Famous for its vibrant nightlife, glitzy restaurants and celebrated theatre scene, few London districts can beat the appeal of Soho. This area has long been the centre of London’s creative community. Many a famous artist, writer and poet have occupied the bars around Soho since the 18th century.
These associations gave the district its bohemian appeal, which it still maintains today. In recent years the area became popular with advertising agencies and post-production studios. Many of them remain but are now joined by a diverse mix of other industries including software development, VFX studios, publishing and fashion design.
Soho is so popular with the creative industries that the evening standard estimates that the district employs one-fifth of all creative jobs in London. A few of the companies have office space here include; Oscar-winning VFX studio Framestore, the social networks, Facebook and Badoo and award-winning advertising agency BBH.
What makes Soho so popular?
Companies are drawn to the district in a large part thanks to its bohemian atmosphere. Creative companies also like to collaborate so it makes sense that they are located in the same area. But there are a great many other reasons to choose Soho.
There is a vibrant start-up scene here, many companies founded in the district have gone on to find success in a range of industries including; fintech, computer game development, social media and advertising. The area also has a strong support network for entrepreneurs seeking capital and specialist advice to grow their business.
Located in the centre of London, the district also benefits from excellent transport connections. Soho is easily accessed from no less than five mainline stations. Kings Cross, St Pancras, Euston, Victoria and Paddington. While Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus tube stations are around five minutes away. These provide access to the Piccadilly Line, Central Line, Northern Line, Victoria Line, Bakerloo Line and the new Elizabeth Line.
Soho is also home to some of the cities most celebrated bars and restaurants. Famous bars include Milk and Honey, Opium and Ronnie Scotts. And you are spoilt for choice when it comes to high-end eating establishments, with cuisines from around the world represented. Popular restaurants include; Ceviche, Blanchette and Bao.
Make your mark in Soho
So if you’re looking for a vibrant business community to base a start-up or a freelancer seeking collaborations with creative companies. You can’t do much better than basing yourself in bohemian Soho.
There is a wide range of office space available here to suit companies at all stages of development. So you’ll be sure to find a space that meets your aspirations and budget. Check out the availability of shared office and co-working spaces in the district using the map above.
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