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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St James's Office Rental Guide

A Price Guide for renting leased office space 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 £10
Total Cost £137
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

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:

  1. Soho
    • Leased
    Size 333 - 1,367 ft2 4 - 17 people/desks (approx)
    Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D
    from £45.00 per ft2 per year

    Bright, economical office suites To Let. The offices have been redecorated and benefited from newly installed comfort cooling.…

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  2. Soho
    • Leased
    Size 200 - 2,025 ft2 2 - 25 people/desks (approx)
    Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F
    from £62.50 per year

    An entire building that is available in the heart of London's vibrant Soho planned over lower ground, ground, first, second, third and fourth floors providing a balance of well proportioned offices an…

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  3. Covent Garden
    • Leased
    Size 789 - 4,340 ft2 9 - 54 people/desks (approx)
    Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2N
    from £702.00 per ft2 per year
    • Existing High Quality Fit Out
    • Air Conditioning
    • LED Lighting
    • Manned Reception
    • Full Access Raised Wooden Floors
    • Private Shower
    • 2 x Passenger Lift
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  4. Mayfair
    • Leased
    Size 886 ft2 11 people/desks (approx)
    Heddon Street, Mayfair, London, W1B
    from £72.50 per ft2 per year

    This third floor office space is two units on a single floor and can be let individually or together. Both sides, North and South, have been redecorated with new flooring and LED lighting. Tea points …

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  5. Covent Garden
    • Leased
    Henrietta Street (Bw), Covent Garden, London, WC2E
    • Attractive Townhouse in Covent Garden
    • Private Offices
    • Communal Outside Space
    • Bookable Meeting Rooms
    • Cleaning Services
    • Hot Drinks Included
    • On Site Management
    • Kitchen
    • Phone Booths
    • Printing Services
    • VOIP
    • WiFi Throughout
    • High Ceilings
    • Air-Conditioning
    • Showers
    • Cycle Storage
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  6. Soho
    • Coworking
    • Leased
    • Managed
    • Serviced
    Work.Life, Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street, Soho, London, W1F
    from £360.00 +VAT per person per month

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  7. Mayfair
    • Leased
    Size 709 ft2 8 people/desks (approx)
    Vigo Street, Mayfair, London, W1S
    from £62.50 per ft2 per year

    The office space offers a small entrance area, with an open plan space for approx. 8-12 desks, with great views of St James. This space also benefits from a board room which can seat up to 8 people bu…

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  8. Mayfair
    • Leased
    Size 1,453 - 4,250 ft2 18 - 53 people/desks (approx)
    Berkeley Street, Burlington Estate, London, W1J

    Newly refurbished top floor office suite, with private terrace To Let.The 6th floor has been comprehensively refurbished to provide 1,453 sq ft of air conditioned office space. The offices benefit fro…

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  9. Mayfair
    • Leased
    Size 300 ft2 3 people/desks (approx)
    Warwick Street, Soho, London, W1B
    from £18,000.00 per year

    Benefits from strip lighting, perimeter trunking, video phone entry system, communal kitchenette and WCs.…

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  10. Mayfair
    • Leased
    Size 621 ft2 7 people/desks (approx)
    Heddon Street, Mayfair, London, W1B
    from £68.50 per ft2 per year

    Upon entering the building, the buildings benefits from a fresh entrance and lift access to all floors. The office space is open plan offering a practical layout for a team collaboration space and als…

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