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Hubble’s Top 10 Office Spaces of 2018

Justin Wills
Justin Wills|Updated January 23rd 2019

At Hubble, we’re proud of being able to offer something for everyone, thanks to the dizzying amount of unique spaces with tons of personality on our platform.

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But we wanted to know which workspaces have been the most popular amongst our thousands of customers this year. So, we’ve looked at the data and analysed the top ten most visited office spaces on our site – discovering some interesting trends and themes along the way.

Firstly, the East London area dominates the top ten. Known as a tech hub and regularly compared to Silicon Valley, it’s common knowledge these days why East London is so great; the vibrant, creative atmosphere, likeminded people, and huge amount of great spaces are just a few reasons.

Secondly, it’s clear that people love a great community network and events programme. With the importance of wellness for productivity and the significance of networking, hosts are providing some superb facilities in this regard, such as high-profile guest speaker events, business mentoring, and daily exercise classes.

From an interior standpoint, contemporary and futuristic themes with subtle use of colour are most prevalent, with many maintaining a natural grounding thanks to impressive indoor plant features, and large windows allowing in plenty of natural sunlight. It clearly shows that the era of the ‘grey cubicle’ is long gone, and that hosts and tenants alike are aware of the benefits that a pleasant working environment brings.

People are expecting offices to be a one-stop-shop for every kind of activity, offering more than a place to work but rather somewhere where they can not only develop their career, but their life in general. In our opinion, this can only be a good thing, and long may it continue!

Find out more below as we put the magnifying glass over your top ten favourite offices on Hubble.

1. Mindspace: Shoreditch, EC2A

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It’s no surprise to us that this space came in at number one this year – it’s a really strong all-rounder. The interior is simply stunning, featuring on-trend antique furnishing (hand-picked from local flea markets), ergonomic office furniture, and excellent community engagement – bundled in one all-inclusive fee. It’s perfect for regular travellers too, as membership includes free access to Mindspace‘s locations across the world – from Tel Aviv to San Fransisco.

Sign up to our most popular office of the year with this fantastic exclusive offer – 30% off the first 3 months’ rent on private offices here.

2. Airspace: Soho, W1D

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If you’re getting a bit of déjà vu right now, here’s why: this workspace took the number 2 spot last year! Is its consistent popularity really surprising? Airspace Soho benefits from a low starting price, stellar tailored events and cultural programme, a bespoke green interior, and some great social facilities. And its roof terrace/outdoor area access, combined with a free beer tap? Match made in heaven. It is super central, too, being only a minute from Tottenham Court Road station.

Want to join this vibrant community? More info here.

3. 25 Finsbury Circus, EC2M

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Another same-spot repeat from our 2017 round-up, 25 Finsbury Circus has been so popular that last year’s variety of desk types is no more; however, if you’re looking for private offices, you absolutely can’t go wrong here. A desirable location in the heart of the City, full business facilities including super-fast internet, free coffee and much more, all housed in a period building. Oozing with character, this space facilitates 2 to 12-person companies. It’s the perfect environment for businesses looking to upscale, or for those who want some more leg room.

Hannah’s wordplay from last year is too good to change, so if you’re interested…join the circus now.

4. UNCOMMON: Highbury & Islington, N5

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“Office space is no longer just about considering what a company can afford but also what it needs in order to flourish.”

Wise words from UNCOMMON, whose North London branch came in at number four. Its blend of business and leisure facilities, combined with a fun events calendar shows that it clearly lives by its principles, making it the perfect place to work and play. For the nature lovers and explorers, if the abundance of indoor plants doesn’t scratch the itch, then the office’s close proximity to Highbury Fields certainly will. UNCOMMON Highbury & Islington is pet-friendly also, making it a great combination. Dog owners…you’re picturing it now, aren’t you?

Arrange a viewing now in only a few clicks, and kick off your 2019 in a fresh and inspiring environment.

5. Work Hub MadeSimple – Old Street, N1

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Our fifth most popular office in 2018 was this bright, central, and modern location, with a super low starting price of £49 pp/month. Membership here includes access to an outdoor terrace, meeting rooms, breakout space, kitchen, and more. Tailored membership plans can also be arranged, meaning that no matter your workflow, you’ll always have a base in London which suits your needs. For downtime, take advantage of free unlimited tea and coffee – and on Fridays, free beer!

Read more here and join this welcoming community of small businesses.

6. The Dock, E1W

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The Dock is a Grade 1 Listed warehouse in Shadwell, only ten minutes away from Tower Bridge. This building boasts an extensive historical timeline; today, it’s a hive of business activity, housing exciting startups across the tech, gaming and marketing industries. It’s ideal for filling up the social calendar, too; aside from being close to many excellent amenities, membership gives you access to a comprehensive events programme, encompassing everything from fitness classes to development sessions.

Offices of all types are currently available, with a little sweetener for those looking for a private office – discover more here.

7. Workhouse One, EC2A

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In the heart of Shoreditch is this colourful space minutes from a number of central tube stations, giving you great access to the whole of London. Workhouse’s focus on networking and business development has led to the creation of a thriving community, making it a great place for ticking goals off of your business bucket list. It’s also serviced, allowing you to focus on running your business (made easier thanks to the full business facilities). There are some great additional facilities too, such as a lovely roof terrace (pictured), bike storage, and showers.

The flexible contract arrangement means there are no tie-ins, but Hubble are offering one month FREE if you sign up to one of their spaces for three months.

8. Build Studios (South Bank), SE1

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If you’re at (or near) the start of your entrepreneurial journey in the ‘built environment’ industry, Build Studios are here to help. Aside from providing a cool, contemporary South Bank workspace, this sector-specific workspace was set up to help young companies thrive in the industry through mentoring and regular networking events. Despite being startup-oriented, you will have access to facilities which rival the best corporate offerings, such as boardrooms and meeting rooms fit for large groups.

Jump into their network of likeminded business owners by arranging a viewing today.

9. RocketSpace, N1

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If you’re a post-seeded tech startup with an MVP, RocketSpace want you to join them in their futuristic workspace, located right next to Angel tube station (it’s literally next door). This space benefits from a multitude of excellent features such as competitive pricing, free weekly tech workshops (and other events), a forward-thinking interior with ergonomic furniture, and trendy social spaces. There’s even a relaxation room – complete with hammocks and a star-laden ceiling. RocketSpace’s effectiveness in business development is proven by their alumni, kickstarting huge companies such as Spotify and Uber.

Join this vibrant tech ecosystem and arrange a viewing here.

10. Second Home: Spitalfields, E1

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The importance of wellness when it comes to doing your best work is well-proven. It’s no wonder, then, that Second Home: Spitalfields made it onto our list. The thousands of indoor plants, trees (yes, trees), unique use of colour, and flood of natural light makes this the perfect environment to inspire and foster creativity. A plethora of events including cultural and wellness programmes are held in a 100-person auditorium, which has hosted the likes of Stella McCartney and Sadiq Khan. Furthermore, we’ve secured an exclusive discount – 10% off your first three months of membership, and a roundtable breakfast with the community focused on your business.

Read more about this fascinating space here.

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