Freelancers, startups and entrepreneurs are flocking across London to coworking spaces, why? They provide flexible and low-cost office space while giving people the opportunity to interact with a community of like-minded freelancers, entrepreneurs and startups.
Put shortly they’re not just trendy offices anymore but a vital and unique part of the London’s startup and freelance eco-system. With this in mind, we decided to put together a list of co-working spaces in London with descriptions, reviews, websites and interesting bits of information. Hopefully, this helps you to find a great space to work! Comment at the bottom if we’ve missed anyone or you think we should add something in!
One of London’s original, biggest and well-known co-working and startup spaces, Campus has an active community of entrepreneurs, and there’s always something going on in the events space. The coffee shop below ground is also a great place to hang out generally or between meetings. You would be renting desks or space from Techhub in Campus, who run Google’s co-working in London.
4-5 Bonhill St, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4BX
Flex – £425 plus VAT, per year, per person – 20 hours of access a week, flexible desk
Resident – £275-300 plus VAT, per month, per person – Unlimited access, fixed desk
From what we’ve seen of their spaces and the fact the CEO used to build up luxury airport lounges, you can expect all the amenities and more, and likely a higher price.
(City) 4 Crown Place, EC2A 4BT
(Bloomsbury) 11 – 13 Bayley Street, London, WC1B 3HD
(Shoreditech) 6 – 8 Bonhill Street, EC2A 4BX (Next door to campus, for coffee)
(Whitechapel) 68 – 69 Mile End Road, E14TT
(Farringdon) St John’s Square, 86- 88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M 5RJ (Check out Ember bar during the day Farringdon tube, for a good place to relax between meets or take meets, it’s usually quiet and good.)
Unknown and finding out. Would expect a higher price as spaces are pretty awesome and they seem to be team focused. Feel free to comment below if you know.
Apart from a very cool name, Headspace is well known for being a great place to base yourself at, they have pretty epic sound systems, kitchens and free bars, oh and also a very good workspace and meeting room setup. Farringdon is also a good base, if you want to be close to central London but also within quick reach to Old St aka London Startup Central, and no we’re not calling it Silicon Roundabout because that’s a stupid name! Their Marylebone location is also good if you’re based out west.
(Farringdon) 19-21 Hatton Garden, EC1N 8BA
(Marylebone) 3-6 Kenrick Place, Marylebone, London, W1U 6HD
Co/lab – £400 per person + VAT, 24/7 access, use of all amenities, dedicated desk and rolling contract
Private Office – £2,000 – 10,500 + VAT – 4-18 people, 24/7 access, flexible terms, use of all amenities and air con if global warming affects London this summer
Private Floor – Not listed but you get your own kitchen, dedicated meeting room and of air conditioning! If you’ve been overly funded and have an ego problem this is for you, failing that legitimately if your scaling and need space!
Founded in 2010, IW has grown to be one the premier communities for entrepreneurs in London and across the country. They have access to a solid network of investors and work with a series of in-house accelerator programs including Accelerator Academy, Sirius and Growth Accelerator. The location in East London has good facilities and is inside the old fish market, good access to central and east.
1 E Poultry Avenue, London, EC1A 9PT
Hot Desking – £150 plus VAT per month – Up to 10 days a month, access to 1-hour free meeting room each day, storage and excellent wifi
Semi-Permanent – £250 plus VAT per month – Access Monday to Friday from 8 am, the above and use of the online community listing service
The Hive – £350 plus VAT per month – Permanent desk area, 24/7 access, mentorship and investment access/advice, registered address service, private hive kitchen access
With 11k+ members, impact hub has rapidly grown to become one of the biggest co-working/startup hubs globally. In London they have multiple locations, are known for good events and next gen office environments. Overall of the people we know at Impact hubs in London and abroad, the response is very positive and often is mentioned a good work and play atmosphere, when you let someone drag you out of the office and away from fundraising occasionally.
(Islington) 5 Torrens Street, 4th Floor, London, EC1V 1NQ
(Kings Cross) 34b York Way, King’s Cross, London, N1 9AB
(Westminster) 1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4TE
(Brixton) Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London, SW9 8PQ
Each location has a range of pricing structures, so in the interests of not writing an entire page, here’s the pricing and membership detail links for their Islington, Kings Cross, Westminster and Brixton locations.
