Making Moves has fantastic properties in the famous West End – a key office hub in the centre of London. So, what is the cost of renting an office space in the West End?
|Location||Grade A||Grade B|
|W1/SW1 – Mayfair/St James||£90 - £170||£60 - £80|
|W1 – Fitzrovia/Noho||£70 - £98||£50 - £65|
|W1 – Soho||£75 - £95||£50 - £70|
|W1 – Marylebone||£78 - £100||£55 - £70|
|WC2 – Covent Garden||£65 - £95||£50 - £60|
|SW1 – Victoria||£65 - £90||£45 - £55|
The West End is a key location for offices in Central London. The area provides a diverse offering in terms of styles and locations. From the formal and financial focused areas of Mayfair to the relaxed and creative hub of Soho, there is West End office space to suit all businesses.
In the heart of London, the West End is famous for its extensive range of theatres and its many museums, restaurants and shops that attract huge amounts of tourists and locals alike. However, the West End is home to many more businesses than just entertainment and retail, with major corporations such as Apple, Facebook and Spotify also inhabiting the lively location. The convenience of its central location as well as its iconic cultural significance makes the West End a highly desirable place to rent office space. Entertain clients, attract talent and show you mean business with a West End office space of your own.
Get in touch with our team of expert London office rental agents for more information on property in the area.
The ‘West End’ isn’t a clearly defined area of London, referring to several boroughs. It’s one of the more popular areas of London, covering some of the city’s most memorable and bustling destinations including:
City of Westminster | Camden | Kensington & Chelsea | City of London/Square Mile
The West End is well connected with several options for public transport from the Underground and cycling, to buses and walking.
Popular and convenient Underground stations include Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Covent Garden. These stations are popular with tourists in the city, so expect a busy trip during peak times, although the trade-off is that most parts of London can be reached on the many lines they serve.
Numerous bus routes pass through the West End and cover many areas which the tube doesn’t directly connect to. The West End may be congested but is highly walkable, and has attractions on nearly every street. Finally, for short journeys from point to point, Santander Cycles have several docking stations in the area.
Journey times from Oxford Circus station by tube:
Liverpool Street- 15 minutes
Paddington – 10 minutes
London Bridge – 15 minutes
London City: 30 mins via Underground and DLR
Heathrow: 45 mins via Underground (Elizabeth Line)
The West End is both a tourist and employee’s dream. With a West End office space, there is certainly no shortage of things to do, with an extensive range of retail and leisure activities on your doorstep.
If a team lunch is on the cards, then we would recommend heading to Pizza Pilgrims in Kingly Court, Middle Eastern small-plates at Bubala, or one of the branches of Bao. For a more formal client lunch then Quo Vadis on Dean Street is a Soho stalwart and well worth a visit, or try Barrafina Dean Street, lavish Bob Bob Ricard, or one of the many Michelin starred restaurants within the area. For those staying up, Soho keeps partying late into the night – check out The Dilly, NightJar Carnaby, or Covent Garden Social Club.
For team building days, Zero Latency VR offers a unique zombie-filled VR shooting experience, or try the ever-popular All-Star Lanes, or pottery painting at Token Studios. Any office space in the West End will keep its staff busy with lots of things to do, no matter where in the area.
HOW DO I FIND OFFICE SPACE TO RENT IN THE WEST END?
Want to make the West End the stage for your business, but not sure how to go about finding the right office space to rent? Well look no further, not only do we have an impressive range of West End office space to let within our property portfolio, but our expert team can create bespoke office searches tailored to the needs and wants of your business.
Find a showstopping West End office space and save time and money along the way.
Being a key location for office space in London means the West End has a diverse mix of properties available, at multiple price points. Depending on the specification of an office, prices can vary massively. For specific information within the postcode you’re most interested, check our table above which covers six of the major postcodes in the West End.
As a rough idea, a basic office space in somewhere like Covent Garden can be had for as little as £35 per square foot. For a higher specification office in this area, with premium amenities, this can rise to £90 per square foot. Similarly, office space in Fitzrovia/Noho can range from £40 per square foot for a barebones office to around £80-90 and beyond for a high-spec office with al the bells and whistles.
The West End is world-renowned for its shopping and retail is a huge part of the attraction for tourists in the area from Oxford Street to Carnaby Street. With so many London tourists in the area, hospitality, tourism, leisure and entertainment also finds a good home in the West End. However, these are not the only business industries within the area, and every postcode and street in the West End attracts micro-clusters of businesses meaning whatever your line of work, you can probably find a community of similar like-minded business owners somewhere in the area.
If you’re unsure where would work best for your business, given budget constraints or other specific requirements, contact our London commercial property agents who can advise on the best office spaces for your business.
The West End has an abundance of office spaces, meaning trawling internet listings to find your perfect property can be time-consuming.
If your requirements are fairly straightforward, this might be achievable with a few quick online searches. However, if your business have specific needs around amenities, facilities on offer, size, and location, it tends to be more cost-effective to seek guidance from a dedicated commercial property agent who has local expertise. Making Moves have agents with specialisms in certain areas of London including the West End and can help match your business with your ideal office space. From dilapidations, to project management of the entire movie, commercial property in London is our speciality. Contact the team to discuss your specific commercial property requirements.
Like many parts of London, the West End has a good mix of gyms and fitness classes and personal trainers. While some areas do not have such strong concentrations of these, for example, Soho where properties are mostly retail, hospitality and entertainment focussed, others have more options. Covent Garden, for example almost a dozen gyms within walking distance of the Underground station.
From mainstays like Virgin Active and The Gym to more boutique options like DropGym, ONE LDN, or 1Rebel, staying fit in the way that works best for you should be easy while working in the West End.
While an office space in the West End of London will mean you have no shortage of things to do and see before, during, and after working hours, it’s also supremely accessible thanks to strong public transport connections.
Most Underground lines pass through the area meaning access to the extremities of the city is relatively straightforward by tube — just be prepared for a packed train during rush hour. It’s also a good option for commuter belt areas like St. Albans and Reading, with access to Oxford taking under an hour even at peak times. Wherever you decide to locate an office space in the West End, access shouldn’t be difficult from a large radius of London — just be prepared to endure busy trains and the usual unavoidable occasional delays on public transport.