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.
Office Space Soho
Soho includes a range of office spaces to suit the needs of its diverse occupants. Companies will find every kind of space here from state-of-the-art office buildings for a corporate Headquarters. To trendy loft spaces complete with exposed brick walls and stripped wood floors.
The district also offers plenty of options for freelancers and startups. 11 Golden Square is a good example of this type of facility, providing a mix of small self-contained office suites, meeting rooms and breakout spaces. This building is also close to many leading advertising and music industry companies making it the ideal base for freelancers or small creative teams working in collaborative temporary office spaces in these industries.
Serviced Offices Soho London
As you would expect from a district popular with creative companies and start-ups the area has plenty of serviced office space. Soho was one of the first areas in the UK to introduce the new brand of stylish serviced office space which has become popular thanks to WeWork and Spaces.
33 Broadwick Street is a good example of the type of serviced office space you can expect to find here. The facility is located in a converted building which has been fitted out to a high standard. The Interior is design-led and includes a range of flexible workspaces to suit companies of all sizes.
Being a typical Soho building this facility also boasts many unique facilities such as podcast studios, a wellness suite, video wall, ground floor bar and roof-top terrace. So if you’re a start-up or freelancer and you’re looking for a vibrant office community to call home, you can’t do much better than 33 Broadwick Street.
Office Space to Rent Soho W1
Several urban regeneration projects have led to the creation of some exciting new office buildings in Soho. 30 Broadwick Street is one such example. This state-of-the-art building provides 90,000 sq ft of office accommodation spread over six floors. Office suites are available in a range of sizes from a few hundred sq ft to entire floor plates capable of accommodating hundreds of employees.
The building also houses a business centre complete with sophisticated meeting rooms, shower facilities and a roof terrace. All of this makes 30 Broadwick Street the perfect place to meet or entertain new clients, hold an impromptu business meeting or develop a presence in one of the most prestigious addresses in Soho.
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.