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Soho At a glance...

  • In the heart of the West End
  • Traditionally the home of the Media industry
  • An evolving character caused by with rising rent
  • A distinctive culture by day and and a vibrant nightlife.    
  • Wide range of office space, with lower rent than Mayfair
  • Excellent communications
  • Home to Chinatown and Carnaby Street
Office Space in Soho
Office Space in Soho

...a lot of companies that used to be in Mayfair have now chosen Soho, because of the rising Mayfair rents; so they've crossed Regent Street.

Soho: a commercial guide for businesses looking for office space in London
Michael Fraser:

Soho is immediately to the east of Mayfair, and it has a very clear boundary between Mayfair and Soho, and that’s Regent Street. The area is great from a communications point of view. There are tube stations all over the place, and frankly it’s hard to be far from one of them.

Till the 1980s it was known especially for its nightlife, clubs, jazz clubs, eating establishments, that sort of thing, but, in recent years there’s been quite a lot of redevelopment. So, there is space there for large companies should they choose Soho. Interestingly, quite a lot of companies that used to be in Mayfair have now chosen Soho, because of the rising Mayfair rents; so they’ve crossed Regent Street, and they’re now in Soho.

One of the side effects of that is of course it’s, as the rents have risen in Soho, priced out a lot of the media companies, who’ve now, well, some still remain. A lot of them have had to go to places which we would describe as lower cost options, which is Clerkenwell, north of Oxford Street, those sort of areas where they can still get in to the center of the media area, but they bring their overheads down quite a lot.

The whole area, as I’ve said, has great atmosphere. Turn every corner, and there’s something new, interesting, just very pleasant. It’s reputed there are still many of some would call accommodating establishments for people to visit after their work hours.

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Soho Office Rental Guide

A Price Guide for renting leased office space in Soho

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 £68
Rates £29
Service Charge £10
Total Cost £107
A price guide for renting serviced office space in Soho

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 £650

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About Soho

Soho Offices

Soho – immediately to the East of Mayfair in London’s West End, spanning London W1F and W1D –  has a long-established reputation for entertainment. Soho has its own distinctive culture and a vibrant nightlife. The original Soho House private members’ club (now a worldwide brand) is based here. Until the 1980s, Soho was also associated with the sex industry, but in recent decades, the area has undergone extensive – and for some, controversial – gentrification.

Soho is traditionally the home of the media industry: for decades, leading film and post-production companies have visibly dominated Soho office space. As Soho office rents have risen, some elements of the media industry have moved away from the West End to more cost-effective locations, to be replaced by a variety of non-media companies. Some of the corporate office occupiers have moved from the even more pricey Mayfair – across Regent Street – to fill the void in Soho.

Regardless of the occupiers, Soho office space with a traditional lease continues to very diverse: from top grade air conditioning premises to the most modest – much of the latter being converted from old light industrial buildings and houses.  Serviced offices in Soho – including co-working space – are increasingly the choice of both start ups and established businesses who value flexibility. Virtual offices and meeting rooms for hire are also available – usually from serviced and coworking operators.

Communications in Soho are excellent, with Tube stations never more than a few minutes walk and for Charing Cross Station to the south for mainline train services.

Despite rising in recent years, Soho office rents are significantly cheaper than neighbouring Mayfair on the other side of Regent St.

Map of Soho

Tube Stations

  • Tottenham Court Road
    • Central
    • Northern
  • Leicester Square
    • Northern
    • Piccadilly
  • Piccadilly Circus
    • Bakerloo
    • Piccadilly
  • Covent Garden
    • Piccadilly

National Rail Stations

  • London Charing Cross

Bike Docking Stations

  • Soho Square , Soho
  • Moor Street, Soho
  • Frith Street, Soho

Business in Soho

  • Traditionally home to the Media industry
  • Very wide range of office space from top grade to the most modest
  • Excellent Communications
  • Diverse range of industries, caused by rising rent
  • Lower rents than Mayfar

Leisure & Culture in Soho

Popular Business Addresses in Soho

The most sought after office locations within Soho include:

Types of Office available in Soho

These types of office can all be found in Soho:

  1. St James's
    • Leased
    Size 3,070 ft2 38 people/desks (approx)
    Haymarket, St James, London, SW1Y
    from £45.00 per ft2 per year

    Fitted St James's Office SuiteThe available accommodation is a fully fitted office suite comprising the entire 3rd floor. The floor is laid out with a kitchen, meeting rooms & client facing area to fr…

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  2. Bloomsbury
    • Leased
    Size 1,271 ft2 15 people/desks (approx)
    Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1A
    from £66,728.00 per year

    Among the features of the premises are front and back natural light, timber flooring, entry phone system, underfloor heating, fibre datacom system, LED spot tube lighting, kitchenette and WCs internal…

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  3. Bloomsbury
    • Leased
    Size 161 - 968 ft2 2 - 12 people/desks (approx)
    Bloomsbury, London, WC1B

    Our workspaces are more than just a desk or an office, but vibrant spaces curated by the individuals and businesses that live and work within them. The Fixed and Co-working spaces are designed to prom…

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  4. Oxford Street
    • Leased
    Size 3,201 ft2 40 people/desks (approx)
    Fitzrovia, London, W1T
    from £245,479.00 per year
    • On-site Porter
    • DDA Compliant
    • Demised Cloakrooms
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  5. Oxford Street
    • Leased
    Size 451 ft2 5 people/desks (approx)
    Foley Street, Noho, London, W1W
    from £35,000.00 per year

    39 Foley Street presents an attractive dual aspect corner shopfront, internally designed to a contemporary finish.…

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  6. Oxford Street
    • Leased
    Size 949 ft2 11 people/desks (approx)
    Newman Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T
    from £28,000.00 per year

    Lower ground office with good natural light - Outside space - Fitted with a meeting room - Wood flooring - Smart communal entranceA very economical opportunity to secure a private lower ground floor o…

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  7. St James's
    • Serviced
    180 Piccadilly, St James's, London, W1J 9HF
    from £500.00 +VAT per person per month
    • Prime St James's
    • Flexible Terms
    • Office furniture
    • Wifi
    • Meeting rooms
    • Manned reception
    • Break-out areas
    • Kitchen facilities
    • Showers
    • Private offices
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  8. Soho
    • Coworking
    • Serviced
    Ingestre Place, Soho, W1F 0JL
    from £850.00 +VAT per person per month
    • Prime Soho
    • Floating/light desk
    • Dedicated
    • Resident desk
    • Private studios
    • Office suites
    • Onsite cafe
    • Tech studios
    • Meditation space
    • 4 Meeting rooms
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  9. Oxford Street
    • Leased
    Size 1,440 ft2 18 people/desks (approx)
    Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W
    from £70,000.00 per year
    • Natural Light In Lower Ground
    • Potential For Outside Seating
    • Storage
    • 2.31m Ceiling Height - Lower Ground Floor
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  10. Soho
    • Leased
    Size 1,778 - 6,387 ft2 22 - 79 people/desks (approx)
    Great Marlborough Street, Soho, London, W1F

    Newly refurbished CAT A office accommodation over Lower Ground, Ground, Second, Third and Fourth floors. Due to PC in October 2020.…

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Reviews

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.

Prospero Group Ltd

They find great space and help us negotiate really good deals

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

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