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The practical field guide to the UK’s top co-working spots

 

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The explosion of the Tech community in the UK has seen the rapid creation of many co-working options, and the move away from traditional private members clubs. There is now real depth in the offering, with everything from casual touchdown desks to fully serviced private offices, so here is our practical field guide to the UK’s top co-working spots.

As a rule of thumb, in London depending on location and spec, expect to pay from £250 – £1,200 p/ dedicated desk p/ month in a fully serviced space.

Also check out our interactive London map for more co-working locations across the city.

Central Working – nationwide / international

Offers a membership format that allows members to roam across their seven London locations, Manchester, Cambridge and internationally. Central Working presents an attractive proposition. Memberships covers all options for flexible working, from individual flexi desks to managed office space. Their team is amazing. http://www.centralworking.com

Techhub – nationwide / international

Silicon Roundabout veterans, TechHub were an early pioneer in the format set up by the fantastic Elizabeth Varley and Mike Butcher of TechCrunch fame. With space in two London locations and Swansea, plus 5 other European locations. Techhub also caters for all aspects, from flexi desk to private office. https://www.techhub.com

WeWork – London / international

The international co-working powerhouse is moving into the UK, with 15 London locations and another 126 around the world. Again WeWork operate on a membership system, meaning you get access to multiple locations and join their global community. https://www.wework.com

Rainmaking Loft – London / international

Located in the beautiful St Katharine Docks, near The Tower of London, Rainmaking Loft offers permanent desk space. http://www.rainmakingloft.com

Google Campus – London / international

Special mention for a special place. Under one roof and over 5 floors you have co-working (TechHub), accelerators, and event space. You also have the infamous Google Campus café in the basement. The café is free to work from, so its kinda co-working! If you want to watch the buzz of early stage London start-up life, grab a chair here. Get there early though…it is permanently packed. https://www.campus.co/london

Hoxton Mix – London

Three prime sites in the heart of the London Tech Cluster. Hoxton Mix are long established and run by fellow entrepreneurs. https://www.hoxtonmix.com

Campus North – Newcastle

A centre for the community in the North East, Campus North already supports 40 different companies and holds regular events. http://campusnorth.co.uk

The Skiff – Brighton

Established in 2008, The Skiff is a community hub in Brighton targeting digital freelancers. Offers a range of memberships and runs regular events. http://www.theskiff.org

Engine Shed – Bristol

Co-working and hub in the city supported by Bristol City Council, the University of Bristol and the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership. http://www.engine-shed.co.uk

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Next Steps

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