Coworking in London: The Top Three Agile Workspaces
The task of finding workspace in London isn’t difficult, but finding the right space that fits your team’s needs can be. With so many options, selecting a coworking community can be a job in itself. Here are some of the most thoughtfully designed spaces in London that combine agile working environments with high-tech spaces that will appeal to entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small teams alike.
Mortimer House| Fitzrovia
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Location: 41 Mortimer Street
Membership: starting at £80 per month + joining fee
Perks: art-deco inspired design, agile work environment, gym and wellness classes, room service catering, meditation room, private phone booths
Nestled in a stunning art-deco building in London’s Fitzrovia neighborhood, Mortimer House provides a new coworking experience for those “who wish to create, work and unwind in equal measure”. With intuitively designed team offices, meeting rooms, reservable event spaces, outdoor terrace, studio and gym, their space is effortlessly blended together with mid-century design touches but keeping with the classicism of their original building.
Mortimer house combines function and retro style in their seven story building well, and offer a colorful variety of plush chairs sprinkled among more structured desk seating and various reservable spaces among their communal floors. Visitors will also find plenty of nooks to escape the bustling sounds of their more open spaces along with even more privacy in reservable conference rooms. They offer a fully-equipped gym where members can exercise, pre-book private training sessions, and access curated classes form yoga, HIIT and pilates.
UNCOMMON | Borough
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Location: 1 Long Lane
Membership: starting at £249 per month
Perks: biophilia inspired spaces, dog-friendly, 24-hour access, agile work environment, on-site cafe, wet room and bike storage, private phone booths, natural light and ergonomic spaces
Walking into UNCOMMON is like taking in a breath of fresh air, literally. Filled with live plants and flooded with natural light, this Borough coworking space aims to incorporate natural elements that have been shown to help members be their most productive. Taking biophilia seriously, UNCOMMON features fresh eucalyptus wafting in the washrooms and real trees situated in the middle of tables adorned with floating tea lights.
The atmosphere is young, fresh and warm, and would appeal to a variety of professions from creative work to small teams just starting out. UNCOMMON occupies the corner building and utilizes their three floors well. With an emphasis on providing an agile working environment , the space is filled with a variety of desks, huddle spaces and soundproofed cubbies, Members will find a bustling main coworking space attached to a coffee and snack bar. Downstairs there are more private conference rooms available and on the top floor sits a beautiful terrace with 360 views of London.
FORA | Spitalfields
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Location: 42 Princelet Street
Membership: starting at £375 per month
Perks: concierge, kitchen access, meeting room reservations, agile work environment, wet rooms and bike storage, community events and networking, 24-hour access
Advertised as a “space to be brilliant” Fora certainly understands its audience. Mastering the balance between professional and approachable, Fora caters to the digital nomad as equally as it caters to a bustling startup. Filled with a variety of spaces from hidden library nooks to stadium seating staircases, their space feels structured but comfortable. Their Spitalfields location just opened this summer, and takes on an almost nordic feel with clean lines and high ceilings. Members are trickling in to the new space, and filling their many dedicated desks and private offices alike.
Focused on their four pillars to success Fora owns their buildings and every location promises unbeatable service, amazing design, state-of-the-art technology and an ever-expanding network of interesting people, and they deliver. Fora believes they’ve moved passed coworking on to ‘pro-working’, and strive to provide essentials teams and individuals need before they know they need them.