The nature of work is changing. Both employees and managers value flexibility and productivity more than the amount of time an employee spends in the workplace. With this cultural shift, there’s been a decline in traditional office spaces, particularly for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and a significant increase in the number of businesses opting for coworking spaces.
WeWork offers a variety of workspaces for every business and budget. Click here for the full London city guide. And check out 15 of the best spaces that London has to offer, with close proximity to buzzing startup hubs, popular cultural attractions, collaborative creative communities, and some of London’s best team-building destinations.
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8 Devonshire Square
Nearby Transit: Liverpool Street (National Rail trains, Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan, Central lines)
Cross Streets: Devonshire Sq & Cutler St
With a central London location bordering the creative east and the city, and a thriving, diverse community of established businesses and startups, Devonshire Square is leading the charge for affordable coworking space. WeWork has taken over the entire campus, transforming the estate—made up of huge warehouses built by the East India Company to store their precious goods—into soaring, inspiring spaces equipped with all the amenities a new, emerging, or established business needs to thrive.
8 Devonshire Square is minutes away from Liverpool Street station and Spitalfields Market, where there is an abundance of delicious street food to keep your team well-fed, happy, and productive.
Nearby Transit: Liverpool Street (National Rail trains, Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan, Central lines), Shoreditch High Street (Overground line)
Cross Streets: Bishopsgate & Primrose St
Just on the outskirts of Shoreditch, 199 Bishopsgate has the space available to accommodate everyone from freelancers looking for a single hot desk to larger teams that require an entire floor. The decor of the building gives it a cozy, welcoming feel, and each office space within the building contains the WeWork hallmark of architectural design focused on improving productivity.
Located on the doorstep of one of London’s most exciting neighborhoods, the office is next to an eclectic mix of bars, pubs, and shops that make this coworking space a lively place to be. Head to the market during lunch to pick up antiques, try some new food, or browse the high-end stores.
3 Waterhouse Square
Nearby Transit: Holborn (Central, Piccadilly lines)
Cross Streets: Holborn & Brooke St
3 Waterhouse Square is an ideal workspace for those who’d like an address with prestige on their business cards. Stepping through a stunning gothic archway off the street, members find themselves in a beautiful brick courtyard that inspires creativity.
With workspaces thoughtfully designed to nurture innovative thinking and encourage productivity, Waterhouse Square has proved to be a hot spot for some of London’s most exciting startups. With plenty of meeting room space, modern offices, and heritage rooms that preserve the stunning original architecture of 3 Waterhouse Square, this building is one of the most inspiring places in London to spend your time.
Nearby Transit: London Fields (National Rail trains), Hackney Central (Overground line)
Cross Streets: Mare St & Westgate St
Located in the heart of London’s creative East End, this coworking space in Hackney attracts a diverse community of startups, entrepreneurs, and established firms from across media, design, and technology. Broadway Market—the historic outdoor street market—is just moments away, as are Hackney’s coolest coffee houses and best art galleries.
Inside the building itself, you’ll find design touches inspired by the nearby market. Meeting nooks resemble stalls, the front desk is a repurposed food truck, and the common areas are decorated with fresh flowers. Smartly designed private offices, dedicated desks, and flexible hot desk memberships ensure teams have the room they need to let their creativity flow.
1 Mark Square
Nearby Transit: Old Street (National Rail trains, Northern line), Shoreditch High Street (Overground line), Liverpool Street (National Rail trains, Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan, Central lines)
Cross Streets: Leonard St & Ravey St
Looking for a coworking space that provides your business with the environment it needs to grow? Look no further than one of the most popular spaces in Shoreditch: 1 Mark Square. With top-quality amenities that reduce business overhead (and allow you to focus on the job at hand), 1 Mark Square scores bonus points thanks to its convenient commute. With its ample office and meeting room space, as well as a classroom and learning area, this Shoreditch location is becoming a member favorite.
Encapsulating the creativity that has made Shoreditch famous, 1 Mark Square has a wonderfully airy atrium to escape to when you need a change of scenery. It also features a submerged community spot downstairs—with nooks and corners in which to tuck yourself away, or banks of tables where you can open up your laptop or chat over a coffee. Drop by and take a look for yourself.
184 Shepherds Bush Rd
Nearby Transit: Hammersmith (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Piccadilly, District lines), Shepherds Bush (National Rail trains, Central, Overground lines)
Cross Streets: Shepherds Bush Rd & Brook Green
Perfectly placed between the business district of Hammersmith and the affluent neighborhood of Brook Green, 184 Shepherds Bush Rd blends the hustle of a commercial hub with beautiful greenery and vibrant, open parks.
Built in 1916 as the star showroom for the Ford Motor Company, this space suits startups looking to find their feet or bigger businesses that want to rub shoulders with nearby companies like L’Oréal, Disney, and Sony. With superfast Wi-Fi set up and ready to go, an in-house barista, lots of meeting space, and the Hammersmith Apollo nearby to entertain clients, this light-filled renovation is one of the finest spots this side of London.
