London’s Kings Cross is now one of the city’s most happening districts – and home to a growing number of coworking spaces.
Over the past two decades, what was an underused industrial site has been rejuvenated with new streets, squares and parks, shops, offices, galleries, bars, restaurants, and even a university now to be found in the vicinity of Kings Cross. Playing a major role in the area’s burgeoning credentials as a cultural, social and commercial hub have been the numerous coworking spaces located here. We’ve picked out 7 of the best.
A 3-minute walk from King’s Cross Station, Impact Hub has brought together a diverse group of like-minded people since opening in 2007. Focussed on bringing about positive social and environmental change, and helping social entrepreneurs make an impact, they offer flexible membership packages allowing as much or as little access to the workspace you need. Hotdesking rates start at £90 per month for 30 hours per month access, rising to £260 per month for 100 hours. On-site services and amenities include meeting rooms, bike storage, private lockers, showers, printing equipment and weekly events.
34b York Way / www.impacthub.net
WorkSpott partners with under-utilised spaces across London during their downtime and transforms them into cost-effective and sustainable drop-in workplaces. Situated right next to tech giants Google and YouTube, their flagship venue in Pancras Square offers flexible and affordable membership options, starting at £39 for four days per month access through to £139 per month for unlimited access. Day passes are also available for £15 per day. All membership tiers come with the same benefits, which include high-speed WiFi, space to host guests and intimate meetings, complimentary tea/coffee, food discounts, and weekly personal development sessions.
6 Pancras Square / www.workspott.com
Located in Pentonville, this well-appointed work venue is spread across five stories of newly-refurbished and flexible office space, including contemporary meeting rooms and light-filled co-working areas – perfect for networking. The building also features secure bike racks and shower facilities, and is within easy reach of popular London attractions including Camden Market and The Foundling Museum. A few minutes’ walk away, the Eurostar London Terminal and King’s Cross station provide fantastic UK and international links. Coworking rates start at £219 per month for hotdesking.
307 Euston Rd / www.regus.co.uk
In a modern building overlooking Regent’s Canal, WeWork’s office space near King’s Cross features an art-filled business lounge, a balcony, and a wellness room. Commuting is a breeze, with on-site bike storage and the tube just down the road. Flexible leasing options range from month-to-month agreements that let you scale at your own pace, through to long-term packages. There’s an on-demand app for booking into the workspace at your convenience, or for those seeking a more regular solution, All Access membership is priced at £299 per month, which include use of amenities such as high-speed internet, printing services, common areas, meeting rooms, and free tea/coffee. The venue is also dog-friendly.
99 York Way / www.wework.com
Situated in a lovingly-restored dilapidated Victorian apartment building in the heart of King’s Cross, ARK is a vibrant coworking space for creatives, social enterprises and startups. Created in response to a lack of affordable community that means individuals either end up working alone, or moving away from a local area, the space has hosted tech start-ups, illustrators, filmmakers, anti-trafficking organisations, screenwriters, social enterprises that employ refugees, architects and even a dating website since opening its doors. Membership rates start at £50 per month for 1 day a week floating desk use, increasing to £225 per month for unlimited weekday access.
237 Pentonville Road / www.arkcoworking.com
Nestled in Angel, a few minutes’ on foot from Kings Cross, Spaces attracts an energetic community of positive and open-minded business thinkers who love to meet new people. Spread over four floors of shared and private office space, the fully-serviced venue features meeting rooms, breakout areas and a terrace with cushioned chairs where member can work, unwind or socialise. There’s also a busy program of professional events and hospitality services. Coworking membership starts at £90 per month for 5 days per month access, rising to £197 per month for unlimited access.
70 White Lion Street / www.spacesworks.com
The British Library
As well as being one of the largest libraries in the world, The British Library on Euston Road is also a popular spot for people seeking a tranquil place to work. Housing resources of between 170 and 200 million books and other items from countries around the world, visitors can conduct extensive research for projects spanning any subject under the sun, while a huge spread of desks and tables across reading rooms, cafes and outdoor piazza offer the chance to open the laptop and get your head down. The library is free to enter and free WiFi is available in all areas.
96 Euston Road / www.bl.uk