Future Squared works across the City of London, providing a wide range of flexible office spaces to suit every business in the heart of the capital. With over 500,000 employees commuting here every working day, the City of London is a thriving business hub, perfect for growing businesses and those who want to be in the thick of it. It has some of the country's best transport links and a diverse and talented workforce right there on your doorstep. From growing startups to long-established businesses, the City is the place to be.
However, a traditional leased property in this area can be pricey, with office rents climbing as high as the City's skyscrapers. That’s where Future Squared comes in. We offer a range of cost-effective office solutions across the City of London that provide all the prestige and opportunities of working in the City at a fraction of the price. Serviced offices, semi-serviced offices, managed offices, coworking spaces, and virtual offices are all ways to rent an amazing flexible workspace in the City at a stunningly low price.
Here are some of the different types of office we can match you with in London's Square Mile.
Serviced Office Space in the City of London
If you want all the benefits of working in the City of London but don’t have the budget for a traditional leased office, a serviced office space in the City of London could be just what you’re looking for. Serviced offices provide a fully-furnished private office for your organisation with everything you need to do your jobs -- furniture, super-fast Wi-Fi, access to meeting rooms and breakout areas, and much more.
With all your bills and utilities included in a single monthly fee and flexible contracts available, serviced office spaces are ideal for clients who want a quick move-in date with minimal furnishing costs. These offices are great options for startups, and established companies alike who all want a London office but without the headaches. Serviced offices can comfortably accommodate from one person to 200, so no matter your business size, there’s a workspace in the City of London to suit.
Serviced offices include rent, business rates, utilities, front of house services, security, and insurance within the monthly cost. Call handling and printer access can also be added on if and when they’re necessary.
Semi Serviced Office Space in the City of London
For those on an even tighter budget, City of London semi-serviced offices are ideal. These offices are almost the same as serviced offices, but there is no front of house reception; you walk straight into the office. You may also lose some secretarial services that are available with serviced offices such as mail handling. However, the key benefits of semi-serviced offices are that these spaces provide a totally private office at a very low cost with flexible terms -- ideal for new businesses and growing startups with tight budgets.
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City of London Coworking Office Space to Rent
Future Squared works with a number of landlords offering coworking spaces. There are two ways to rent space in a coworking office: hot desking and permanent desking. Both involve your business being based from a large coworking office with a number of other companies in it. All of you are sharing the same space -- there are no private offices. While the permanent desk model has assigned seats in the coworking space for individuals to work from, the hot desk model has no assigned desks and employees can work from wherever they like in the coworking space.
With coworking spaces, there may be a limit on the number of hours you can work a month. For example, your team might be limited to only 60 hours a week or 9-5 daily, but this does make coworking a slightly cheaper option than serviced offices and is ideal for startups. It’s a great way to get a City of London base at a very low rent. Moreover, unlike a private office, coworking spaces offer workers a chance to network with the other entrepreneurs, freelancers, and creatives who share the space. It's a great way to meet like-minded individuals, plus the social aspect of the workspace can be great for company culture.
Managed Office Space in the City of London
Managed offices are a hybrid of serviced offices and conventional lease office spaces. While still offering some of the benefits of a serviced office such as cleaning, maintenance, and security included in the monthly bill, managed office spaces allow you to really make the space your own.
Managed offices provide you with a private office which you can personalise to your requirements. Want an open-plan office with lots of space for collaboration? Self-contained nooks for easier calls and meetings? Meeting rooms? A huge mural of your logo on one wall? Whatever your needs, a managed office space can be adapted to your requirements to make the perfect customised private office.
The cost of the office fit out will be paid for over the entire length of the contract, meaning that there is no expensive upfront cost for the office furniture or decorating. This is perfect for a business that is growing and that wants a furnished workspace they can make their own, all whilst retaining the ease of all bills and communication serviced being included in a single monthly payment.
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Virtual Office Space in the City of London
If your business is working remotely but you want the prestige of a City of London address, a virtual office is ideal. All your calls and post will be directed to the London office space where your company is registered, giving clients the impression that your team is working in a sought-after London building, even if you’re not. Far cheaper than renting an actual private office, this option works well for new businesses or those that have taken to working remotely but that still need a central hub for their post.
Plus, many virtual offices provide a discount for organisations to rent meeting rooms on the premises -- perfect for remote-working organisations that need to get everyone together in a meeting room once a month.
What's working in the City of London like?
With a plethora of historic buildings such as St Paul's Cathedral, Mansion House, the Old Bailey, the Royal Exchange, and Smithfield Market, the City of London is a place filled with history and culture. Go for after-work drinks at the stunning Leadenhall Market, enjoy the view from the Sky Garden at the top of the walkie-talkie building (20 Fenchurch Street), or enjoy a peaceful lunch break away from the office in St Dunstan in the East church or the Barbican conservatory.
Filled with great restaurants, bars, cafes, cultural institutions, and buildings with amazing architecture, the City of London is ideally located for any business to set up an office. Impress your clients with a trip to some of the City's best watering holes or soak up the culture a few mins walk away at the Tower of London or the Barbican Centre. Don't forget to network with up-and-coming local businesses for great new opportunities and connections.
Transport in the City of London
One of the best connected locations in all of London, the City has a handful of tube stations: Bank, Monument, St Paul's, Cannon Street, Liverpool Street, Barbican, Aldgate, Moorgate, and Blackfriars. It is served by the Waterloo & City line (Bank), Metropolitan line (Aldgate, Barbican, Liverpool Street, Moorgate), District line (Blackfriars, Cannon Street, Monument, Mansion House), Circle line (Aldgate, Barbican, Blackfriars, Cannon Street, Liverpool Street, Mansion House, Monument, Moorgate), and more.
The City of London is also accessible by DLR (Docklands Light Railway) which goes through Bank and a multitude of bus and cycle routes. Right at the heart of everything, the Square Mile is full of transport options that make it a convenient commute for most workers.
The best office locations in the City of London
Some of the best office locations in the Square Mile include the area around Liverpool Street and Bishopsgate, which has great transport links, amazing food options, and is a short walk into the heart of bustling Shoreditch. Eastcheap and Monument also make favourable office locations, or take a look at the area around Gracechurch Street and Birchin Lane for another cool office address with great bars and restaurants nearby.
Find a Flexible Office in the City of London
If you need a flexible office in the City of London, we can help. Contact us to find out more about available offices or to arrange an office viewing, or use our office search tool to find the perfect space in your desired location.
No matter your budget or preferences, we can find you the perfect flexible workspace in the UK's capital.