Mainyard has a great atmosphere for work, there is literally someone always running about. It’s a large open plan co-working space, so if you like the hustle and bustle it’s a good choice for you. What’s really nice is that you can take a free test drive of the space for a day before making a decision. We’ve had several meets and worked out of here for a couple of days before, the atmosphere is great for productivity unless your easily distracted.
90 Wallis Road, London, E9 5LN
£200 per month – 24-hour access, dedicated desk, free meeting room use.
Huckletree is a cross between a playground and a co-working space with a lot of breakout areas and according to the grapevine, a lot of random teas. If you’re looking for a solid work environment but a bit quirkier, this is for you.
(Clerkenwell) 87 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London
(Shoreditech) Alphabeta Building, 18 Finsbury Square, London
Dedicated Desk – From £200 a month, all amenities include in one package.
Offices – Clerkenwell from £650 a month, Shoreditch from £600 a month
Second Home gets pretty much the fastest internet you’ll find anywhere at 2gb download. It also boasts good facilities and some beautifully designed spaces. One of the most interesting things about Second Home is they focus on creating a highly curated and diverse membership, which means conversation will probably never get boring!
68 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5JL
Roaming membership – £350 per person, monthly – 24-hour access to a chilled out workspace area, use of overnight lockers and full facilities use included, you can also register your office here.
Studio Membership – £650 per person monthly – discounts for teams available, desks in the sound-proofed studio, sounds cool, 24/7 access.
All members get access 24/7, 365 to the space, use of 2gb internet, showers, meetings rooms, lots of printing, scanning, free coffee/tea and access to community events.
Heavily curated membership and mainly focused on scaling tech companies, you really can’t argue with 13,000 sqft and a 120-person event room, basically its big. Good for working in a bustling office and also for quiet spaces for focus time, so good for most people.
10 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AF
Premium Membership – £499per month, free access to meeting rooms, many desks, use of events space, 24-hour access, showers and coffee. (We’re guessing they have more options for dedicated space if you get in touch.)
The loft is actually one of the lower floors, it’s a pretty open space, and aside from having a few accelerators and VC’s in-house, it has a beautiful view of the docks/ pub round the back, everyone goes to after work. It’s cool vibe and good environment.
International House, 1 St Katharine’s Way, London, E1W 1UN
Standard – £349 plus VAT per month – Desk, six meeting rooms access, eight skype pods, com and breakout areas, shower rooms and bike storage.
Likely one of the best spaces all round that we know of, maybe not as cutting edge workspace regarding facilities as some others but it has a good community, and the pricing is unbelievably cheap, perfect for a startup or a lean scaling company!
We do ask if anybody from the Ministry is reading this, please take the annoying auto-play music off the home-page, UX 101.
4 Elder Street, London, E1 6BT
17 Blossom St, London E1 6PL
Desk spaces £135-185 monthly Elder St, £185 Blossom Street – Dedicated desk, free use of meeting rooms, 100mb internet, 24/7 access, storage space and lockers.
Pretty cool workspace and very reasonable pricing, unfortunately, it seems to have no fixed desk option that we could find, but if you’re up for hot desking, it’s a good space, solution and community.
31a Corsham Street, London, N1 6DR
Evening – £45 per month – Access every evening, access to mentors
Part-time – £50 per month – 5 days per month, access to mentors
Full-time – £200 per month – 24/7, 365 access, access to mentors
Based in Shoredtih, Soho works has 16,000ft of space and is aimed at startups and individuals mainly in the creative industry. It has a pretty great selection of services including tech support, postal address options, decent meeting rooms, phone booths, events and 200 pages of free printing a month, for a full list of benefits click here. The one thing we really love about this place is you can buy meal packages monthly.
UNIT 4.07 (4th floor), The Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JJ
Sitting Room – from £350 – monthly hot desk membership
Share Desk – from £525 – fixed desk monthly with secure storage
Study – from £745 – secure monthly area for between 1-10 people
Night Owl – from £200 – nighttime hot desk membership monthly
Day Lark – £50 – daily hot desking per visit
Meal Options (We added this as its big plus versus other locations)
Breakfast – £75 per month – Any coffee/tea and any two of: Toast, Porridge, pastry, cereal
Lunch – £125 per month – Two of: Quiche, Soup, Sandwich, Salad
Breakfast and Lunch – £175 per month – Both the above every day
Elevenses – £60 per month – Any coffee/tea and a brownie, pastry or muffin
The Works – £200 per month – Elevenses, breakfast and lunch
Set in the heart of the west end, Spaceworks has a pretty iconic London building with an extremely modern interior. There focused on small/medium companies and individuals. They also have a pretty awesome business club, to use when meeting clients or partners.
