Over the past few years, the number of people opting to cycle to work has increased dramatically, and Londoners contribute significantly to these stats. Advocates of city cycling wax lyrical about the benefits – it gets you moving, is significantly cheaper than driving or public transport, and makes for a far cooler and less claustrophobic commute. Plus, with so many businesses partaking in the Cycle to Work scheme, getting on two wheels has never been easier – or more economical.
But it makes it even simpler if you work in an office that provides you with all the facilities to ensure you have an easy ride from start to finish. And many do; here are ten workspaces that are be-spoke (…) for cyclists, all providing bike storage, lockers, and showers:
Huckletree is full of innovative features, designed to encourage people and businesses to think boldly and grow quickly. One such feature is the incredible bike ramp pictured above, which heads all the way from the street into the building. This sums up what Huckletree does as a workspace – optimising everything they can to make you as efficient and productive at work as possible. Other benefits include a fantastic community of exciting startups, and regular events such as workshops, product feedback and user development sessions, and growth breakfasts.
One of London’s newest workspaces is due to open at the beginning of August and promises to take the coworking scene by storm. Already a huge hit in Asia, Campfire is a place for new businesses to flourish, and it has style and substance in equal measure. Campfire ensures that their members have all the business necessities such as fast internet, 24-hour access, and ample security – but they also make sure it’s all provided within contemporary surroundings with super modern furnishings.
This Fitzrovia workspace is one of the latest to join the popular Work.Life family. Their spaces offer all the office essentials, from ninja-fast Wifi to unlimited coffee, as well as a personable membership team who are dedicated to creating a tight-knit community of entrepreneurs. Their memberships include access to all of their locations, printing and meeting room credits, as well as fun perks such as free yoga and beer and pizza nights. And – of course – it’s ideal if you want to cycle to work, with secure bike storage.
With world-class design and fit-out, an extensive events programme and the opportunity to network and partner with others in the creative industries, The Ministry is the place for creative companies to be based in London, all set within a beautiful Victorian warehouse with top-notch facilities.
Paris Gardens is a huge, bright workspace three minutes from Southwark station, with capacity for teams of up to 35 people. SE1 is one of London’s most sought-after locations for workspace right now, and its location makes for a scenic ride from the South. It’s well-equipped and the facilities are high-quality, from the breakout space and meeting rooms to event space. It’s also pet-friendly – though getting your furry friend to work on the back of your bike might be tricky..!
As it stands, TOG have almost 30 workspaces in London, each boasting unique features, stunning designs and inviting surroundings. But for cyclists, Henry Wood House is up there with the best of them – it has loads of cycle storage, showers that are quite possibly better than your own at home, drying rooms and lockers. It’s also right next to Velorution, an urban cycling shop with one of the most eclectic collections of bikes in the world, just in case you need an update!
The green designs and abundance of plants inside all Second Home buildings hint that nature is an important element of their workspaces – so it makes sense that they have decided to optimise them for those choosing to take a more eco-friendly form of transport. As well as a smooth commute to work, members also enjoy access to their world-class cultural programme, member-only Be Better sessions and weekly wellness programme, plus a photography studio, in-house café, and a stunning outside courtyard.
Right in the heart of London’s thriving media capital is this stunning workspace from The Boutique Workplace Company – just off Oxford Street and a mere three-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road station. But if you want to avoid the chaos of the tubes and buses in this super central location, then this Soho Square office has all you need to arrive by bike. The space is also Grade II listed, with high ceilings, plenty of natural light, and air conditioning, and is completely unbranded so you can make it your own.
If you’re looking for a stylish and well-equipped workspace in the heart of Fitzrovia, where you’ll have ample opportunity to liaise and network with distinguished clients and fellow companies, then 14 Bedford Square could well be the place for you. As well as having bike-friendly facilities, this space boasts seven meeting rooms, beautiful breakout spaces, and a lovely roof terrace. What’s more, you can even get a 10% discount on listed prices through our exclusive HubbleHQ offer!