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What is a period property?

Where can you find our period property offices?

About Argyll Serviced Offices

London’s period properties are part of what makes England’s capital so majestic and recognisable. 

Traces of the many historical English architecture styles can be seen throughout the bustling cityscape. Grand Georgian façades, spacious Edwardian structures, and ornamental Baroque interiors are just a few of the treasures London holds. We are proud to offer offices within some of these elegant period properties across London’s prime locations. We preserve the heritage of the buildings whilst furnishing our workspaces with all the comforts of a modern London office space. Book one of our spaces and discover the style and sophistication of our period property offices today.


What is a period property?

A period property is generally understood to be an historical building which was built during a specific era and is characterised by the architectural style of that time. There is no firm definition as to how old a building must be to qualify as a period property but the general consensus is that it should pre-date World War I. Our period property offices include 45 Pont Street which was built in 1888 and is an example of Georgian architecture. Another example is 65 Sloane Street is a fine example of Victorian architecture.


65 Sloane Street Offices
65 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge

What is the difference between a period property and a listed property?

Period property and listed property are often overlapping terms but they do not refer to the same thing. The difference between a period property and a listed property is that listed buildings are on Historic England's National Heritage List for England and are protected from structural change without permission. Listed buildings are classified into three grades. 

Grade I listed buildings - These are properties of exceptional interest. Usually this classification is reserved for significant buildings such as castles, cathedrals and town halls.

Grade II* listed buildings - These are properties which exceed special interest and are protected for their national historical importance. 

Grade II listed buildings - These are properties of special interest which warrant every effort to be preserved. This is the most common classification. 

An example of a Grade II listed building is Argyll’s property at 78-79 Pall Mall. This spectacularly stylish building is noteworthy for its Italianite and French 2nd Empire architecture. 


Pall Mall Office Building
78-79 Pall Mall, Mayfair

What are the perks of a period property office?

Offices in period properties come with many benefits for businesses and their employees. Here are a few reasons why you should consider renting an office space in one of our historical buildings for your next company gathering. 

Inspire employees - The splendor of period properties can make them very inspiring office spaces. From large windows, to domed ceilings and ornate detailing, these grand surroundings can prompt grand ideas. 

Impress clients - If you are hosting a client conference, you can reflect the quality of your company in the quality of your meeting space. The sophistication and elegance of our period properties are sure to leave a good impression.

Encourage in person working - Encouraging the great return from home-working is easier if you provide employees with an office they want to commute to. A fascinating period property makes for the perfect space to reconnect London workers


Where can you find our period property offices?

We have workspaces in some of London’s most enviable locations. Find the perfect period property office in a location that suits you now.


Choose from Mayfair, Covent GardenWestminster, Marylebone & City.



The streets of Mayfair are home to some of the finest period architecture in London. From handsome townhouses and classical mansions to ornate arcades. Argyll’s serviced offices in Mayfair are no exception. Our Edwardian property at 28 Grosvenor Street is effortlessly stylish and was designed by the same architect responsible for Harrod’s iconic façade. Or take a look at our Grade II listed property at Hill Street. This sophisticated town house has private offices, meeting rooms and a business lounge. Not to mention, it has a peaceful walled garden which is perfect for a break from the desk. Mayfair is an ideal location to rent an office space as it is easily accessible and has fabulous new eateries on its doorstep. 


Covent Garden 

Not only is Covent Garden in the vibrant cultural heart of London, but it is also closely positioned to major transport links and overflowing with incredible architecture. Here you will find another of Argyll’s leading period property offices - Hudson House. Hudson House is a magnificent Grade II listed building. It was designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1904 and boasts high ceilings and original period fireplaces. 



Home to Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, it is no surprise that Westminster is full of impressive period properties. Argyll’s Old Queen Street Office is a prime example of the excellence you can expect here. This 17th century period property overlooks St James’ Park and is one of our properties undergoing an exquisite office refurbishment due to be completed in September 2022. Westminster is a wonderful place for your business to have a base and you will be in good company with neighbours including the likes of Microsoft and Google. 


The charming neighbourhood of Marylebone is steady-paced and a highly desirable place to have an office. With easy access into central London, as well as connections to other major cities such as Bristol and Reading via Marylebone Train Station, the location could hardly be more convenient. What’s more, the period properties in this area are stunning. This includes Argyll’s Grade II listed office space at 17 Cavendish Square and our Georgian Mansion property at 21 Gloucester Place. Both of these workspaces boast high ceilings, gorgeous natural lighting thanks to their grand windows and high quality finishes. Additionally, they also both have secure bike storage for healthy commuting.


Amongst our 6 serviced City offices are some of the finest examples of period property workspaces you’ll find in London. At 1 King Street, you will find a gorgeous Georgian Grade II listed building. Its four floors are home to 60 private offices, open coworking spaces, relaxed business lounges and meeting rooms. This space is an impeccable fusion of historical refinement and modern design. Our property at 1 Cornhill is also a Grade II listed building and is an architectural landmark. With its distinctive curved facade and imposing marble pillars, this period property office is sure to impress employees and clients alike. 



About Argyll serviced offices

Argyll offers the most exclusive office environments at the most prestigious addresses in London. Driven by a desire to provide businesses with a sophisticated place to work, meet and host events, we design every element of our beautiful properties to create a lasting impression – on our customers, and their guests.

Our unique combination of distinctive buildings, contemporary yet classic interiors, unrivalled attention-to-detail and consistently exceptional service, defines our signature Argyll experience. We pride ourselves on never imposing our brand on our customers. Instead, our unbranded spaces provide a stylish backdrop, while our empowered team delivers a personal service to support our customers’ success.

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