What a year it has been. From freelancers in need of hot desks to established companies looking for private offices, we’ve found new homes for hundreds of businesses in 2017.
And said clients certainly weren’t lacking in choice. Over the course of this year alone, we’ve added almost 30,000 new desks to our platform; so whether our clients’ priorities lay in investor networks and event spaces or beer on tap and beanbags, we had all bases covered.
But the big question is: which spaces have our audience been lusting after the most?
To find out, we’ve scoured the data and put together this list of our top ten most viewed listings this year – and the results have highlighted some interesting trends. Though the spaces are by no means similar, there are some parallels to be drawn amongst them: notably in terms of their location and…lighting?
The first is not surprising: by far the most popular location amongst our top ten was the Moorgate/Shoreditch area; which was to be expected given the proliferation of startups in East London in the past couple of years. The second, however, was slightly less obvious. Our audience were looking for specifically bright, green spaces.
We think we know why – and the reason isn’t purely aesthetic. A well-lit, colourful office full of plants has been hailed as a catalyst for productivity, and just a glance at the photographs below and it’s evident that offices are increasingly taking this into account.
What’s clear to see is that the spaces featured here aren’t just premises, rather tools in perfecting the way that businesses function, create and evolve. People want offices that they want to spend time in, that make them want to go to work…where people clock-watch at home instead. So without further ado, here’s our round-up of the ten most popular spaces on the HubbleHQ platform this year: enjoy!
Topping this prestigious list is The Dock: the stunning, industrial-styled home to some of the UK’s most exciting tech, marketing and gaming startups. Located in the heart of Tobacco Dock’s vaults, this office space is as much a historical legacy as it is a hub of rich and diverse businesses. As well as benefitting from its superb amenities and fantastic location by Tower Bridge, members also have access to an exciting events programme encompassing everything from development sessions to fitness classes.
It’s not hard to see why The Dock was this year’s most viewed space on HubbleHQ. Take it a step further and book a viewing today.
The flexible workspace provider Airspace rank at a mighty second in our top ten. This comes as no surprise either – with their hot desks, fixed desks and private offices satisfying such a huge range of criteria. Airspace’s philosophy is that affordability should not mean a compromise on design or service – no mean feat in super-central London. But by some miracle they’ve achieved it: offering cool, high-quality workspace at reasonable prices just a minute’s walk from Tottenham Court Road station.
As if that weren’t enough, you can take your pets. And there’s free beer. Need we go on? Nab your space now.
On the podium at number 3 is 25 Finsbury Circus. Located in one of the most sought-after parts of town, this top-notch space is another provider of all office types, making it an excellent choice for a variety of different businesses. This has resulted in a diverse and exciting community that spans the building’s four floors, comprising companies in media, tech and professional services. It’s also just been newly-decorated, which is never a bad thing.
At number 4 is this bold and bright option in the heart of trendy Shoreditch. Aside from its location and design, another of Workhouse One’s greatest assets is the wealth of contacts and knowledge it offers its members through a thriving community and comprehensive investor network. On top of this, it’s also serviced: taking heaps of hassle away from the running of the office.
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Huckletree – Alphabeta appears on our list in a highly respectable 5th position. Offering both desks and offices, this space places a huge emphasis on modern design – understandable, given that Huckletree is full of fearless, creative tech types. In their own words:
“If you’re incredibly ambitious, want to grow quickly, have the modesty to admit you’ll need the support of others combined with the conviction that you’re going to be win, and you’re not a d*ck… We’re probably the place for you.”
Think you fit the bill? Hot/fixed desks and private offices available here.
If the guy pictured above epitomises how you’d like to feel at work, then perhaps our number 6 is your kind of office. Located in the Hoxton area, Accelerator London is home to over 30 high-growth tech startups, who last year alone raised £8.8m in funding and £9.1m in revenue. Not bad, huh? Accelerator also hosts regular events, varying from workshops and masterclasses to yoga and massage sessions – to ensure you also remember to decelerate from time to time.
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Uncommon by name, uncommon by nature. At number 7 is the incredibly popular Islington edition of the workspace that takes everything you thought an office was – and throws it out the window. What’s unique about UNCOMMON is the way they’ve created an environment that targets all the senses…the lighting, the soundtrack and even the scent are designed to get the best out of you. They’re also so passionate about greenery that they even use its scientific name: biophilia.
Join the calm, creative vibes by booking a viewing here.
Offering hot desks from just £49/month in the heart of Old Street bring the well-equipped yet affordable Work Hub MadeSimple into our top ten. This light and spacious office offers desk space, meeting rooms, breakout areas, quiet zones and a fully-stocked kitchen – including beer and wine on a Friday. Nice.
Check out the hottest of the hot desks at this link.
At number 9 on the list is Edspace: a community and co-working space for people transforming education. Inspirational surroundings combine with a packed events programme to provide a fun, dynamic community. What’s more, subsidised desk prices make this space a good 30% cheaper than the average Tech City work space! A worthy member of the top ten.
Want in? Hot/fixed desks available here.
Finishing our list is Finsbury Business Centre, yet another fan of the flora and the hustle and bustle of an E postcode. This family-run, friendly business centre in the heart of buzzing Clerkenwell comprises 60 individual units, which are all newly decorated before occupation – and for those rare yet glorious days when the sun shines in London, there’s also a roof terrace where you can while away your lunch hour amidst spectacular views of the city.
Like that idea? Find your new office here.
So, there you have it – the round-up of this year’s most viewed office spaces in London. Watch this space to find out what we anticipate the newest trends to be in 2018! Because if it’s anything like last year, we can’t wait.