Office breakout space is hugely important for encouraging team members to leave the comfort (read “monotony”) of their desks in favour of collaboration, creativity and general mental well-being. Nowadays, breakout space can take the form of lounges, kitchen islands and even games rooms. It can also ingeniously extend above office floors to include awe-inducing rooftop terraces. If you’re bored of your desk view or dilapidated office couches, then check out these 10 London offices with some of the city’s best rooftops. They’ll take you from team catch-up to Friday drinks with class.
High-spec and super creative: Treehouse is perfect for startups and SMEs. Facilities include height-adjustable desks, meeting rooms, bike storage and 24/7 access. Get home in a jiffy with Barbican, Farringdon and Old Street stations ess than a 10 minute walk away–but why not stay for a few afterwork drinks on the landscaped roof terrace before you go?
Right on Shoreditch High Street, you’ll find three floors of coworking space with hand-crafted desks and enclosed studios (with a cafe and lounge on the ground floor to boot). Residents get exclusive access to a beautiful rooftop terrace for when they need a little escape in the heart of one of the city’s hippest areas.
Originally built for furniture manufacturing, the Black & White building features sky high ceilings and enviously big windows. Spread out across 4 floors, you’ll find 3 meeting rooms, designer workstations and tons of breakout space–plus not one but 5 roof terraces and a roof garden.
If it’s blue-sky thinking you’re after, then Netil 360 with its stunning city views is the perfect choice. Designed with freelancers in mind, this tranquil workspace provides meeting rooms, WiFi, charge stations and lockers–plus some wicked tunes and drinks when the sun goes down.*
*pug not included
Located by Tower Bridge and The City, The Dock is home to a diverse community of businesses and entrepreneurs. It offers an exciting events programme encompassing everything from networking events to yoga on the roof–in fact, The Dock’s rooftop bar Skylight covers an impressive three levels of a former car park.
You’ll never eat at your desk again. UNCOMMON is steps away from Borough Market and comes fully serviced with facilities like 24/7 access, meeting rooms, breakout space, event space and an on-site cafe. When the sun is out, take your lunch up to the roof terrace where you’ll be treated to skyline views.
This 16,000 sq ft, round-the-clock workspace is part of an international network of creatives and entrepreneurs. Located in East London’s iconic Tea Building, the space is beautifully designed and features meeting rooms, breakout areas and event space such as its rooftop terrace.
Great things come in small packages, like this cozy but super tasteful hub in Shoreditch. Furnished office suites are offered with 24/7 access to a kitchen, meeting rooms and (as promised) a welcoming roof deck.
This former music publishing house is located in the heart of Soho and its stunning space extends to the great outdoors thanks to a warm and friendly rooftop terrace. On a sunny day, you’ll be able to join freelancers and start-up teams in one of its outdoor lounge areas to take in some Vitamin D while on the clock.
DIG Space is the home of cutting-edge creative, digital and media start-ups with a penchant for collaboration. This flexible (dog-friendly) workspace is a short walk from Farringdon and Barbican stations and offers a wide range of amenities like bike storage, free of charge meeting rooms and of course a fantastic roof terrace used for events, client entertaining, community drinks, and more.