Farringdon & Clerkenwell At a glance...

  • The City’s cooler cousin, situated to its north and east of Holborn  
  • Home to businesses who prefer a more creative work environment, a mix of big companies and small co-working startups
  • Sizeable residential population, so it stays alive after work, with good shops and restaurants
  • Home to the arts at Sadler’s Wells and the Barbican
  • Farringdon Station will become one of the busiest in the UK when the Elizabeth Line opens in Dec 2018.
Office Space in Farringdon & Clerkenwell
Office Space in Farringdon & Clerkenwell

the city's cooler cousin...full of warehouse types of office buildings, with high ceilings, lots of light, exposed surfaces....it really attracts people in the creative industries.

Farringdon & Clerkenwell: a commercial guide for businesses looking for office space in London
Ian Kitchener:

Farringdon is the city’s cooler cousin. It’s east of Holborn, north of the city, and it’s already got very good communications. It’s got Barbican station and Farringdon station, and Farringdon itself is going to get quite a lot better in December 2018 when they finally open the Elizabeth line.

The area, years ago, or in the last century was pretty industrial, pretty inner-city. But in the late 1990s, developers really saw an opportunity to bring residential and office spaces to life there, to create what they then called “loft living”. Today it is full of warehouse types of office buildings, with high ceilings, lots of light, exposed surfaces. And it really attracts people in the creative industries.

My favorite spot in Clerkenwell is an unusual spot, it’s a medieval graveyard in the north side of St. John’s Square in the heart of Farringdon.

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Farringdon & Clerkenwell Office Rental Guide

A Price Guide for renting leased office space in Farringdon & Clerkenwell

NB. Leased office rents, rates and service charge are quoted per ft2 per year.

The above rental estimates reflect good quality (but not prime) air conditioned offices. More expensive and cheaper accommodation will generally be available.

Rent rates and service charge estimates are only intended as a guide. Office space is often available with costs outside these guidelines.

Negotiated rent free incentives will often make the net effective rent, lower than the above estimates.

Business rates payable will vary from year to year, changing each April, due to annual changes in the Uniform Business Rate. Higher rates are paid for brand new buildings.

Rent quoted in the City of London financial district is assumed not to be in a tower, where rents can be significantly more expensive

Conventional Lease (per ft2 per year)
Rent £60
Rates £20
Service Charge £10
Total Cost £90
A price guide for renting serviced office space in Farringdon & Clerkenwell

NB. Serviced office rents are quoted per desk per month.

Serviced offices provide an all-inclusive fully furnished solution with telecoms, internet and power and business rates all included with the rent in a single monthly payment. Office rental rates exclude VAT.

Serviced office rental costs also apply broadly to co-working office space.

Serviced Space (per desk, per month)
Total Cost £600

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About Farringdon & Clerkenwell

Farringdon Offices

Farringdon & Clerkenwell lie east of Holborn and north of the City of London. Historically the area more an industrial than an office location. Indeed, Farringdon still houses Smithfield Meat market, one of the largest meat markets in Europe. Fashionably, Farringdon and Clerkenwell have now come to be regarded as the City’s cooler, neighbouring cousin!

Since office and residential demand expanded in the 1990s, developers saw the potential to convert industrial buildings to provide “loft living” and desirable office space with a “warehouse” feel. Despite a few cyclical dips in the market, Farringdon and Clerkenwell have never looked back.

Notably, the majority of tenants looking for Farringdon office space generally want a more creative work environment, whether that is traditionally leased office space or a flexible, serviced office. Warehouse-type offices in Farringdon offer flexible, open-plan spaces with good natural light and generous floor to ceiling heights. Additionally, exposed surfaces with windows unimpeded by suspended ceilings and floors uncovered by carpet tiles fit the bill for many creative businesses!

Responding to dramatically increased popularity of serviced offices, Clerkenwell & Farringdon offers the full range of flexible space – including shared, co-working space. Additionally, flexible meeting room hire combined with a virtual office allow startups to establish a presence in Farringdon & Clerkenwell, without the cost of renting an ongoing physical office space.

Because of sizeable residential population, Farringdon and Clerkenwell remain alive after hours and over the weekend. The area has good local restaurants, ranging from “greasy spoons” to fancy French restaurants, numerous pubs and bistros. Furthermore, most of the shops are independent retailers, rather than the usual high street chains. For the Arts, Sadler’s Wells hosts world leading ballet and dance companies. And the area is also home to a host of cultural facilities at Barbican.

Without a doubt, radically improved communications will prompt more companies rent Farringdon office space. National and tube services are already available at Barbican Station and Farringdon Station. In addition, in December 2018 the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) will open at Farrindon, transforming it into one of the busiest stations in Britain, with over 140 trains passing though per hour. The Elizabeth Line will connect with existing Thameslink and the London Underground lines at Farringdon. Most importantly, travel times to other parts of central London – Paddington, Oxford Street, Bloomsbury and Canary Wharf – as well as suburban London and Heathrow Airport will be hugely improved.


