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December 22 2023

Best Coworking Spaces in London


Coworking initiatives and creative spaces are thriving in London thanks to a shift in the way people work. Some are all about creating the ideal hotdesk space or high-tech meeting room to get your head down and crack on with work; others inspire collaboration and a creative vibe. Many have perks like free tea and coffee and gym membership, as well as welcoming social events and networking opportunities. Whether you’re a freelancer, a remote worker or part of a start-up, these are the top coworking spaces in London worth knowing about. 


The Ministry, Borough

The melted disco ball hanging outside this former Victorian printworks hints at what’s inside. The Ministry is a stylish coworking space in Central London and a member’s club created by Ministry of Sound, appealing to those in music and creative industries. There’s a soundproof studio, events space, cinema and bars with a fully catered kitchen for larger functions and events. 

The Ministry encourages collaboration, and each floor of the building has a community manager, who knows member’s names and helps keep operations running smoothly. There are different monthly membership tiers depending on how you plan to use your coworking space. London day passes are available too, so you can hire a desk to try out the space. 

Address: 79-81 Borough Road, London, United Kingdom (10 minutes from Borough and Elephant & Castle underground stations)


Tobacco Dock Workspaces, East London

This handsome exposed-brick building in East London is open 24 hours a day, so you can work to your own schedule. Tobacco Dock Workspaces have fixed coworking desks for a day rate plus joining fee, and private office suites for a monthly fee, with big discounts for the charity sector. There are also meeting rooms and versatile event spaces across two floors, with lots of natural light, exposed beams and high-tech features. 

But perhaps the biggest perk in this coworking London venue is the gorgeous Skylight rooftop bar with impressive views over London. Here you can entertain guests over lunch during the day or enjoy a post-work social. 

Address: Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SF (5 minutes from Shadwell Station and Wapping) 


LABS, Camden and Holborn

If you’re a wanderer and prefer not to be tied to one London coworking space, then LABS might have the flexibility you’re looking for. There are currently ten coworking spaces across Camden and Holborn which have a roaming membership, so you can work across locations. All the spaces are light and open, with day passes and meeting rooms you can hire if you’re just passing through, and membership tiers if you want to make it your remote-working base. 

There’s an active events schedule of wellness programmes, training courses and networking opportunities across the coworking spaces, so you can make connections and grow your business. 


Second Home

Upping the architectural design even further is Second Home – with a reputation as one of the best coworking spaces in London for collaborating and social events. Picture lots of cool curves, giant plants, bursts of colour and retro furnishings inside and plenty of breakfast clubs, cocktail nights and wellness treats on the calendar. There are four locations, in Spitalfields, London Fields, Clerkenwell Green and Holland Park, all with funky private offices, permanent desks and roaming membership. You can also get hotdesk day passes and studios bookable by the day. With futuristic good looks and talks by famous creatives, think David Lynch and Stella McCartney, this is definitely a coworking London space that oozes cool. 


So grab your laptop and head to one of these coworking spaces when you’re in the capital. If you’re looking for a meeting room or event space, we have several at Thistle hotels – we also have a blog post about London meeting rooms. Plus, you can get a great night’s rest nearby when you choose one of our Thistle Hotels