This three-story (plus basement) building is being used as a creative, social working space. Within the sprawling reach of technology roundabout, this is very much tech-land. However Forge & Co. firmly believe in the value of collaboration and face-to-face contact, even within the digital world. The office space is curated to place compatible companies in close proximity to one another, creating a mutually beneficial environment for all those who choose to work here. The basement is a cavernous exhibition space alongside a retail unit currently displaying one of the founders’ fashion lines. Where: 154-158 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6HU Nearest Tube: Old Street Huckletree Shoreditch
It may boast an array of different co-workers, freelancers and start-ups but it’s clear where Huckletree’s focus resides: tech. Right in the heart of the Shoreditch tech roundabout this place is a hive of technological industry with the definite air of an incubator. With a second branch just up the road in Clerkenwell there’s enough in the way of room and growth to make this a great place to grow a business. Where: Alphabeta Building, 18 Finsbury Square, London Travel: Shoreditch High Street train
Central Working Shoreditch
Of all the office spaces we’re featuring here it’s Central Working who have the biggest UK network, with sites as far away as Cambridge and Manchester. Their boast is that that network helps them give a helping hand to fledgling businesses and that they’re always looking to bring together interesting partnerships. The other big draw is their location; they share space with the Google campus so it’s a good place to be if you want to feel some of that inspiration rubbing off on you. Where: 6-8 Bonhill Street, EC2A 4BX Travel: Old Street train/tube Soho House Workspaces
Now if it’s international business you’re after, or just the most stylish co-working location in the area, you can’t go too wrong with the Soho House Workspaces. Part of the Soho House group, the workspaces are exactly as you’d expect from the granddaddy of modern members’ clubs – there are libraries and really excellent food options. It’s also hard to beat the building in which it’s located; the Tea Building is one of Shoreditch’s landmarks. Where: 56 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ Travel: Shoreditch High Street train Qbic London is the perfect London base for young professionals. Funky, hip, and ideally located, it will keep your creative vibe going long after you have left the office.