A high growth area with more to come. North London, watch this space. So, what is the cost of renting an office space in North London?
|Location||Grade A||Grade B|
|N1 – Islington||£50 - £65||£30 - £45|
|NW1 – Camden||£50 - £60||£30 - £45|
|NC1 – Kings Cross||£65 - £90||£40 - £65|
Offices in North London are mainly focused in the central hubs of King’s Cross, Camden and Islington. The area around King’s Cross station, once known for its nightclubs, has been transformed into a destination in its own right. The Coal Drops Yard and surrounding area of the newly developed King’s Cross station has attracted a number of major occupiers away from the West End; none larger than the might of Google who have a significant office space at Pancras Square.
Camden and Islington house a significant level of office supply, but are still better known for their residential and retail offerings. This does in turn lead to lower rents despite being extremely well connected for both the City and West End. As the centre of London continues to expand, we expect to see demand for these areas increase over the next few years.
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North London is still a very in-demand location for office space given world-leading transport connections, availability of many types of office space, and nearby amenities. If however, you decide it’s not the right place to open an office space, or relocate your business, browse the nearby areas for:
North London is particularly well served by public transport, with Underground (Northern, Victoria, Piccadilly, and Metropolitan lines), Overground, and National Rail (King’s Cross, St Pancras, and Euston) all with significant interchanges. The area is equally traversable by bus, cycle, or walking.
Via Kings Cross:
Oxford Circus – 9 minutes
Bank – 21 minutes
Via Camden Town:
Kings Cross – 11 minutes
Bank – 15 minutes
Oxford Circus – 7 minutes
Old Street – 3 minutes
Kings Cross – 8 minutes
London Bridge – 14 minutes
London City Airport (10 miles, approx. 40 mins via Underground)
Heathrow (18 miles, approx. 1 hour via Underground)
With an office in North London, there is always plenty to choose from both in and out of work hours.
The area continues to see an influx of independent and more established chains open exciting new retail and leisure ventures in the area. The restaurants and bars of Granary Square are well worth a visit, with the likes of Caravan, and Dishoom based here. The Coal Drops Yard continues to boom in popularity and features big names like Barrafina, Paul Smith and legendary Sons & Daughters.
In Islington, we would always recommend a trip to Trullo for some authentic regional Italian food. The area of Camden wouldn’t be worth visiting without a trip to the market for some street food. As the area continues to attract businesses of all sizes, more premium offerings sit alongside the odd greasy spoon, so you’ll be able to find Michelin stars to impress your clients, as well as somewhere for a team breakfast the morning after.
HOW DO I FIND OFFICE SPACE TO RENT IN NORTH LONDON?
Picturing your office space in the creative Camden, the lively Islington or the well-connected Kings Cross? With our diverse commercial property portfolio we have a range of office spaces to help you turn this vision into a reality. Browse our existing listings or create a bespoke search tailored to the needs and wants of your business. We know the commercial property space in North London like the back of our hand, and are experienced in finding our clients their perfect North London office.
We can even carry out a commercial property survey or project manage an office fit out on your behalf if required, allowing you to get you up and running in your North London office space as soon as possible.”
Despite significant investment, and high-profile names in the area, North London is typically a little more affordable compared to more central areas of the city.
You can expect to pay anywhere between £20 per square foot in NW1 & Camden, to £90 per square foot in accessible NC1 King’s Cross postcodes. The most desirable areas and postcodes and high-end office spaces may be more expensive, whilst some spaces may be available for less depending on your needs.
North London, like many part of London is host to a wide array of industries. However, several sectors are particularly prominent:
Finance and Insurance: While focussed around ‘The City’, many financial services companies have offices in North London as well for convenient travel. Similarly, though the tech and media industries have their own parts of London (Tech City, Square Mile), areas like King’s Cross have seen significant investment, and big names like Google coming to the area attract a halo effect of similar businesses.
The area is home to large hospitals (University College hospital) as well as educational establishments (UCL, London Met) which both also employ several people in the area, and attract supply chain businesses.
It’s also home to a growing number of retail and hospitality businesses which cluster around the large businesses in the area.
After seeing significant investment and large-scale tenants coming to the area over the past twenty years, North London has become increasingly metropolitain. With developments like Coal Drops Yard, the area has plenty of high-end options which are perfect for entertaining clients, having business lunches, or team days out.
In Camden and Islington, these options also exist, but cater more to mid-range and low cost customers. For example at Camden Market and Islington has several market sites for those looking to eat or shop, as well as several more options for nightlife, cocktails, and dancing.
With a dizzying number of offices constantly under construction and opening within the area, finding, choosing, and moving into an office space in North London can be daunting. If the multitude of fitouts, sizes, locations, and legalities around moving into a new office in North London are overwhelming, contact our team of experts who have the on-the-ground expertise to make the process as smooth as can be for you and your business.
With superb transport options, several parts of North London are ideal for commuting.
Islington is a popular residential area due to its close proximity to multiple amenities, and solid transport links, with the Victoria and Northern Lines running through the borough. Similarly, Camden, particularly areas close to the Camden Town and King’s Cross stations, provides convenient access to multiple Tube lines as well as national rail services. Hampstead covers the Northern Line, and nearby Highbury (& Islington station) provide easy access via the Victoria Line. Further afield, Crouch End & Muswell Hill don’t have dedicated tube stations, but are well served by buses.
The area is expansive, and getting around shouldn’t be difficult, making it a suitable office location for many North Londoners.