Finding startup offices in London has become easier as the city facilitates the ever growing freelance economy. Currently, it has been said that 90% of all businesses in London are considered micro, but this is not surprising as London has been considered as the startup capital in Europe for many years.
Entrepreneurs flock to the big city to widen their connections, and seize new opportunities which the capital provides. You will find in different districts of the city, numerous startup hubs emerging, from technology and media, to fashion and finance. Discover the benefits of securing startup office space in London, and how Argyll can help you through this journey.
How important is an office for startups?
Having a London office space as a startup could provide a sense of legitimacy and earn respect from both clients and potential investors. It has also been found that your work environment can play a huge part in your productivity. Working within an office space could provide a sense of motivation, as you could feel you are being held accountable by those working around you. It can also provide the support and networking opportunities you need as a startup or freelancer.
This being said, renting a startup office may take a large portion of money out of your funds when you maybe don’t need to. Depending on your industry sector, choosing flexible options such as hot desking or coworking spaces may be more suitable to start with.
5 Benefits of occupying office space in London as a startup
- Flexible Options
- Hot Desk & Coworking
- Being at the Heart of Your Industry
- Networking Opportunities
- Support Through Accelerator & Incubator Programs
Flexibility is key within any organisation but more so when you're a startup, as you could still be learning along the way. Having a startup office which aligns with your needs is important, so you can focus on scaling up the organisation.
With Argyll you can benefit from our hub and flex solutions, as we believe the future is hybrid. Within this offer you can secure a small smart office space for your core team, with the addition of complimentary hot desking for the rest as and when you need it. It can be the smartest way for you to work, as it gives your business flexibility but it is also cost-effective, and provides room to grow. Meaning you can be located in a prime London location without having to break the bank.
Hot desk & coworking
Hot desking and coworking lounges have risen in popularity both among the startup community and corporate industries as we emerge from the pandemic. They work so well because of their flexibility for those who may not need their own startup office just yet, or for freelancers who want to work within an office environment several times a week.
Argyll can support your desire to work in a coworking lounge or hot desk within our prime London locations. Simply choose how often you want to reside in our serviced offices and whether you want access to all of our locations or just one, then you are good to go. Be sure to make use of our amenities on site which can include showers, bike storage and communal kitchens, which provide unlimited high-quality tea and coffee.
Being at the heart of your industry
Another benefit of securing a startup office and working in London, means you can be located right in the heart of your industry. Many know each district of central London is a hub for different industries. For example:
- Shoreditch is known as being the hub for startups and the technology industry
- The financial district is located in Canary Wharf
- Soho is home to the creative and media industries
- Mayfair is the hub for high end retail organisations
- Broadcasting and the print industry can be located at Fleet Street
Secure your startup office with Argyll to reside within your chosen industry in London.
Networking is an important aspect for any individual, both for professional and personal reasons. You never know how one individual may help to secure your next client, team member or future business partner. Which is why it’s crucial to expand your network once you have secured your startup office space. Within our coworking and lounge areas, you can socialise with other like minded people who may be working in similar industries as you, which can provide wisdom to new entrepreneurs.
Argyll also has event spaces which can be used if thinking of hosting a networking event. Our stylish spaces include enviable postcodes, which feature unique layouts or outdoor terraces. We can take care of all the details, meaning you can create an inspiring event which is sure to leave a long lasting impression for everyone in attendance.
Support through accelerator & incubator programs
As a new company, you could benefit from large organisations and universities offering startup office space through accelerator or incubator programs. These types of spaces are designed to either help scale your company or help develop innovative ideas to disrupt the existing industry. The office space provided with these programs are traditionally located within the larger organisations building, meaning you would not own or rent the space yourself. Instead you could possibly be offered funding or mentorship to help your business scale up quicker than if you were on your own.
How Argyll can support you finding a startup office
Being located in a prime London location is one of the benefits Argyll can provide a startup looking for office space. But we can offer more than just bricks and mortar to your organisation.
Our serviced offices are a flexible asset which you can invest into, as we can offer numerous solutions for your needs. Whether you need a desk twice a week, a virtual office for your business address, or a meeting room to host clients. Argyll can accommodate your needs, all while being positioned near London’s Underground stations, making commuting efficient. Discover our office locations near the:
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.