Mappin House, 4 Winsley Street, London, W1W 8HF
Business Club – From £345 a month – Access to hot-desking, meeting spaces, and coffee
Office – From £800 a month – they have private spaces from a few meters to 100’s of meters available, you have 24/7 access and access to the business club.
Meeting Rooms – From £240 per half day – The rooms come with A/V setup, refreshments, the usual… If you have a board, this may be useful, if they pay for it!
We covered Techhub (TH) in the Campus entry earlier as part of Google Campus, but they also have a second location in London. TH is one of the best-known co-working spaces for early stage companies, probably because of Mike Butcher but it’s also a pretty cool, well thought out and well-priced place to work in the middle of London’s startup hub.
Resident (Available at both locations) – £275-300 plus VAT per month, per person – 24/7 access, fixed desk, you can get access for you as an individual or for up to 5 people.
Team (Only available at Rope maker location) – £8.5 – 10.5 plus VAT per month, per person – Your own private space within TH, for teams of 4 or up.
20 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9AR
(Campus Location) 4-5 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4BX (If you check the campus entry near the top, theirs also flex option membership for hot desking at the Bonhill location.)
As they say on their homepage, the Hatch is designed for startups who are scaling. The space seems pretty competitive to most; we couldn’t find out much more. We’re guessing since it’s a very focused audience demo, it will have an active and relevant community to you if your company is growing.
37 Heneage St, London E1 5LJ, UK
No listed. Any idea? Feel free to comment, and we’ll add it!
We know the docks well, and they are a pretty awesome and historic place to work. It’s a little outside the usual startup zone, closer to the bankers in Canary Wharf than you might like but it’s an epic community and work environment. Mass Challenge London is also based there, so expect a lot of startups.
The Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SF
Workstation – £250 per month, plus VAT – Fixed Desk, Kitchen and WIFI use, also need a 1-month deposit (Ironically theirs a 1-month minimum, which really goes without saying.)
Meeting Rooms – £30-50 per hour – Standard, Large and Seminar rooms available, catering at extra cost can be provided
It’s a fairly new co-working hub, focused primarily on bringing together corporates and startups involved in the travel industry. They have about 30 desks, so pretty small, but often the best hubs/communities are small and niche!
6th Floor, 2 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2RR
Standard – £400 plus VAT per month, per desk – Everything included, you should probably be a travel startup, and you get access to a pretty epic panoramic events space at a discounted price.
One of the older co-working spaces started in 2009 as a social enterprise with a focus on fostering/housing technology focused and creative companies. They have four buildings across London if you include Traveltech, we really like the multiple event spaces/sizes for these guys. They also have a lot of internal events, so if you’re looking to integrate into the community fast/ never leave the office it seems pretty good! Finally, they offer flats if you want to be close to the office and always in an entrepreneurial hub, nice to see someone offering a living solution at what seems a fairly decent price.
(Shoreditch) 239 Old Street, London, EC1V 9EY
(Hackney Wick) 60 Dace Road, London E3 2NQ
(Shoreditch) 13-19 Bevenden St, London N1 6AA
Not listed, you’ll need to get in touch, as a social enterprise we would guess fair but still London. If you know, please comment below.
They have three locations across London and apparently some pretty epic coffee selection if you’re trying to avoid Red Bull. They’re a daily workspace, so you come in day to day. The aim is to provide an upgraded coffee shop for meets and work. It’s perfect if you’re visiting London, for meetings or for getting the team out for the day. You can book a mix of private and public spaces.
(Central London) 4 Noel Street, London, W1F 8GB
(Central London) 7 Upper St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2H 9DL
(East London) 61-67 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HW
With over 50,000 members, a lot of locations and options for hot desking, dedicated desk and private offices, WeWork offers a pretty flexible and good co-working environment across locations. As a member, you’ll get access to workspaces, conference rooms, intranet, partner and internal discounts also weekly events.
