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 £825

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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

  • **St James’s**
    Short Term Offices To Let located on the North side of Pall Mall, St James's - Third Floor West of approx. 603ft2 - Comfort cooling - Kitchenette - Perimeter trunking - Lift - Rent £37.50 per ft2 - Service charge £8.50 per ft2
  • **St James’s**
    Period Office Floors To Let located on Jermyn Street, St James's - Accommodation available from approx. 494 to 1,108ft2 on 1st & 2nd floors - Fully Fitted - 1st floor private terrace - 1st floor part air conditioned - Central heating - 24 hour access - New lease by arrangement - Rent £65 per ft2 pa
  • **St James’s**
    Three Newly Refurbished Grade A Office Floors To Let located on Jermyn Street, SW1 - Accommodation available from 1,568 to 5,487ft2 - New lease by arrangement - Rent £85 per ft2 - Service charge £10.50 per ft2 - LED lighting - 3rd floor balcony - Showers - New VRF air conditioning - Lift -
  • **St James’s**
    High Specification Offices For Sale/To Let located on Pall Mall, St James's - Suitable for B1, A1 or A2 Uses - Air conditioning - Kitchen - High quality bespoke furniture is available - Sale of the long lease for a term until March 2126 - Current Ground rent £500 pa - Guide Price £1.5m OR New Lease available by arrangement - Asking Rent £78,950 pax
  • **St James’s**
    Refurbished air conditioned office floors To Let located on Duke of York Street, St James's - 444ft2 & 449ft2 on 1st & 4th floors - Air conditioning - Lift - Kitchenette on all floors - New leases direct from the freeholder - Rent £85 per ft2 - Service charge to be confirmed

About St James’s

Office Space in St James's

St James’s is an exclusive enclave in the heart of London’s 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 primarilly a commercial area. A St. James’s 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.

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

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Types of Office available in St James’s

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