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London Bridge is an area on the south side of the river Thames and generally covered by much of the London Borough of Southwark. During the last ten years the area has seen a significant level of regeneration on a similar scale to Paddington and King’s Cross.
The area is an eclectic mix of locations which include Borough Market with its wide variety of food stalls and Borough High Street as well as the residential areas around Tate Modern and the glass office buildings that make up More London.
After years of redevelopment and the success of the More London complex, the London Bridge area was really put on the map when Europe’s tallest building, The Shard opened in 2013. Voted one of the world’s most beautiful buildings by BBC Worldwide, the 306m Shard offers a variety of outstanding offices with amazing views along with restaurants and a very popular viewing platform.
One of the many advantages to making London Bridge the home for your business is the diverse mix of commercial office space on offer. The area offers one of the biggest differences in workstation rates anywhere in London, making it ideal for any type of business.
With significant investment being made in London Bridge station to increase capacity, the area is easily accessible from Westminster and the West End and is only a short walk across London Bridge to the City of London.
There is a wide selection of serviced office locations, managed and conventional office space on offer in the London Bridge area. To get a real idea of what’s available to you start your search here.
Typical office pricing in the area: £375 - £1200 per workstation
OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE AREA
London Bridge is close to the following areas of London that are also worth consideration as a home for your business. All offer a wide choice of serviced offices and flexible workspace solutions.
Here are the indicative price ranges for workstations in each area (correct during 2016).
City of London – This popular area is home to many different types of businesses from the traditional financial, legal and insurance companies to business services, creative agencies and start-ups.
Typical office pricing in the area: £400 - £1100 per workstation
Holborn – Just outside the boundaries of the Square Mile, Holborn is usually referred to as Midtown, an area between the West End and the City.
Typical office pricing in the area: £450 - £800 per workstation
Elephant and Castle – Undergoing significant regeneration, this area is starting to see a new lease of life.
Typical office pricing in the area: £300 - £600 per workstation
Lambeth – This London Borough which includes Waterloo is close to the Thames and is home to the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace.
Typical office pricing in the area: £300 - £650 per workstation
Westminster – As well as a busy tourist destination, Westminster is also a busy business district and home to many large international companies like Burberry and Tata Steel as well as MI5 and many government departments.
Typical office pricing in the area: £550 - £950 per workstation
London Bridge benefits from a number of transport links connecting the area via a number of Tube lines as well as close access to major roads and bus routes. Its location means you are never more than 10 minutes from Westminster and the West End and just 3 stops to Canary Wharf.
Tube stations: London Bridge, Southwark, Borough and Bermondsey
Tube lines: Northern and Jubilee. Download a handy Tube map here
Mainline stations: London Bridge, Southwark, Waterloo, Waterloo East and Elephant and Castle
Major road links: The A3 and A2 both lead to major motorway connections
Nearest airports: London City with Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick accessible via rail links
Buses: There are 12 bus routes to other parts of London including Waterloo, Surrey Quays and New Cross. Find out which buses serve this area here
Cycle: The area is served by sixteen London Cycle Network bays. Find a cycle hire location here
The London Bridge area offers a wide choice of things to do and see. From popular tourist attractions like The Clink Museum and The View from the Shard to The Unicorn Theatre and the pretty riverside walks with views of the City. There are plenty of things to do away from work.
The area has an exceptional array of places to eat. From the usual chain cafes like Starbucks and Costa Coffee to highly rated restaurants like the Wheatsheaf and The Breakfast Club. There are also many places to eat in the Borough Market area which offer a variety of different types of cuisine from around the world, including the highly regarded Wright Brothers Oyster and Porter House.
There is even a gym right in the heart of More London which along with the riverside area means you can always go for a run to work off the extra calories.
FAMOUS LOCATIONS AND LANDMARKS IN LONDON BRIDGE
London Bridge has many famous landmarks and places of interest that are worth mentioning, here are just a few.
The Shard dominates the London skyline and is Europe’s tallest building. There is a popular viewing platform to see the stunning view of the capital.
Borough Market is a popular food and crafts market where you can buy fresh bread, artisan coffee and handmade cheeses, amongst other things.
London Bridge crosses the Thames from Southwark to the southern edge of the City at King William Street. The current bridge replaced the 19th century bridge in 1974.
More London is an area along the Thames with a number of impressive office buildings including City Hall, home of the London Mayor.
Potters Fields Park is a riverside green space overlooking Tower Bridge and The Tower of London.
Southwark Cathedral on the south side of the river Thames is an 800 year old landmark and can be easily overlooked, but is well worth a visit.
FURTHER HELP AND SUPPORT
If you would like more information about London Bridge as an area for your business please speak to a member of our team who can discuss workspace options and other areas close-by.
Call – 020 3031 8563
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