In the bohemian east London district of Shoreditch, cafes and coworking spaces throng with remote professionals who exemplify the city’s changing work habits.
The artsy neighbourhood has been at the cutting-edge of the capital’s thriving coworking scene for several years now – and it is a trend that shows no sign of slowing down, with new workspaces continuing to pop up with great frequency, each offering the chance to work in communal settings among like-minded folk. If you’re looking for a Shoreditch coworking space, we’ve looked onto the options and picked out six of the best below.
Mindspace pride themselves on their prime locations, offering upscale, uniquely-designed coworking environments featuring local artists and an aesthetic in keeping with the local culture. The company’s fully-furnished Shoreditch coworking space certainly lives up to this billing, nestled behind Liverpool Street Station and surrounded by ethnic street food options, independent cafes, eclectic boutiques, vintage gems, and an abundance of street art. Membership pricing for the venue’s shared open space starts at £400 per month. The venue is open 24/7 and on-site amenities include a communal kitchen, breakout areas, meeting rooms, and complimentary tea/coffee.
9 Appold Street / www.mindspace.me
Spread across six spacious floors, Work.Life’s Shoreditch workspace benefits from tons of natural light, exposed brick walls, and multiple breakout spaces. There are two membership packages: Flex membership is charged on an hourly basis of £7 per hour and includes daily access from 8.30am-8.30pm, as well as perks including refreshments, meeting room discounts, and invites to community events. Unlimited membership includes all of the above, but with unlimited 24/7 access, and starts at £350 per month. There are also fully equipped kitchens, bike storage, weekly beer and pizza nights, yoga classes, and showers.
Rivington House, 82 Great Eastern Street / You can book a free tour of the Work.Life coworking space via Rubberdesk.
Spread over two floors of a building in the heart of bustling Shoreditch High Street, CoBalance combines a leafy café ambience with everything you need to concentrate, collaborate and get work done. There’s a diverse choice of areas to set up camp, including 42 spacious workstations, as well as cosy nooks and sofas, plus meeting rooms and boardrooms. Other services and amenities include complimentary tea/coffee, a well-stocked library, and games consoles for that much-needed downtime. The venue also hosts regular community and networking events, parties, socials, and conferences. Hot-desking membership options range from hourly or daily passes starting at £4.50 per hour, through to weekly or monthly passes starting at £60 per week. There’s also an annual membership priced at £1,620.
130 Shoreditch High Street / www.cobalance.co
Regus have a large presence in Shoreditch with seven venues dotted in and around the area. Their contemporary workspaces have hot desks, permanent desks, and private offices. Membership includes access to facilities such as printers, scanners and photocopiers, plus invites to networking and community events. Contracts are available on a monthly rolling basis, or you can ease your monthly payments by locking into a long-term contract. Prices vary by venue, but start at around £305 per month for full-time access to their coworking areas. Five or ten days a month packages are also available for cheaper rates.
Venues across Shoreditch / www.regus.com
Housed in the historic Alphabeta conversion building on Finsbury Square, this coworking space is a stone’s throw from Silicon Roundabout and offers a range of membership options. Light membership lets you keep it flexible with 10 days per month access, priced at £265 per month. For regular access, Floating membership lets you use the venue’s hotdesking zone and breakout spaces as often as you’d like for £370 per month. A Resident Desk membership gives you a 24/7 dedicated desk in the open-plan workspace for £500 per month. There are also day passes for £35 per day and available in bundles. When it comes to facilities, a contemporary bicycle ramp is available from street level, while inside you’ll find light-filled studios, internal courtyards, and an events auditorium.
Alphabeta Building, 14-18 Finsbury Square / www.rubberdesk.co.uk
Founded in 2012 in the heart of Old Street’s Silicon Roundabout, Techspace has evolved from a small fledgling community of start-ups into a dynamic European community for pioneering tech. Their curated approach means their flexible workspaces, event spaces and meeting rooms are designed specifically for forward-thinking teams to work at their best. Members are equipped with best-in-class networking and IT infrastructure and an events programme designed to promote emerging leaders of the future. Techspace have two Shoreditch venues, both surrounded by bustling bars, trendy coffee shops and chic boutiques, and offering office spaces accommodating teams of 10 and upwards. Both spaces also feature comfy lounges, meeting rooms, breakout areas, free coffee, bike storage and 24-hour security. Pricing is available on request.
Venues across Shoreditch & East London / www.techspace.co