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Need to get on with a bit of work during your trip to London? Or, are you a remote working Londoner looking for a way to get out of the house during business hours? The British Capital may not be cheap, but many modern coworking spaces offer day passes for around £35. Prices go as low £20 per day at many of London’s top-rated shared workspaces spaces.
Regardless of where you work, you’ll likely be on the doorstep of free museums and landmarks for sightseeing. Plus, most coworking spaces serve complimentary tea and coffee. Become a fully pledged member, and you’ll get perks ranging from free workshop invites to boutique gym passes.
So, whether you’re a travelling professional, a full-time digital nomad or a 21st-century remote worker, here are nine affordable, high-tech and super-friendly coworking spaces in London that offer day passes.
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Situated inside a restored eight-floor Victorian building, Second Home Spitalfields has gone the extra mile to fill its intricate space with lots of greenery.
Inside this avant-garde coworking space designed by architect Selgas Cano, you’ll see a bright and intricate décor complete with authentic mid-century lighting and seating, plus lots of bold splashes of colour that create an atmosphere of creativity.
Reflecting the venue’s focus on nature and sustainability are lush plants around every corner. Many workspaces have ultra-modern curved floor-to-ceiling windows that offer sprawling views of the city, though you can take in the best views from the rooftop.
Besides dedicated workspaces, Second Home Spitalfields offers unlimited hot drinks and access to wellness programmes to its members. This modern coworking space also hosts monthly cultural and community events.
Prices for day passes at Second Home Spitalfields start at £35. For that price, you get a roaming hot desk plus access to Wi-Fi, printing, and complimentary organic tea and coffee.
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Based inside the landmark Alphabeta Building in Finsbury Square, Huckletree Shoreditch is a trendy coworking space with sports facilities, rooftop views, and an industrial interior style with exposed pipes and vents.
On top of shared workspaces spread across two floors, Huckletree Shoreditch is home to a communal kitchen, private studios, an events auditorium, basketball and squash courts, relaxed breakout rooms, and a private rooftop terrace. It hosts yoga and meditation classes plus a host of wellness events. There’s also a ramp that allows visitors to cycle into the building.
Prices for day passes at Huckletree Shoreditch start at £35 plus VAT per person. Pre-paid day passes are available in bundles of five, 20, 50 and 100. Monthly membership plans cost between £265 and £645 (not including VAT).
Uncommon Borough promotes wellness with facilities ranging from fitness classes to in-house nutritionist services. It’s spread across five floors inside a red-brick building with a creative and calm atmosphere on the doorstep of the Borough Underground.
The interior is dominated by lush plants in modern workspaces that are flooded with natural sunlight, which, coupled with features such as bright workspaces with ergonomic furniture, is designed to boost productivity and comfort.
The facilities at Uncommon Borough include meeting rooms, event spaces, bike storage, breakout spaces and a communal kitchen. When you need a break from your screen, you can soak up London’s skyline from the rooftop terrace or grab an artisan coffee from the café. You can also join classes in yoga, kickboxing and high-intensity interval training.
Day passes at Uncommon Borough cost as little as £45, and weekend passes cost just £35. Monthly memberships cost £299 to £450.
Work.life Camden’s bright and colourful interior reflects the art and creative culture of its iconic postcode in London.
This intimate coworking space sits on the ground floor in the heart of Camden, giving it a close-knit neighbourhood atmosphere that’s ideal for communication and productivity. Lots of natural light illuminates Work.life Camden’s hip interior with retro touches. As well as energetic and bustling workspaces, there are private offices and relaxed breakout areas.
On top of delicious breakfasts, unlimited complimentary coffee and regular events for entrepreneurs, start-ups and freelancers, Work.life Camden boasts facilities such as showers, bike storage, lockers and a kitchen. You’ll also get access to Wi-Fi speeds of up to 500MB.
Memberships that give you access to all Work.life coworking spaces are available for as little as £350 per month. Digital nomads, freelancers and those who need maximum flexibility can pay just £6 per hour.
For views of the Thames from a brightly lit and modern coworking space in London, grab a hot desk or dedicated workspace at Us&Co Monument, which is just a ten-minute walk from Tower Bridge.
Inside, oversized wooden desks are surrounded by white walls and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light to create an atmosphere of productivity and creativity. In addition to shared coworking spaces and private offices, Us&Co Monument has meeting rooms and event spaces that can accommodate up to 130 guests. You can also rent an entire floor with 50 desks.
