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Holborn At a glance...

  • Holborn is a large area north of the River Thames, between the West End and the City of London
  • Historically the home of the British Newspaper industry and the legal community
  • Office space in Holborn is more affordable than the City & West End
  • The area has seen a lot of redevelopment and appeals to tenants in all the office occupying business sectors.
  • Good communications: benefitting from the Elizabeth line opening at Tottenham Court Road in Dec 2018.
Office Space in Holborn
Office Space in Holborn

It's an area with huge history. It used to be the centre of the newspaper business...and it's also home to the British Justice System

Holborn: a commercial guide for businesses looking for office space in London
Ian Kitchener:

Holborn is a large area between the city and the West End. It’s close to lots of communications but the main tube stations within Holborn would be Chancery Lane and Holborn tube station. It’s an area with huge history. It used to be the centre of the newspaper business, if you remember the newspaper barons like Robert Maxwell of Fleet Street. And it’s also home to the British Justice System with the Royal Courts of Justice, are still on Fleet Street.

Today the area appeals to just about everybody. It’s got very good communications and it’s got all types of offices from co-working spaces to serviced offices through to great big corporate offices that people take on long leases.

To the north of Holborn there are some amazing streets like Doughty Street and Great Jane Street which are actually some of the oldest Georgian facades in the whole of London. And my favourite spot within Holborn would probably be the tennis courts in Lincolnson Fields followed shortly after that by a craft beer in the Whippet.

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Holborn Office Rental Guide

A Price Guide for renting leased office space in Holborn

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 £24
Service Charge £10
Total Cost £94
A price guide for renting serviced office space in Holborn

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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Use the office space calculator to work out how much space you need, and how much it will cost to rent office space in Holborn.

About Holborn

Office Space in Holborn

Holborn is a large area North of the River Thames, conveniently situated between the West End & the City of London.

Some people blandly call it “Midtown”, but this belies its rich history as the erstwhile center of the of the Newspaper industry around Fleet St. It remains at the heart of the UK legal system, being home to the Old Bailey, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Inns of Court, which are populated by barristers’ chambers. Legal barristers that is, not the ones serving in Holborn’s eateries and coffee shops!

Recently a great deal of office space in Holborn has been redeveloped to appeal to a variety of tenants, perhaps finding the West End a little too costly. This approach has attracted both Saatchi & Saatchi, who have taken office space in Chancery Lane and Grey Advertising, now occupying the Johnson Building in Hatton Garden.

One of the most interesting developments right now involves converting the iconic Centre Point – originally built as office space in the 1960s –  into luxury residential apartments on the western gateway to Holborn.

Holborn has some excellent hotels, including the Hoxton and Rosewood London. The Holborn Whippet in Sicilian Avenue serves local craft beer, and the area around Lamb’s Conduit Street – north of Theobalds Road – has great independent specialist shops. Great James Street & Doughty Street provide some of the finest and oldest Georgian Terraces in London. Lincoln’s Inn Fields, just west of Kingsway is one of London’s largest squares and – unknown to many – has tennis courts open to the public.

Offices to rent in Holborn are diverse, providing the full range of workspace: from conventionally-leased space in corporate buildings to private offices in small self contained Georgian terraces; creative spaces providing coworking offices for the right type of tenant, whilst businesses of all types increasingly opt for flexible, serviced offices in Holborn. Flexible meeting rooms and virtual offices are also becoming popular options – especially for start-ups.

The area has great communications provided by Holborn and Chancery Lane tube stations. National rail from Waterloo Station and King’s Cross Station is a short tube journey away. The Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) opening at nearby Tottenham Court at Road at the end of 2018 will be another positive game changer.

