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Coworking Spaces in London

14 Best Coworking Spaces in London for Freelancers and Start-ups

Be it a passionate entrepreneur or an experience starving freelancer, both of them are quite familiar with the term coworking space. Coworking spaces are renowned for providing high-end shared amenities, optimum resources along with a thoughtful place in desirable and convenient locations. 

Pandemic has coerced us all to go online and choose a hybrid work culture which many of us enjoyed for some time; however, most of the start-ups and freelancers are severely demanding a coworking space as they offer a smarter and more cost-effective way of operating as compared to the traditional options as well. 

Combining the advantages of café culture, traditional offices, and members’ clubs, these are the finest 14 coworking spaces in London for freelancers and start-ups. 

Mortimer House – Fitzrovia Coworking Space in London

Mortimer House - Fitzrovia Coworking Space in London
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Until its latest renovation, plaster mouldings, the marble mosaics, and terracotta ceilings of this seven-story unit had been hidden underneath unassuming office interiors. The New York’s architecture studio AvroKO has benevolently restored the fine details of Mortimer House’s Art Deco, transforming it into a London coworking area with an emphasis on hospitality and wellness.

Being the best for wellness fanatics, members of this elegant space can order ‘room service’ onto their desks, put their feet up in a Mad Men-style 5th-floor lounge, and take advantage of yoga and fitness classes. It even has a meditation chamber for those exceptionally stressful days. 

Amenities:

Studio & Gym, Community Programs, Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, Bike Storage, Meeting Room Access

Location:

37-41 Mortimer St, London W1T 3JH, United Kingdom

Contact:

membership@mortimerhouse.com

Ideal For:

Corporates, SME’s, Startups, Entrepreneurs

Social Handles:

https://www.facebook.com/mortimerhousebymaslows

https://www.instagram.com/mortimerhouse/

Pricing and Membership plans:

NA

Reviews :

Yael Roth: “I had a great experience at Mortimer House, particularly the Kitchen Table a cool meeting room decked out as a home kitchen. We had lunch whilst watch the French Open final a few weeks ago. The House Manager Katie was fabulous! Highly recommend it for meetings!”

Laura Chappell: “Mortimer House and it’s stunning interior located in the heart of Fitzrovia offers a range of work spaces, a beautiful gym, class studio, and meditation room along with a social members living room and den where delicious food and beverages are served with great service. It also has a range of meetings room, private dining options and the Loft & Gallery which can hold up to 120 people.”

Google Rating:

4.7/5 (26 Reviews)

The Office Group – Shard Coworking Space in London

The Office Group- Shard Coworking Space in London
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Having pioneered the concept of the shared workspace in Great Britain, since the launch in 2003, The Office Group currently has 33 coworking spaces in London. The most amazing location is the 24th and 25th floors of The Shard, owing to those views.

The members of The Office Group can utilize any of its sites, which soon will comprise hubs in Hammersmith’s Lyric Square and Waterloo Station, both commenced in Spring 2019. This place is best for all those who are in need of flexibility across London.

Amenities:

Lounge, Event Space, Phone Booths, Kitchen, Break-out Space

Location:

Floor 24/25, 32 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG

Contact:

spaces@theofficegroup.com

Ideal For:

Businesses, Startups, Entrepreneurs, Enterprises

Social Handles:

https://www.facebook.com/TheOfficeGroup

https://www.instagram.com/theofficegroup/

Pricing and Membership plans

Private Office: £ 1175/month

Meeting Rooms: £ 85/hour

Reviews :

NA

Google Rating:

NA

Forge & Co. Coworking Space in London

Forge & Co. Coworking Space in London
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Rightly said by Forge & Co-director Mr. Steve Beale, “Eating out at lunchtime is often where you have your best ideas as a team.” In today’s “always-on” spirit and culture, it becomes quite essential to get a change of atmosphere from that tiring working day.

This coworking space in London is apt for those who get too busy that they forget to eat. It encourages people to reclaim the lunch hour by providing nourishing salads, grilled meat, pasta, and delicious fish.

