Updated: Oct 3
'A BBC report says that hot desking can cut the costs of running an office by up to 30 percent.'*
Co-working spaces are a popular choice for entrepreneurs and SME business owners. Working from home may be comfortable, but it can also be isolating and distracting. Co-working spaces offer an ideal solution for Entrepreneurs. The benefits are:
Networking opportunities: Co-working spaces bring together professionals from various industries. This creates a great opportunity for SME business owners to network with other professionals and potentially find new clients or partners.
Cost-effective: Renting office space in London can be expensive. Co-working spaces offer a more cost-effective solution, as business owners can rent a space and meeting rooms for a fraction of the cost.
Flexible contracts: SME business owners often don't need a long-term office lease. Co-working spaces offer flexible contracts, which allow business owners to rent a space for just a few months or even weeks.
Collaboration: Working in a co-working space allows for collaboration between professionals. Business owners can share ideas and work together on projects, which can lead to new business opportunities.
Professional environment: Co-working spaces provide a professional environment for SME business owners to work in. This can be especially important for those who work from home and need a more structured productive work environment. *source from HubbleHQ
If you're in search of a great co-working space in London, look no further. Here is our list:
1. We Work
We Work has 52 locations throughout London, including spaces in Camden, Soho, and South Bank. Their facilities provide ample natural light, comfortable furniture, and a breakout area designed for relaxing and socializing. SME business owners also gain access to perks such as free coffee, printing facilities, fitness classes, and social events.
📍 Location Full venue list here - WeWork Few such places: 16 Great Chapel Street, Soho - Open from 9am-6pm, 5 Merchant Square, Paddington - Open from 9am-6pm, New Kings Beam House, South Bank - Open from 9am-6pm 💷 Prices ➡ Pay as you go: Starting from £25 a day. ➡ Meeting Rooms: Starting at £10 a seat by the hour. ➡ Basic Membership: Work from over 180 locations: £135 per month (incl VAT) for 5 months. (£179 a month thereafter) ➡ Plus Membership: Work from over 500 locations: £269 per month (incl VAT) for up to 5 months. (£359 a month thereafter)
2. Second Home
With a reputation for being fashionable and cool, it is located in the East End and also in Holland Park. The space is designed to be creative and inspirational, with a garden of plants and trees right at the center of their co-working areas. The company also hosts mega-events, inspirational speakers, and cultural workshops within its spaces. 📍 Location Spitalfields: 68-80 Hanbury Street - Open 24 Hours, London Fields, 125-127 Mare St - Open 8am-10pm, Clerkenwell Green, 45-47 Clerkenwell Green - Open 8am-10pm, Holland Park, 47-49 Princes Place - Open 8am-10pm Also locations in Lisbon and Los Angeles 💷 Prices ➡ Flex Studio Membership: From £650+VAT per month (per member) - Choose a private office that works around your team. Add unlimited members every day. Great for businesses looking for flexibility. ➡ Studio Membership: From £650+VAT per month (per member) - A private office ideal for teams of all sizes ➡ Resident Membership: From £575+VAT per month (per member) - A permanent desk to call your own. Ideal for individuals and small teams. ➡ Day Pass Bundle: x1 (£35), x5 (£150+VAT) & x10 (£250+VAT) - Only pay for what you use. A bundle of day passes to the hotdesk. Valid for 3 months. ➡ Studio Day Pass: £50+VAT per person per day ( Minimum 3 person booking) - For Teams. A private office to call your own. Website: https://secondhome.io/ *pic is from Second Home website
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3. The Office Group
The Office Group sets itself apart with stylish and minimalist designs in locations such as Waterloo, Kings Cross, and Old St. It has a cooperative atmosphere and is ideal for mentoring, networking, and collaborating with other business owners. It also features a variety of small and large meeting rooms with dynamic interiors and up-to-date technology for online meetings.
📍 Location Waterloo: Suit 1, The Concourse, London Waterloo station: Open from 8:30am - 6pm
Kings Cross: Eastside, Kings Cross station: Open from 8:30am - 6pm
Old Street: 256-260 Old Street: Open from 8:30am - 6pm 💷 Prices Private Office: £600 per month per person, 3-month minimum term.
Meeting Rooms: £38 per hour, per room,
Virtual Office: £85 per month, free post handling, access to over 350 meeting rooms, 3-month minimum term, add-on services available. Website: https://www.theofficegroup.com/
4. Impact Hub
Impact Hub always tends to be an excellent option for those who want a great co-working space in London. Apart from the excellent environment Impact Hub offers, you can also access events, mentoring programmes, collaboration opportunities, and even have access to international networks with professionals that share a common goal of social transformation. 📍 Location Located 3 min walk from Kings Cross: Open from 8am - 8pm 💷 Prices Hot Desks: £90 a month for 30 hours, £140 a month for 50 hours, £260 a month for 100 hours
Team Desk: £430 a month per desk (5 minimum)
Fixed Desks: £430 a month
Day Pass: £28 for 1 Day
Website: Impact Hub
This s a great option for SME owners that regularly share a creative and culturally diverse space. With locations in Shoreditch and White City, it features an extensive array of facilities that encourages growth and innovation. Learning from your peers is the running theme with frequent talks and networking events.
