Clerkenwell Serviced Office Space for Rent
Clerkenwell is one of the trendiest and most individual places to have an office space in London. Creativity spills out of Clerkenwell, with its style reflected in office buildings. Many up-and-coming companies grow out of Clerkenwell, and work space with plenty of networking opportunities and inspirational décor is popular throughout. Shared office space with contemporary furniture and plenty of engaging colours make up many serviced offices within the area and outdoor space is often a benefit of many Clerkenwell spaces. Trendy conversions mimicking New York-style loft space or offices incorporating industrial features are also common styles of work environments in the area. Being a central location in London, Clerkenwell benefits from being close to both the City as well as all the beauty of London’s Midtown; these features mean that Clerkenwell continually proves to be a popular location for many businesses looking to rent office space.
Managed Offices in Clerkenwell Available to Let:
London’s Little Italy! Clerkenwell has a charming village feel to it, beautiful architecture and traditional London Pubs. One of my favourite areas to recommend to my clients based in the education sector, they all seem to like it and find it suits their business image.
Local Insight & Information About Clerkenwell
Clerkenwell has rapidly developed from a section of town rich in history (including that of poverty and sometime unlawfulness) to one of the trendiest places to have an office within the city. Once part of London’s industrial heartland, the factories and warehouses have since been converted into exclusive bars and restaurants, as well as chic, loft-style offices and apartments. This has led to the area being one of the largest media hubs in Europe, as well as containing an impressively high concentration of offices for architects and designers. As you can see from the list of available serviced offices to rent in Clerkenwell, there’s very unique office spaces to rent or let.
As a very central location to have a serviced office (being bordered by the Gray’s Inn Road, the Pentonville Road, the Goswell Road and the Clerkenwell Road), the area is self-contained with many unique restaurants, coffee houses, shops, bars, and hotels, as well as plentiful transport links (see below). Distinctively to this neighbourhood are some fantastic places to enjoy a great coffee (mainly brought in by the Australian and New Zealand residents in the area).
The Workshop Coffee Co, for example holds the award for the Best Independent Cafe from the 2012 Cafe Society Awards as well as being the home to some of the most delightful food, particularly breakfast. Clerkenwell is also the birthplace of (and still the best place to go for) some brilliant gastro pub grub. Wandering around these streets on a slow afternoon at the office, you will be overwhelmed with choice for the perfect spot to settle for lunch.
The Well on St John St. is one on the top-end of our recommendations list, serving up the best in British and European recipes, as well exquisite seasonal cocktails. Or alternatively, for a more fine dining option, Bistrot Bruno Loubet within The Zetter hotel is one of the best value and best quality dining choices in the area.
Key Transport Links in Clerkenwell for the Commute
When finding the perfect serviced office space to rent, it’s important to consider what the daily commute will look like for employees and how easily-accessible the office is for potential/current customers and other business partners. Clerkenwell does not disappoint. Bounded by many tube stations that provide links throughout the city, Clerkenwell is an ideal spot to rent an office if you have staff that live in a range of locations or for businesses that need to be easily-accessed by clients. Farringdon, Barbican, Old Street, Angel, and Kings Cross are all within a reasonable walking distance to Clerkenwell and there is easy access to the Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Thameslink, Northern, Great Northern, Piccadilly, and Victoria lines, as well as St. Pancras International being only one stop away from Farringdon station.
However, if cycling to and from work and keeping fit are high on your agenda, Clerkenwell couldn’t be better equipped for that. With a popular bike-hire system in place throughout the city, Clerkenwell is very well-served by docking stations and provides an alternative (as well as a quick and easy) way to get around. Common with modern offices for let in Clerkenwell are on-site bicycle storage and shower facilities.
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Roaming around this interesting little place is one of the best things you can do to fully explore the area; there are plenty of market places, remarkable boutique shops, and some designer names. One of the most varied and interesting markets to visit whilst in Clerkenwell is Exmouth Market. Resembling a small village within itself, the area is filled with independent design shops, fashion and lifestyle boutiques, health and beauty services, book stores, gift shops, as well as a wide range of bars, cafes, and restaurants. It’s a great place to explore during lunch or other break times, both for employees and business guests.
One of the most notable stalls to visit on the market is EC One jewellery, established in Clerkenwell in 1997 it has developed a dazzling reputation for its unique and stylish jewellery designs. They have over 50 designers in store and the likes of Kate Moss, Emma Watson, and Kristen Dunst have been known to have worn their designs. With pieces ranging from £30 to £3,000 you could easily spend your whole lunch hour picking out your favourites.
Clerkenwell Background and History
Once you have had a dose of the area by stepping out of your Clerkenwell office, wandering around the markets, and have filled up on some heart-warming traditional grub, there are also plenty of attractive and historical gardens for you to relax in and admire after a hard day’s work. Myddelton Square is a very handsome garden which is under conservation to preserve its culture, beauty, and history within the area. These grounds hold 75 houses, all constructed in a Georgian style and date from 1822 to 1843. St Mark’s Church creates the centre piece of the square and, as are the houses, is a Grade II listed building.
Sadler’s Wells Theatre is located just two minutes away from Myddelton Square providing a further does of culture. Renowned for its spectacular dance productions in anything from ballet to hip-hop, Sadler’s Wells Theatre has hosted premiers for some of the biggest shows in the world of dance. Matthew Bourne’s magnificent Swan Lake was first performed here in 1995 and its continued success saw it as the West End’s longest running ballet. The theatre also showcases an innovate visual arts exhibition open for the public to admire.
Clerkenwell originally derived its name from The Clerk’s Well which once formed the centre piece for the parish clerks of London’s medieval miracle plays. This iconic location also set the scene in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist where Fagan and the Artful Dodger introduce Oliver to the world of pick-pocketing. While a true representation of Clerkenwell during Dickens’ time (which had developed a reputation as a den for thieves and the mischievous; the area was always popular with market stalls and trade), it eventually developed into a thriving area for industry, turning Clerkenwell around. It’s now a popular serviced office destination for the media and is a design hub of London.