Amenities:

Community Events, High-speed Wi-Fi, Printers and Scanners, Lounge, Phone Booths

Location:

154-158 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6HU, United Kingdom

Contact:

reservations@forgeandco.co.uk

frontdesk@forgeandco.co.uk

Ideal For:

Corporates, SME’s, Entrepreneurs, Professionals

Social Handles:

https://www.facebook.com/forgeandco

https://www.instagram.com/forgeandco/

Pricing and Membership plans:

NA

Reviews :

Jas Singh: ” Nice coworking space, friendly staff on-hand to assist you and decent floor spaces ideal for companies and teams to meet and work. Also additionally they have a bar that also serves food. Good environment to work in!”

Quentin Nantois: “Great shared working space in the heart of Shoreditch. Lots of natural light on each floor and HUGE roof terrace for summer lunches and afterwork drinks. Most companies inside are from creative industries and it’s a laid-back, friendly atmosphere. Massive kudos to Nina and Martyn at the front desk who are super nice and helpful and make sure your office time is stress free. Location is top with lots of yummy food options in the vicinity for your lunch breaks.”

Google Rating:

3.9/5 (362 Reviews)

Work.Life -  Camden Coworking Space in London

Work.Life - Camden Coworking Space in London
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Situated right in the heart of Camden, one of the most renowned postcodes in London, this coworking space retains the finest environment for innovative freelancers, start-ups as well as bigger businesses. 

Work.Life offers an all-inclusive membership, comprising access to free meeting rooms, printing, private phone booths, and artisan coffee anytime, every day with all the exclusive amenities Work. Life is becoming the favourite of several people and will undoubtedly emerge as the best of all.

Amenities:

Private Phone Booths, Ninja-Fast Wi-Fi, Meeting Rooms, Networking Events, 24*7 accessibility

Location:

13 Hawley Cres, London NW1 8NP, United Kingdom

Contact:

hello@work.life

Ideal For:

Industrialists, professionals, Startups, Businesses

Social Handles:

https://www.facebook.com/workdotlife/

https://www.instagram.com/workdotlife/

Pricing and Membership plans:

Unlimited Hot Desking: £200/month

Dedicated Desks: £ 275/month

Private Offices: £ 350/month

Reviews :

Claudio Baldi: “Very beautiful Co-working space! I am working here as a Resident and I have everything I need to focus on my work. Meeting rooms, good internet connections, nap room and more. All the people at the reception are very lovely and they always help you and make you always happy especially Layla! I forgot Pizza on Thursday and a lot of activities after work!”

Cecile Dhour: “I joined work.life as I started my own business as Mindful Marketing Consultant and it is really worth it. The team is really friendly and the space is great to focus and be productive. I know that whenever I go, I get the work done!”

Google Rating:

4.4 /5 (91 Reviews)

The Office Group (TOG) – Borough High Street Coworking Space in London

The Office Group (TOG) - Borough High Street Coworking Space in London
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There are very few people who comprehend the importance of sustainability which is the most important thing right now. If you value sustainability, TOG – Borough High Street can be the perfect coworking space in London.

Trevillion and Architects Stiff have designed this amazing office with a beautiful and green roof garden, solar panels, and rainwater harvesting to improve sustainability.

Being in this office space, you will be not only benefiting yourself but also doing your best for the environment. The office is within a 2-minute walking distance from London Bridge station, an easy commute.

Amenities:

Gym, Phone Booths, Focus Booths, Lounge, Community Events, Terrace 

Location:

201 Borough High St, London SE1 1JA, United Kingdom

Contact:

spaces@theofficegroup.com

Ideal For:

Startups, freelancers, Entrepreneurs, Enterprises

Social Handles:

https://www.instagram.com/theofficegroup/

https://www.facebook.com/TheOfficeGroup

Pricing and Membership plans:

Private Office: £ 650/month

Coworking: £ 425/month

Reviews :

George Austin: “Great work venue, + love the public area on ground and the idea of having a pop-up Coffee cart onsite”

Zhihong Zhang: “Modern and trendy workspaces” 

Google Rating:

4.1 /5 (41 Reviews)

WeWork – Spitalfields Coworking Space in London

WeWork – Spitalfields Coworking Space in London
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Cool and chic are the two words that best describe the place WeWork. The best thing about this stunning coworking space is free beer. What could be any cooler than a happy hour drink with your peers after a tiring long week in the office? 

