Choosing the right office space location is never an easy decision, especially in London where the amount of excellent options can at times feel overwhelming.
If you’re considering move to central London, we’ve compiled our top 5 compelling reasons to choose office space in Soho, the beating heart of the capital.
No matter where you and your team are based, transport links to Soho and the rest of central London make it a very appealing choice for many businesses. Even for those further afield, there are excellent national rail routes to Charing Cross, Euston and nearby Paddington, from where it’s a quick tube journey, short cycle or walk.
Often overlooked, an office in Soho is easily commutable to from most locations. The area is served by the Northern, Victoria, Central & Piccadilly lines and, as of mid-2022, the eagerly awaited Crossrail has been up and running. The new Elizabeth line stops at Tottenham Court Road, with an additional exit on Dean Street, allowing for 15 minute commutes to Soho from both east and west London.
It’s well known that many of the world’s major brands opt for a head office in central London. A prestigious central London HQ address helps to make your company look more established due to the area’s history and reputation in commerce.
Many major fashion brands congregate around Oxford Circus, global tech brands can be found near Tottenham Court Road and leading media agencies are dotted all over Soho and nearby Fitzrovia. It should be no surprise then that there is an abundance of networking opportunities and events for all types of business.
If you’re a foodie, the abundance of dining options in Soho makes it the ideal spot for your new office space. You’ll never again run out of new places to try for team lunches and evenings out with clients.
Chinatown is right on your doorstep if you’re looking for authentic Chinese cuisine near the office. Soho has become something of a modern European cuisine Mecca and trendy small plates restaurants abound across Dean Street, Berwick Street, Wardour Street and beyond.
If you’re looking for something more affordable – there are 100s of fast food restaurants dotted around the Soho area. You don’t even need to leave your Soho office to eat well, delivery services operate in the area (Deliveroo, Uber Eats, Just Eat etc.) so you can simply order to the office and carry on with your work.
After a long week at work, nothing beats unwinding and bonding with your team over a few drinks. There are countless pubs and bars in the Soho area, including a few Wetherspoons and the odd roof terrace, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to Friday drinks.
Depending on your type of business, client entertainment may be an important consideration when you’re considering office space. If you want to impress partners and customers, or even treat your team to a more official celebratory session, you have Covent Garden and Leicester Square right on your doorstep. There you’ll be able to choose from live comedy, theatres, cinemas, casinos and more. The choice is yours.
The vast array of iconic attractions nearby to Soho make it hard to resist. If you like the outdoors, Hyde Park & Regents Park are within walking distance, while the expansive Hampstead Heath is a short bus journey away. Perfect for running, summer lunchtimes and after work socialising.
For avid shoppers, the countless shops at Oxford Circus, Regent Street and Carnaby Street make Soho office space a shopper’s paradise. You’re also just a short journey away from the more upmarket shopping areas of Sloane Square and South Kensington.
If galleries and museum are your thing – Soho is the place for you. There are dozens of independent galleries in Soho, as well as more prestigious institutions like the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery a short walk from central Soho. The Natural History Museum and Science Museum are conveniently located nearby, just a short bus or tube journey from Oxford Circus to South Kensington.
At Soul Spaces we take the hassle out of searching for an office. We have over 10 years of experience in the central London market and are able to negotiate the best rates on office leases in Soho.
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