Location, location, location. This is surely still one of the most important factors in property searches? It is certainly a common discussion point and where companies spend a fair amount of time deliberating. We have some very handy area guides that you can access here, but below is a brief summary of the key areas within the city – click on the titles to go to our list of properties in each section.
This is seen as a quirky area within the West End, full to the brim with media companies and film production. The area boasts vast cultural activities and experiences with its left-field theatres, restaurants and boutiques dotted down side alleys and above other shops. You and your staff will never be bored in this area which is always bustling and raring to go. Somewhere you should expect the unexpected and with an endless array of things to keep you on your toes, this is genuinely one of the most vibrant places in the world and there is a reason it keeps attracting socialites, album covers and film locations with its trendy, unassuming lure.
Prestige is probably a great one-word response one could use when asked to define Mayfair. Swanky and elegant, Mayfair is a refined part of town that seems to affiliate itself well to private equity companies and legal firms. This isn’t a set criterion to place your business here, though; Mayfair is a bit of a chameleon and offers more than just elegance in high end fit outs, but does work well as an area if you are client facing and need impressive places to wine and dine your lucky clients.
Traditionally, where the money was handled, and to be fair, is still seen as the financial powerhouse of our great Capital. The architecture here is incredible with such an impressive juxtaposition of old and new between the pale stone pillars of the Royal Exchange in contrast to the icy steel and glass of St Mary Axe, it is simply the epitome of London. Even better when a red bus drives past one of these iconic buildings to top off the ultimate tourism pride. The modernisation of this area has provided a wealth of retail and eateries for all budgets. With regards to industries, finance and insurance sectors sit comfortably here.
‘The Ditch’, as it is often endearingly coined, is home to the Hipster scene and mason jars for glasses. However, do not be fooled anyone into thinking this is a laid-back area; it is fit to burst with successful tech companies, start-ups and media brands who have all made their mark in the East. Older buildings that have been given the kiss of life with unique restorations in the form of warehouse conversions, factories and ex-schools reside here and now house current work forces. If it is a newer build vibe you’re after there is plenty of that going on too with its fair share of investment for renovation and purpose-built new office space. Of course, not far down the road is Old Street which stands in as Shoreditch’s older brother. There is a slightly more grown up feel to the Silicon Roundabout location, known for its high dense tech population and solid coffee house culture.
An area that lends itself marvellously to commuters from Greater London owing to some of the best travel links in London. This area is being rebuilt as an area of culture and education with massive regeneration projects going on and tech giants Google staking their claim here. If whizz kids aren’t your thing, you may be pleased to hear that another recent development includes the Francis Crick scientific institute, built to engage scientists from all over the world and offer researchers the opportunity to communicate their work with the public.
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