Finding the perfect London area for your serviced office may depend upon a number of factors; the difference in local area prices, the commuting needs of your staff and the local amenities at hand are all common considerations.
Of course it is crucial to choose an area of London which will suit your business industry-type. Think about choosing your London Serviced Office location carefully and get the best possible address for your business that will inspire staff and impress clients.
Below are some of London’s most popular central postcode areas and a guide to the various industries that you can expect to find there, for further advice on finding perfect London Serviced Offices call 0800 085 5050.
This Western postcode district is home to the West End and includes perhaps London’s most prestigious business area, Mayfair.
W1J / W1K Serviced Offices provide an enviable business address, the Mayfair W1J postcode stands out on any letter header. The W1J area is popularly used as a Virtual Office location where businesses can benefit from a Mayfair address without the associated price tag of renting office space here. Mayfair is home to private banks, hedge funds and wealth managers as well as fashionable shops and restaurants.
W1D / F Serviced Offices are in the lively Soho area, today popular for restaurants and shops, you will find creative companies here and the Media and Technology industries.
Marylebone serviced offices can be found in the cheifly residential areas of W1H / W1U.
This is the Paddington district which stretches out to include Hyde Park and Notting Hill. Generally one of the more up-market and leafy areas of central London populated by a variety of business types. The affluent Notting Hill area is know as having an arty and cultural flavour and hosts the Notting Hill Carnival every year. Home improvement retailer Kingfisher Plc has its headquarters based at Paddington.
WC Serviced Office Postcodes
The western central postcode district of London includes parts of the London Borough of Camden, City of Westminster and London Borough of Islington. WC1 and WC2 postcodes cover the lively West End. WC1 includes New Oxford Street, Russel Square, Kings Cross and High Holborn. WC2 is primarily the tourist area of the West End covering Covent Garden, the Royal Courts of Justice, Leicester Square and Charing Cross. The lively Covent Garden end of this postcode region is home to a mix of retail and entertainment industries.
Go across the river and you will find yourself in SE1 territory. Here Bankside, South Bank and Southwark are all covered by the SE1 postcode. The industry in this southern part of London is a really mixed bag though you will find a high number of creative businesses here. A fantastic postcode area for commuters, Waterloo station is in SE1 and with 88 million passengers travelling through each year this is easily Britain’s busiest station!
The eastern central postcode area of London covers the City of London and also parts of the London boroughs including Islington, Camden, Hackney and Tower Hamlets.
EC1 Serviced Offices are found in Clerkenwell, Faringdon and Finsbury. This area is home to a wide variety of business types.
EC2 is an important postcode for financial businesses, the EC2 district includes Broadgate and Liverpool Street, Shoreditch, Old Broad Street (including Tower 42!) and the Bank area. Home of the Bank of England this is a very business-led area of the capital populated by Investment banks and insurance companies as well as the legal sector.
EC3 Serviced Offices can be found in St Mary Axe (including the iconic Gherkin serviced offices), Leadenhall (and the Lloyds building), Tower Hill and Monument. These areas offer a bigger variety of business types than in EC2 but you will still find many financial institutions here.
EC4 covers the Fetter Lane, St Pauls, Mansion House, Cannon Street and Blackfriars areas which again offers a good range of businesses but still with more of a suit and tie feel.
Incorporating Canary Wharf this is another financial area popular for major banks, including Barclays and HSBC. You will find professional services firms and media organisations in this postcode area.