A hub of creativity and culture, with a racy past and a bright future – it’s no wonder so many businesses are choosing Soho office space.
So, what is the cost of renting an office space in Soho?
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In the heart of London’s West End, nestled in between Mayfair and Covent Garden, lies Soho (W1 postcode) – a colourful and vibrant area of central London. With a steamy history as London’s red-light district, Soho is now a cool area filled with intellectuals and creatives. In recent years, the area has become a media hub, attracting world leading advertising agencies, television and radio studios and post-production companies – with BBH London, Mr President, Spotify and of course Soho House & Group all choosing to reside in Soho office space.
Whether you’re relocating or just starting up, an office space in Soho is bound to help your business attract clients and new talent alike – benefitting from its trendy central location, excellent transport links, and a host of entertainment options on its doorstep.
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Located in the heart of central London, Soho is a short walk from multiple underground stations including Piccadilly Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Circus and Leicester Square, providing excellent links to the rest of the city.
Journey times from Oxford Circus tube (7-minute walk):
Kings Cross – 8 minutes
Heathrow – 58 minutes (1 change)
Paddington – 10 mins
Journey times from Tottenham Court Road (9-minute walk):
Bank – 10 mins
Liverpool street – 6 mins
London City Airport: 10 miles or around 40 mins on the London Underground
Whatever the time of day (or night) Soho is packed with an array of bars, restaurants, music venues and theatres to revel in.
Start your day with a coffee from Bar Italia (open 22 hours a day, every day) or treat yourself to a pastry from Maison Berteaux, London’s oldest patisserie. At lunchtime, enjoy an alfresco lunch in Soho Square, or browse the independent boutiques of Carnaby street.
Dine at Lina Stores for a light Italian lunch or impress clients with a meal at Quo Vadis, Noble Rot, or Michelin-starred Barrafina.
For a good old-fashioned pint after work head to The French House, a Grade II listed pub, or for cocktails try the rooftop bar Aqua spirit. And if you’re still not ready to head home, dance the night away at one of Soho’s well-known LGBTQ+ hotspots. For those looking for a legendary late night haunt, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club stays open late.
With an office space in Soho, you can work hard and play even harder.
HOW DO I FIND OFFICE SPACE TO RENT IN SOHO?
So, you’re interested in renting office space in Soho, but don’t know where to start? That’s where we come in, we’ve helped many businesses make the move to their new Soho office space. With our knowledge of the Soho commercial property market, experience and buying power – our friendly team can help get you in your new Soho office space without the stress. From dilapidations, to building surveys, our relocation consultants will be with you every step of the way, even project managing the office fit out on your behalf!
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Soho’s central location makes it convenient to get to from many different parts of London, whether your business relies on passing footfall or just for ease of commute to the office. It has long been a hub of business, with lots of different types of office space available to suit many needs, making it a flexible option for many business types. With so many companies located there, there is a sense of business community, particularly among startups and scaleups, making it easy to make meaningful connections with similar business owners. Soho has a wealth of facilities available as well as good travel options that make working and commuting to the borough straightforward from anywhere in London.
A range of businesses have chose to call Soho their home, and the borough has been at the forefront of attracting startups for several years with the likes of Spotify locating its HQ there. It’s also home to larger companies such as Liberty which has been on Carnaby Street since 1875, as well as 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures. It’s particularly popular with startup businesses, especially those in media and creative industries.
Parking in Soho is certainly possible, but it is can be both expensive and scarce. The area generally falls under Zones G1 and G2, making parking around £5.80ph (rising to £8.70 for pre-2015 diesel vehicles) and it is unusual to find parking at this cost for more than four continuous hours. An NCP at Brewer Street costs around £10ph off-peak, though this rises to £24ph at busy times of the day. The entirety of the Soho region is covered by the London Congestion Charge which is currently £15 per day for applicable vehicles.
Depending on the type of space required, office space in Soho generally costs from £40 – £90 per square foot, depending on location, fit-out and proximity to public transport, among other factors.
Having so many businesses headquartered in Soho means there is a variety of commercial real estate available in the borough. Soho has long been popular with startups, meaning trendy and creative offices are the norm, but a range of spaces are typically available, from no-frills to no-expense-spared. Soho has several media and advertising businesses that choose to call the borough their home which also tend to create an abundance of high-specification offices.
Soho has several gyms, particularly in the Carnaby Street area catering to those looking for high-end workouts and yoga classes, as well as high-street brands such as The Gym. It should be relatively easy to incorporate fitness into an office routine in several locations across Soho, be it core fitness, weightlifting, CrossFit or boxing. With many creative and media businesses in Soho, specialist gyms and fitness classes have flourished, meaning lots of choice exists in the borough.
With so many businesses choosing to make Soho their homes there is an abundance of options for childcare such as The Mummy Company and The London Early Years Foundation’s Nursery. Soho also has a primary school as well as specialist schools such as the Rose of York Language School. Given Soho’s convenient central location, finding private childcare options is also not difficult.