Traditional 9-5 office days are fading-out. In their place: flexible working, better work-life balance, and cool, comfortable workspace and amenities. Otherwise known as ‘WeWork’.
Boasting over 50 locations in London alone, with WeWork you can enter locations near home, or elsewhere in the city. Think Shepherd’s Bush on Monday, Waterloo on Wednesday, and East London on Friday; take your pick from a wide range of inspiring workspaces across the map where you can focus on deadlines, meet with clients (in bookable meeting rooms), and collaborate with colleagues from different offices. Better yet, with Transport for London’s (TfL) transport links –from tubes and buses to bikes and boats – you can shorten your commute, travel more sustainably, see more of the city, and spice up your Monday-Friday.
Keep reading to see how you can commute to different workspaces in London every day for a week..
Monday: Start West
If there’s one thing every Monday morning needs, it’s coffee. Add heaps of natural light, a cheery Community Team, and an easy route to work, and your week is off to an epic start. You’ll find all of that at WeWork 184 Shepherd’s Bush Road in Hammersmith. With its large, industrial windows that brighten the space and a mix of private offices, meeting rooms, lounges, and desks to switch up your location (and revitalise your work flow throughout the day), it’s the perfect place to tackle the start of the week.
TfL tip: Hammersmith station is just a six minute walk away. Tubes run up until midnight, so you can hit up Hammersmith Apollo after work for some live entertainment.
Tuesday: To the City
Just minutes from Moorgate station, WeWork Moor Place offers eight floors of flexible workspace in London’s financial district. Inside, you’ll find quiet workspaces, bookable meeting rooms, and casual seating areas for informal catch ups or enjoying lunch with your workmates. Outside, the building is surrounded by eclectic neighbours, like the Barbican Centre (ideal for post-work exhibitions), medieval ruins, and a number of quality pubs.
Want to switch up your view during the day? Hop on a Santander bike (to half the walking time) and cycle to another nearby location: WeWork One Poultry, The City. The ride will cost you £1.65 and only take 5 minutes, max.
Be sure to check out the ‘clock room’; one of WeWork’s worst-kept secret work spots, with unrivalled views of Bank from behind a giant clock face. The design of the space is all-out quirky and guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing. Better yet, it’s close to a number of tube stations, like Bank and Cannon Street, so once your day of touring WeWork locations is done, you can be on your way home in no time.
Wednesday: A midweek pick-me-up
At 16 storeys high, WeWork 10 York Road, Waterloo is the largest WeWork in the world, offering epic views of St Paul’s Cathedral and beyond. Inside, there’s space for every type of worker – from a quiet library for focused work to breakout areas for creative collaboration. Enjoy a lunchtime feast at the in-house pizzeria on the 16th floor and, when the clock strikes 5 (or 4… no judgement here), head to WeWork 10 York Road’s very own speakeasy. One push of the 9th-floor bookshelf and you’re inside a private lounge, complete with a pool table.
TfL tip: Travel to Waterloo by water. TfL’s riverboat stops at the London Eye, just a 5-minute walk from WeWork 10 York Road, along London’s iconic South Bank.
Thursday: Soak up some history
Head to WeWork St Katherines Way when the sun is out and lap up the panoramic views of Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, and St Katherine’s Docks from the windows of WeWork. Overlooking the water, this workspace is the definition of a ‘destination workspace’ and is 100% worth a visit if you’re new to London (or utilising a WeWork All Access pass while travelling). Its dynamic workspaces are nestled inside a historic building, adding to its tourist appeal, with a private terrace to enjoy in warmer months too.
TfL tip: There’s nothing like a walk around St Katherine’s Docks on your lunch break, especially in warmer climes. Follow the river to soak it all in.
Friday: End in the East
Are you really a ‘Londoner’, if you weren’t excited for the Lizzy Line to open?
For a visit to a slick workspace, surrounded by eateries, with bright spaces to set up your laptop, and an enjoyable commute thanks to the Elizabeth Line, WeWork 30 Churchill Place, in Canary Wharf will probably be your favourite WeWork. Five floors of mixed-use space, a central atrium bursting with natural light, and –as with all WeWork offices – a Community Team on hand to support your needs (and to duel at table football), it’s a great place to finish your week and enjoy a beer (or two) on tap.
TfL tip: Kick off the weekend by taking the Elizabeth Line, Jubilee Line, or DLR into central London from Canary Wharf station.
A West to East tour of London with all the workspace, headspace, and unlimited coffee you need for a productive work week, as well as the freedom to change your office by the day (or even hour). Where should you start? Try WeWork All Access, with 25% off your first five months, terms apply. You can also try out WeWork for the day with WeWork On Demand, book your first pay-as-you-go workspace daily booking for 50% off, with code TFL50.
To make commuting easier, WeWork members can also grab 20% off an annual monthly membership. This promo can be redeemed on the Santander Cycles app or online. Code is shared via member communications and you can check out T&Cs for more information.