South London

Looking for office space in South London?

An established office location with great local amenities (especially for foodies), there’s something about South London. So, what is the cost of renting an office space in South London?

Location Grade A Grade B
SE1 – London Bridge, Waterloo, Southwark £57.5 - £85 £32.5 - £57.5
SW8 – Vauxhall/Battersea/Nine Elms £40 - £65 £35 - £40


South London offices are mainly focused around the SE1 postcode and stretch from Waterloo in the West, through Southwark and over to London Bridge. The most well-known and visible office building in this area is The Shard. The former largest skyscraper in Europe houses occupiers including Matches Fashion, Mitie, and Sage, as well as a five-star hotel and numerous high-end restaurants. South London also has one of the highest proportions of micro-businesses in London making it an entrepreneurial hub. No matter the size of your business, we can find you the perfect South London-based office space.

Get in touch with our team of expert London office rental agents for more information on property in the area.


South London is a diverse and changing area of South London, covering a large area that houses thousands of business of different sizes. If you’ve been thinking about an office in South London but subsequently decided that another part of the city would work better for you, our agents can help you in your search. In the meantime, discover:

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The South of London is fairly well connected to other parts of London, by land, rail, and even across the river.
The Northern line connects to places like Balham, Clapham, and Tooting, while the Victoria line serves Brixton. The Jubilee line goes to Bermondsey and Canada Water, and the Bakerloo Line heads through Elephant & Castle and Lambeth North. There’s Overground connections too, with stations at Peckham, Clapham, and Wandsworth, among others. The London Tramlink in Croydon serves Wimbledon, Mitchan and Beckenham.

National Rail services pass through Waterloo, Victoria, London Bridge, Clapham Junction, and Wimbledon to connect South London to the rest of the UK. For those looking to keep fit at the same time, Boris Bikes have several locations.

Journey times from the most popular tube stations across London are:

London Bridge:
Bank – 5 minutes
Old Street- 10 minutes

Covent Garden- 8 minutes
Holborn- 10 minutes
Canary Wharf – 15 minutes

Nearest airports:
London City Airport: 7 miles (approx. 35 minutes on the Underground)
Heathrow: 18 miles (approx. 50 minutes on the Underground)

The South London Office Space Community


With an office in South London, there is always plenty to choose from both in and out of work hours.

The area benefits from the outstanding Borough Market which provides a diverse selection of market food and restaurants for employees to choose from. For a top-notch client lunch, we would recommend Hutong in The Shard or for a staff celebration, The Rumpus Room in The Mondrian Hotel serves some great cocktails and benefits from stunning views down the River Thames.

Our hidden secret…Call Me Mr. Lucky in The Breakfast Club on Southwark Street. Just ask your server for more details.

For team-building exercises in South London, check out Substation in Brixton for bouldering, The Golf Groove in Wimbledon for VR golf, or Immersive Gamebox for problem-solving like you’ll never have seen before.


Looking for a serviced office space in Southwark or a tenth-floor office space near London bridge with views of the Thames? With so many options out there, we know that finding the right South London office space can be overwhelming. That’s why we help break the process down into manageable steps, to help you understand what your ideal office looks like and then helping you find it. Our friendly team are experts in relocation consultancy and can project manage your office fit out from start to finish, giving you more time to run your business.

Moving office doesn’t have to be a headache. Whether you’re looking for serviced office space in South London or a longer-term lease, we can help you every step of the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of renting office space in South London?

Generally, South London office space is more affordable than other areas of the city, given slightly fewer options for public transport, and a greater balance of residential properties compared to commercial. With that in mind, commercial real estate in SW8 (Vauxhall) can be had from as low as £20-£30 per square foot. Depending on specific area and office specification, this can rise to as much as £80 and beyond for high-spec offices in SE1 (London Bridge, Southwark).
If you’re looking to get the most from your budget and aren’t sure where to start, contact out London office rental agents who know the local market down to specific streets and can help you make the most cost-effective decisions.

What are some of the bigger business sectors in South London?

South London is a large area of the city covering a vast number of postcodes and thousands of different business. That said, some sectors have become established in the area, including media and publishing; News UK and the FT are both based in Southwark. The Shard houses several financial and professional services companies, attracting similar businesses to the area. Like many areas of London, tech and digital businesses also thrive in South London, particularly around the Brixton and Croydon areas.
That said, the area is expansive and so smaller pockets of business often accumulate around other postcodes and even along particular streets. If you’d like the local expertise from on the ground agents who know the area inside and out, contact Making Moves for professional help.

How do I find office space to rent in South London?

Searching for office space can be time-consuming and expensive. Whether it’s trawling the internet looking at dozens of properties, arranging viewings, and sorting out the finer details like dilapidations, building surveys, and arranging legal and professional help.
The team at Making Moves have combined dozens of year’s experience in local markets and know all of South London’s ‘hidden gem’ commercial properties, as well as have close relationship with relevant parties at sought-after offices like The Shard.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed in your commercial property search, or would just rather have professional input, contact the Making Moves team who would love to discuss your specific requirements.

Does South London have good access to gyms and fitness classes for those working in the area?

With a more residential properties in South London compared to the centre of the city, gyms and fitness classes are abundant. For those looking for more boutique options, try closer to the Thames and especially the Vauxhall area which has a high concentration around its Underground station. Whether you’re looking for cheap and cheerful options from the likes of The Gym, or a more premium or specialist offering such as a CrossFit specific gym, yoga studio, pilates, or personal trainer, South London will have you covered with plenty of options and competitive price points.

What size office spaces are common in South London?

Covering a glut of boroughs and a large footprint of the city, South London has office spaces suitable for a range of requirements. Even if you have a specific need in terms of floor space, nearby amenities, or access to particular public transport options our team have detailed knowledge of the area and can help you find the office space of your dreams.
For small businesses, areas like ‘Croydon Tech City’ have emerged, offering smaller spaces dedicated for those growing startups. The competitive costs, rate relief, and close-knit business communities in the area are drawing in more businesses of this size, and availability of office space reflects this. For SMEs and those with larger headcounts, larger office spaces are available in the area, particularly close to the Thames and within proximity of the centre of London. For those looking for several floors of a skyscraper or substantial space, an office space in the centre might be more suitable.
Our team of office relocation consultants have outstanding knowledge of the South of London commercial property space and can help you in your search, dilapidations, and everything else in the arduous process of moving office.