London is one of the leading co-working cities in Europe. We have looked into this phenomenon in here and picked out the best co-working spaces in London for you.
Nontraditional office environments such as co-working spaces are very popular amongst freelancers, startups, remote workers as well as entrepreneurs. They are great as they offer small businesses and entrepreneurs the flexibility in terms of overhead costs as well as providing an entrepreneurial spirit and networking opportunity with like minded professionals.
Location: 4-5 Bonhill St, London Ec2A 4Bx
Price: Resident At £275 + Vat Per Month/ Drop-In At £375 + Vat Per Month
Unsurprisingly Google is hosting the most popular co-working space in London. The campus has been open since March 2012 with the intention of creating an epicentre for innovation in London’s Tech City.
TechHub on the other hand has been a co-working stalwart in East London since 2009 and moved into the Google Campus to run the shared workspace there.
Both of them are very tech-orientated, and excellent for networking and meeting with likeminded people. There are also a variety of events at the Campus almost every evening, hosting anything from demo nights to advice workshops on bootstrapping your business.
Location: 1 East Poultry Avenue, London Ec1A 9Pt
Price: Resident At £295 + Vat Per Month/ Hot Desking At £150 + Vat Per Month/ Roaming At £100 + Vat Per Month
Innovation Warehouse is a co-working space with a business incubator programme led by an angel investor syndicate. It was founded in 2010, by a group of entrepreneurs, investors and the City of London Corporation to support early stage, high growth, tech startups. They note that in addition to other traditional services (a work space, internet, cafe as well as meeting rooms) members will have access to business angels who could potentially provide micro-financing for their companies.
Location: 11-13 Bayley Street, Bedford Square Wc1B 3Hd
Price: Resident At £449 + Vat Per Month/ Hot Desking At £349 + Vat Per Month/ Flexible At £99 + Vat Per Month
CEO of Central Working James Layfield was voted EO Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012. There are currently three locations for CW, the original space is in Bloomsbury but they also have a space in Shoreditch as well as in Google Campus.
They aim to provide the ideal environment for growing businesses by offering the support, infrastructure and tools needed to create the connections, momentum and recognition. Evening Standard has compared the feeling of Central Working to an upper class airport lounge with a serviced office space and a community coffee shop.
Location: 4th Floor, 5 Torrens Street, EC1V 1NQ
Price: Resident At £290 + Vat Per Month/ Hotdesking At £175 + Vat Per Month/ Flexible At £60 + Vat Per Month
This is where co-working got started. Islington was the first of the two Hubs to be based in London. located in a converted warehouse offers flexible time-based membership for spaces to work and meet. Membership of the HUB gives you access to a community of like-minded co-workers, a hotdesk in the heart of Islington, an online network and a programme of events to help connect, educate and inspire you. This space combines the best of a friendly cafe, business incubator, creative events space and a fully serviced office.
Location: 155 Commercial Street, London E1 6BJ
Price: Hotdesking At £220 + Vat Per Month/ Flexible At £150 + Vat Per Month/ Roaming At £35 + Vat Per Month
This co-working space, located in East London near the Shoreditch High Street station, was created in response to the financial crisis and opened in September 2009. The Cube has a minimalist ambience, with much of the furniture and design crafted by hand, and an emphasis on mutually supporting the individual coworker. As normally there are regular events and training seminars to build up the individuals.
They do emphasize that it isn’t a technology only workspace and has innovators from various fields including science, fashion and social impact.