The 6 Best Co-working Spaces in London
London's impressive variety of co-working spaces make the city one of the most attractive destinations for start-ups, entrepreneurs, and freelancers. If you're only staying in London for a short while, the good news is that flexible contract structures are now the norm - so you can easily find an inspiring new work-base with few strings and minimum hassle. We've curated a list of the top 6 spots we recommend to our guests.
Soho Works is the ultimate workspace - housing a café, kitchen, phone booths, break-out spaces and meeting rooms. Not to mention their 3D printer, roof terrace, showers, studio, workshop and very own library. The space is designed to equip a single member or entire business; and while these perks don't come cheap, you definitely get what you pay for.
Pricing: A desk or sitting room is available for £400 a month, a desk with lockable storage is available for £550, and a secure space for teams of different sizes (called a study) is available from between £825 for one person to £6,500 for up to 10 people.
Location: 56 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ.
A 20 minute walk or 10 minute tube-journey from The Moorgate.
Amsterdam-born SPACES provides a creative working environment with a unique entrepreneurial ethos. These are a total of 11 SPACES in London, but the newest of the lot is situated centrally in the Moorgate neighbourhood. The location offers not one but nine whole floors to choose from, taking hot-desking to - quite literally - the next new level. Each floor is spacious and well-lit, offering a range of creative areas perfect for mind-mapping, meeting clients, or collaborating with new business partners.
Pricing: Co-working starts at £345 a month and private offices start at £600 per desk.
Closest Location: 30 Moorgate London, EC2R 6PJ United Kingdom; other locations nearby.
This nearby 'space' is only 3 minutes' walk from The Moorgate.
The quirky Huckletree has three London locations: Shoreditch, Clerkenwell, and White City. It offers beautifully curated workspaces for any business, big or small. The space focuses on well-being instead of overwhelming technology. Enjoy relaxing breakout areas, urban gardens for exploring and finding inspiration and finally free yoga, in-house massages, and a weekly Huckletree running club.
Pricing: Prices vary by location. Average prices are £250, £350 for unlimited membership, £450 for resident membership and £600 for studio membership.
Closest Location: Huckletree Shoreditch, 18 Finsbury Square, The Alphabeta Building, EC2A 1AH
A short 8 minute walk from The Moorgate.
With co-working spaces in Highbury & Islington, Borough and Fulham, Uncommon worked with 'sense experts' to select the music to match workers' moods - calm sounds in the quiet rooms and motivational music in the creative corners. Members benefit from a coffee lounge, showers, bike storage, phone booths, a "creative lab" for brainstorming, a rooftop terrace and an outdoor yoga facility.
Pricing: Varies by location; an average price of £299 a month for a hot desk, £399 for a dedicated desk and £650 for a private office. They also offer day-passes from £20/day and weekend passes from £35/month, offering ultimate flexibility.
Closest Location: 34-37 Liverpool Street, London EC2M 7PP, UK
8 minutes' walk from The Moorgate.
WeWork offices are spread across 38 London locations from Tower Bridge to Soho. WeWork offers chic workspaces with perks including unlimited coffee, beer, and fruit water.
Prices: Vary by location, but a standard hot desk is around £200 per month, a dedicated desk from £285 a month and a private office at £460 per month. You can also pick up a one-day free trial.
Closest Location: WeWork Moorgate, 1 Fore St Ave, London EC2Y 9D
2 minutes' walk from The Moorgate - isn't that ideal?