If you’re fed up of working from home, aren’t quite ready to head back into the office or are looking to embark on your own business venture, a co-working space may just be for you.
London boasts some of the coolest co-working spots in the world, from stylish interiors courtesy of Uncommon to working sky high up at the Shard. We’ve rounded up 11 of our favourites.
Kindred, the west London members’ club, is built on a foundation of community spirit. Despite being a members’ club, the powerhouse company is dedicated to bringing people together, through both work and play, and their co-working space is fused together through a desire to connect through skills and ideas, eating and sharing.
Whether you’re self employed, freelance or are looking for an alternative to working from home while your office is closed for the foreseeable, grab yourself a membership and become part of the close-knit community. Running until 31st July, you can get a membership for £1,200, or going forward the annual membership fee is £1,680, plus £60 for co-working add ons.
Location: Bradmore House, Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith, W6 9BW
Boasting co-working locations around the world, with several in London, Second Home helps to provide its members with quirky areas perfect for hot desking. Interiors wise, each location is bold, bursting with bright colours and foliage fuelled areas.
There are several membership and payment options available depending on what suits your working life and needs.
Location: Spitalfields, Holland Park, Clerkenwell Green and London Fields
If you’re fed up of your living room interiors or can’t face another day curled up in bed while you attempt to WTH, Uncommon boasts some of the best and on-trend interiors and co-working spaces that won’t be able to resist but snap a photo for your ‘gram.
Boasting four locations across London, the team behind the workspace have designed with its members in mind, from supportive chairs and standing desks, to calm curated scents wafting through the building to help boost your productivity. There’s options for day passes, weekend passes, hot desking or private offices.
Location: Borough, Highbury & Islington, Fulham and Liverpool Street
Built with creative thinkers in mind, Soho Works boasts several memberships to suit yours and your businesses needs. The spaces are beautifully curated with natural colours and areas flooded with natural light. Expect everything from private phone booths to break-out spaces, bookable meeting rooms to lockable storage areas.
Location: Shoreditch, Redchurch Street and White City
Dedicated to helping you achieve your business goals, Huckletree is a co-working group with four locations over London. We love the PUBLIC Hall, a co-working space powered by Huckletree, and is their first GovTech focused workspace. It’s a space that’s devoted to bringing together and helping startups, investors and innovators transforming public services. Meanwhile their bold decorated Huckletree West location helps to inspire productivity through its creative spaces and their no-tech Meditation Yurt is a must visit for when you need a break from typing all day.
It’s a space that’s devoted to bringing together and helping startups, investors and innovators transforming public services.
East Londoners, mix up your working from home situ and head to The Fisheries, a purpose-built space putting hospitality at the centre of co-working. With east London’s arty neighbourhood in mind, the space is home to quirky vintage pieces from hanging wicker lobster pots to telephone boxes that have been painted in the classic red for members to take private calls undisturbed.
Community is at the centre of the space, with communal desks, private desks and offices on each floor.
Location: 1 Mentmore Terrace, Hackney, E8 3PN
If you’re a sucker for houseplants and foliage adorn walls, The Greenhouse is the co-working space for you. Their venues are abrim with the green goods, hence why it’s been aptly named. And the best part? It’s affordable. You can book in for a hot desking membership, allowing you up to 20 hours a month on site for just £175, or opt for a house membership and have your own space, storage and unlimited access to meeting rooms.
Location: Various locations
WeWork doesn’t always get the best of press, but they do boast great work spaces for both businesses and freelancers. There’s a very much work hard, play harder kind of vibe thanks to the beer and Prosecco on tap, and if you’re missing the buzz of office life it’s a great alternative to being stuck in your box sized flat. With locations dotted all over the city it’s perfect for any business goer.
Location: Various Locations
The Office Group at the Shard
Switch your low-lit, basement floor WFH set-up and head over to The Office Group at the Shard for the co-working space with the best views over London. In terms of work set-up, the work spaces are stylish, modern and boasts great private meeting rooms, available to book out too.
It’s slightly more on the pricier side but the soaring views over London is definitely worth it.
Location: Floor 24/25, 32 London Bridge Street, SE1 9SG
De Beauvoir Block
De Beauvoir Block is made up of 33 workspaces, all in varying sizes, and is designed to help encourage, help and support those in the creative industry. From a private outdoor courtyard, perfect for al-desko lunches and outside working, to bookable meeting rooms, there’s a space for all, no matter your preferences or needs. There’s also a range of memberships on offer too.
Location: 92-96 De Beauvoir Road, N1 4EN
How can you sign an office lease for five years when you don’t know how big or small your business will be in that time? That’s why James Layfield, founder of Central Working, drew up the space. Central Working is a co-working business that aims to bring people together and helps to introduce you to companies that’ll help you achieve your business goals.