You're a startup and you want be located in the capital whilst you grow your small team into a large operation; the idea and cost of a long lease is just not gonna fly. Have you thought about hot desking? Its chilled, flexible, fosters new interactions and can be relatively affordable. We've provided a cool list of the top 5 hot desking spaces in London.
With tonnes of existing locations across London and with new ones opening up all the time, We Work is a pretty good option. They have beer taps that come on after 4pm, they play music throughout and offer a range of individual desks and private spaces. Just lookout for the hipster asking to borrow your laptop charger though.
WeWork London locations include: Devonshire Square, Waterhouse Square, Old Street, Hammersmith, Paddington, Medius House Soho, Shoreditch, Spitalfields, Aldgate Tower, Kings Place and Chancery Lane.
With locations that include: Paddington, Bloomsbury, Farringdon, Shoreditch and The City, Central Working is a great option for those who need a flexible location. Whilst WeWork has opted for gimmicks to impress their target millennial audience, Central Working sticks to a no frills policy and focuses on a quiet and professional working space.
The focus for the Trampery is a an environment designed to harbour creatives, artists and producers, hence why all their locations are situated in East London. Their locations include: Old Street, Tower Bridge, East India Dock and Hackney Wick - offering an inspiring environment with some stunning architectural delights.
Situated on Kensington High Street, the Kensington Pavilion is the most chic location on our list. It'll come as no surprise that this is a Private Members club. With a range of options from individual pods, to executive style meeting rooms and its own penthouse - this is a location for those with high aspirations!
Campus is a networkers dream. This is not your average: arrive, grab coffee, plug in laptop and headphones and get working. This place is designed to foster collaboration. The membership fee implies you will spend your time networking and is supported by a strong sense of community. This makes an excellent spot to find a co-partner or create a gig for a developer.