As well as the heartbeat of London’s cultural life, Soho is also a hub of entrepreneurialism – and home to several great coworking spaces.
There has been a huge proliferation of coworking spaces across London in recent years, reflecting the growing number of freelancers, entrepreneurs and self-starters who have emerged as working patterns have evolved apace. We’ve picked out 5 of the best coworking venues situated in and around the city’s vibrant Soho district.
Spectacular floor to ceiling windows offer plenty of natural light in this bright and airy ground-floor Soho space, which is kitted out with everything you need to be your most productive self, with brain-fuelling breakout spaces, posture-improving standing desks and private phone booths. Unlimited hot-desking membership provides the flexible desk space and focused environment you need to optimise your time, plus full access to extras such as focus booths and meeting rooms. Pricing for hot-desking starts at £360 per month, or you can pay-as-you go for £5.50 per hour. There’s also free artisan coffee along with frequent wellness events, skill-sharing workshops, networking opportunities and socials.
Waverley House, 9 Noel Street www.work.life
A fully integrated creative workspace in the heart of Soho, SOHOST boast a long list of testimonies from nascent companies who have grown out of their venue. Tastefully furnished and dog-friendly, the space features high-sped internet, a sunny roof terrace, well-equipped kitchen with Ethiopian coffee and home-made bread, and double aspect windows that open wide and let in ample light and fresh air to aid productivity. Coworking prices range from £150 per month for standard hot-desking through to £600 for more extensive options, with several plans available to suit your budget and needs. The venue also hosts Friday breakfasts spreads as well as regular networking drinks events.
8 Berwick Street www.sohost.co
Huckletree’s Soho branch is home to more than 300 companies, freelancers and entrepreneurs and is set across four levels in the classic Brutalist building of Ingestre Court. There’s an on-site café serving everything from lattes to lunches, a custom studio hosting regular workshops, a meditation room, and several break-out spaces. Rates start at £300 per month for 10 days’ hotdesking access each month and unlimited hot desk access for £400. There are also day passes priced at £35 per day and available in packs of 5, 20, 50 or 100.
44 Ingestre Court, Ingestre Place www.huckletree.com
Runway East Soho
Featuring open, spacious rooms spread throughout four interconnected buildings, Runway East’s latest venue places members at the epicentre of vibrant Soho. The venue offers all-inclusive and fully serviced membership options for teams, with members able to avail themselves of super-fast internet, printing equipment, limitless coffee, a podcast studio, a roof terrace and smart meeting rooms, as well as enjoying free weekly perks such as cake, beer and regular events. There are numerous flexible memberships to suit you, starting at £199 for 10 days’ hot desking a month through to full-time access, with only one calendar month’s notice required.
66 Old Compton Street www.runwayea.st
The Work Room
Part of a platform that focuses on utilising unused spaces in beautiful restaurants for people who otherwise work from home or coffee shops, the Work Room’s Soho outpost is situated within the hip and happening 100 Wardour Street eatery, bar and lounge. Users can book the drop-in workspace by purchasing day-passes for £10, which includes everything you need for a productive working day including a desk, fast WiFi, electric plugs and complimentary coffee. As well as the culinary fare, other on-site amenities include the Playroom, a cosy space designed for a few lunchtime games of pool.
100 Wardour Street www.theworkroom.io