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15 Best Coworking Spaces in London in 2023 – Goats On The Road


London is an incredible city with an almost endless list of interesting places to visit, fun things to do, and unique experiences to enjoy. But you already knew that, right?

You might not think of London as having some of the best coworking spaces in the world, or consider it a typical digital nomad destination, but there are actually more than 1,300 coworking spaces in London! The city is one of the world’s biggest tech startup hubs and offers some truly world-class facilities for remote workers.

I’m a digital nomad myself, and I’ve spent the majority of my adult life living in London. It’s the city I know best and I’m happy to be sharing with you my top 15 cool coworking spots in London.

15 Best Coworking Spaces in London

The coworking scene in London is highly developed, and there are plenty of great spots to choose from.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to get through some work, an artistic spot for creative inspiration, somewhere to network with fellow entrepreneurs, somewhere with high-tech conferencing facilities, or even just a physical space to meet with clients, you’ll find it here in London.

1. Uncommon (Borough)

Uncommon is a small London chain of flexible workspaces. Their Borough branch is one of the best coworking spaces in London and is popular with a wide range of remote workers, including freelancers and entrepreneurs.

The space itself is beautifully designed and features a gorgeous roof terrace offering amazing panoramic views of London’s ever-changing skyline.

The facilities here are top-notch, and there’s a great on-site cafe and bar. Its fantastic location, close to Borough tube station and Borough Market (home to some of London’s best street food), is an added bonus.

Address: 1 Long Ln, London SE1 4PG. Click here for directions.

Membership Options and Costs

Day passes cost £40. If you only need to work at the weekend, you can pick up a weekend pass for £35 (for both Saturday and Sunday). Hot desking memberships start from £299 per month or you can get a dedicated desk from £399/month.

Amenities at Uncommon

  • Range of open-plan office spaces
  • Silent focus areas
  • Private booths
  • Membership includes free fitness classes (including HIIT and yoga)
  • Showers (with hair dryers)
  • Members’ lounge
  • Bike storage

Pros of Uncommon

  • Modern, high-spec facilities
  • Fully equipped meeting rooms
  • Good range of flexible workspaces
  • Lots of natural light
  • Beautiful interior design
  • Rooftop terrace with stunning views
  • Regular social events (e.g. breakfast, drinks, and yoga classes)
  • Super location
  • Lots of great food places in the area
  • Close to lots of public transport options
  • Pet friendly

Cons of Uncommon

  • It’s quite expensive (most of the best coworking spaces in London are)
  • Some areas can be a little dark
  • Limited availability of hot desks at busy times
  • Occasionally there’s a waiting list for fixed desks

2. Work + Play (Finsbury Park)

Work + Play is an excellent coworking space in Finsbury Park. I lived in Finsbury Park for several years. It’s a vibrant, up-and-coming neighborhood with loads of great restaurants, pubs, bars, and fun things to do.

This spot is fairly new and has modern, industrial-chic decor. The space is bright and airy, with a calming, minimalist aesthetic. Other visitors have spoken highly of the management team and the place has excellent reviews online.

There’s even an on-site “play space” that can be used for a wide range of activities, including yoga, HIIT classes, meditation, and more.

Address: 111 Seven Sisters Rd, Finsbury Park, London N7 7FN. Click here for directions.

Membership Options and Costs

Day passes cost £35. However, if you’re a newcomer, you can test out the space for £15 for your first day. This money is then refunded to you if you sign up for any membership thereafter.

There’s a range of different membership options available, and it generally works out cheaper per month the longer you commit.

For example, monthly (unlimited) access to the coworking space costs £350/month for a 30-day commitment, £290/month for a 6-month commitment, or £250/month for a 12-month commitment.

There’s also a range of cheaper membership options that restrict you to a certain number of hours per month. For example, 5 days per month costs £125 with a 30-day commitment, or £75/month with a 12-month commitment.

Amenities at Work + Play

  • Meeting rooms
  • Monitors available to borrow (for free)
  • Private booths
  • Standing desks
  • Lounge area
  • Kitchen and pantry
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Flexible “play space” for wellness classes, yoga, meditation, art workshops, and more

Pros of Work + Play

  • Good range of different seating and work areas
  • Free yoga and pilates classes
  • Free drinks on Friday evenings
  • Fun neighborhood with lots going on
  • Convenient public transport links
  • Pet friendly
  • Great management team

Cons of Work + Play

  • Fairly expensive unless you commit to a long-term membership

3. Fora (Shoreditch)

In the heart of the trendy, creative Shoreditch neighborhood, Fora is a really beautiful and unique coworking space in London. It has towering double-height ceilings with enormous floor-to-ceiling windows that let in tons of natural light.

There’s a beautiful outdoor balcony and roof terrace, as well as an attractively landscaped courtyard. It has an amazing location too, just minutes from Shoreditch High Street.

Fora is open 24/7, making this one of the best places to cowork in London for people who need to work outside of regular UK office hours.

Address: 21-33 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3EJ. Click here for directions.

Membership Options and Costs

Hot desking memberships cost £375 per month for use of Fora’s Shoreditch branch only. If you want access to all of their London locations, a membership of this kind costs £450 per month.

Fixed desk memberships cost £575 per month and private offices start from £650 per month. Fora doesn’t appear to offer day passes, although it never hurts to ask if you’d like to try out the space before committing fully to a membership.

Amenities at Fora

  • High-tech meeting rooms with conference facilities
  • Boardrooms
  • Phone booths
  • Ergonomic furniture
  • Lounge areas with comfy sofas
  • IT helpdesk
  • Reading room
  • Wellness facilities
  • Full-stocked kitchen
  • Free tea, coffee, snacks, and fruit
  • Showers
  • Secure bike storage

Pros of Fora

  • 24/7 access
  • Amazing roof terrace and balcony
  • Superfast fiberoptic internet
  • Free printing facilities
  • Beautifully-designed space
  • Lots of natural light
  • Buzzing central Shoreditch location
  • Regular events and activities for members

Cons of Fora

  • No day passes (although it’s worth asking)

4. Scale Space (White City)

Scale Space is located within the White City campus of Imperial College London. This place is more geared toward small teams and startup businesses, so may not be the best option for individual freelancers and solopreneurs.

That being said, there’s a strong emphasis on professional networking and collaboration here, with a range of organized events with business leaders, investors, and innovators, as well as a mentorship program.

It’s also conveniently situated close to several tube lines as well as the Westfield Shopping Center, one of the city’s largest shopping complexes which houses more than 350 different retailers and a wealth of other facilities.

Address: 58 Wood Ln, London W12 7RZ. Click here for directions.

Membership Options and Costs

Scale Space offers a range of different office spaces that can accommodate anywhere from 5 to 100 people. The smaller offices offer shared amenities, while the larger ones provide certain private amenities.

They also offer a simple “Virtual” membership for individuals, which gives you access to work from their reception space and allows you to use Scale Space as a professional office address.

This coworking space is very highly reviewed online. They don’t list the cost of their various memberships on their website, so you’ll need to inquire using the form on this page for more information.

Amenities at Scale Space

  • Video conferencing facilities
  • Printing facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Private phone booths
  • Range of different workspaces
  • Meeting and event space
  • Broadcast-quality recording studio
  • On-site cafe and cafeteria
  • Bike storage
  • Drying room
  • Showers

Pros of Central Working

  • 24/7 building access
  • Modern design with lots of natural light
  • Excellent networking and professional development opportunities
  • Nearby Westfield has plenty of car parking (something of a rarity in London)

Cons of Central Working

  • Lack of transparent pricing structure
  • More geared toward small companies than individual freelancers and solopreneurs

5. Runway East (Borough Market)

Runway East is a popular coworking space located next to the fantastic Borough Market, opposite the Shard. This is one of the best coworking spaces near London Bridge station and is easy to get to from various areas of the city.

