Although London is the UK’s biggest city, there are a surprising number of green pockets to be found in every corner of the capital – and many of them are in London’s squares. Although it’s sometimes hard to tell a square from a garden, we think there are 209 in total.
Some of the squares are known worldwide, such as Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square. These ones began as public open spaces, much like the squares in cities all over the world. The majority of garden squares in London, though, began as just that – green garden spaces for the communal use of residents living in the surrounding houses.
Back in the 16th and 17th centuries, there were palatial townhouses on some of the most famous streets in London, home to the wealthy elite of the period. Today, many have been converted into commercial office spaces.
The capital boasts eight stunning Royal Parks, around 110 square kilometres of parkland, and gardens with over 6 million trees. If you’re looking for an office space with easy access to tranquil, green space, consider a serviced office space on one of the prestigious garden squares in London.
We’ve picked out some of the best office spaces close to London’s famous squares. Whether you’re looking for a tucked-away square in a quiet area of the capital, or an office space on one of the most famous streets in London, we’ve got serviced office space to suit every business.
The most famous London squares
There are some squares and roads in London that are instantly recognisable. These are just a few of London’s famous squares – and you can rent office space on them with Easy Offices.
Trafalgar Square was established in the early 19th century and is famous as the home of Nelson’s Column, as well as the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery. It’s about as central as you can get in London, making it the perfect place for an office if you want easy access from across the city. A business address on Trafalgar Square is sure to impress any client, so if you’re in the market for new office space, consider our serviced office space in Northumberland Avenue, overlooking the square. Located in a beautiful refurbished 1820s building, it’s within walking distance of Charing Cross mainline and underground stations, offering easy access from anywhere in the city.
This famous square was created in 1670 and was originally titled Leicester Fields. Back then, it was a high-end residential area with famous residents including Frederick, Prince of Wales and artist Joshua Reynolds. Today, Leicester Square is a tourist hotspot and is home to significant cinemas like the Odeon Leicester Square which often plays host to movie premieres in the UK. If you like the sound of celebrity spotting on your lunch break, take a look at our serviced office on Upper St Martins Lane, just moments from both Leicester Square and Covent Garden tube stations.
Soho Square is one of the best-known garden squares in London. Originally named King Square after Charles II (whom you can find a statue of in the square’s centre), and it was established in 1661. It used to be one of the most fashionable places to live in London, and it still maintains a cool reputation today as home to a range of musical, artistic and creative businesses. Our office space in a Grade II listed building overlooking Soho Square is the perfect place to base your creative or media business, with a private courtyard to enjoy as well as the greenery of the square.
If you’re looking for a prestigious address in the city, you can’t go wrong with Mayfair’s Grosvenor Square, one of the “posh” squares in London. It was developed between 1725 and 1731 by Sir Richard Grosvenor, and at the time was one of the most fashionable residential addresses in the city. With nearly 2.5 hectares of space, it’s the second-largest garden square in central London, yet is close to some of the most famous roads in London, such as Oxford Street and Park Lane. You could take advantage of this green space and proximity to central London with office space in our Mayfair Brook Street offices. Located between Grosvenor Square and New Bond Street, this office space is housed in a Grade II listed building but offers all the features you need from an office space.
Located in the heart of Bloomsbury, Russell Square was established in 1804 and was originally the site of multi-storey terraced houses which mostly housed upper and middle-class families. The square – and the surrounding area – has long had literary associations. T.S. Eliot once worked on Russell Square, and the same building is now part of the School of Oriental and African Studies. It’s also close to the British Museum, and it’s within walking distance of several other garden squares including Queen Square Gardens and Woburn Square Garden. Our serviced office is located on the southeast side of Russell Square, offering incredible views over the square as well as the use of a private rear garden.
Located in Mayfair in London’s West End, Berkeley Square is best known for its London plane trees, which are among the oldest in London and were planted in 1789. The square has been home to many famous names over the years, including Winston Churchill, and today is home to a range of different businesses. Yours could be among those that call the square home when you take on one of our serviced offices located within seven floors of a listed building that overlooks the square.
Whether you opt for Trafalgar, Berkeley, Soho, or one of the many other squares dotted around the city, they make a great location for businesses of all types and sizes. Want to find out more about renting a coworking space or serviced office with Easy Offices? Get in touch with us today and we’ll help you to find the perfect solution to suit your needs.