2 Eastbourne Terrace
Nearby Transit: Paddington Station (National Rail trains, Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City, Circle, District lines)
Cross Streets: Eastbourne Terrace & Bishop’s Bridge Rd
Another beautiful West London location, 2 Eastbourne Terrace gives members access to seven floors of offices and meeting rooms with all the amenities a modern business needs to succeed. Already brimming with innovative companies and forward-thinking business leaders, this building has the potential to be the perfect home for any company ready for the next stage of growth.
Visitors are greeted with a floor-to-ceiling neon art installation inspired by the area upon entering the building. Its proximity to Notting Hill, Hyde Park, and other bustling areas in West London means it encapsulates the laid-back, creative, and social vibe this part of the city is famous for. Regular in-house networking events make it great for business owners and entrepreneurs who want to meet like-minded individuals.
Nearby Transit: Oxford Circus (Central, Victoria, Bakerloo lines), Tottenham Court Road (Central, Northern lines), Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly, Bakerloo lines), Charing Cross (National Rail trains, Northern, Bakerloo lines)
Cross Streets: Sheraton St & Wardour St
One of the first things members see as they walk through the doors of Medius House is a beautiful grand piano and walls decorated with sheet music. Not only do these details celebrate the heritage of the building, once a music publishing house, but they also capture the creative spirit of the space—something businesses in this space value.
With Soho having such a tight-knit community of entrepreneurs, the Medius House workspace gives them a perfect environment to develop their ideas, grow their business, and expand their network of contacts. Its roster of established media companies and PR firms, as well as quickly growing startups, earns Medius House a spot on the list of the best coworking spaces in London.
123 Buckingham Palace Rd
Nearby Transit: Victoria Station (National Rail trains, Victoria, Circle, District lines)
Cross Streets: Buckingham Palace Rd & Eccleston St
Home to one of London’s busiest transport hubs, Victoria is a bustling crossroads for tourists and business travelers passing through the city. But behind all the action is a thriving professional community made up of major fashion houses and emerging fintech firms. This popular coworking space in Victoria places your team in the middle of this fast-evolving neighborhood.
Occupying an entire floor of a modern, six-story building, the shared office space features naturally lit common areas and focus-enhancing private offices. A suite of all-inclusive amenities, including on-site staff and printing facilities, provides teams with everything they need to kick-start their productivity.
Nearby Transit: King’s Cross St. Pancras (National Rail and Eurostar trains, Victoria, Northern, Hammersmith & City, Circle, Piccadilly, Metropolitan lines)
Cross Streets: York Way & Crinan St
Ideally located close to King’s Cross station, the Kings Place coworking space not only comes with inspiring office space but an incredible rooftop view of the city. As if this weren’t enough, there’s superfast Wi-Fi, coffee on tap, exceptional meeting rooms with A/V equipment, and all the other all-inclusive amenities you’d expect from WeWork.
The space itself is located in a beautiful glass-fronted building that allows natural light to flood into the lobby—an ideal place to set up shop if you need a break from your desk. With its great office facilities and equally great views, your team will thrive in this bright, expansive space.
30 Stamford St
Nearby Transit: Blackfriars (National Rail trains, Circle, District lines), Southwark (Jubilee line), Waterloo (National Rail trains, Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo, Waterloo & City lines)
Cross Streets: Stamford St & Hatfields
A brand-new coworking space on the South Bank, 30 Stamford St is ideally located between the newly redeveloped Blackfriars and the trendy arts and theater hub of the Southbank Centre. This flourishing corner of London attracts companies of all sizes from sectors as diverse as finance and design. With Waterloo station just a five-minute walk away, commuting is easy.
The design of this shared workspace pays subtle homage to the building’s original 1970s architecture, with brutalist concrete columns greeting visitors as they enter the lobby. Inside you’ll find secure bike storage, a wellness room for meditation, outdoor garden spaces, and modern private offices.
10 York Rd
Nearby Transit: Waterloo Station (National Rail trains, Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo, Waterloo & City lines)
Cross Streets: York Rd & Chicheley St
A spectacular coworking campus located in the beating heart of London’s culture and arts scene, 10 York Rd on the South Bank boasts impressive views of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Outdoor terraces look out across the Thames to Big Ben and the London Eye, while nearby Waterloo station offers direct transport links to Canary Wharf and the theaters and nightlife of the West End.
This popular shared office space in Waterloo features spaces that suit every type and size of business, from flexible hot desks to private offices ideal for established teams looking to expand into London.
Coworking offers businesses many benefits, like reducing unnecessary overhead, offering flexible leases, and improving productivity and talent retention. In addition to the buildings highlighted here, WeWork has a huge range of locations in London. Check out our entire selection of London office spaces.
Steve Hogarty is a writer and journalist based in London. He is the travel editor of City AM newspaper and the deputy editor of City AM Magazine, where his work focuses on technology, travel, and entertainment.