From affordability to gourmet food, we highlight ten of the best reasons to rent an office in Victoria.
1. An affordable West End alternative
As office space across the West End continues to rise in price, Victoria is well worth a look as an affordable alternative. Based on our recent office price guide, you can expect to find a mid-range office in Victoria starting from £400 per workstation, while for Grade A space, prices start at around £700. Compare this to Mayfair, where mid-range space starts from £600 per workstation and Grade A space from £900.
2. Convenient connections to the South East
As one of London’s main transport hubs, London Victoria operates regular services to the South and South East, taking in key destinations including Brighton, Canterbury, Maidstone and Ashford.
3. Convenient connections for Gatwick
The Gatwick Express service also operates from London Victoria rail station, making it a convenient location for international businesses.
4. Cardinal Place
This extensive regeneration scheme led by Land Securities incorporates offices, retail and residential space. It’s set to reshape Victoria into a vibrant business and leisure destination for the twenty-first century.
5. Find an office with a squash court
One recent addition to the Victoria office market is this business centre, which also boasts onsite squash courts – is there a better way to integrate fitness into your work day?
6. Network with Government organisations
As part of the City of Westminster, the area in and around Victoria is a hub of Government and non-Government political organisations. These include the Department for Transport, the National Audit Office, and the Heritage Lottery Fund among many others.
7. Join the fashion pack
Victoria is becoming the destination of choice for international fashion labels. Jimmy Choo has its headquarters in the area, as does Tom Ford and quintessentially British label Burberry. You’ll also find the studios of world-renowned milliner Philip Treacy here.
8. Be part of the media scene
The Telegraph, Channel 4 and the Press Association already have offices in Victoria. What’s more, with office prices rising in Soho due to office-to-residential conversions, many organisations within the media sector are looking further afield for more affordable business premises. Victoria is one option which is firmly on the media-industry radar already.
9. The foodie experience
Whether you’re a fanatical foodie or simply looking for a restaurant for a meeting, Victoria offers a selection of fine dining opportunities. These include Quilon on Buckingham Gate, which offers Michelin-starred south-west Indian cuisine and, of course, Roux at Parliament Square for modern European cuisine with distinctly British flavours.
An authentic gelateria at Olivogelo is one of the newest foodie experiences causing a stir with its range of ice creams. Also try Rippon Cheese Stores for gourmet goodies to enjoy at home.
10. The Goring
Recently, The Goring has become famous as the venue where the Duchess of Cambridge spent the night before the Royal Marriage. But it has actually been offering refined, quintessentially English hospitality for more than a century and its lounge bar and dining room make for a memorable experience, particularly for visiting international clients.
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