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As specialists in virtual assistant recruitment, we’re no strangers to the benefits of working from home. However, sometimes, it’s nice to get out of the house, experience a new environment and plough through a productive day. That’s where coworking spaces come in. Now on every other corner in London and other major cities across the UK, these spaces are an excellent alternative to the traditional office for freelancers and those on flexible working arrangements. We explored the four of the best on the market in part one, now find out about the final five:
5. Central Working, multiple locations across London and UK
Built on an ethos of collaboration and communication, Central Working aims to provide sophisticated office space and comprehensive support systems to remote workers and start-up businesses across the UK. There are seven spots in London, spanning from White City to Shoreditch, four in regional UK (Reading, Slough, Manchester and Cambridge) and four international outposts, each with varying facilities. Depending on the location, you can expect to find features like meeting rooms and phone booths, showers, free coffee and kitchen access, breakout spaces and 24-hour access. Prices aren’t publicly available, so you’ll need to get in touch with the relevant office to find out what they can do for you.
Check out centralworking.com for more information about your closest location.
At Work.Life’s five London and two regional UK locations, there’s much more on offer than just a spot to plug your laptop in. On top of the “ninja-fast, sumo-stable” wifi, an endless supply of coffee and seven day access to their offices, it also offers its members mood booths, standing desks, a running club, local discounts, beer and pizza nights, networking opportunities, food tastings, a breakfast club and visiting wellbeing services, including yoga and massage. With spots in Bermondsey, Camden, London Fields, Clerkenwell and Hammersmith, as well as a regional outposts, Work.Life is perfectly placed for productive periods. Prices start by the hour (£3.50+VAT), the day (£30 +VAT) and per month (£350 +VAT).
Check out work.life for more information about your closest location.
7. The Allbright
The AllBright, named after Madeleine Allbright, is the UK’s first female-focused space for working women. Located in the heart of Mayfair the luxurious members’ club is designed for women to create, connect and collaborate, all while surrounded by products created by women. A membership, priced at £750/year provides access to meeting rooms, a restaurant and cocktail bar, beauty bar, fitness area and library, as well as a schedule of events, talks, networking opportunities, exhibitions and debates.
If you’re looking for something a little more luxurious in your co-working space, turn to Uncommon. It combines wellbeing with work, across three distinct locations that aim to make you feel good about where and how you go about your day. Each space has a roof terrace and an abundance of indoor plants, a bespoke soundtrack, custom scents designed to help you focus, specifically designed lighting and ergonomic furniture. This is on top of the 24/7 access, super-fast internet, coffee lounge, meeting rooms and break-out spaces, bike storage, showers, standing desks and a full calendar of events, including Tuesday Tea Time and Thursday drinks. An in-house nutritionist and access to a range of fitness classes complete the offering. Monthly memberships start at £249 +VAT for a hot desk.
Uncommon has five locations: Liverpool Street, Fulham, Highbury & Islington, Holborn and Borough. Check out uncommon.co.uk for more details.
Located in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London, Plexal calls itself a “home for innovators”, where over 800 tech-focused creatives can work and collaborate in a campus-like environment. Across 68,000 square feet of office space, members can grab a hot desk at £240 per month (+VAT), up to a private, sound-proofed office from £1375 per month (+VAT). With a busy calendar of social, networking and thought leadership events, this is the perfect choice for sparking your next great idea.
Missed part one? Catch up here.
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