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Soho is an area in the London Borough of Westminster which borders St James’s to the south, Covent Garden to the east, Marylebone to the west and Fitzrovia to the north. The area has seen significant regeneration over the last twenty years to distance itself from its previous reputation as a down market corner of the West End.
Today Soho is home to many international businesses, with many in the media and entertainment industries, smart members clubs and stylish restaurants.
Soho is surrounded by a number of Tube lines including the recently refurbished Tottenham Court Road station which will also be home to a new Crossrail station in 2018, connecting Soho with the City, Canary Wharf and West London. This £29billion investment will reduce journey times across London and connect previously unconnected business districts helping to save a significant amount of time for companies across the capital.
With international businesses like Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox based in the area along with many production companies, Soho is the entertainment capital of London. But it’s also home to many start-up’s and SME’s who have taken advantage of the excellent transport links, central location and the relative value of office space compared with its more expensive neighbours.
There is a wide selection of serviced office locations, managed and conventional office space on offer in the Soho area. To get a real idea of what’s available to you start your search here.
Typical office pricing in the area: £450 - £800 per workstation
OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE AREA
Soho 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).
Covent Garden – A colourful and bustling location in the heart of the West End, it’s also popular with tourists and was once home to London’s principle fruit and vegetable market until the 1980’s.
Typical office pricing in the area: £350 - £1100 per workstation
Mayfair – A popular area due to its proximity to the shops of the West End and easy access to the City. One of the more sort after locations is Berkeley Square.
Typical office pricing in the area: £500 - £1800 per workstation
St James’s – Located to the south of Mayfair with Green Park and St James’s Park on its borders and famous for its grand houses.
Typical office pricing in the area: £850 - £1200 per workstation
Belgravia – This area east of Knightsbridge is famous for its elegant Georgian terraces and much sought-after addresses like Eaton Square and Grosvenor Place.
Typical office pricing in the area: £900 - £2000 per workstation
Westminster – With office space overlooking the Thames this area is also close to Pimlico Tube.
Typical office pricing in the area: £550 - £1100 per workstation
Soho benefits from a number of transport links connecting office space and serviced offices in 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 5 minutes walk from other areas of the West End and 15 minutes from the City of London via Tube.
Tube stations: Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square
Tube lines: Victoria, Central, Piccadilly, Northern and Bakerloo. Download a handy Tube map here
Mainline stations: Euston, Kings Cross, Victoria, Charing Cross and St Pancras International
Major road links: The A40 leads to major motorway connections
Nearest airports: London City with Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick accessible via rail links
Buses: There are 20 bus routes to other parts of London including Brent Cross, Lewisham, Acton Green and Paddington. Find out which buses serve this area here
Cycle: The area is served by four London Cycle Network bays. Find a cycle hire location here
Soho is right in the heart of the West End and surrounded by a vibrant mix of things to do and see. The area is great for entertainment being close to the cinemas of Leicester Square which also boasts an Imax screen at the historic Empire cinema.
There are plenty of great cafes including the popular and highly rated Soho Grind and the distinctive hairdresser cafe, Blade Soho. There is also a real mix of food cultures on offer, from Chinatown’s diverse mix of restaurants to places like Hix offering a modern British menu with Damien Hirst art and Gauthier which offers fine French cuisine.
The area is also surrounded on three sides by some of the world’s best shopping, with Regent Street, Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street only a few minute’s walk away.
FAMOUS LOCATIONS AND LANDMARKS NEAR SOHO
Soho has many famous landmarks and places of interest that are worth mentioning, here are just a few.
Liberty department store on Great Marlborough Street is a major West End landmark with an impressive mock Tudor facade.
Soho Square Garden is a pretty garden in the centre of Soho surrounded by major businesses like Rightmove.
Covent Garden is a great place for boutique shops and a great local market. Popular with tourists it’s also full of cafes and restaurants.
The London Palladium is a popular theatre and once home to the Royal Variety Performance. Check listings for the latest shows.
Leicester Square is famous as the centre of some of London’s biggest cinemas including the popular Odeon with its Art Deco exterior.
FURTHER HELP AND SUPPORT
If you would like more information about Soho 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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