London, Lisbon or Melbourne: The Top 10 Coworking Spaces for Summer

Helena Sampayo
Helena Sampayo|

Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means? The days are longer. People are happier. And workplace productivity plummets, according to Harvard research.

This is called ‘The Summer Slump’. Once the weather gets warmer, people become more sluggish. We grow more easily distracted, and the FOMO you get from seeing friends and coworkers sipping on cocktails by the pool is enough for anyone to lose a little motivation. 

“But where’s my Mojito?!”

Coworking space in Lisbon (Second Home)

But for us at Hubble, there’s one quick and effective way to boost productivity during summer—and that’s giving employees the freedom to work how and where they want. This could be as simple as giving them the flexibility to work outside, like from a London park or even a beach.

Or it could be giving them the choice to access a global network of on-demand workspace, such as coworking spaces and private day offices. These workspaces offer lightning-fast WiFi and fantastic facilities, and some are based in locations that are just ideal for summer.

Why rent a desk for the day?

Flexibility

So, why is renting a desk in a coworking space for the day so beneficial? A huge part of it comes down to having increased flexibility and freedom. Since you don’t have to sign any contracts, you and your team can work exactly how you want with total ease—no matter where you are.

Got a team retreat in Lisbon? A strategy session in London? Or maybe you’re a digital nomad that’s looking top-quality workspace for the day? With daily coworking space rental, it’s easy to fit work around your lifestyle.

Productivity

‘The Summer Slump’ is a proven phenomenon. But for us at Hubble, hybrid workers are at an advantage. With daily office rental, you can choose to work from workspaces specifically designed to enhance productivity—from plant-filled workstations to lightning-fast WiFi.

Affordability

Since you’re renting desks and workspace by the day, you have no financial commitments. Instead, you’ll have the ultimate freedom to access what you need, on a pay-as-you-go basis.

So, without further ado, here are Hubble’s top 10 coworking spaces for summer. Enjoy!

Uncommon Borough 

Rooftop terrace at Uncommon - Borough

Located just a short walk away from Borough and London Bridge Station, Uncommon’s coworking space is perfect for the warm summer months. Not only is it extremely well-connected to local bars and restaurants, but it also has a beautiful roof terrace. Seriously, it’s impressive.

It’s the prime spot for a team lunch, deep solo work, or just getting out of the house to soak up the rays while you sift through your to-do list. Once inside, you’ll get to enjoy a coworking space that’s inundated with leafy greens and natural light. What’s not to like?

Keyboards and Dreams – Royal Docks

keyboard and dreams - coworking space

Keyboard and Dreams – Royal Docks is centred at the heart of Canning Town, making it a perfect place for summer activities. Just down the road is Wakeup Docklands, where you can wakeboard on your lunch hour or even paddleboard after work—just in time for golden hour.

For those more environmentally conscious, Keyboard and Dreams – Royal Docks is the place to be. It’s powered by 100% renewable energy, making this coworking space ultra-sustainable. They also offer organic bean-to-cup coffee and tea.

Iced mocha, anyone?

Second Home –  Lisbon

Second Home - Lisbon Coworking Space

The demand of travel has skyrocketed since the series of worldwide lockdowns. So, if you’re thinking about jetting off to Lisbon for a workation this summer, we know just the coworking space for you. It’s Second Home – Lisbon.

Just like their London coworking spaces, Second Home – Lisbon is filled with luscious plants to boost your productivity. There’s also superfast WiFi running throughout every room, so you never have to worry about technology failing you during a meeting. *Flashbacks to WFH 2020*

Included in your day pass is access to the on-site bar, cafe and shower facilities. What’s more, Time Out Market (the first of its kind) is right on the doorstep, and it’s Portugal’s most popular tourist attraction! 

Now, that’s impressive.

Projects Brighton 

Cafe in Projects Brighton coworking space

Projects Brighton offers the ultimate coworking experience—especially when the sun is shining.

Not only is it situated at the heart of the Brighton Lanes, but it’s also moments away from the beach. What’s more, a plethora of bars, restaurants and Brighton Palace Pier are within walking distance, making Projects Brighton an ideal coworking space to host a team away day.

The coworking space itself is vibrant and quirky, just like Brighton. You can take a break in their cafe, play in the games room or soak up the sun on their roof terrace. The beauty is that it’s up to you! 

AREA Coworking – Madrid 

AREA Coworking - Madrid

Madrid is a city that never sleeps. Like Lisbon, it’s a popular workation destination as it plays host to some of the very best tourist spots and coworking spaces you can find, including AREA Coworking!

The newly renovated space is a bustling hub for both locals and tourists. The spacious building was previously used to store power tools, so owners Jack and Hugo worked with local architects to create a space that stayed true to its roots but also maximised as much natural light as possible. 

They also installed state-of-the-art facilities, such as energy-efficient air conditioning and filtration systems, to reduce the risk of Covid-19 and other illnesses. Included in your day pass is bicycle storage, coffee and tea and printing facilities. You can also book meeting rooms by the hour!

the halley

the Halley - coworking space near canal

the halley is yet another coworking space that’s perfect for summer. Their peaceful corner of East London is located where the Regent’s Canal meets Kingsland Basin, so it’s incredibly picturesque. *Loads Instagram*

Along the canal, you’ll find an array of coffee shops, bars and restaurants. Inside the coworking space, you’ll get to enjoy fully-stocked kitchens and beautiful outdoor areas. If that wasn’t enough, you can also use their on-site cafe, bar and book their event space at an extra cost.

Looking to find a venue for your next event, but without all the hassle? Hubble can help with that. Here’s how!

LABS – Camden Atrium 

Labs - Camden Atrium

LABS – Camden Atrium offers a coworking experience like no other. It’s just a stone’s throw away from Camden’s famed Stables Market where you can explore the array of food, fashion and music stalls right on your doorstep.

Once inside, you’ll get to see how truly unique Atrium is. It’s flooded with natural light and greenery—making it an aesthetically pleasing place to be. This coworking space in Camden also features decked outdoor terraces, perfect for soaking up the sunshine.

The Workers League – Whitstable

The Workers League - Whitstable

Located just a pebble’s throw away from the beach, The Workers League – Whitstable is a newly-renovated warehouse at the heart of Whitstable. The coworking space is set across two spacious floors that allow for plentiful natural light, so you can stay focused on your tasks.

For those who are proud pet parents, this coworking space is super ideal. Not only can you bring your furry friends to work with you, but the workspace is literally seconds away from Whitstable West, which is the UK’s best dog-friendly beach.

The Cluster

The Cluster - Melbourne coworking space

The Cluster oozes with vibrancy and luxury. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s hustle and bustle, this professional and dynamic coworking space has impressive 360 degree views of the Melbourne CBD—and is enough to leave an impression on any client or colleague.

Once inside, you’ll be able to enjoy spacious coworking spaces with beautifully modern interiors, phone booths and printing facilities. You can also enjoy their ergonomic furniture, standing desks and fully-stocked kitchens. An on-site cafe and meeting rooms are also available at an extra cost!

Keen to explore more coworking options?

Keen to explore and access even more coworking spaces during the summer months? You can with the Hubble Pass!

The Hubble Pass is a flexible membership that allows you, and your team, to access a global network of on-demand workspace. With it, teams can search for and book:

…across 400+ locations worldwide (and counting!). Whether you’re in London, Lisbon, New York or Nairobi, the Hubble Pass gives you the freedom to work from anywhere, anytime.

No commitments. No wastage. No limitations. Try the Hubble Pass for free today.

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