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Affordable shared office space in London – Coworking Rules!

Everyone who starts their own startup or becomes a full-time freelancer knows how important a good working space is – and how hard it can sometimes be to find an affordable option. And as beautiful and bustling as London is, it can be quite intimidating for entrepreneurs. The good news is that this city hides many interesting co-working options in every borough.

There are many benefits to taking your business to a shared space: networking opportunities and enhancing productivity are just a few of them (have a look at this cool report by the Harvard Business Review on Why People Thrive in Coworking Spaces). Here at SaveWallets we’ve gotten down to doing some research that will help you find the right co-working space for you, at whichever stage your business might be in. Swipe further down for some cool temporary free options as well! 

Innovation Warehouse

Affordable shared office space in London - Barbican

Location: Barbican

Price per person / per month: Starting at £150

Key demographic: Technology-driven companies across all markets

Self-defined as a “coworking accelerator”, it was founded in 2010. It is built as a “community for digital high-growth start-up businesses” in London. It has a variety of angel investors based in the space as well. Apart from private offices, it also offers Hot Desking in “The Hive” – a permanent desking area. More info here.

The Workary

Affordable shared office space in London - The Workary, Brompton

Location: Earl’s Court (more options available, including Chelsea and Chiswick)

Price per person / per month: Starting at £95

Key demographic: Varied

It presents itself as an “amazing, affordable alternative to working alone either at home or in coffee shops”. Plus, they are committed to improving local libraries and community innovation through the transformation of under-utilized public spaces partnering with local Councils. More info here.

Ark Coworking

Affordable shared office space in London -Ark Coworking

Location: King’s Cross St. Pancras

Price per person / per month: Starting at £170

Key demographic: Professionals in creative industries (from social enterprises to filmmakers)

Its motto is “Coworking with community at its core”. With a super convenient location, it functions in a beautiful restored Victorian apartment building. By joining Ark Coworking, you are joining a community. Open from 9am to 6pm. More info here.

Airspace

 

Affordable shared office space in London - Airspace Soho

Location: Soho (new location coming soon!)

Price per person / per month: Starting at £50

Key demographic: Freelancers, start-ups and small businesses

It has very instagramable interior designing, which creates a modern yet inviting feel. It’s your “low fuss co-work space for less”. It offers several options: desk space, coworking areas, office space and events space. You can go for the Hotdesks option for only £50. It also features a bar, an outdoor terrace and storage. Plus, it is open until 10pm for those long working days! More info here.

Universal Workspace

Affordable shared office space in London – Universal Workspace

Location: London Bridge

Price per person / per month: Starting at £180

Key demographic: Freelancers and entrepreneurs

A wonderful, large bright open coworking space, with both dedicated stations and shared desks, and 3 private offices. It also has a bookable meeting room (also available to non-members from £20+VAT), plus a wonderful terrace. Excellent location! Hot desks are available from £180. Also important: dedicated work stations members have 24hs access! More info here.

LOOKING FOR MORE OPTIONS? Have a look at many more coworking options in London with this wonderful interactive map of the Cheapest Coworking Spaces at Every Tube Stop, by Hubble HQ.

Cheapest Coworking Spaces at Every Tube Stop

EXTRA, EXTRA! Temporary options for occasional days…

The British Library

Did you know the British Library has a special wing just for small business owners and investors? It even has really cool resources that will come in handy for every business in the making: from international market reports, data for 144+ million companies, free or low cost workshops, and a very interesting Innovating for Growth Scale-ups (applications now open!).

Campus London, by Google

It all starts with an honest motto: “Strong community to show you the way. Strong coffee to start the journey”. A great initiative by Google, with several programs like: Campus Residency, Campus Startup School and the fundamental Campus Cafe to meet tech startup founders and entrepreneurs. Campus is a global network of spaces, “where big ideas are shaping the future. Operated by Google for Entrepreneurs”. It has more than 22.000 members in 60+ countries. You can apply to become a member of Campus for free! More info here.

Hoxton Hotel

Very close to London’s Liverpool Street Station, it has a great open lobby “where everyone is welcome whether it’s to work, catch up over coffee” or what you need. A beautiful option in the heart of bohemian, cool Shoreditch.

For all our freelancers out there, check out more SaveWallets special resources, like our Top 5 freelance sites to boost your income.

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