Map of Farringdon & Clerkenwell

Tube Stations

  • Farringdon
    • Circle
    • Hammersmith and City
    • Metropolitan
  • Barbican
    • Circle
    • Hammersmith and City
    • Metropolitan

National Rail Stations

  • Farringdon

Bike Docking Stations

  • Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell
  • Berry Street, Clerkenwell

Business in Farringdon & Clerkenwell

  • All types of office accommodation from small studios to large corporate buildings
  • Desirable creative office space with a “warehouse” feel, for leased space, serviced and co-working space.
  • December 2018 – Elisabeth Line (Crossrail) will open connecting Farringdon with key locations across London from East to West – with greatly reduced travel times

Leisure & Culture in Farringdon & Clerkenwell

Popular Business Addresses in Farringdon & Clerkenwell

The most sought after office locations within Farringdon & Clerkenwell include:

Types of Office available in Farringdon & Clerkenwell

These types of office can all be found in Farringdon & Clerkenwell:

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Other commercial office locations near Farringdon & Clerkenwell

  1. Farringdon & Clerkenwell
    • Coworking
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Serviced
    Farringdon Road, Farringdon, London, EC1M 3JU
    • Prime Farringdon
    • Flexible Terms
    • Fully furnished
    • IT & Telephony
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Break-out areas
    • Phone booths
    • Kitchen facilities
    • Co-working Space
    • Private offices
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  2. Farringdon & Clerkenwell
    • Leased
    Size 275 - 1,360 ft2 3 - 17 people/desks (approx)
    Hatton Garden, Clerkenwell, London, EC1N
    from £15,125.00 per year
    • Easy License
    • Jewellery Businesses
    • Affluent Catchment
    • Flexible Lease
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  3. Farringdon & Clerkenwell
    • Leased
    Size 1,283 - 2,576 ft2 16 - 32 people/desks (approx)
    Charterhouse Buildings, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M
    from £3,742.00 monthly

    The Ground and Lower Ground floors are available separately or can be taken together.The Ground Floor was previously used as a retail unit, with window frontage and direct access off Goswell Road and …

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  4. King's Cross
    • Leased
    Size 2,206 ft2 27 people/desks (approx)
    Eyre Street Hill, Farringdon, London, EC1R
    from £287,262.00 per year

    Flexible Lease Terms ,with crittall windows at street level, this fitted workspace provides excellent levels of natural light, with additional industrial style finishes including exposed steel columns…

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  5. Farringdon & Clerkenwell
    • Managed
    Pine Street, Clerkenwell, EC1R 0JH
    • Prime Clerkenwell
    • 24 hour access
    • Air-conditioning
    • Bike storage
    • Dedicated bandwidth
    • Kitchen
    • Outdoor space
    • Pet Friendly
    • Showers
    • Wi-Fi
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  6. Farringdon & Clerkenwell
    • Coworking
    • Leased
    • Managed
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Serviced
    Clerkenwell Road, Farringdon, EC1M 5TA
    from £675.00 +VAT per person per month
    • Prime Farringdon
    • Flexible Terms
    • Fully Furnished
    • IT & Telephony
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Roof Terrace
    • Members Lounge
    • Newly Refurbished
    • Boutique Offices
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  7. Bloomsbury
    • Leased
    Size 3,762 ft2 47 people/desks (approx)
    John Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N
    from £206,910.00 per year
    • Original Listed Features Including Doorways and Staircases
    • Period Features
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  8. The City of London
    • Leased
    Size 4,310 - 23,630 ft2 53 - 295 people/desks (approx)
    Lindsey Street, Smithfield, London, EC1A
    from £20.00 per ft2 per year
    • Suite A Suspended Ceilings with Integral Light Fittings - Partially Fitted
    • Suite D Partially Fitted
    • Opposite the New Entrance to Farringdon Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) Station
    • 2 Passenger Lifts
    • Fully Accessible Raised Floor
    • Available Together or Separately
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  9. The City of London
    • Leased
    Size 50 - 13,852 ft2 0 - 173 people/desks (approx)
    Aldersgate Street, City, London, EC1A
    • Plug and Play
    • Can Be Split
    • Break Out Space
    • Kitchen Facilities
    • On-Site Security
    • 24/7 Access
    • Showers
    • Bike Racks
    • Car Park
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  10. Shoreditch
    • Leased
    Size 1,185 ft2 14 people/desks (approx)
    Youngs Buildings, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V
    from £39.50 per ft2 per year

    The available unit is fully self contained and arranged over ground and first floors. The ground floor is open plan with space for 6 desks, reception area, kitchenette and W.C/shower. The first floor …

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