access this coworking space with a 2-minute walk from Camden Town station and a 4-minute walk from Camden Road station.

Amenities & Activities:

Showers, free yoga classes, weekly free breakfasts, lunch & learn events, weekly beer & pizza nights, wellness perks & discounts, regular social events, free tea, coffee, snacks and refreshments, comfortable breakout spaces, fully-equipped kitchen, ninja-fast WiFi, secure bike storage.

Why This Coworking space:

Just down the road from Camden Lock, there are plenty of food options to explore, and for after-work frivolity, you’re in luck: as the famous area boasts plenty of old-school pubs and is dripping with art and culture. The Camden space is loaded with love and has a real family feel to it. Bustling and energetic, there is also dedicated desk space for those caught in the middle between hot-desking and private offices. Visit their website for more information and book a tour!

Testimonials:

“At Work.Life, we believe that when people work happier, businesses do better – so, our focus is on creating happy and productive work environments. At Work.Life Camden, startup businesses make up a large number of our members, and they benefit from weekly community events like beer and pizza and wellness Wednesdays, free online events, networking opportunities, discounts on amazing local businesses, and all the coffee you can drink!”
– Cara, Work.Life Camden Membership Manager

“Work.Life is a great community of people and offers me the flexibility to have full use of an office whenever I need it.”
– Michael, Work.Life Camden Member

“I’ve been working from the Work.Life Camden office for over a year and it has massively improved my day to day as a contractor. Having a pleasant, clean and central location in Camden to walk into every morning makes all the difference and the great, personal care you get from the team makes my workday that much more enjoyable.”
– Joel, Work.Life Camden Member

“Great work environment! The team are super friendly and they’ve made a lovely community to be a part of. It’s a completely hassle-free experience with fast and reliable internet, super easy printing and every coffee you could ever wish for.”
– Richard, Work.Life Camden Member

30. Westminster Business Library

Location: Southwest London

Price:

Westminster City Council backed Westminster Business Library offers probably one of the most affordable coworking spaces in London.

  • Hot Desks: £20/day, £45/week, £95/month
  • Fixed Desks: £195/month
  • Group Desks (up to six people): £585/month

Check for details.

Neighbourhood:

Westminster Business Library is on the first floor of Victoria Library at the heart of London, just a few minutes walking distance from Victoria station and several parks. You can also visit some of the best London restaurants and pubs for a quick lunch break or a pint of beer after work.

Amenities & Activities:

Besides free coffee & tea, ultra-fast Wi-Fi, lockers, and discounted meeting room for hire, Westminster Business Library organises free online and physical events and a skill-sharing community. Let’s not forget the vast collection of business resources that will be available to you if you become a member.

Why This Coworking space:

First of all, it’s affordable. In addition, you will work in one of the most beautiful boroughs of London and you will have incredible resources within your reach. The coworking space offers a perfect atmosphere to focus, but also engage with the community by hosting top-notch guests for events.

Testimonial:

“The Service and space here were really great. I had no problems with the service and I really like the facilities here. I will definitely come back again!”
– Randy

31. Servcorp Mayfair Place

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Location: West London

Price:

  • Hot Desk: £239/month
  • Dedicated Desk: £359/month
  • Private Offices: £1,100/month
  • Virtual Offices: £111/month with the first month free

Neighbourhood:

Servcorp at One Mayfair Place is between the lively metropolitan areas of Mayfair and St. James. The coworking space provides the ultimate location for companies looking for affordable luxury workspace. It’s also easy to commute—just under a minute walk away from Green Park Underground station.

Amenities & Activities:

Servcorp offer Serviced Offices, Virtual Offices, and Coworking spaces with IT & communications infrastructure, unique password WiFi with 99.99% uptime, a well-trained dedicated team of receptionists and secretarial and IT support.

Why This Coworking Space:

Servcorp is a global company that provides office space to companies on three continents, nine cities, and over 150 locations. So, if you have a global business or pursue worldwide networking, Servcorp may be the right choice. Check this link if you want to learn more.

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What Is A Coworking Space?

Coworking spaces are collaborative office environments for start-ups, small businesses, remote workers and freelancers to rent desk space in a professional environment, often with facilities such as wifi and printers. These communal offices are popular in London and other big cities, especially for young professionals. Mainly used by members of the creative industries working for small start-up companies or as freelancers, coworking spaces provide an interesting alternative to traditional workplaces in large cities. There are several coworking spaces in the UK to choose from including WeWork, Arboretum, Forge & Co., and more…

The coworking concept allows small start-up companies, entrepreneurs, consultants, digital marketers and independent contractors to rent out desk space in a professional environment. It’s the ideal way for them to get started without having to worry about the cost, so they can concentrate on running their business.

Benefits Of Coworking Spaces

Many people are nowadays opting for coworking spaces because of the wonderful benefits that they provide. A coworking space can help you save some money and allow you to stay productive as well as social. 

  1. Networking

This is an obvious benefit. You work with other people, so you can network and participate in community events. These people can be in the same industry or connect with people with other interests. 

  1. Reduce Loneliness

Remote workers spend a lot of time alone. When you work in your home or your office, it is unlikely to meet other people and have a friendly conversation. Coworking spaces allow you to connect with other people.

  1. Increased Productivity

It is easier to stay focused on an environment that you visit only to work. If you work at home, you will find yourself distracted by different things. You may get distracted from your kids, pets, spouse, or different small tasks in your house.

  1. Flexibility

Coworking spaces are quite flexible. You can cancel your membership and go back to your home office or try another service. So, there is not a big commitment to testing a coworking space.

  1. Cost-Effective

Whether you are a remote worker or have a team that works with you, a coworking space will cost less money than renting your own office. You need to pay only for the space you use, and it is possible to offer you flexible agreements. 

6 Things to Consider While Choosing a Coworking Space in 2021

  1. Location

You can start with coworking spaces in your area. If they are too far from your home or your customers, you may need to avoid them. So, figure out your ideal location first.

  1. Environment

Your environment affects your productivity. You need to check the desks, chairs, lights, and the setup of the coworking space. Most coworking spaces make you feel comfortable, but this is not always the case.

  1. Amenities and Perks

You will spend a lot of time in a coworking space, so you can consider the available amenities and perks. For example, they can include free water and coffee, parking, printing equipment, conference rooms, office supplies, etc.

  1. Coworkers

One of the main benefits of coworking spaces is the ability to network. So, you need a space where you can make connections. If you are lucky, you can find new clients as well.

  1. Security

You must feel safe from cyber threats and things that can happen in a place with many people. Coworking spaces can include cameras, visitor management, and a secure network.

  1. Cost

Before choosing a coworking space, you need to know how much it costs. You can also compare a few options to make sure that you choose the best one. Coworking spaces in London start from £200 per month, but the price can go up as you have more benefits. Some coworking spaces make annual plans that allow you to save more money. 

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