London Hubs are open from 8:30am-6pm. They also have hubs in Manchester and Dublin.
Prices for the London Oxford Circus Hub:
Studio Office: £900+VAT per person per month
Hot Desking: £500+VAT per person per month
Day Passes: £35 pre-paid available in packs of 5,20,50 and 100.
Prices for the White City Hub
Studio Office: £595+VAT per person per month. Your own private workspace
Hot Desking: £325+VAT per person per month. Full access to the hotdesking zone as often as you’d like.
Light: £230+VAT per person per month. Perfect for flexibility with 10 days of the month to use. Website: https://www.huckletree.com/
*pic from the Culture Trip website
'This is a multinational provider of serviced offices, co-working spaces, business lounges, virtual offices, meeting rooms, and video teleconference services'. They have customisable office rentals by the hour, day, or as long as your need at 4,000 locations worldwide. From ergonomic furniture to support services and access to a global network of business lounges. Regus is part of the holding company of IWG plc (for "International Workplace Group").
Global options. Website: https://www.regus.com/en-gb
Oxford Circus Hub - Open 24 Hours
Permanent Desk: From £389 per person per month
Coworking Membership: From £109 per month
Day Coworking: From £59 per day
Moorgate Hub - Open 24 Hours7.
Permanent Desk: From £459 per person per month
Coworking Membership: From £109 per month
Day Coworking: From £69 per day
Vauxhall Hub - Open 24 Hours
Permanent Desk: From £189 per person per month
Coworking Membership: From £109 per month
Day Coworking: From £29 per day
Regus and Spaces are part of the IWG Network group. Their locations have a cool and energetic community to them with a unique entrepreneurial spirit.
25 Space locations between Oxford Street to Reading with 85 meeting rooms. Opening hours 8:30am - 6pm.
💷 Prices Office rentals from £189 per person per month Coworking memberships from £255 pp pm with Dedicated Desk options Virtual Office from £195 pp pm Website: https://www.spacesworks.com/
It's a coworking and meeting room booking platform.
'With our hospitality partners, we’ve opened up workspaces in hotels and other venues, so you can enjoy a work lifestyle like no other.' This is a membership to use multiple venues and locations. Find a desk or meeting room, book the space in the app, and then time up. It's quick and efficient. AndCo.Life also runs workshops, masterclasses, and networking events.
Choose over 400+ locations across London including Covent Garden, Hammersmith, and Wandsworth.
2 Day pass: £5 for 2 days of access
Monthly Pass: £20 per month with unlimited bookings
Team Membership: Contact the team. Discounted rates They have a free 14 day trial.
'It's more than just office space in West London. They provide a professional environment for businesses to thrive and a community for teams to flourish'.
Locations in White City and Chiswick Park as well as international spaces such as the US, Canada, and Spain. London offices are open 24 hours.
Hot Desk: From £280+VAT per month
Dedicated Desk: From £480+VAT per month
Community Membership: From £160+VAT per month
10. HomeWork WorkSpace
Coworking space in South West London. It's desks, meeting rooms, cafes, and studios. I personally recommend this company if you're based in the SW. They have workshops, masterclasses, and networking events.
*pic from maps99.com
~Locations in Putney, Southfields, Fulham and Wandsworth. Open from 7am-7pm
Pay-as-you-go desks: Starting from £5 an hour or £25 a day
Flexi Passes: 5 Day Pass = £108, 10 Day Pass = £204, 15 Day Pass = £270
Dedicated Desks: Putney = £299 a month, Southfields, Fulham & Wandsworth = £339 a month.
Meeting Rooms start from £24 an hour for 4 people
Why choose them, they say: 'Everything we do helps our members live well, work well, do well, through truly sustainable and supportive environments designed around them.' From no hidden costs, to creating your own workspace from their in-house design team to fast Wif-fi, this is also a good option.
5 Locations across London including Borough, Fulham and Liverpool Street
Opening Times between 8am-8pm for all locations.
Private Office: From £450+VAT
Day Pass: From £40+VAT
Weekend Pass: From £35+VAT
Dedicated Desk: From £399+VAt
Hot Desk: From £299 +VAT
12. Hubble HQ
Hubble is a global marketplace for hybrid workspaces. 'Any type of workspace for every type of work'.
Global group. Search the locations on the website. London specifically has over 1000 + locations.
Wide range of pricing, starting with Hot Desking from £58 per month to private offices.
13. Work & Play
This company's goal was to create a coworking space in Finsbury Park where you can balance work and play without changing venues. Membership offers plenty of extras including free Friday Night Drinks, events plus discounts.
