2019 was a big year. Our office alchemists placed a business in a new office every three hours—that’s thousands of happy Londoners now working in a space that matches their business’ needs.
And they certainly weren’t lacking in choice… In 2019 we added a whopping 124,851 new desks to our platform. And for the first time ever, we listed managed and leased office spaces, making HubbleHQ the only place where businesses can easily find and compare all types of workspaces in one single, easy-to-use platform (or let our wonderful advisors do it for them).
But we wanted to find out which offices were the most popular with Hubblers last year. So, we’ve scoured our data to uncover the workspaces with the top views on our site, and discovered some interesting themes along the way…
East London remained the most searched for area on our platform—with over 15,167 searches in the Old Street area alone. This is unsurprising given its reputation as ‘Tech City’ and one of the trendiest districts in London. And why wouldn’t you want to set up base here? With everything you could possibly need on your doorstep, excellent transport links, networking opportunities, and a range of amazing eateries—it’s an ideal location (particularly for foodies).
We’ve also done some digging to find out what the most searched for facilities were in the past year, and we can reveal that WiFi topped the list, closely followed by searches for meeting rooms. Suggesting that alongside all the bonus facilities increasingly popular with businesses, from beer taps to pet-friendly policies, the fundamentals of having WiFi and available meeting rooms remain a top priority.
Interestingly, we saw an enormous 36% increase in people searching for childcare facilities, despite the fact that only 1.1% of office space providers in London can accommodate this high-in-demand feature. There are more working parents now than ever before, and people are looking for flexible childcare to support their work-life balance. Will we see a surge in office space providers offering childcare facilities in 2020…? You heard it here first.
We don’t want to give anything else away before you start guessing which workspaces came in top 10. So, without further ado… drum roll please…
1. Mindspace: Shoreditch
In the top spot for the second year running is Mindspace: Shoreditch! Why does this office keep winning HubbleHQ’s popularity contest? Perhaps it’s the chic interior and inspiring art installations that grabs people’s attention. Or maybe it’s the extensive list of facilities and extras that give Mindspace the edge. They have on-site bike storage, showers, weekly yoga sessions and more. Find out more in this exclusive interview with Luke Trusselle, the City Lead for Mindspace London.
Being a member also means you get access to any Mindspace office around the world—we’re talking DC, San Francisco, Berlin, Tel Aviv and more—think of it like a coworking passport!
There is currently no availability for this space because it is so popular, but if you’re looking for something similar, get in touch with one of our tenant advisors on +44 20 3868 6470.
2. One Heddon Street
The runner-up this year is the one and only One Heddon Street! This workspace is designed to optimise well-being and productivity, with high natural light levels, 25% better air quality, and loads of biophilia. If being at work is better for you than being at home, you really have no excuse… And serving both Mayfair and Soho, whilst also being just 5 minutes from Oxford Circus and Piccadilly stations, you can’t beat this premium location that should serve all your employees.
Strike while the iron’s hot and book a viewing today!
3. WeWork: 51 Eastcheap
On the podium in third place is WeWork: 51 Eastcheap! Featuring ten floors of beautifully designed office space and a roof terrace with panoramic views of the City, the Thames and Tower Bridge, you are bound to wow your clients in this stunning space. Aside from its location, design, and top-of-the-range facilities, the on-site staff and lovely barista (shout out to Oz!) are super friendly and have fostered a welcoming, supportive community. Plus, it’s pet-friendly, and home to some of the cutest pups in London.
If the puppies don’t convince you, we don’t know what will… desks and private offices are all available here.
4. AirSpace: Soho
AirSpace Soho has been in our top ten for the past three years. And we’re not surprised, this workspace somehow manages to achieve the impossible by offering a high-quality workspace in Central London for a very reasonable price—in fact, they won the ‘Best Value for Money’ Award at the HOFFAs 2019. They also have tailored events and cultural programmes, meaning members can meet, network and collaborate.
And there’s free beer. Need we go on? Nab your space now.
5. DIG Space
Looking for a space that’s close to the tube, close to your clients, and as close to perfect as it’s possible for a building to be? Introducing DIG Space… this workspace has something for everyone, with free meeting rooms, bike storage, showers, breakout spaces and more. There’s even a roof terrace which can be used for events, client entertaining and BBQs. What better way to spend your summer days than on a rooftop overlooking Farringdon and beyond.
Book a viewing today, and check out the view for yourself.
6. Huckletree: Soho
At number 6 on the list is Huckletree: Soho! A vibrant community and coworking space uniting VCs, disruptive brands and entrepreneurs.
Huckletree is designed to optimise wellbeing and creativity; there’s a meditation studio in the office, where they offer regular meditation classes and therapeutic gong baths (we’re not sure either). They also have an in-house cafe serving delicious plant-based foods to members and guests. Community members also benefit from daily skills workshops, support from career future-proofing experts and networking events. Join them.
7. Fora: Brick Lane
At number 7 is Fora’s Spitalfields space. Fora are truly unique in their offering, they bring together the best of serviced offices, members’ clubs and boutique hotels, with a dedicated team who provide a 5-star service to its members. Just like its counterparts elsewhere in the city (check out their Borough building which is equally fantastic), this Spitalfields office has all the signature Fora style and facilities, across several floors of impressive work, event and social space.
We have an exclusive HubbleHQ offer on at the moment, so you can enjoy one month’s rent for free when you sign up for 24 months!
8. Workspace: Edinburgh House
Located in Kennington and just a 10-minute stroll from the River Thames, this top-notch space is fitted out to the highest spec and it’s another provider of all office types, making it an excellent choice for a variety of different businesses. What’s more, these workspaces are fully customisable, a blank canvas to make your own by choosing the furniture, design and office layout. Pretty cool, huh?
Get started and book a viewing today!
9. LABS: 90 High Holborn
LABS House certainly got our recognition last year as the winners of the HubbleHQ Office of the Future Award 2019, the most prestigious award of the whole event. And, they certainly caught the eye of our customers too, as their High Holborn workspace takes position number 9 on the list.
This impressive building is set in the heart of Holborn, just minutes away from both Holborn and Chancery Lane stations. You couldn’t get more central if you tried… The space is designed to maximise productivity with ergonomic furniture, cleaning facilities and an onsite restaurant and gym—plus they are offering free gym access to members.
Want in? Private offices available here.
10. Halkin: Monument
Sitting on the north side of the River Thames is the last but certainly not least office on our list… Halkin: Monument. This workspace benefits from the most beautiful views of the river, London Bridge and the iconic London skyline, which can be enjoyed from your desk, or on those rare yet glorious days when the sun shines in London, from the spectacular roof terrace. As well as boasting some of the best views in London, this space has excellent facilities including an on-site gym, showers, and generous breakout spaces. A worthy member of our top 10.
If that didn’t convince you, we also have an exclusive HubbleHQ offer on at the moment, with 10% off private offices.
So, there you have it! Our yearly roundup of the most popular workspaces on HubbleHQ. Want to see what else we have to offer? Search thousands of workspaces on our platform below, and you could be in your new office in the click of a button: