London is one of the best places in the United Kingdom to rent office space. It’s well connected, and it’s full of globally-known business names. And as one of the world’s most well-known cities, there’s a certain amount of kudos that comes with commercial property in the capital.
But for many looking to rent an office in London, their search starts and ends north of the river. The north is where you’ll find the City of London, the affluence-soaked streets of Mayfair, the cool refurbished offices of Shoreditch, and many of the capital’s most iconic buildings and attractions.
By ignoring the south, though, these would-be tenants are missing out on some of the city’s best offices and most business-focussed areas.
So, if you want to rent an office in London, take our advice and at least give some attention to the areas south of the river.
If you’re in need of some guidance, your best option is going to be a commercial property advisor. As professionals with an expertise in all-things London commercial property, the advice they provide could prove to be invaluable in your hunt for offices to rent in London.
But to get you started, it is well worth giving our whistle-stop tour of two great London areas a glance over:
Alright, London Bridge isn’t strictly an area, but many people use the term colloquially to refer to the area south of the iconic Thames bridge.
Nomenclatural nuances aside, the area has recently undergone a serious revival and the most recognisable icon of this rejuvenation is The Shard, a structure designed by the brilliant Renzo Piano.
If you want to rent an office in London that’s truly iconic, you can’t get much more iconic than The Shard. It’s not just the tallest building in the UK, it’s the tallest building in the whole of the EU, and it contains more than 580,000 square feet of high quality office space. Seeing this amazing piece of architecture in person is quite an experience.
Elsewhere, recently completed (or soon-to-be-completed) buildings like The Place, Blue Fin Building, More London and the Harlequin Building provide, or will provide once the final touches have been added, even more fine office space in the area.
Waterloo is culturally rich and iconic. Rent an office here and you’ll be close to such London cultural mainstays as the Saatchi Gallery and the Tate Modern perfect entertainment when those most important clients are in town.
It’s safe, it’s pleasant, and like London Bridge, it’s becoming more and more popular with businesses looking to rent an office in London.
This is thanks, in part, to the Waterloo Quarter business improvement district. This organisation secures funding for projects which aim to improve the local area. It’s funded by local businesses, so you’d have to pay your fair share if you moved to commercial property in Waterloo, but all the money goes to improving trading conditions in the area â€“ so you’ll certainly get to see the benefits first-hand.