It has great facilities, including meeting rooms that are free to use, and a huge roof terrace with some of the best views of the London skyline that you’ll find in any coworking spot in the city.

They have a number of regular social and other fun events, including Cake Wednesdays and a Friday drinks trolley.

Address: 20 St Thomas St, London SE1 9RS. Click here for directions.

Membership Options and Costs

Runway East doesn’t offer hot desking, but you can get a dedicated desk for £475 per month.

Amenities at Runway East

  • High-tech meeting rooms
  • Phone booths
  • Printing facilities
  • On-site cafe
  • Bar (with cold beer)
  • Lounge area
  • Showers
  • Bike storage
  • Podcast studio

Pros of Runway East

  • Meeting rooms and phone booths are free to use
  • Comfy chairs
  • Amazing roof terrace
  • Great views of the London skyline
  • Beautiful design and decoration
  • Regular social events
  • Happy hour on Fridays
  • Close to Borough Market (for amazing food)
  • Excellent public transport links
  • Pet friendly

Cons of Runway East

6. Huckletree (Shoreditch)

Huckletree’s Shoreditch branch is located in the prestigious Alphabeta Building, close to London’s famous Silicon Roundabout.

Huckletree has an on-site “classroom” that hosts regular skills-building sessions and interactive workshops. They’ve even got a library in the basement.

Membership also grants you access to the building’s impressive range of facilities, including modern basketball and squash courts.

Address: Alphabeta Building, 18 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1AH. Click here for directions.

Membership Options and Costs

Day passes cost £35. Hot desking costs £395 per month, or you can get a fixed desk for £550 per month.

You can also get a “light” hot desking membership which gives you access for 10 days per month for £265. Private offices start from £675.

Amenities at Huckletree

  • Standing desks
  • Relaxation areas
  • Meeting rooms
  • Phone booths
  • “Classroom” for interactive workshops and sessions
  • Library
  • Bike storage
  • Squash and basketball courts in the building
  • On-site cafeteria

Pros of Huckletree

  • Regular social events and workshops
  • Yoga and meditation sessions
  • 24/7 access for fixed desk members
  • Day passes available
  • Good range of reasonably-priced food and drink options

Cons of Huckletree

  • You need to pay extra to use the meeting rooms
  • Lack of comfortable chairs in the meeting rooms
  • Some of the workspaces are a little cramped

7. Venture X (White City)

Venture X is another highly-regarded coworking space, found in White City. It’s spread over two floors and has a range of different workspaces, meeting rooms, and a large outdoor terrace.

Venture X is a well-run, comfortable coworking space with modern facilities and great views out over West London.

Large floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of natural light. And the interior design is very tasteful, with beautiful wooden floors, potted plants, and high-quality furnishings.

Address: 1 Ariel Way, London W12 7SL. Click here for directions.

Membership Options and Costs

Day passes cost £40. Hot desking membership costs £280 per month (for unlimited use), or you can pay £160 for 5 days of access per month.

Dedicated desk memberships start from £480 and include your own personal locker.

Amenities at Venture X

  • Range of different workspaces
  • Outdoor terrace
  • High-tech meeting rooms with conference facilities
  • Board rooms
  • Phone booths
  • Bike storage
  • Showers
  • Onsite parking
  • Concierge services

Pros of Venture X

  • 24/7 access
  • Lots of natural light
  • Ergonomic chairs
  • Tasty barista-style coffee
  • On-site parking (rare for a London coworking space)
  • Amazing outdoor terrace
  • Close to all the amenities of Westfield
  • Relatively affordable for hot desking (providing you pay monthly)

Cons of Venture X

  • Expensive day pass
  • You have to pay extra to use the meeting rooms

8. Fitzrovia House (Fitzrovia)

a laptop with a smartphone and a coffee mug cup next to it

Fitzrovia House is located in the desirable Fitzrovia neighborhood, within easy walking distance from Soho, Oxford Street, and all of Central London’s attractions.

The interior looks more like a smart city apartment than an office, with elegant lighting, artwork on the walls, comfy sofas, and plenty of greenery.

Address: 16 Mortimer St, London W1T 3JL. Click here for directions.

Membership Options and Costs

Fitzrovia House doesn’t offer hot desks, but instead, has a range of small private offices and fully-equipped workspaces that you can rent.

It’s another coworking space that doesn’t advertise its prices on its website, so you’ll need to fill out an inquiry form if you’re interested in learning more. However, the space consistently receives glowing reviews online, so this might be a good option if you’re looking to rent a private office.

Amenities at Fitzrovia House

  • Meeting rooms
  • Lounges
  • High-quality office furniture
  • Free coffee and refreshments

Pros of Fitzrovia House

  • 24/7 access
  • Lots of natural light
  • Tasteful, cozy interior
  • Lots of greenery
  • Calm and relaxing atmosphere
  • Regular members’ events (including free beer on Fridays)

Cons of Fitzrovia House

  • No day passes
  • No hot desking
  • Lack of price transparency on their website

9. Makerversity (Strand)

Located inside the beautiful neoclassical palace of Somerset House, Makerversity is especially popular with people working in tech, either for startups or as individual solopreneurs, and with those working in creative industries.

It has a great range of creative facilities, including a podcasting studio, a wood workshop, a photography studio, and even an engineering workshop, as well as a more traditional set of desk-based office facilities.

Address: West Goods Entrance, Somerset House, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 1LA. Click here for directions.

Membership Options and Costs

Hot desking costs £240/month for up to 60 hours per month. If you’re under 25, your first 3 months of hot desking is free.

Fixed desk memberships start from £445/month and give you unlimited 24/7 access to the space.

Amenities at Makerversity

  • Textiles studio
  • Wood workshop
  • Engineering workshop
  • Photography studio
  • Recording studio
  • Meeting rooms
  • Kitchen

Pros of Makerversity

  • Members get access to a range of free learning resources and software
  • Regular talks and events
  • Your first 3 months are free if you’re under 25
  • 24/7 access for fixed-desk members
  • Meeting rooms are free to use
  • You get free inductions on the use of all machinery (if applicable)
  • Social and networking events

Cons of Makerversity

  • No day passes
  • It’s more aimed at those who work in physical and/or creative industries (which isn’t really a con, but more of a fact)

10. Us&Co (Monument)

In the heart of the City of London financial district, Us&Co is close to Bank, Monument, and London Bridge stations, meaning that you can easily get here from virtually any corner of the city.

It has large floor-to-ceiling windows and a range of different workstations. However, for me, the stand-out feature of this place is its rooftop terrace with epic views of the London skyline and the River Thames.

Address: 7 Harp Ln, London EC3R 6DP. Click here for directions.

Membership Options and Costs

Us&Co doesn’t offer monthly hot desking memberships, although you can get a day pass for £30.

Monthly fixed desk memberships start from £475.

Amenities at Us&Co

  • Informal meeting spaces
  • Private meeting rooms
  • Lounge area
  • Kitchen
  • IT support
  • Showers
  • Bike storage

Pros of Us&Co

  • 24/7 access
  • Ergonomic chairs
  • Personal lockers
  • Amazing roof terrace with views of the Thames
  • Free, fresh tea and coffee
  • Lots of natural light
  • Regular events for members
  • Excellent public transport links

Cons of Us&Co

  • Closed on weekends
  • Meeting rooms cost extra to use

11. Work.Life (Soho)

Work.Life Soho is one of the best coworking spaces in London’s buzzing Soho district. It has a funky, modern interior that’s complemented by the odd piece of antique furniture thrown in for good measure.

The facilities are all top-notch, and with a practically endless list of great places to eat, drink, and be merry right on the doorstep, you won’t struggle to find things to do once your day’s work is done.

Address: Waverley House, 9 Noel St, London W1F 8GQ. Click here for directions.

Membership Options and Costs

Work.Life is one of the only coworking spaces in London where you can pay hourly. Pay-as-you-go membership costs £7 per hour (minimum spend of £20 per month), or you can get a limitless hot desking membership for £350 per month.

