It’s estimated that there are now over 120 co-working spaces in London, with new offices opening all the time. Here we take a look at some of our favourites to have opened their doors in 2016.
Techspace Aldgate East – opened August 2016
Techspace have recently opened a giant seven-floor space with 500+ workstations in Aldgate East to add to their property portfolio. What sets Techspace apart is the ‘enterprise membership’, which offers self-contained floors to later-stage companies – allowing for personalised branding and exclusive use of meeting rooms and a kitchen.
Enterprise memberships start from £350 per month per desk.
Work.Life London Fields – opened August 2016
Fancy getting out of the centre to work somewhere a bit more green? Well, Work.Life – the company that brought us Work.Life Camden – has just opened their second co-working space, located in the vibrant and creative area of London Fields. With 180 work spaces dedicated to freelancers, start-ups and small businesses, beyond the standard WiFi and coffee, the space offers free yoga classes, art exhibitions and a photo studio.
Prices start from £3.50 per hour and £250 for unlimited hot-desking per month.
Today Studios – opened June 2016
Today is located in the heart of Hackney, just a short walk from Hackney Central Station. Purpose-built and purpose-designed, it’s a workspace dedicated to creatives. Quirky features include meeting spaces with magnetic walls, a cafe that spills out into a courtyard for outdoor meetings and a presentation area complete with projector and audio-visual facilities.
Solo desks start from £350 per month with the first month currently free to new members.
WeWork Old Street – opened July 2016
Part of the massive WeWork global workspace empire, this latest edition in Old Street has an industrial feel with bare concrete walls, graffiti art and skylights. Expect all business amenities to be covered including high-speed WiFi, conference rooms, private phone booths, unique break out areas, printing, coffee, cleaning – and it’s dog-friendly too. Typical members are entrepreneurs with early-stage ideas.
Dedicated desks start from £400 with private offices from £750 per month.
Central Parade – opened July 2016
Meanwhile Space – a pioneering social enterprise – has just converted a rundown office block in Walthamstow into a large co-working space for creatives, with maker studios and a bakery cafe to boot. This mixed-use creative hub is still very much a work in progress, but looks set to reinvigorate the area.
Prices start from £100 for a hot-desk and £580 for a studio space per month.
mi-HUB – opened August 2016
London’s first co-working space dedicated to assisting immigrant entrepreneurs. The brainchild of Brazilian-British entrepreneur Rapael dos Santos, this recent opening is located in Aldgate East. Hosting 150 workers, facilities include a kitchen, shower room, boardroom, break out areas and a large balcony. There’s also an event space and meeting rooms. mi-HUB even offers a business training course called the Business Accelerator Programme to help kick-start your business, taking place over six months.
Prices start from £99 for a hot-desk and £348 for a permanent desk per month.