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St James’s At a glance...

  • Exclusive enclave in the heart the West End, south of Mayfair, bordering both Green Park & St James’s Park
  • Excellent selection of period and modern office space
  • Famous clubs on Pall Mall, St James’s St and St James’s Square
  • Home to the Institute of Directors (IOD)
  • Good communications: walking distance to mainline stations
Office Space in St James's
Office Space In St James's

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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Rental Guide for Office Space in St James's

A Price Guide for conventionally leased office rent in St James's

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 £85
Rates £42
Service Charge £15
Total Cost £142
A Price Guide for renting serviced office space in St James's

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 £850

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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, serviced offices in St James’s – including coworking space – 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

Underground 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:

Office Types available to rent in St James’s

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

  1. Soho
    • Managed
    • Serviced
    Charing Cross Road, Soho, WC2H 0JR
    from £740.00

    Soho offices to rent in this beautiful, modern, self-contained space, totalling 2237 sqft is positioned near the top of Charing Cross Road within very close proximity to all the amenities that Soho of…
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  2. Covent Garden
    • Coworking
    • Managed
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Serviced
    Shaftsbury Avenue, Covent Garden, WC2H 8AD
    from £700.00

    Bringing a unique and pioneering concept to the market, this London shared office space brings together a community filled with some of London's best and brightest innovators. Offering a mix of cr…
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  3. Soho
    • Managed
    Dean Street, Soho, W1D 4QG
    from £553.00

    Rent a London office space in this open plan, contemporary building accessible 24/7, located in the heart of vibrant Soho with an offering of collective amenities. Situated at the corner of Dean Stree…
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  4. Soho
    • Coworking
    • Leased
    • Managed
    • Serviced
    Work.Life, Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street, Soho, London, W1F
    from £360.00

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  5. Soho
    • Serviced
    Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 4TP
    from £440.00

    The energised area of London's Soho is well-known for accommodating the largest concentration of creative companies in the media and tech industries in 1 square mile than anywhere else in London & the…
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  6. Covent Garden
    • Coworking
    • Serviced
    Upper St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, WC2H 9EA

    Providing 43,000sqf of creative flexible workspace, this newly refurbished property has an interior design with the WOW factor! A spacious coworking lounge and ground floor reception greets visitors, …
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  7. Mayfair
    • Serviced
    Bolton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8BA

    Situated in the heart of Green Park, these stunning Mayfair serviced offices have been newly refurbished to provide, beautifully fitted, boutique offices to rent in an elegant, period building just a …
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  8. St James's
    • Coworking
    Horse Guards Avenue, Westminster, SW1A 2HU

    Public Hall, is set within the World renown address of Whitehall in Westminster. Your neighbours could include, GovTech startups, public sector innovators & investors. This is a new kind of town hall …
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  9. Soho
    • Managed
    Great Marlborough Street, Soho, London, W1F 7JD

    This managed office to rent in Soho, situated on Great Marlborough Street, offers 726sqf of space to accommodate up to 14 desks. Available on all-inclusive, flexible terms, the office is fitted to …
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  10. Covent Garden
    • Serviced
    Upper St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, WC2H 9EA
    from £790.00

    A homage to contemporary office building architecture, Orion House stands head and shoulders above any building in the area. With 16 floors of office space and nearly 100'000sqft of floor space and Co…
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