Cycling to work using santander cycles

Cycling to work in London has never been so easy. The mayor of London has made cycling to work easier by expanding and updating cycling routes to make it safer and more accessible to commute around the capital.

One benefit is you don't have to own a bike to get to the office, you can simply hire one from Santander Cycles. There are currently 17 bike docking stations in Holborn and Covent Garden and approximately 700 in and around Central London.


How it works

Santander Cycles is a public bike sharing scheme designed for short journeys in London.

- You can buy an annual membership if you are a regular user or pay a daily access fee.

- A 24-hour membership cost £2 for 24 hour access as long as your journey is less than 30 minutes. If it's longer than 30 minutes, you will pay £2 for every 30 minutes.

- Yearly membership is £90 which is equivalent to 25p per day.

- Bikes are available 24 hours a day from bike stations across the borough and most of central London.

- The scheme is simple: hire a bike, ride it where you like, then return it to any docking station. You can check where the nearest bike station to you is using the Santander Cycles website or app.

- For questions about the Santander cycle hire scheme, you can call there Contact Centre on 0343 222 6666.

Holborn & Covent garden offices

If you are in need of a bike friendly office in Holborn and Covent Garden, Central Court and Hudson House is a good place to start.

Central Court

25 Southampton Buildings, London, WC2A 1AL

As the old headquarters for the London Patent Office, innovative ideas have been flowing through this building since famed London architect John Taylor cut its ribbon back in 1902.

Hudson House

8 Tavistock Street, London, WC2E 7PP

On a quiet corner tucked away from the hubbub of Convent Garden, you will find Hudson House, a grand, Grade II listed property designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1904. The impressive site is home to dazzling meeting rooms and office suites.

The nearest Santander Cycles bike stations to Central Court are:

Breams Building, Holborn - 24 bike spaces

Holborn Circus, Holborn - 40 bike space

Central Court was formerly the headquarters for the London Patent Office in Holborn. Featuring a refined, galleried reading room, glass domed roof and balconied walkways, creates a distinctive and unique place to work. There is also a beautifully-tended courtyard garden, which can be hard to come by in the busy city. You can sit and relax in the garden, meet other members or glaze from our host of meeting rooms and offices which can overlook them.   

Hudson House is full of character as it's a beautiful Grade II listed building. Located just a short walk from Covent Garden Market, these London offices are positioned on the quiet Tavistock Street. When you walk into the grand entrance you are greeted by seven floors of private offices, which feature high ceilings and period features. 

Inclusive extras included in both locations are shower rooms, meeting rooms and a modern kitchen with complimentary tea and Nespresso coffee. In our Central Court Offices, you will find the addition of secure bike storage. Perfect for the cyclists amongst you to freshen up before starting your work day.

As well as cycling, the office’s are accessible via the Central, Piccadilly, Circle and Hammersmith & City London Underground lines. You are also only a couple of stops away from Charing Cross and Euston mainline train stations.


More about Holborn & Covent Garden

As one of London’s newest business epicentres, Holborn and Covent Garden can offer a rich choice of arts and entertainment right on your doorstep. The vibrant neighbourhood’s are renowned as being the hubs for organisations in the industries of law, media, academia and technology. To de-stress, post work, take a walk around the leafy escape of St James’s Park or soak up the culture in the iconic British Museum.


About Argyll

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.