On the hunt for coworking space or office space in South London? Well, look no further, because we've put together the definitive guide to coworking south of the river.
There’s a wealth of options springing up in South London to cater to a growing number of startups, SME's, entrepreneurs, and freelancers who are flocking to the area. With second to none transport links, unrivalled cultural and culinary delights on offer, from Borough Mark to the Tate Modern, South London has quickly become one of the best places in London to grow your business from.
Note: Here's the deal. We're a coworking provider ourselves. We think we're great (and hundreds of others agree), but we still want to give you a rundown of some of the great other spaces South of the river. Mainly because we'd like you to go to them, compare them with our London Bridge sites, and realise that they don't compare.
Runway East London Bridge & Borough Market
We couldn't make this list and not mention ourselves, could we?!
Our Borough Market site was our largest site, spanning over four floors, minutes from London Bridge station and right underneath The Shard (yep, you bet we've got some awesome views!). Now, 4 years later, we've just opened our second site in the area, Runway East London Bridge, a short walk down the road. Split across 6 floors and overlooking train tracks it's perfect for those looking for a bit of trainspotting during their workday!
Whichever site you choose, you'll be rubbing shoulders with people from some of London's fastest-growing companies, slap bang in the middle of one of the UK's most iconic cities.
All memberships include free meeting room credits, digital perks and discounts, and a whole host of social and professional events to keep teams motivated all week long.
Here's what the founder of Huggg said about us:
The energy at Runway East is unbeatable.
Community type: Relaxed, friendly, and sociable
Plus points about Runway East:
Unbeatable collection of fast-growing companies
Famous social events
Free meeting rooms
Perks for startups – AWS credit and more
The Office Group - Borough High Street
The Office Group's Bermondsey based fitted-out warehouse provides plenty of space for any sized company and well-designed hotdesking options. There are open, social spaces for collaboration as well as private booths for when you need those solo moments. This combined with their flexible membership options makes this a great option for coworking near London Bridge.
Community type: Freelancers, small teams, startups
Plus points about Work.Life Bermondsey:
Beer & pizza nights
Work.Life - Bermondsey
Work.Life's Bermondsey location is set in a beautiful warehouse building and offers modern, comfortable workspaces and breakout spaces. They've got an awesome roof terrace, fantastic views of The Shard, and a prime location with many independent shops, art galleries, and bars in the area.
Community type: SME's, startups, entrepreneurs
Plus points about Work.Life – Bermondsey:
Excellent transport links
Fora - Borough
FORA’s South London location is placed just outside Borough underground station and looks set to offer stylish workspaces and homely, comfortable breakout spaces. Their rooftop terrace looks out to The Shard and a fantastic view of the London skyline as well as providing an in-house restaurant.
Community type: Startups, entrepreneurs
Plus points about FORA Space – Borough:
Nearby car parking
Excellent transport links
Uncommon - Borough
Uncommon has added another coworking space to their London collection, this time in Borough, and it continues their quirky style of decorative office spaces.
In an attempt to make their workspace seem like a home away from home, Uncommon Borough has a warm charm and comfy furniture to relieve the daily stresses of work.
Community type: SME’s, startups, entrepreneurs
Plus points about Uncommon – Borough:
Coffee lounge with snacks available
Rooftop terrace with view
Pay as you go day passes
WeWork - Southbank
The view from the WeWork Southbank workspace alone will be enough to get you up in the morning. Looking out on the Thames and a majestic skyline will remind you why you work in London. It could be the difference between an average business meeting or an unforgettable one.
The space is housed in bustling Southbank, with the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe, and the National Theatre less than 10 minutes walk away giving you ample opportunity to feed off the creative atmosphere. The five-story building provides for a mixture of businesses across the media and technology centres.
Community type: Small businesses, startups, freelancers
Plus points about WeWork Southbank:
Impact - Brixton
If you want to combine work and play at its finest then this is the place for you. Impact uses one of the spaces provided by POP Brixton, a cooperative space that boasts a mixture of bars, restaurants, boutique clothes, and record shops with an ever-changing programme of live music and art. Based in the heart of Brixton this is a perfect space for the creative natives out there.
The space has all the office essentials and promises a lively atmosphere with music and areas to socialise. There is a strong community spirit here and workers can benefit from regular skills exchange and useful connections.
Community type: Entrepreneurs, startups, artists
Plus points about Impact Hub Brixton:
Lunch discounts with most POP Brixton traders
Discounted meeting and events spaces at 4 Impact Hubs across London (Brixton, King’s Cross, Islington, or Westminster)
One free trial day to see if it is the right space for you
Piano House - Brixton
This is another Brixton coworking space that prides itself on being a little bit different. The impressive setting of a refurbished Victorian warehouse means that spaces on offer at Piano House are large, giving you space to breathe.
Special attention has been paid to the interior decoration using the combination of 19th-century brickwork and shiny modern furniture to form a uniquely atmospheric and light creative space. There are numerous break-out areas, a restaurant, and a cafe for socialising as well as on-site staff to help you with any issues.
Community type: Creatives, entrepreneurs, artists
Plus points about Piano House:
Hotel Elephant - Elephant and Castle
The first of its kind in Elephant and Castle, Hotel Elephant is leading the coworking in South London movement and is a leading light for creative enterprises in the area.
Its facilities are perfect for artists, designers, and startup creative companies. A unique space, it’s set in one of the railway arches by Elephant and Castle train station. The design of Hotel Elephant merges style and modernity with enough space for over 80 people. If that wasn’t enough the area has an abundance of places to socialise in including The Artworks pop-up space, Corsica Studios, and The Coronet Theatre.
Community type: Artists, creative entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups
Plus points about Hotel Elephant:
Membership gets you free entry to events
Catering available for meetings and events
First-round Fridays, meaning your first round is on the hotel every Friday
Co-Work - Borough
Set in the shadow of The Shard, Co-Work offers desk space aimed at individuals and small startups. The combination of snazzy designs and a simple layout make this an excellent option for startups, especially with their no minimum stay and no deposit contracts.
Community type: Freelancers, entrepreneurs, startups
Plus points about Co-Work:
2-minute walk to Borough Market
Bars and pubs of Borough High Street
High-spec meeting rooms
Coworking is a great way to get yourself out of the house, stay motivated as a freelancer, or start growing a startup. If you're looking for a coworking space in South London then it's definitely worth checking out the places on this list.