They don’t currently offer fixed-desk memberships, although you can hire your own private office from £900 per month.

Amenities at Work.Life

  • Printing facilities
  • Private phone booths
  • Standing desks
  • Comfortable lounge and breakout spaces
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Free artisan coffee
  • Showers
  • Secure bike storage
  • Event space

Pros of Work.Life

  • Flexible membership options (including the ability to pay hourly)
  • Free tea, coffee, and snacks
  • Free breakfast
  • Members get discounts at certain local businesses
  • Regular social events (including weekly pizza and beer nights)
  • Free yoga classes
  • Great community spirit
  • Lots of natural light
  • Pet friendly

Cons of Work.Life

  • Monthly unlimited hot desking is quite expensive
  • Use of meeting rooms costs extra
  • No fixed-desk memberships

12. Second Home (London Fields)

Second Home’s London Fields branch is a calming oasis of greenery, with potted plants dotted around the space. The whole place has the vibe of a productive greenhouse, and there’s loads of natural light to keep your creative juices flowing.

There’s a great outdoor terrace too, and the neighborhood is packed full of trendy eateries and fantastic independent pubs, bars, and breweries with taprooms (Five Points is one of my favorites).

Address: 125-127 Mare St, London E8 3RN. Click here for directions.

Membership Options and Costs

Day passes cost £25. You can also buy packages of 5 days per month for £100, or 10 days for £180.

Hot desking costs £250 per month, or you can get a fixed desk for £300. You can even rent a private office for £50 per person per day, with a minimum of 3 people (so £150 per day).

Amenities at Second Home

  • In-house cafe
  • Meeting rooms
  • Video conferencing facilities
  • Phone booths
  • Printing and scanning facilities
  • Break-out areas
  • Event spaces
  • IT support
  • On-site cafe
  • Bike storage
  • Private lockers
  • Showers

Pros of Second Home

  • Wellness program for members
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Free printing
  • Lots of plants and other greenery
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Relatively affordable
  • Light and airy space
  • 1-hour free meeting room credit per month
  • Pet friendly

Cons of Second Home

  • Closed on weekends
  • You need to pay for meeting room use after the first free hour

13. SPACES (Finsbury Park)

finsbury park on a sunny day in london

Another great coworking spot in Finsbury Park, SPACES is a brand-new coworking facility in the recently redeveloped City North Place.

The location is super convenient, with numerous public transport links and easy access to a selection of pubs and great places to eat. It’s right next to Finsbury Park mainline and Underground station and a stone’s throw from the park itself (one of my favorite spots for running in London).

Address: 17 City N Pl, Finsbury Park, London N4 3FU. Click here for directions.

Membership Options and Costs

SPACES doesn’t offer a day pass, but you can get 5 days per month for £139, 10 days per month for £205, or unlimited monthly access for £319.

Fixed desk membership starts from £379/month, while private offices start from £399/month.

Amenities at SPACES

  • Range of different workspaces
  • Ergonomic desk chairs
  • Meeting rooms
  • Breakout areas
  • Virtual office services, including call and mail handling
  • Regular networking and social events

Pros of SPACES

  • 24/7 access for fixed desk and private office members
  • Light and airy space
  • Great coffee
  • Lots of free events
  • Relatively affordable private offices
  • Excellent public transport links

Cons of SPACES

  • You need to pay extra to use the meeting rooms
  • Certain areas have somewhat spartan interior design

14. Plexal (Stratford)

Housed inside the former London Olympics broadcasting and press center, Plexal is located between Hackney Wick and Stratford, close to the canal.

This newly redeveloped area of London is full of excellent places to eat, drink, and socialize, and there’s an abundance of green spaces within easy walking distance, including Victoria Park and the Hackney Marshes.

As well as the usual office facilities, the cavernous interior of this coworking space is full of Silicon Valley-inspired quirks, such as AstroTurf flooring, indoor picnic areas, and a tennis table. There’s even an in-house lecture theater.