Map of Holborn

Tube Stations

  • Chancery Lane
    • Central
  • Holborn
    • Central
    • Piccadilly
  • Farringdon
    • Circle
    • Hammersmith and City
    • Metropolitan

National Rail Stations

  • Farringdon
  • City Thameslink
  • London Blackfriars
  • London Charing Cross

Bike Docking Stations

  • Red Lion Street, Holborn
  • Breams Buildings, Holborn

Leisure & Culture in Holborn

Business in Holborn

  • Evolving into an distinct area with its own identity: offices to let in Holborn attract a diverse selection of businesses
  • Holborn offices are diverse: from top quality air-conditioned buildings to small quirky rooms, including creative co-working space and flexible, serviced offices.
  • Holborn Office Rents are lower than in the West End and the City of London

Types of Office available in Holborn

These types of office can all be found in Holborn:

  1. Covent Garden
    • Leased
    Size 4,510 ft2 56 people/desks (approx)
    High Holborn, Covent Garden, London, WC1V
    from £49.50 per ft2 per year
    • Newly refurbished
    • Open Plan
    • Bike Storage
    • Showers
    • Changing Facilities and lockers
    • Private comms room
    • New kitchen
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  2. Holborn
    • Managed
    Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE
    from £500.00 +VAT per person per month
    • Prime Chancery Lane
    • Flexible terms
    • Office furniture
    • Wifi connectivity
    • Daily cleaning
    • Kitchen facilities
    • Break-out areas
    • CCTV
    • Bespoke Design
    • Managed offices
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  3. King's Cross
    • Leased
    Size 322 ft2 4 people/desks (approx)
    Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R
    from £1,636.00 monthly
    • Character building & Courtyard at the rear
    • Open plan space & original features
    • Excellent natural light & Central heating
    • Demised WC's on each floor & staff shower
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  4. Farringdon & Clerkenwell
    • Managed
    Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, EC1M 6PU
    • Prime Farringdon
    • Flexible terms
    • Fully furnished
    • Superfast broadband
    • Meeting rooms
    • Phone booths
    • Break-out areas
    • Kitchen facilities
    • Branding
    • Managed offices
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  5. Covent Garden
    • Leased
    Size 1,690 - 3,489 ft2 21 - 43 people/desks (approx)
    Grape Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC2H
    from £69.50 per ft2 per year
    • Exceptional self-contained character building
    • Exposed steel and brick throughout
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  6. Bloomsbury
    • Coworking
    • Managed
    • Serviced
    Russell Square, Bloomsbury, WC1B 4JP
    from £450.00 +VAT per person per month
    • Prime Bloomsbury
    • Flexible Terms
    • All-Inclusive
    • Meeting rooms
    • Daily cleaning
    • Manned reception
    • IT/telephony
    • Garden views
    • 24/7 access
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  7. Holborn
    • Managed
    Baldwins Gardens, Hatton Garden, EC1N 7RJ
    • Prime Hatton Garden
    • Air-conditioning
    • Bike storage
    • Breakout / lounge
    • Café / restaurant
    • Disabled facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Meeting rooms
    • Pet Friendly
    • Showers
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  8. Farringdon & Clerkenwell
    • Leased
    Size 2,677 ft2 33 people/desks (approx)
    Hatton Garden, Holborn, London, EC1N
    from £140,000.00 per year
    • Newly refurbished with high quality finishes
    • Exposed brickwork & ceiling services
    • Black powder coated suspended LED Lighting
    • Dedicated bicycle storage
    • Excellent Natural Light
    • 2 Passenger Lifts
    • Showers
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  9. Holborn
    • Leased
    Size 5,823 ft2 72 people/desks (approx)
    Chancery Lane, Holborn, London, WC2A
    • Air Conditioning
    • Raised Floors
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  10. Farringdon & Clerkenwell
    • Leased
    Saffron Hill, Holborn, London, EC1N

    At the time of inspection, the office on ground and basement comprised of a large open plan ground floor office with a partitioned conference room with an abundance of natural light with high ceilings…

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Reviews

VEON

Excellent service from the team at Find a London Office!

Huajin (Hongkong) LTD

We are delighted with our new London office and very much look forward working with Jamie and Find a London Office again

AirX Charter Limited

They negotiated a great deal with a better rent free than we were expecting

Prospero Group Ltd

They find great space and help us negotiate really good deals

Argon & Co

They have in depth market knowledge, strong negotiating skills and are fun to work with. We will not hesitate to use them next time we need office advice.

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