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How do you search for office spaces in Central London?

If you are based in your desired Central London location already, then simply internet searching ‘office space near me’ can often get you on your way, however, if you are not in your location, or even based in London at all, then there are a few things to consider.

Central London as a Business Location?

How is Central London defined?

Sometimes referred to as London City Centre, it is the innermost part of London and the core of Inner London. The Central London sub-region spans the boroughs of Camden, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Southwark, Westminster and the City of London.

It has been variously described as an exceptional collection of vitally essential undertakings including government offices, corporate headquarters offices and embassies, the most significant concentration of London’s financial and business services sector and the offices of professional bodies, trade, associations, institutions, communications, publishing, advertising and the media.

It is the area that landmarks of London are associated with such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, The London Eye, Palace of Westminster, and St Pauls Cathedral, to name just a few.

Office Space near the Houses of Parliament?

What offices are available in Central London?

London is the largest city in Western Europe and its Central sub-region has a population of over 1.5 million so, as you would imagine, there is a big stock of occupied and available commercial property including office space.

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Below is a list of just some of the iconic office buildings in the zone, in order of height:

The Shard 87 Floors
One Canada Square 50
Tower 42 47
The Cheesegrater aka 122 Leadenhall Street 46
110 Bishopsgate 46
8 Canada Square 42
25 Canada Square 42
The Gherkin aka 30 St Mary Axe 40
100 Bishopsgate 40
The Scalpel 39
20 Fenchurch Street aka The Walkie-Talkie 37
CityPoint 36
Euston Tower 36
1 West India Quay 36
Broadgate Tower 35
Centre Point 35
25 Bank Street 33
40 Bank Street 33
Millbank Tower 33
One Churchill Place 32
10 Upper Bank Street 32
Empress State Building 31
Portland House 29
Heron Quays West 2 28
St Helen’s 28
Stock Exchange Tower 27
Shell Centre 26
99 Bishopsgate 26
One Angel Court 24
Lloyds of London aka The Inside-Out Building 14
Serviced Office Providers in Central London

Iconic Office Space in Central London

We work with the majority of office and co-working space providers in Central London so we can assist in finding the perfect flexible workspace for any business whatever the budget, technical or geographical requirements.

We will carry out a bespoke search of the whole market for you, produce a report highlighting live availability and occupancy costs, we will arrange viewings for you and can help you negotiate the perfect deal for your business.

We will even help you with your office move checklist ensuring that all the boxes are ticked, and packed.

Our services are FREE, always.

If you would like us to carry out a search for you, whether you are searching for a private office room, a coworking space or a large managed office then please do just Get in Touch and we will be happy to help.

Office space near Central London transport links

Office space near Central London Tube Stations

What are the transport links like in Central London?

Many clients wish to rent office space close to public transportation links such as Victoria Station or Liverpool Street Station for ease of access for both their clients and their employees.

Central London has a vast range of transportation options including the Underground or Tube, mainline stations, buses as well as taxis and Ubers.

The mainline railway stations in Central London are:

Waterloo

Paddington

King’s Cross

St Pancras

Euston

Charing Cross

Victoria

London Bridge

Fenchurch Street

Liverpool Street

Central London is covered by Zone 1 of the Underground Tube system which includes the following stations:

Aldgate

Aldgate East

Angel

Baker Street

Bank

Barbican

Bayswater

Blackfriars

Bond Street

Borough

Cannon Street

Chancery Lane

Charing Cross

City Thameslink

Covent Garden

Earl’s Court

Edgware Road

Elephant & Castle

Embankment

Euston

Euston Square

Farringdon

Fenchurch Street

Gloucester Road

Goodge Street

Great Portland Street

Green Park

High Street Kensington

Holborn

Hoxton

Hyde Park Corner

King’s Cross

King’s Cross St Pancras

Knightsbridge

Lambeth North

Lancaster Gate

Leicester Square

Liverpool Street

London Bridge

Mansion House

Marble Arch

Marylebone

Monument

Moorgate

Notting Hill Gate

Old Street

Oxford Circus

Paddington

Piccadilly Circus

Pimlico

Queensway

Regent’s Park

Russell Square

Shoreditch High Street

Sloane Square

South Kensington

Southwark

St James’s Park

St Pancras International

St Paul’s

Temple

Tottenham Court Road

Tower Gateway

Tower Hill

Vauxhall

Victoria

Warren Street

Waterloo East

Waterloo

Westminster

London A-Z Map

Office Space in Central London Postcode Districts

What Central London postcode districts are popular for businesses?

A search of the web will come up with many an answer for which is the most central postcode in London? Some will say EC1A, others will say WC1A, some will argue that Trafalgar Square is the centre and that has the postcode starting WC2N. Cartographers will state that the geographical centre of London is on the Victoria Embankment and that has the postcode WC2R 2NS.

In terms of popular postcode districts for renting an office, it really depends on the individual circumstances of a business – which sector is it in? how convenient is a particular Tube station? What is the proximity to clients or target market and so forth.

We help clients acquire business space in all postcodes of Central London whether that be EC2, EC3, SE1, or WC2 – we will help clients find the perfect office space.

Cost of office rent in Central London

Workspace Rental Costs in Central London

How much do office spaces cost to rent in Central London?

As with all locations, there is a wide range of rental costs dependent on the precise location, the particular property, the services provided and chosen within the property, and the precise deal negotiated and signed.

Traditional leasehold offices rents are quoted on a price per square foot basis and apply to the rental costs only.

Whereas flexible workspace options such as serviced offices and coworking space costs are quoted on a per desk per month basis and are inclusive of rates, taxes, insurance, service charges, utilities, dilapidations, and services chosen for a particular deal.

There are examples of cheap offices to rent in Central London as well as some of the most expensive prestigious commercial real estate in the world. Below is a guide to serviced office rental costs across Central London:

Location Price per Desk per Month
Bloomsbury £500 – £1000
Camden Town £450 – £900
Canary Wharf £400 – £1000
City of London £400 – £1000
Covent Garden £600 – £1200
Farringdon £500 – £1000
Fitzrovia / NoHo £500 – £1200
Hammersmith £500 – £850
Holborn £500 – £1000
Islington £500 – £950
Kensington £800 – £1400
King’s Cross £600 – £1200
Knightsbridge £850 – £1450
London Bridge £500 – £1000
Marylebone £500 – £1200
Paddington £500 – £1200
Shoreditch £500 – £950
SoHo £600 – £1200
Southwark £500 – £1000
St James’s £800 – £1600
Victoria £500 – £1000

Coworking deskspace is usually a slightly lower rate per month but tracks serviced office space options.

If you would like us to help you find the perfect offices to rent in Central London specifically to your rental budget requirements then please do Get in Touch and we will be happy to assist.

See our general London Office Space Guide here

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