A coworking space in Finsbury Park opens from 8:30am-8:30pm on weekdays.
One Day Pass: £35+VAT
30 Day Unlimited Pass: £350+VAT
Dedicated Desk: £450+VAT per month
(Pic from spacemade.co)
'They create bespoke co-working spaces in city centers and suburbs across the UK. Each location has its own brand, identity, and feel to suit its local market and community. They are the only operator to brand, design, and operate every single location individually. Their aim is to reshape and modernise the shared workspace world and create high-quality, hassle-free, fully flexible coworking hubs for individuals.'
Locations across London, Leeds, and Birmingham. All spaces are open for 24 Hours but day passes are limited to 9am-5pm.
Common Ground, Wimbledon Village:
Hot Desking: Starting from £89 a month for 5 Days
Hot desking Day Pass: £25 a day
Day Pass for a Private Office: £35/desk per day
Riley Studios, Archway:
Hot Desking: Starting from £99 a month for 5 Days
Hot desking Day Pass: £25 a day
Day Pass for a Private Office: £35/desk per day
15. Fora Space
'For those who understand the workspace is not just a commodity, but a place for forward-thinking businesses to thrive. Fora workspaces provide an elevated experience for businesses of all sizes.' They have event venues to book and full-rounded well-being amenities. Fora have a full range of venue, spaces, and locations to cater to all types of needs. You'll receive 5-star concierge services, kitchens stocked with complimentary tea, coffee, and snacks to luxurious showers.
Locations across London including Soho, Shoreditch, and Borough.
Open 24 Hours
Prices upon enquiry.
16. Soho House
I think we all know Soho House but actually, you don't need to be a Soho House member to join Soho Works. Soho Works is designed for businesses and creative thinkers where you can book your coworking, meeting, and event spaces.
Locations in Soho and Shoreditch as well as international cities such as New York and Los Angeles. Opening time from 7:30am.
Hot Desk Membership: From £200 per month for Soho House members and from £400 per month for non-members.
Private Desk: From £600 per month
Your own office: From £4,500 per month
They also offer a reduced rate price for After Hours (from 5pm on weekdays, all weekends and bank holidays)
* Soho Works by Ruth Costello
17. Market Peckham
'Use of the whole building, for the price of a desk. Our carefully considered mix of professional, cultural and social spaces creates a unique working environment and supports a balanced working lifestyle. We have a variety of desk and communal spaces throughout the building that are suited to different moods and styles of working.' This also provides a roof garden, indoor market, and live music.
Located in Peckham. Open from 8:30am - midnight Monday-Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Hot Desking: £180 per month, £90 per month for 7 days access
Fixed Desk: £250 per month
18. Work Life
'At Work.Life, we believe workspaces should be about so much more than just theday-to-day. Your team need a space to collaborate, socialise, and get inspired.
That’s why we create smart, sustainable, truly sensational workspaces, designed to boost productivity and build happier, more engaged teams. 91% confirmed they’re happier since joining Work.Life.'
Coworking in London, Reading and Manchester.
London: Barbican, Camden, Farringdon, Hammersmith, Bermondsey, Liverpool Street, Old Street, Holborn, Fitzrovia, Soho
Flex - pay-as-you-go coworking 8:30am - 8:30pm daily access Access to all locations with 25% discount on meeting rooms. From £6 + VAT / hour in London. One-off sign up fee of £25 Unlimited option - pay monthly with unlimited access.
24/7 access with 50% discount on meeting rooms. No sign up fee. From £350 + VAT/ per month in London. Outside London is from £200 + VAT per month.
'This is a global community for women and careers. Connecting smart-minded women through digital and physical spaces, driving change for women in business.' As seen in Bloomberg, Forbes, and Glamour, they hold loads of events, classes, and even a hair salon. The entrance feels like a secret door that you could easily miss but once you enter it opens up to multiple floors with lots of space including a rooftop terrace.
This London club is based in the heart of Mayfair. They have reciprocal clubs as part of their member's benefits to enjoy. The clubs you can visit are: Alma in Stockholm, Capital Club in Dubai, The Refinery in Hong Kong, House in Luxembourg, 1880 in Singapore, Quorum Club in New Delhi and Brodyland in Budapest.
Annual Club Memberships is £1,650 + £300 registration fee.
Digital Membership is from £8.33 per month that offers a free toolkit to connect with the community, attend live events, and take one of their Academy courses.
In conclusion, the co-working spaces mentioned above offer a great atmosphere, supporting and inspiring SME owners, professional individuals, and entrepreneurs with optimal working conditions, meeting rooms, and access to like-minded communities with opportunities for collaborative work. Whether it's WeWork, Second Home, The Office Group, Impact Hub, or HUCKLETREE, these co-working spaces go above and beyond to create a positive environment for their users. Make your choice and experience the productivity, creativity, and convenience that come with using a quality co-working space in London.
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