The 7 Best Shared Office Spaces in London

The coworking scene has flourished in recent years, and here in London we’re spoilt for choice. Check out our roundup of our favourite spaces below

Collaboration and flexibility. Two traits essential for any business, large or small, to survive and thrive in today’s market.

With flexible contracts and the opportunity to meet plenty of like-minded individuals, it’s no wonder that the coworking scene has flourished in recent years.

Here in London, we’re particularly spoilt for choice. Whether you’re after the full works with WeWork, or a cocktails-meets-hotdesking at Canova Hall, there really is something for everyone. Take a look at our top seven picks below, or fill in this form now to find your ideal match.

The seven best shared office spaces in London are: WeWork (Mansion House office), Canova Hall, SOHO WORKS, Huckletree (Shoreditch office), LABS The Atrium, Uncommon (Highbury and Islington office) and Ministry of Startups (Shoreditch office).

1. WeWork, Mansion House

WeWork Mansion House

Legendary WeWork perks plus a great location makes this office truly one of a kind 

No shared office spaces list would be complete without giving WeWork a mention. They have over 20 locations in London, and plenty worldwide, too.

Their Mansion House building is really something. Five sunlit floors, views of St. Paul’s and the trademark WeWork decor and perks (craft on draft, anyone?). A central location with tons of character, you’d be hard pushed to find a nicer spot.

Perks 24/7 access, networking events, craft beer on tap, dog friendly.

Price Hotdesk for £400 per month.

Nearest station Mansion House, Cannon Street.

2. Canova Hall, Brixton

Canova Hall Brixton

Any work space that sells pizza gets a thumbs up from us 

A great step up for cafe and homeworkers, Brixton’s Canova Hall is a shared office space with a difference. Hotdesking by day, cocktailing by night: pay per day, per week or per month for a seat in their public bar area.

Perks Unlimited wifi and printing facilities, as well as unlimited coffee and tea.

Price £10 per day, £25 per week or £50 per month.

Nearest station Brixton underground, Brixton Station.

3. Huckletree, Shoreditch

Huckletree Shoreditch

Huckletree have made it their mission to craft ‘a community for the curious’ 

This Shoreditch office (located on Finsbury Square) is one of two Huckletree locations. Don’t let the playful design fool you: Huckletree are serious about business, and about making sure you meet all the right people to build yours.

Their team come from some of the world’s best lifestyle, tech and startup brands, and they’re always on hand to offer advice and support.

Perks Yoga and meditation, basketball and squash courts, weekly members-only events and breakfasts.

Price Hotdesk for £350 per month (‘lighter’ memberships also available).

Nearest station Moorgate, Liverpool Street.

4. SOHO WORKS, Shoreditch

SOHO Works Shoreditch

When Soho House and Co. turned their attention to coworking spaces, they didn’t mess around 

Located in East London’s iconic Tea Building, SOHO WORKS was designed with creative types in mind. With their trademark stripped-back, mid-century design and plenty of plants and sunlight, this office oozes cool. Yes, it’s pricey – but the perks are great. Soho House members can enjoy mates rates, too.

Perks Library, one-to-one advice from industry experts, access to Soho Works spaces worldwide, workshop with 3D printer.

Price Hotdesk for £400 per month.

Nearest station Shoreditch High Street, Liverpool Street.

5. LABS The Atrium, Camden

LABS the Atrium Camden

Perfect for foodies, The Atrium sits just off one of London’s biggest food markets 

Situated just off the bustle of the Stables Market in Camden is The Atrium from LABS; an ultra-modern shared office space with plenty of rooftop break-out spaces. A huge cafe which often hosts talks (including TED Talks), and was even the set of a recent Maltesers advert.

Perks Fresh fruit and biscuits, yoga and spinning classes, access to LABS events.

Price Hotdesk from £300 per month.

Nearest station Camden Town, Chalk Farm Road.

6. Uncommon, Highbury and Islington

Uncommon Higbury and Islington

Stocked kitchen and dog friendly? Okay, where do we sign up…

A stone’s throw away from both King’s Cross and Shoreditch (okay, quite a big throw…) this is a very well-located office at a great price. Striking that ‘cosy but open’ balance is tough, but Uncommon have it sussed. They’ve thought of everything: from perfect ergonomics to outdoor spaces and plenty of plant life.

Perks Well-stocked kitchenette, dog friendly, evening BBQ and drinks events.

Price Hotdesk from £199 per month.

Nearest station Holloway Road, Drayton Park, Highbury and Islington.

7. Ministry of Startups, Shoreditch

MInistry of Startups Shoreditch

“We’re real, we’re honest, we’re not perfect – but we definitely know what startups actually need from a coworking space” – Ministry of Startups 

Last but certainly not least, no coworking round-up would be complete without a Ministry of Startups space. By their own admission, their offices don’t come with the flashy perks of WeWork etc – but that’s really their USP. They offer affordable spaces for startups and individuals in eclectic, friendly offices.

4 Elder Street in Shoreditch is their first building, spanning four floors not far from Liverpool Street Station.

Perks Great price, even better atmosphere.

Price Fixed desk for £205 per month (hotdesking not available at this office).

Nearest station Shoreditch High Street, Liverpool Street.

At the very least, this article should’ve given you major office envy! So if you’re ready to look into a shared office space for you or your team, let us help you out. Simply fill in this short form with your basic requirements to find your dream space.

And, for further reading, check out our bumper guide to starting a business in 2021. As well as helping you choose the right office space, it contains tips for securing funding, designing your website, and promoting your new business online.

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