As the hottest London summer for decades goes on a little while longer, we thought it would be a good idea to produce a list of some of the best offices to enjoy the summer sun. Not only are they great for breaking out, but also for relaxing and having after-work drinks or a spot of lunch.
Having a fresh air space to take your work to can make all the difference to your team and work/life balance, so here are some of the best spots right now with outdoor gardens or rooftops.
Previously a bank and nightclub, the building revels in high ceilings and wooden floors offering up lots of space. But perhaps most uniquely is its social hub-like character which includes a roof terrace and striking urban vista – perfect for a spot of sunbathing or a quiet work chat.
The latest venture from the world famous Ministry of Sound group has just opened in Elephant & Castle. The beautiful outdoor garden, perfect for a sultry summer’s night, will be the haunt of many an after work drink or perhaps a networking session with the unique mix of creatives the private members club grants admission to.
This brand new addition to the London skyline boasts a 10-storey glazed atrium with a number of huge roof terraces and onsite cafe. This could be a great location to entertain new clients which offer unobstructed and dramatic views of the river, London Bridge and the rest of the iconic skyline. Watch out for those sunsets!
Finsbury Business Centre touts itself as a family-run business centre. The green, biophilic touches are prominent throughout the building. A terrace garden offers views of the buzzing creative hub, Clerkenwell. This is an immensely popular location to enjoy some of the Allpress Coffee that is dispensed in the newly refurbished cafe.
A now legendary centre for creativity and arts in the culturally booming Peckham, Levels boasts private studios, workshop spaces and market areas. It’s indoor/outdoor bar area is perfect for mixing entrepreneurialism and hedonism. Daytime meetings can turn into night time debauchery – perhaps the best of both.
Keyboards & Dreams is one of the most searched for spaces on Hubble with outdoor space. The office has been lovingly restored from an 80s industrial building into a hive of creativity. The outdoor terrace here offers plenty of fresh air to enjoy after picking up some of the famed local street food.
Another hugely popular space where the rooftop terrace can double up as an impressive event space for your business. With unparalleled views of the Shard and the ever popular Southbank monuments, this could be an ideal spot to impress potential clients and keep your team motivated.
It does what it says on the tin – you get an Old Street Yard, a beautiful courtyard in one of the most sought after areas in London – Shoreditch. It is right in front of Old Street Roundabout with fashionable bars and dining spots on the doorstep and has lots of outdoor space to graze in the sun or pitch up on the grass with a book at lunchtime.
Is there a classier outdoor office space in London than this? We can’t be sure. Grosvenor Street is one of London’s most prestigious for international headquarters. This private terrace is where the elite convenes to discuss business while soaking up the sun. Rent includes the use of the communal courtyard for two annual functions.
Members share 1,000 square feet of this arty and rustic space, which has direct access to this large mature park-like garden. Cliff Road Studios is perfect for a fun, laid-back atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of central London life, although only 9 minutes from Caledonian road. The garden is perfect for meetings and there is, of course, permission for BBQs in the summer.