One of the best places in London to base your office? Devonshire Square in Bishopsgate. Here’s why…
Devonshire Square in three words
Community, convenient and adaptable.
What it’s like to work there—in a nutshell
Even though it’s in the middle of everything, it still feels like a small, local community.
The benefits of working in Devonshire Square
Devonshire Square sits in the sweet spot between Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Liverpool Street—some of the most creative, exciting neighbourhoods in the city, which means there are plenty of opportunities to make the most of their networking and social scenes.
Saying that, it’s not like you have to go into different areas for a great night out. Devonshire Square has its very own buzz, with a variety of restaurants and bars that take you from dinner to dancing in no time.
And if the team wants to restore a bit of balance, it’s no sweat (well, actually it’s lots of sweat.) The Bishopsgate postcode seems to attract gym brands from all over (eg: Virgin Active, 1Rebel, DW Fitness First) so there are loads of places to workout nearby.
The best places in Devonshire Square for team lunch
It’s Friday and you’re flagging—today calls for a curry. Where to go? Just a short walk from your office, you’ll find Cinnamon Kitchen in all its glory. Lots of space for big teams, a varied menu with delicious veggie/vegan options and chefs that deliver a vibrant take on Indian food.
Patty & Bun
Messy burgers with damn good sides. That’s it.
Planet Organic is technically a supermarket, but don’t hit the tills until you’ve made a bee-line for their food counter. From super-fresh salads to nutrient-packed smoothies—grab some healthy take-out for a team that needs a little midday boost.
The best places near Devonshire Square for after-work drinks
Mac & Wild
Mac & Wild takes a little slice of Scotland and places it right on your Devonshire Square doorstep. Expect over 200 variations of whisky, Scottish-inspired bar snacks and even a virtual shooting range. Let’s just say, it’s not your typical bar.
Just off Devonshire Square, you have Devonshire Row, a tiny little lane that’s home to The Bull, a traditional London pub that’s popular with the locals. Good drinks and a good crowd—consider this your go-to.
As office alchemists, you can see why the name caught our attention. However, there’s a lot more to The Alchemist than its introduction. Every drink has been designed to add a little bit of theatre to your night out, from colour-changing cocktails to bubbling beakers of boozy delights. There’s also an augmented reality cocktail experience and a chance to create your own concoctions with The Alchemist’s resident mixologists.
The best places in Devonshire Square for team activities
Dabbers Social Bingo
The world once had us believe that bingo wasn’t cool, but thankfully, Dabbers took none of it. With comedians and great prizes, it’s a far cry from the game you were told about. So get a round in, take your seats and listen out for your numbers.
Don’t worry, it’s not what you think. Swingers is an indoor crazy golf phenomenon, that’s built for team activities. With four (yes, four) bars in the building, we’re not quite sure if it’s a golf course with a few places to drink, or a bar with 9 holes. Either way, your team will love it.
Drams in the Dark
It’s funny how being plunged into complete darkness could actually help to shine a light on whisky. Mac & Wild host regular whisky-tasting sessions with a twist—lead by whisky expert and author, Blair Bowman, the room gradually goes dark to heighten your other senses as you’re introduced to the flavour profiles of whiskies from all over the world.
Businesses based in Devonshire Square
Thanks to its great location, Devonshire Square is packed with successful businesses, like the corporate HQ for Equinox, data-analysts Cogent, and a strong community of business consultants. There are also plenty of coworking spaces around (including three WeWork locations) in the area, which means there’s a hive of great ideas, businesses, and talent calling Devonshire Square their home.
Offices in Devonshire Square
WeWork(s) Devonshire Square
With three addresses on the street (number 8,9 and 10) we wonder if it’ll eventually change to ‘WeWork Square’. Whether you’re a small start-up, or a huge business looking for an all-inclusive, ready-to-roll space to call your own for a team of 100+ people, WeWork’s got you covered.
Second Home – Spitalfields
Second Home is an all-inclusive space, with no hidden fees, a great community and private offices for up to 140 people. It also happens to be in an iconic building with curved walls, and floor to ceiling windows flooding the space with natural light.
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Storey – 1 Finsbury Avenue
Storey offers flexible spaces, leases and layouts that fit around your business. If you want an open-plan space. You’ve got it. If your business calls for a sunken break-out space with in-built speakers and a projector screen, that’s no problem. Just set your spec and conjure up the office of your dreams.
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