London has been named the fifth most expensive city in the world for coworking space, with whopping average rents reported at £695 per desk per month. These numbers would suggest that you’re more likely to spot a unicorn in Hyde Park than being able to find cheap London office space. But here’s the good news: budget-conscious entrepreneurs, freelancers and businesses can still pick up a coworking desk in some of the city’s hottest areas for as little as £65 per month.
To help you locate the most affordable coworking desks near you, we’ve created a handy map that features the cheapest spaces by London tube stations.
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Here are 10 underground stations with some of the best bang-for-your-buck coworking spaces nearby:
Catering to startups, freelancers and not-for-profits, this community centre has all the basics to run your business or project plus extras like bike storage and an on-site cafe with refreshments.
Barbican: Innovation Warehouse, £150 pp/month
A coworking space for digital tech startups, Innovation Warehouse is the workspace of choice if you want access to a dynamic community plus top-notch startup support programs and events.
Earl’s Court: The Workary Brompton, £95 pp/month
This cosy and creative space is perfect for entrepreneurial freelancers and early-stage startups. Membership includes 1 free hour of meeting room access per week plus invites to monthly networking events.
King’s Cross St. Pancras: Ark Coworking, £150 pp/month
In the heart of King’s Cross, vibrant and pet-friendly Ark offers 24/7 access, meeting rooms, lockers and event space.
Old Street: V22 Shoreditch, £150 pp/month
V22 Shoreditch is part of one of London’s most thriving creative communities. This earth-conscious coworking space features an on-site office manager to take care of the little things plus 24/7 access, a private showroom, event space and reception.
Oxford Circus: The Hub on Oxford Street, £200 pp/month
The Hub covers all your basics, with meeting rooms, printing facilities and coffee offered (coffee’s a basic, right?). Nice-to-haves include event space, monthly talks and 24/7 access.
Sloane Square: The Workary Chelsea, £65 pp/month
With coffee and biscuits on tap to fuel your brainstorms, this second Workary location is in the heart of hip Chelsea and part of a wider community of entrepreneurs and creatives.
St. Paul’s: G.O.D. Village, £150 pp/month
Nestled in Farringdon–East London’s Tech City–this unique workspace offers great amenities plus financial, consulting and marketing support to help you in your day-to-day.
Tottenham Court Road: Airspace Soho, £150 pp/month
Firm believers that you shouldn’t have to compromise design for affordability, Airspace Soho is in a fantastic location and comes serviced. Enjoy breakout space, meeting rooms, reception and event space.
Tower Gateway: Collabor8. Space, £199/month
This converted warehouse is also a short walk to Aldgate East and Tower Hill stations. Facilities include a kitchen, bike storage and showers.