One of the biggest perks for members is access to the nearby Olympic sports facilities, as well as several local gyms.

Address: Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Plexal, London E15 2GW. Click here for directions.

Membership Options and Costs

Hot desking memberships start from £240 per month, or you can get a fixed desk from £375. Private offices start from (a rather steep) £1,350.

Plexal doesn’t offer day passes in this branch, although they do in their Shoreditch location (these cost £15 for Plexal Stratford members and Hackney residents, and £30 for everyone else).

Amenities at Plexal

  • Phone booths
  • Kitchen
  • Meeting rooms
  • Lecture theater
  • Podcast studio
  • IT support
  • Bike racks
  • Showers
  • Yoga classes
  • Lockers

Pros of Plexal

  • Discounted access to local gyms and Olympic sports facilities
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Free treats on Fridays
  • Weekly social and networking events
  • Mentoring program
  • Relatively affordable
  • Free use of meeting rooms (up to 1 hour per day, paid thereafter)

Cons of Plexal

  • Expensive private offices
  • No day passes in the Stratford branch
  • Open-plan layout means it can get noisy at busy times

15. 25 EP (Belgravia)

woman with laptop on her bed and hat

25 EP (short for 25 Eccleston Place) is an elegant coworking space located in the upmarket Belgravia neighborhood. This is another coworking space that feels more like a fancy London apartment than an office.

Each section of the space has a different decor, with stylish furniture, a period fireplace, a mixture of tiled and wooden parquet flooring, bold artwork on the walls, and homey kitchen and dining areas.

Address: 25 Eccleston Pl, London SW1W 9NF. Click here for directions.

Membership Options and Costs

The various membership options on offer include monthly hot desking, fixed-desk memberships, and private offices. However, somewhat unhelpfully, this is another coworking space that doesn’t list its prices on its website. I recommend getting in touch with 25 EP directly to confirm the fees.

Amenities at 25 EP

  • Meeting rooms
  • Events facilities
  • Unlimited printing and scanning
  • Showers
  • Bike storage
  • Concierge service

Pros of 25 EP

  • 24/7 access
  • Pet friendly
  • Stylish, homey interior design
  • High-quality food and drinks available
  • Convenient location close to lots of restaurants and shops
  • Great public transport links (from nearby Victoria station)

Cons of 25 EP

  • Lack of price transparency on their website

Best Coworking Spaces in London: FAQs

Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about the best coworking spaces in London:

What is coworking?

Coworking means working from a space that you share with other people who aren’t your colleagues. It’s a popular choice among freelancers and solopreneurs as coworking gives them access to many of the facilities and other benefits of a traditional office.

Are there free coworking spaces in London?

Yes, there are a few free coworking spaces in London. Most of these are located inside hotels, bars, or cafes and you need to buy something in order to work there. The facilities are also not usually as good as those found in paid coworking spaces.

What’s the best coworking space in London?

It’s hard to say which is definitively the best coworking space in London – there are lots of great ones. Uncommon (in Borough) and Work + Play (in Finsbury Park) are two of my favorites.

How much does a coworking space cost in London?

The prices of coworking spaces in London vary quite a lot. On average, day passes tend to cost around £30–£35, hot desking is usually around £250–300/month, and fixed desk memberships are around £400–£450/month.

How much does WeWork London cost?

WeWork London memberships start from around £285 per month.

How do Coworking spaces prevent you from staying overnight?

Some coworking spaces are open 24 hours per day. Those that close at a certain time tend to have a concierge or receptionist who comes around at closing time asking guests to leave.

What companies are similar to WeWork UK?

Companies that are similar to WeWork UK include Impact Hub and Huckletree.

In Closing

With so many different coworking spaces in London to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming trying to narrow down your search.

I recommend focusing on a particular area of London – either the place you’re living, or somewhere that’s easy for you to get to using your preferred means of transport. London is huge, and you don’t want to spend hours each week on an unnecessary commute across the city.

I hope this guide to the best coworking spots in London has been useful and that it helps you find a space that’s perfect for your needs.



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