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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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. King's Cross
    Farringdon Road, Farringdon, London, EC1R
    from £55.00 per ft2 per year
    • Leased
    Size 992 - 992 ft2

    The office is located on the third floor of a converted warehouse formerly used as a piano factory. The office benefits from an array of original features including exposed wooden beams, exposed brick…

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  2. Holborn
    Fleet Street, Holborn, London, EC4A
    from £47.50 per ft2 per year
    • Leased
    Size 661 - 661 ft2
    • Central Heating
    • Excellent Natural Light
    • 24hr Access
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  3. King's Cross
    Farringdon Road, Finsbury, London, EC1R
    from £188,700.00 per year
    • Leased
    Size 4,450 - 4,450 ft2

    The premises comprise a self-contained building with raised floors, air-conditioning and good natural daylight. The premises are fully fitted as a training centre with a reception, internal retail are…

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  4. Holborn
    Fleet Street, Holborn, London, EC4A
    from £80,000.00 per year
    • Leased
    Size 1,240 - 1,240 ft2
    • Prominent unit
    • Excellent natural daylight
    • High footfall area
    • E Use Class
    • Signage opportunity
    • Self-contained
    • Shell & Core condition
    • Fantastic ceiling height
    • 24 hour access
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  5. Holborn
    Fulwood Place, Holborn, WC1V 6HG
    from £675.00 +VAT per person per month
    • Coworking
    • Serviced
    • Prime Holborn
    • Up to 1GB Wi-Fi
    • Community portal
    • Cleaning
    • Social events
    • Furniture
    • Reception services
    • Kitchen facilities
    • Bureau facilities
    • Meeting rooms
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  6. Holborn
    Gray's Inn Road, Holborn, WC1X 8AQ
    • Coworking
    • Serviced
    • Prime Holborn
    • 24 hour access
    • 24 hour security
    • Bike storage
    • Car parking
    • Dedicated bandwidth
    • Disabled facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Meeting rooms
    • Pet Friendly
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  7. Bloomsbury
    Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1A
    from £121,628.00 per year
    • Leased
    Size 366 - 2,369 ft2

    The office is situated on the second floor providing benefitting from front and back natural light, timber flooring, entry phone system, underfloor heating, new fibre datacom system, LED spot tube lig…

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  8. Covent Garden
    Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9JQ
    from £450.00 +VAT per person per month
    • Coworking
    • Managed
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Serviced
    • Prime Covent Garden
    • Flexible Terms
    • Fully Furnished
    • IT & Telephony
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Kitchen Facilities
    • Manned Reception
    • Daily Cleaning
    • Serviced Offices
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  9. Farringdon & Clerkenwell
    Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, EC1M 6PU
    • Managed
    • Prime Farringdon
    • Flexible terms
    • Fully furnished
    • Superfast broadband
    • Meeting rooms
    • Phone booths
    • Break-out areas
    • Kitchen facilities
    • Branding
    • Managed offices
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  10. Bloomsbury
    Brownlow Mews, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N
    • Leased
    Size 947 - 947 ft2
    • Self-Contained Ground Floor Building
    • Attractive Cobbled Mews Lined With Planters
    • Fitted & Furnished With Meeting Room
    • Air-Conditioning
    • Ground Floor Window Frontage
    • Electric Shutter
    • Fibre Connectivity
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Prospero Group Ltd

They find great space and help us negotiate really good deals


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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

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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