WeWork is leading the game when it’s about to offer cool coworking spaces. Their Spitalfields office has an exquisite modern glass structure along with natural light flooding across the office, and doesn’t forget the splendid views over the London skyline.

Amenities:

Pet Friendly, Event Spaces, High Speed Wi-Fi, Free Refreshments, Technical Services

Location:

10 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YP, United Kingdom

Contact:

NA

Ideal For:

Businesses, Startups, Freelancers, Professionals

Social Handles:

https://www.facebook.com/WeWork/

https://www.instagram.com/wework/

Pricing and Membership plans:

NA

Reviews :

Robert Lindberg: “Very helpful and supportive staff, meeting rooms and co working space are welcoming and very accessible. Thank you WeWork!” 

Navleen Gulati: “This is by far the best office I’ve worked in. The team at WeWork are incredibly helpful and thoughtful. A special shout out to Sariqa who always makes herself available to assist. So many great perks!” 

Google Rating:

4.4 /5 (60 Reviews)

Uncommon – Highbury & Islington Coworking Space in London

Uncommon – Highbury & Islington Coworking Space in London
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As the name suggests, UNCOMMON is one of the best coworking spaces in London. Ideally located between Highbury & Islington stations and Holloway Road, this modern and excellently designed coworking space retains all the amenities you could ever need.

Some of the amazing facilities offered are beyond standard Wi-Fi, and aromatic coffee makes it the coolest, most remarkable coworking space in London. Some other services like event spaces, phone booths, and cleaning services are also on the list of UNCOMMON.

Amenities:

Coffee Lounge, Meeting Rooms, Phone Booths, Outdoor Space, Pet Friendly

Location:

25 Horsell Rd, London N5 1XL, United Kingdom

Contact:

highbury@uncommon.co.uk

Ideal For:

Professionals, Corporates, SME’s, Entrepreneurs

Social Handles:

https://www.facebook.com/Uncommon/

https://www.instagram.com/uncommon_space/

Pricing and Membership plans:

Day Passes: £ 40/day

Hot Desk: £ 249 + VAT

Dedicated Desk: £ 349 + VAT

Reviews :

Andrea Gambadoro: “This is a quite beautiful office space. It has some common desks and private offices. It has also some telephone boots. The staff is helpful and professional. They offer a few services going from gym classes to offering free cupcakes or free breakfast once every two weeks. Furthermore being on a back street it is also very quiet nevertheless being fairly central.”

Sandra London: “Amazing space to go and get some work done. The soft music, plants and furniture give it a contemporary feel which is so calming and focussing.”

Google Rating:

4.4 /5 (45 Reviews)

Central Working Coworking Space in London

Central Working Coworking Space in London
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 One of the most stylish offices, Central Working, is recognized as a place where you can get your stuff done. It is a high-emerging coworking space that presently has 7 London bases, one of which is on Clerkenwell Road.

Collaboration plays a major role in productivity, and networking is an important factor of this space that they will provide you with your money back if you aren’t able to make a ‘meaningful bond’ in 30 days. What else could you possibly ask for? This place is best for start-ups expecting to meet like-minded people.  

Amenities:

High-speed Wi-Fi, Community Event, 24*7 Accessible, Meeting Rooms

Location:

13 Bayley St, London WC1B 3HD, United Kingdom

Contact:

hi@centralworking.com

Ideal For:

Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Startups, Professionals

Social Handles:

https://www.instagram.com/centralworking/

https://www.instagram.com/centralworking/

Pricing and Membership plans:

NA

Reviews :

Li Wei: “Fantastic location, really friendly and helpful staff. Facilities are good and convenient, and they offer very nice packages for members. Gail’s bakery is just outside so you’ll never get hungry. And, the most exciting thing is, as I wrote this comment on the hottest day in over three decades: we’ve got air conditioning here!”

Anne de Joly: “Great co-working space, I’m usually based in other central working spaces but I like this one as it is truly welcoming and really well-located. Staff here, especially Louise is always charming and helpful and makes you want to come back! Also the bakery attached to it is the icing on the cake!”