Hot Desking/ Membership – We could only find American pricing for these types, so you’ll need to contact the relevant location. Or comment below if we’ve missed it or you know!
(Chancery Lane) 14 Gray’s Inn Road, London – Desks from £450 a month, offices from £735 a month
(Moorgate) 1 Fore Street, London – Desks from £425 per month, offices from £725 a month
(Old Street) 18-21 Corsham Street, London – Desks from £400 a month, offices from £740 a month
(Aldgate Tower) Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman Street, London – Desks from £325 a month, offices from £660 a month
(Spitalfields) 1 Primrose Street, London – Desks from £450 a month, offices from £750 a month
(South Bank) 22 Upper Ground, London – Desks from £500 a month, offices from £750 a month
(Soho London) 2 Sheraton St, London – Offices from £1000 per month
(Devonshire Square) 9 Devonshire Square, London – Desks from £325 a month, offices from £600 per month
(Soho) Sheraton House, 16 Great Chapel St, London – Desks from £800 a month, offices from £975 per month (so you might as well get an office)
(Paddington) 2 Eastbourne Terrace, London – Offices from £850 a month
@Workhubs is a nice blend between an excellent coffee shop and decent workspace. Broadband is as you would expect: fast, tea and coffee are free, there’s also a developed community within the hub. Given the mix of daily and monthly packages, it’s pretty flexible if you’re passing through London or need a semi/ permanent base.
105a Euston Street, London, NW1 2EW
1 Day – £10 (Plus VAT)
5 Days – £40 (Plus VAT)
Ten days – £70 (Plus VAT)
Lite – £80 (Monthly, Plus VAT – 24 hours a month, tea, coffee, internet, 1-hour meeting room time and access to partner deals.)
Standard – £150 (Monthly, Plus VAT – 48 hours a month, 2 hours meeting room time and the above.)
UnLtd – £300 (Monthly, Plus VAT – Unlimited hours, 3 hours meeting room time and the above.)
There’s a co-working space in North London did you say? Yes, there is! Green House is focused on startups and small businesses, with three locations across London, mostly in the north.
49 Green Lanes, London, N16
(Seven Sisters) Gaunson House, Markfield Road, London, N15 4QQ
(Coming Soon) E9 Studio
Daily Hot desking – £12 per day
Hot Desk – £120 per month, per person – 20 hours per week, discounts on café, wellbeing calluses and event spaces
Dedicated Desk – £250 per month, per person – 24/7 access to one permanent desk with secure storage, 4 hours free meeting room time, and the ability to host an event once a year
Shared Desk – £350 per month, up to two people – One dedicated desk shared between two people, all of the above benefits of a dedicated desk.
Cooks yard is a small co-working space with 16 desks, if you want something at a good price with a tight community, it might be the place for you.
88 Mile End Road, London, E1 4UN
Monthly Rate – £220 per desk
Weekly Rate – £80 per desk
Daily Rate – £25 per desk
If you book for three months, the monthly rate is £180, and for 12 months it’s £160. They also have Hot Desking options, get in touch for these.
Run by the same people as Cooks Yard, Winkley Street is another small co-working, and it has a seemingly awesome balcony. Not much info on the smaller places but we really like the idea of the strong communities they must create.
7 Winkley Street, London, E2 6PY
Monthly Rate – £250
Weekly Rate – £80
Daily Rate – £25
If you book for three months, monthly goes down to £215, for six months it goes down to £195.
Coworking Spaces will be added soon
Rentadesk – Bloomsbury House
The Office Group
White Bear Yard
Net.Works. – Islington
Small Works – Victoria
Impact Hub King’s Cross
Techspace – Old St. Underwood St.
Interchange – Atrium
Bathtub to Boardroom – City
Collective Temperance Hospital
The Doughnut Factory – The Collective Elevator
Collective Base KX
The Den – The Collective Elevator
Hideaway Work Space
Club Row Collective
West One Working
Winkley Street Studio
Work Pad – Lexington Street
The Third Door
The Piano Club
Rentadesk – Artist House
Hampstead Design Hub
East One Studios
Exchange at Sommerseth House
Bathtub to Boardroom – East
The Brew – Victoria House
The Soho Collective
Prices and details were correct at the time of entry; they may change, so don’t be mad at us!