Working in London can be a desire for many, as it can often signal people's perception of success. Whether professionally, personally or both, London can offer a wide range of opportunities to experience. It's the capital city where dreams can happen, no matter what industry you are in. Whether you are a new entrepreneur looking to secure their first big deal, or part of a multimillion pound company trying to source new customers.
Working in a city inevitably will help you succeed, but what else can the city provide you? Discover the benefits of being able to work in London, and what workplaces Argyll can provide your company.
Why is London a central hub for businesses?
Up until the Brexit referendum, London was the financial city of the world, overtaking the highly thought of Wall Street. This title came to be, thanks to its favourable legislation and position within the globe. Having a time zone, in which business hours have the ability to overlap three markets, places the capital in a great position for trading globally. The three markets surpassed are: Middle East, America and Asia. Being able to reach these large markets daily, allows for UK business to expand into new territories, which will ultimately provide more revenue streams to help the economy.
Being able to work from the central hub is possible through Argyll, as we have over 30 prime London locations which are sure to impress. Discover our range of London workspaces to find the right one for you and your team.
Global technology & innovation hub
A job within most industries will involve an element of technology somehow, and working in London means you can benefit from the new up and coming aspects. It's well known that London and New York are the top cities to create successful technology hubs outside of Silicon Valley, which is why working in London means you can have a piece of the action.
These technology companies can often be found to be new and exciting start-ups which are looking to disrupt the market. Start-ups have typically been found to locate in the area of Shoreditch, which has always been the home to the technology sector.
Our London office located at 288 Bishopsgate, can be the perfect base for anyone looking to work near Shoreditch. Close to Liverpool Street Station and Spitalfields Market, there are plenty of meeting rooms and private offices as the workspace spans over six floors.
Great networking opportunities
When you work in London, you will be sure to find pop up networking events specifically for your industry or interests. These events, which can help you to widen your network further than Linkedin, can be fun, inspiring or both.
Argyll can be on hand, if you are the person wanting to organise your own networking events, as we have enviable locations in the heart of London. From stylish lounges with views cascading over Victoria in our Nova North location, to the contemporary rooftop of the iconic art deco Michelin House. We are sure to have the perfect setting for your event.
Large pool of new talent & expertise from around the world
As the central hub of the UK economy, London’s workforce attracts new talent and expertise from around the world like a giant magnet. This idea could start from providing top education, as the UK hosts 4 of the top universities in the world.
Once out of education, both international students and professionals, as well as UK citizens from other areas of the country, tend to flock to the big city in hopes of landing their feet in a full time role. Currently London hosts more highly qualified AI experts and software developers than any other European city, according to The Global City report. Stats such as these, produce one of many reasons for wanting to work in London.
As one of the most diverse cities in the world, when you work in London, you can reap the benefits of learning from your peers who may bring excellent qualities from their cultural background. Having a diverse workspace has also been said to be an important social asset for many, as it can produce a bigger pool of ideas and perspectives.
Diversity also happens within the city by the amount of industries which gather in the central location. From fashion and the arts, to finance and business, around each corner of the city presents different sectors all fighting for your attention.
Heart of industries
Working within London, you will notice one industry does not control the whole city, instead there are several hubs or districts which specialise in each industry.
The most common industries and their districts are:
- Technology district can be found in Shoreditch
- Financial district is in Canary Wharf
- Creative / media district can be found in Soho
- Broadcaster / print industry is famously known to be found at Fleet Street
Home to world-class restaurants, bars & clubs
As a busy city location, you can expect the streets to be filled with a variety of restaurants, bars and clubs to satisfy your needs. When finishing work in London, the popular culture is to unwind with colleagues or friends from different sectors over drinks in the pub or a nice dinner. You can even treat your customers to a lovely lunch in the heart of the city to discuss business! This is all possible as London hosts world-class restaurants which include Claridge’s, The Savoy, Tom Kerridge’s Bar and Grill, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and the Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
One of the most celebrated cultural hubs
In a similar suit to hosting world-class restaurants, London can provide the glitz and the glam of the West End stage, as well as hosting world-class movie premiers. The culture you experience when you work in London can not be found anywhere else in the country. In each district there will be something to take your fancy, from museums and tourist attractions, to pop up street performers and festive markets. The busy city provides a wealth of opportunities to soak up the atmosphere.
Excellent transport link (UK & worldwide)
Traveling through the city, when you work in London, is easy and convenient as the public transport network can be found in all districts. You don’t even need to own a car as the bus and tube lines can be a quicker alternative to reaching your destination. If travelling further afield, London also has four major airports (Heathrow, Luton, Gatwick, Stansted) and twelve major railway stations, which include Kings Cross. This transport hub makes accessing anywhere in the country possible!
Our London serviced offices are all within walking distance of public transport to make commuting to work easy. Our prime locations can be reached by the Central line, Northern line, Piccadilly line and Victoria line to name but a few.
About Argyll serviced offices
Argyll’s ambitions have never changed since being founded over 20 years ago. Our aim is to provide businesses exceptional, serviced offices and workspaces in London’s most prestigious locations. We have over 30 London office locations to choose from, which means we are sure to have a workspace suitable for your team to return together safely. Discover our selection of serviced offices today.