Google Rating:

4.9 /5 (117 Reviews)

Fora – Central Street Coworking Space in London

Fora - Central Street Coworking Space in London
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‘Fora,’ which is the plural of ‘forum,’ is inspired by the hospitality industry. The Clerkenwell location of this area is a collaboration between Studio RHE and Fora. It was the foremost ambitious program from the 20 London launches over 3 to 5 years.

According to the co-founder Enrico Sanna: “Our professional spaces and concierge service increase productivity and encourage collaboration.” Fora Central Street is the perfect place for all the jet setters who are looking for an upgrade from the hotel lobbies.  

Amenities:

Event Area, High Speed Wi-Fi, App Access, Meeting Rooms, Refreshments

Location:

71 Central St, London EC1V 8AB, United Kingdom

Contact:

NA

Ideal For:

Startups, Businesses, Industrialists, Freelancers

Social Handles:

https://www.facebook.com/ForaSpaces

https://www.instagram.com/fora_space/

Pricing and Membership plans:

Owned Office: £ 230/sq. ft.

 Owned Desk: £ 325/month

Open Desk: £ 250/month

Reviews :

Philip Bruner: “Excellent space and staff – focus on guest experience in a co-working environment makes a huge difference. After having been based in both a Regus and WeWork we recommend Fora.”

Sam Gregory: “A very unique and premium feeling work space, incredibly friendly and helpful concierge team, and the restaurant is really excellent.”

Google Rating:

4.6 /5 (77 Reviews)

De Beauvoir Block Coworking Space in London

De Beauvoir Block Coworking Space in London
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Ruled by the beautiful pastel pink and loaded with plants, De Beauvoir will certainly appeal to anyone looking for an office upgrade. This coworking space is a more relaxed option than several other shared London coworking spaces, with velvet sofas and cane chairs dotted across for casual meetings.

There is also a downstairs boardroom for all those important conference calls or meetings, along with a cafe for lunchtime stocked with rose-tinted teapots as well as tableware. It’s quite cheaper than some of central London’s coworking spaces. 

Amenities:

Free Refreshments, High Speed Wi-Fi, Event Spaces, Phone Booths

Location:

92-96 De Beauvoir Rd, London N1 4EN, United Kingdom

Contact:

info@debeauvoirblock.com

Ideal For:

Startups, Freelancers, Professionals, Businesses

Social Handles:

https://www.facebook.com/debeauvoirblock/

https://www.instagram.com/debeauvoirblock/

Pricing and Membership plans:

Café Membership: £ 125

Studio Membership: £ 250/month

Dedicated Membership: £ 500/month

Reviews :

Abi Ijasanmi: “I love this space to work. Great for meetings, open plan, nice cafe. There is parking too.”

Jonathan Randall: “Superb office space for creatives. Lovely working environment in the shared workspace and café”

Google Rating:

4.5 /5 (36 Reviews)

The Clubhouse – Mayfair Coworking Space in London  

The Clubhouse – Mayfair Coworking Space in London  
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If you are looking for plush and comfortable space so as to impress your clients and investors, The clubhouse is a unique business club that offers a yearly membership that enables access to all the other clubhouse locations, including Bank, Holborn, St. James’ Square.

It also provides incredible amenities, which involve a great events space, meeting rooms, complimentary coffee/refreshments, and printing. The one factor making the clubhouse the best coworking space in London is its magnificent ambience attracting numerous people. 

Amenities:

Lockers, Printers, Phone Booths, Dedicated Team, High Speed Wi-Fi, Refreshments

Location:

8 St James’s Square, St. James’s, London SW1Y 4JU, United Kingdom

Contact:

NA

Ideal For:

Businesses, Corporates, SME’s, Startups

Social Handles:

https://www.facebook.com/theclubhouselondon/

https://www.instagram.com/theclubhouselondon/

Pricing and Membership plans:

NA

Reviews :

Abdul Hakim: “Attended the Clubhouse for a business event – the event itself was great and they have a fantastic interactive room that we used as our Green room. The hospitality team were awesome – very helpful, super fast and efficient. It’s also very modern – slightly out of place, compared to near by buildings”

Rachel Grahame: “A professional, clean and handy place to host meetings when your office is low on space. The service is always high-quality and designed around your needs.” 

