St James's Office Rental Guide

A Price Guide for Renting Leased Office Space in St James's

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.

Conventional Lease (per ft2 per year)
Rent £90
Rates £44
Service Charge £9
Total Cost £143
A Price Guide for Renting Serviced Office Space in St James's
Serviced offices provide an all-inclusive fully furnished solution with telecoms, internet and power and business rates all included in the monthly rent.
Serviced Space (per desk, per month)
Total Cost £800

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A guide to St James's in London from a commercial perspective. The guide is aimed at businesses looking for office space in St James's or London in general.

It's really considered one of the very best commercial addresses in London...The whole area is truly amazing and kept in a pretty immaculate state.

St James’s: a commercial guide for businesses looking for office space in London
Michael Fraser:

St. James’s. It’s an exclusive enclave just south of Mayfair. Most people think it’s the same as Mayfair, but it’s not actually. It’s only about a quarter of the size. Quite small, really.

It’s steeped in history and in fact it used to be basically a residential area until World War Two, and after that there was a lot of commercial building took place, although there are still some houses and some lucky people still actually live in St. James’s.

It’s really considered one of the very best commercial addresses in London. There’s lots and lots of Grade A offices housing major corporates and so on. There’s quite a lot of medium quality offices which are of course less expensive, but most of the low cost options have now been eradicated.

The best bit of it? Well, I worked for St. James’s for 30 years. I never got bored at looking at the architecture, the Palace. The whole area is truly amazing and kept in a pretty immaculate state.

Point of interest? Probably the streets near St. James’s Palace where it’s reputed that entertainers for the court of St. James’s, it’s where they went after perhaps a long day at the court for relaxation and I’ll leave the rest to your imagination.

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Available Offices in St James's

A snapshot of the latest commercial property in St James's

  • This stunning new grade A scheme will deliver 65,000ft2 of the highest quality office accommodation over lower ground to 6th floor. Each floor will benefit from exceptional views over the square and unrivalled column free space.
  • A modern building behind an impressive stone facade.
  • Combining two buildings to provide over 31,000ft2 of modern Grade A office accommodation arranged over lower ground, ground and seven upper floors.

    The striking façade of 49 Pall Mall has been retained, whilst the contemporary new façade of 48 Pall Mall, has been designed to look toward the future.
  • A magnificent development comprising lower ground, ground and eight upper floors. The building has approximately 50,000ft2 of office space including an 11,000ft2 self-contained ground and lower ground floor suite with a private entrance on St James’s Square, suitable for both office and gallery use. As well as retaining its historic Portland stone and brick façade, it has a brand new interior, bringing fresh modernity to St James’s Square and the surrounding area.
  • Comprehensively redeveloped in 2007 to provide a sympathetic mix of modern Grade A office space benefitting from period rooms fronting St James’s Square with modern open plan space behind.
  • This new development combines two buildings providing over 32,000ft2. of modern Grade A office accommodation over lower ground, ground and seven upper floors.

    The striking period façade has been retained with the new façade of the second building looking towards the future.

    The spacious reception incorporates a feature bronze concrete wall designed by the internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning design studio, Timorous Beasties, which will create a first impression entirely reflective of the building’s modern approach to providing inspiring office space.

    The office floors offer efficient and highly specified accommodation,

    benefiting from natural light on three sides.
  • Behind the retained classical Portland Stone facade Princes House has gone through a radical transformation to offer the highest quality contemporary office space enhanced by an impressive atrium that will make every visit to the building memorable.
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    - SELF CONTAINED 2ND & 3RD FLOORS

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  • The floors are currently fitted out to a high quality, with the 2nd and 7th floors serving as meeting rooms and the 3rd and 4th floors as open plan office suites. Due to the property’s corner location the offices are served by excellent natural light.

    The 7th floor to be let in conjunction with the 3rd or 4th and has outstanding views over St James’s Park and across London.
  • The available accommodation is arranged over the entire 5th (top) floor, which has been fully refurbished to provide open plan office accommodation. The office benefits from windows on three sides providing an abundance of natural light.

About St James’s

Office Space in St James's

St James’s – located in London SW1Y – is an exclusive enclave in the heart of the West End, just south of Mayfair and only about a quarter of its size. St James’s offers a good selection of period and modern offices, in a setting steeped in history.

Once a residential location, developed for the aristocracy in the 17th Century, since the Second World War, it has become primarily a commercial area. A St. James’s premium office is now considered amongst the very best London addresses, with any St. James’s Square office space perceived as the pinnacle.

St. James’s offices are within walking distance of both Green Park and St James’s Park. Many landmark buildings, such as St James’s Palace, have been preserved and St James’s is generally perceived to be a very prestigious office location by a wide range of office users. Occupiers are attracted by famous clubs – dating from the 19th Century – on Pall Mall, St James’s St and St James’s Square (such as the RAC, The Carlton Club, Whites & The In and Out) and by restaurants, shops and night clubs around Jermyn St. St James’s is also home to the Institute of Directors and Christie’s – the famous auction house.

St James’s has excellent communications – Charing Cross and Victoria mainline stations are walkable from this area, together with underground stations including Piccadilly Circus and Green Park.

Much like the rest of central London, in recent years, there has been an increase in demand for – and supply of – more flexible office space. Whilst traditionally leased office space is still dominant in St James’s, serviced space and coworking offices are increasingly popular options for modern, nimble businesses. Serviced office providers will usually offer flexible meeting rooms and virtual offices – giving you that prestigious business address without the physical space – at a fraction of the cost of a traditional office.

Rent and overall occupancy cost in St James’s is similar to Mayfair – i.e. the highest in Central London.

Map of St James's

Tube Stations

  • Piccadilly Circus
    • Bakerloo
    • Piccadilly
  • Charing Cross
    • Bakerloo
    • Northern
  • Leicester Square
    • Northern
    • Piccadilly
  • Embankment
    • Bakerloo
    • Circle
    • District
    • Northern

National Rail Stations

  • London Charing Cross
  • London Waterloo

Bike Docking Stations

  • Charles II Street, West End
  • Pall Mall East, West End
  • Waterloo Place, St. James's
  • Panton Street, West End
  • St. James's Square, St. James's
  • St. Martin's Street, West End

Leisure & Culture in St James's

Business in St James's

  • Prestigious office location used by a wide range of businesses
  • Home to the Institute of Directors (IOD)
  • Good communications – Charing Cross and Victoria mainline stations within walking distance

Popular Business Addresses in St James’s

The most sought after office locations within St James’s include:

Types of Office available in St James’s

These types of office can all be found in St James’s:

Featured Offices in St James’s

  • St. James's Square, St James’s, London SW1Y
    Serviced Office Meeting Rooms
    • Prime St James
    • Prestigious Address
    • Flexible Terms
    • Fully Furnished
    • IT & Telephony
    • Meeting Rooms
    • 24/7 Access
    • Bike Storage
    • Break-out Areas
  • Dean Bradley Street, St James’s, London SW1P
    Serviced Office Meeting Rooms
    • Unbranded Centre
    • Newly Refurbished
    • Fully-Furnished
    • Flexible Terms
    • Meeting Rooms
    • IT & Telephony
    • Break-out areas
    • Manned Reception
    • 24/7 Access
  • Jermyn Street, St James’s, London SW1Y
    Leased Office
    • Air Conditioning
    • Excellent Natural Light
    • Lift
    • Commissionaire
    • Refurbished Offices

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