Besides incredible amenities for remote workers that include high-speed Wi-Fi with a backup connection, Us&Co Monument boasts an outdoor terrace with city views and a central coffee bar, ideal for when you need some off-screen time. Food, drinks, lockers, bike storage and showers are also available.
Prices for day passes at Us&Co start at £30 plus VAT per person, which gives you access to a hot desk, high-speed internet and complimentary ground coffee from 09:00 to 17:00 any weekday.
Situated between Whitechapel Road and the Aldgate Underground, x+why at the People’s Mission Hall has been designed to reflect Whitechapel’s heritage of local markets, tanneries and the arts.
Inisde x+why, you’ll see revolving displays of artworks adorning the walls, plenty of greenery, and ergonomic sitting and standing desks that are never further than five metres from a window. You can also take part in wellness activities in the Garden Room and take breaks in the landscaped courtyard.
In addition to spacious coworking spaces in London, x+why offers meeting rooms for up to 25 people and a modern event space that can accommodate 120 people. There’s also a bar area, catering and kitchen, plus a host of locally revered Asian, local and international restaurants right on the doorstep.
Day passes at x+why start from £25 plus VAT. You can also gain 24-hour access to the coworking spaces for just £58 plus VAT per month.
Located in Charing Cross, Arboretum is a coworking space, relaxation club and boutique gym that offers stressed out Londoners a soothing place to work and kick back.
The interior space combines warm colours with lots of greenery and quirky artwork. You’ll see a mix of modern and vintage furnishings plus industrial touches such as exposed ceiling pipes and vents. Unlike the more minimalist coworking spaces in London, Arboretum’s design is more dynamic and exciting, ideal for creatives looking for an artistic atmosphere.
On top of plenty of space to plug in your laptop, Arboretum is home to a variety of chill-out areas, including balconies, a café and the 99 Club, where you can watch live entertainment in the form of talks, workshop and music. When you need a break from work, you can walk to landmarks such as Trafalger Square, Leicester Square and the National Gallery in under five minutes.
Day passes at Arboretum start at just £20, weekly passes at £40 and monthly passes at £55. Annual memberships cost £450 or £295 for people aged under 30 years.
Idea Space is a bright and airy coworking space in Clapham and Battersea that’s popular with both visitors and locals alike. Ideal for digital nomads, Idea Space offers day passes, pay-as-you-go rates and flexible memberships.
The interior design is modern and fairly minimalist, with wooden floors and light, neutral-coloured walls. Decorative touches such as yellow, purple and red sofas and chairs, framed artwork and low-hanging lights add bursts of colour to the space. While there are plenty of private desks available, there are also many open spaces that promote communication and productivity. For a bit of peace and quiet while concentrating on a big task, grab a desk in the cosy mezzanine.
Idea Space sits on Lavender Hill, where you’ll find a range of restaurants and takeaways serving cuisines such as Thai, Chinese, British pub grub, Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, and more. The nearby Clapham Common is a relaxing place to enjoy a picnic when the weather allows.
Day passes at Idea Space cost £30, and there’s no need to book in advance. Access to Idea Space for ten days a month will set you back £180. For £300, you’ll gain access to Idea Space on all weekdays.
Situated between Dalston and Islington, De Beauvoir Block is a large network of 33 workspaces for both businesses and individuals. Digital nomads can grab a spot in the hot desk area or work in the beautifully designed café.
Housed in a restored commercial building, De Beauvoir Block has retained many traditional style elements, including exposed brick walls, ceiling pipes and air vents. The décor is fairly minimalist, with modern pieces of framed art in the form of quirky slogans adoring the café walls. Offering a slightly more professional ambience is the hot-desking area, where you’ll find spacious desks with ergonomic chairs.
While De Beauvoir Block’s café serves a variety of delicious bites, you’ll find an assortment of cuisines at restaurants, takeaways and pubs along the nearby Kingsland Road. De Beauvoir Rose Garden is just 100 metres from the coworking space if you want to relax with a picnic outdoors. You can also simply grab a spot in De Beauvoir Block’s stylish courtyard to catch some sun.
Day passes at De Beauvoir Block start at just £15 per day or £125 per month. Studio memberships cost £24 for day passes and £250 per month and include 24-hour access to the hot-desking area.
We’ve curated our list of London’s best coworking spaces with day passes based on extensive research and a range of criteria that we believe makes them a top choice for digital nomads and infrequent visitors. But, of course, London is a huge city, so we’d love your feedback and input.
Which are your favourite coworking spaces in the British Capital? Are there any shared workspaces that deserve a mention in this guide? Have you seen any deals on memberships that are ideal for infrequent visitors? Let us know in the comment below.