Google Rating:

4.7 /5 (57 Reviews)

Fora – Shoreditch Coworking Space in London

Fora – Shoreditch Coworking Space in London
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Located in the chic Arnold building, Fora – Shoreditch is beneficial from an outstanding location which is just a short walk from the Shoreditch High Street station. This coworking space is flooded with natural light, features a landscaped court and roof terraces, best for decompressing after a tiring day.

Meeting all the Fora’s usual standards, this eastern Street space provides the opportunity for tenants to acquire an extraordinary location at the intersection of the City and creative quarters.

Amenities:

Wellness Rooms, High Speed Wi-Fi, Community Events, Free Refreshments, 24*7 accessible.

Location:

21-33 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3EJ, United Kingdom

Contact:

NA

Ideal For:

Startups, Freelancers, Businesses, Professionals

Social Handles:

https://www.facebook.com/ForaSpaces

https://www.instagram.com/fora_space/

Pricing and Membership plans:

 Owned Desk: £ 575/month 

Owned Office: £ 875/month

Open Desk: £ 375/month

Reviews :

Maranda Pleasant: “Really great people! 24 hour work spaces with a focus on wellness. Professional. I love that the cofounder is a woman.”

Kaz Kato: “Hands down the nicest co-working space in the area!!.” 

Google Rating:

5 /5 (8 Reviews)

Makerversity Coworking Space in London

Makerversity Coworking Space in London
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Situated at the Somerset House, Makerversity is a London coworking space for makers, designers, and start-ups. It offers access to all of the machinery and tools such as 3D printers, CNC-cutters, etc., which you require to bring your innovative ideas to life.

Along with being nearby Somerset House Studios, this magnificent coworking space also offers residencies a curated pick of artists and makers. This space is best for all the hard-working makers who need access to machinery and stuff.  

Amenities:

Workshops, Events Areas, 24*7 access, Phone Booths, Printers and Scanners

Location:

Somerset House, Strand, West Goods Entrance, London WC2R 1LA, United Kingdom

Contact:

hello@makerversity.org

Ideal For:

Startups, freelancers, Entrepreneurs, Enterprises

Social Handles:

https://www.facebook.com/makerversity

https://www.instagram.com/makerversity/

Pricing and Membership plans:

NA

Reviews :

Matthew Ellis: “Cool place! If you are a creative just starting to explore the industry this is a fantastic place for you to get started, you have so much freedom to create anything you want in a kitted out workspace, working alongside other like minded people!” 

Nicholas Gentilli: “This is a great workspace, centrally located , fabulous opportunities for networking and making things too . Great chances to learn new stuff, entertain yourself at SH and progress. Thoroughly recommmended.”

Google Rating:

4.7 /5 (29 reviews)

The Ministry Coworking Space in London

The Ministry Coworking Space in London
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Music and media industry workers find themselves in south London at this Victorian printworks, inaugurated by the Ministry of Sound. Along with the usual desk spaces and meeting rooms, this coworking space provides a few extra facilities, such as an on-site recording studio as well as a beloved tequila bar in the ladies’ washroom.

Renovated by the local studio named Squire & Partners, The Ministry of Sound is all one needs as coworking space.

Amenities:

Gym, Superfast Wi-Fi, Breakout Spaces, 24-hour security, Phone Booths, Free Refreshments

Location:

79-81 Borough Rd, London SE1 1DN, United Kingdom

Contact:

NA

Ideal For:

Startups, freelancers, Entrepreneurs, Enterprises

Social Handles:

https://www.facebook.com/theministrySE1/

https://www.instagram.com/theministryse1/

Pricing and Membership plans:

NA

Reviews :

Sinead Clery: “Amazing co-working space with great amenities, makes coming to work everyday more enjoyable! All the staff are extremely attentive and friendly. Would highly recommend to anyone.”

Joel Gilgallon: “We’ve been based at The Ministry for the last couple of years and it’s a great space with wonderful staff. Would recommend for anyone, especially those working in the creative industries”

Google Rating:

4.6 /5 (161 reviews)

Conclusion

The above-mentioned list has been prepared while keeping everyone’s preference in mind. We are sure of the fact that you must have chosen a perfect coworking space in London for yourself out of these. 

So, what are you waiting for? 

Come on your marks and hit your favourite coworking space to give your work routine a boost. 

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