Why Holborn could be the right place for your new office to rent in Central London .
1. Up and coming destination
Holborn is an alternative location to Mayfair which is becoming increasingly popular with a wide variety of businesses. These include former Mayfair-based firms looking for more affordable space and TMT companies looking for an alternative to Farringdon. The location is very highly populated by London’s law firms and has developed a reputation for being the law capital of the city. This location was also once popular with the press and many media firms still choose Holborn as the destination for their offices to rent in central London.
2. Affordable offices
Interest in Holborn as a business destination might be growing, but right now, rents remain reasonable compared with other areas of Central London. Expect to find offices to rent in Holborn with prices ranging from £450 per workstation per month to £750. Compared to Mayfair, where space starts from £600 and can reach over £900, this location is very reasonably priced.
3. Central location
As you’d expect from a Midtown location, you are within easy reach of both the West End and the City, with Covent Garden, Soho and Mayfair to the west, and St Paul’s, Farringdon and Clerkenwell to the east. Memorable buildings within Holborn include the spectacular Royal Courts of Justice. Designed in the signature Gothic style of George Edmund Street, the centre is the largest public building of its kind. Holborn also has a number of memorable theatres and museums where the architecture in itself is worth admiration, ideal for visiting clients to explore.
4. Chancery Lane
Synonymous with the legal profession for centuries, Chancery Lane is today still home to the Law Society and the Inns of Court. It is also home to some very impressive architecture.
The Guardian describes Chancery Lane as having a “leathery atmosphere”, neatly summing up the sense of gravitas and history that characterises the area.
5. Holborn Dining Room
Holborn Dining Room is one of the area’s newest additions but has already been garnering positive reviews. Situated on High Holborn in the Rosewood Hotel (along with Scarfes Bar – see below), it offers brasserie-style dining with a traditional British flavour. The blend of heritage and fashionable influences are another sign that Holborn is becoming on trend in a sophisticated way.
6. Impressive offices
Holborn is home to some impressive serviced offices, thanks in part to its period architecture. Behind the stunning exteriors of many buildings in the area lies contemporary business centres with some brilliant modern decor. WeWork‘s Waterhouse Square for example, sits within a grand and imposing red brick building but is fitted out with creative and unique interiors for a cool co-working environment.
7. Traditional dining
Some of the best bars and restaurants in Holborn have a decidedly traditional style (see Holborn Dining Room above). Think brasseries, high-back armchairs and an approach to interior design which is reminiscent of Edwardian smoking lounges.
Scarfes Bar is one such popular dining and drinking spot and even offers a whiskey pairing menu. For a French take on this warm, inviting style, head to Raymond Blanc’s Brasserie Blanc on Chancery Lane.
8. Follow in the footsteps of Amazon
Amazon chose the glass-fronted building at Sixty London as the home of its new London HQ; a sure sign that Holborn is a hot destination for offices to rent in central London . Amazon are not the only large corporation to set up in Holborn neither with Deloitte, Unilever and Sainsbury’s HQ also located in the vicinity.
9. Close to Farringdon
Farringdon, with its cluster of publishers as well as media and creative companies, is an increasingly fashionable area for offices to rent in Central London. So if you work in the creative industry, or closely with it, Holborn is a location to consider.
10. Urban Golf
Wind up the workday with a round of Urban Golf. Combining golf with music, known as golf and groove, and the best technology, aimed at improving your technique and experience. Why not?
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