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Period or Glass? The Big Office Space Question

Across London and many of the UK’s cities and towns, new office space has sprung up in an explosion of glass and steel structures like The Shard, The Salesforce Tower and The Gherkin.

These new buildings have helped to increase available office space in the City and across The West End by over seven million square feet and more will be opening during 2016 and beyond to keep up with the growing office space shortage.

But the UK’s office stock isn’t just about new shiny glass buildings; there is a wealth of period office space available if you know where to look.

Here are three of the best glass locations and three of the best period locations you can find in London when you search our extensive database of potential office space for your business.

Office Space in Glass

The choice in London has grown in the last ten years with the opening of several new skyscrapers. Here are just a few from the many we feature on our site.

  1. The Shard

The obvious choice has got to be The Shard, Europe’s tallest building, offering a number of different size options to suit most businesses. The biggest feature here has to be the views. It’s also well placed for great transport links across London and Kent. There is a wealth of useful information about The Shard and the local area at London Hut, that could help to make a decision to locate your business in The Shard rather than the period buildings in the local SE1 area. Visit London Hut to find out more about this stunning building.


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Availability: 3 – 30 persons

Terms: 3 – 24 months

  1. One Canada Square

It’s hard not to be impressed by this famous landmark building. Once Europe’s tallest building; it commands spectacular views across the city and South East. With great transport links that will boast Crossrail in 2018, this location is ideal if you want to impress your clients.


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Availability: 1 – 200 persons

Terms: 1 – 36 months

  1. Old Broad Street EC2N

This former home of The London Stock Exchange is an impressive re-build with serviced offices on the 6th and 7th floors with views across London. Just a short work from Bank and Liverpool Street its ideal for any business looking for a stunning City office location.


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Availability: 1 – 200 persons

Terms: 1 – 36 months

Office Space with a little Character

But what if glass is not your thing. Here are several beautiful period offices we’ve selected from the huge number on our site that are sure to impress. Each one offers modern office space with all the amenities you should expect but all set in stunning period surroundings.

  1. Tokenhouse Yard, EC3

A magnificent grade II listed office building. Carefully restored to show off its best assets, the beautiful detail in the stone and brick work, these offices are well positioned for Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations.


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Availability: 2 – 18 persons

Terms: From 3 months

  1. Hanover Square, W1

This impressive grade II listed property is set in one of London’s most beautiful Georgian squares. And it doesn’t disappoint when you get inside. It has an impressive central staircase with office space set out over six floors.


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Availability: 1 – 100 persons

Terms: From 3 months

  1. Lothbury, EC2R

Period offices don’t come much more impressive than this. With huge columns, the reception is really impressive. The location is ideal for transport links at Bank and Liverpool Street and it’s surrounded by the familiar landmarks of the Bank of England and The Royal Exchange.


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Availability: From 3 persons

Terms: From 3 – 36 months

What next?

It’s very easy to get confused by the wealth of choice when it comes to locations. The first step in your search should be to create a shortlist using our easy to use search tool. Then, one of our experienced team members will guide you through the options offering impartial advice and will arrange a number of viewings for you.

So whether it’s going to be glass or period, one thing is certain. We can guarantee to give you all the facts to make the right choice.

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