Cheap coworking spaces in London: The best desks for under £100 a month
Startups examines the coworking spaces in London that offer full-time membership for less than £100 per month
It’s a given that coworking, serviced offices and office leasing costs are, on average, more expensive in London than anywhere else in the UK. However, the good news is that there are actually some very affordable places to work in our desirable capital city.
To help you find them, we’ve collated a list of the best cheap coworking spaces in London – all of which offer full-time membership for less than £100 (plus VAT) per month. Shocking but true!
So, read on or click the links above to find out exactly what you’ll get for your money, and what each of these affordable spaces is all about. You can also use our form at the top of this page to receive custom quotes for office space, helping you with your market research.
Or, if you aren’t in need of a consistent place to work right now, why not get going in a free workspace? Check out our list of the best free workspaces in London.
What’s Icon Offices like to work in?
The cheapest provider on this list, Icon Offices offers a choice of three service office spaces in East London. This means that utility bills and a receptionist service are included in your monthly rent.
And if having a speedy internet connection is important to you, you’re in luck. Icon Offices has invested in having its own exclusive fibre optic cables laid beneath its buildings, meaning upload and download speeds of up to 100mbps are accessible in its spaces.
Icon Offices’ business lounges are bright and airy, with splashes of colour that keep the space contemporary.
As well as the lounge, the buildings are home to private offices and a meeting room that you can use for free once a day (£3 per hour after that).
Visit Icon Offices’ website.
What’s The Workary like to work in?
With offices located across London, The Workary is founded on a strong sense of community.
So, if networking, skill sharing and collaborating is your thing, you’ll find a welcoming, productive home in one of The Workary’s workplaces.
Despite its rather small price, The Workary offers plenty of benefits that are designed to help its members grow their businesses.
Such perks include:
- Invites to entrepreneurial events
- Free marketing and promotion of your business through The Workary’s comms
- Access to a members directory in which you can list your skills and services and connect with investors and mentors
Not to mention discounted access to local meeting rooms and event spaces – and the unlimited tea, coffee, biscuits and cold drinks on offer.
Visit The Workary's website.
As every coworking space is different, finding the right one for you can be difficult.
For a helping hand, try filling in the form at the top of this page. You’ll receive tailored quotes from the coworking spaces that are best able to provide what your business needs.
What are Regus’ business lounges like to work in?
As you'd expect from one of the UK’s largest office providers, Regus’ business lounges are sleek, modern and stylish. The spaces are quiet, and feel completely professional.
They house printers, scanners and photocopiers for your practical needs, and members are eligible for discounted meeting rooms.
But how do they differ from Regus’ coworking and office spaces? Besides the lower price point, business lounges are designed specifically for drop-in hot desking.
With convenience at the forefront, you won’t only find them in city centres and business parks, but also in railway stations, airports and service stations.
With Regus’ business lounges up and running in over 2,000 locations around the world, fans of exploring different environments will likely get all the variety and convenience they need with this membership.
Visit Regus’ website.
What’s Haus like to work in?
If you fancy introducing a touch of glamour to your working day, Haus could be the affordable office space provider you’ve been looking for.
A unique model, Haus partners with hotel bars and cafes that would otherwise be empty before the evening rush, and repurposes them as drop-in workspaces during the day.
The result is a trio (with more soon to open) of beautifully-decorated, cosy-but-chic coworking spaces in prime London locations.
If you’re in need of a meeting room, you can head to Haus’ workspace in W Hotel, Leicester Square. Haus also hosts weekly networking events so you can get to know your coworkers, and has a dedicated mobile app for its members.
All of Haus’ workspaces offer free tea, fruity water and snacks, with coffee available to buy.
Visit Haus’ website.
What’s TMRW Hub like to work in?
Away from the hustle and bustle of Central London, Croydon’s TMRW Hub has been able to build a large coworking space that’s spacious, modern, and very stylish.
Importantly, this workspace has been designed specifically for start-ups and established businesses that are building technological innovations. So, if that’s you, you’re in for a range of tech-related events, workshops and resources – and access to a network of like-minded techie peers.
In fact, according to TMRW, the entire management team and board come from the tech industry – so they’re well-placed to advise and support you.
Unusually, TMRW eschews hot desking in favour of dedicated desks. The provider believes its members should have a secure and consistent space for continued growth.
Visit TMRW Hub’s website.
A summary: the best cheap office spaces in London
|Coworking space||Location ||Key features||Price|
|Icon Offices||Chadwell Heath||Serviced office space. Fast internet. Meeting room.||£60 per month|
|The Workary||Chelsea, Brompton, Notting Hill, Chiswick, Wimbledon & Hanwell||Networking community. Free marketing opportunities. Access to members' directory. ||£65 per month|
|Regus' Business Lounges||Multiple London locations||Modern, professional environment. Plentiful office facilities. Designed for drop-in hot-desking.||£90 per month|
|Haus||Leicester Square, White City & Shoreditch||Cosy 'pop-up' working spaces in prime London locations.||£95 per month|
|TMRW Hub||Croydon||Large, spacious & modern. Offers startup and tech community. Dedicated desks.||£99 per month|
What’s next? Comparing coworking office spaces in London
If you’d like personalised help with choosing the best coworking space for your needs, simply fill in the form at the top of this page to receive individual quotes from coworking spaces that can provide what you’re looking for.
If none of these coworking spaces provide exactly what you need – you might prefer a dedicated desk, for example, or even a private office in a coworking facility – take a look at our guide to the best coworking spaces in London for a range of options for entrepreneurs with a larger budget.
All of the information in this article is correct as of February 2020.