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The City of London At a glance...

  • The world’s leading financial centre
  • Home to the Bank of England
  • The very best high grade air-conditioned office space, alongside more modest space
  • The Stansted Express between Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport every 15 mins
  • Home to “The Gherkin”, The Cheesegrater”, “The Walkie Talkie” and a host of modern iconic buildings.
  • Close to National Rail and Tube stations
Office Space in The City of London
Office Space in The City of London

It is, and always has been, the financial center of London, and hence, the financial center of the UK itself.

The City of London: a commercial guide for businesses looking for office space in London
Michael Fraser:

The City of London, also known as The Square Mile, is basically the eastern part of the central London business district, which therefore makes it east of Holborn, which some call Midtown. The communications are amazingly good in that there’s Liverpool Street, Fenchurch Street, Cannon Street, mainline stations, and underground stations everywhere. Also of great value, there’s the Docklands Light Railway, which runs from Bank over to Canary Wharf, which is now the more newly created financial area. Connection between those two areas is pretty vital for an awful lot of the occupiers in the City of London. It is, and always has been, the financial center of London, and hence, the financial center of the UK itself.

There’s been a massive amount of redevelopment going on in the city, and whilst a lot of the period properties are still there, and also there’s been a lot of redevelopment behind the period facades, the overall impression is of many, very impressive, and some very tall buildings. The Gherkin, The Cheesegrater, and so on. The major occupiers are financial, insurance, and the professions, and then generally a mixture of other support services. I was asked what my favorite bit of the City of London was, and frankly, one’s spoiled for choice. But the answer has to be Christopher Wren’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, which is, to use modern language, awesome.

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The City of London Office Rental Guide

A Price Guide for renting leased office space in The City of London

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 £63
Rates £23
Service Charge £11
Total Cost £97
A price guide for renting serviced office space in The City of London

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 £600

Compare office rent in The City of London to rent other London locations.

Use the office space calculator to work out how much space you need, and how much it will cost to rent office space in The City of London.

About The City of London

City of London Offices

From the Roman settlement in 1AD until the Middle Ages, the City of London was almost London in its entirely. The modern local governing body – called the City of London Corporation – is probably the oldest elected local authority in the world, with records showing its existence from 1067, a year after the Norman Conquest.

Now the City of London is a small, yet vitally important component part of modern greater London.

Also known as The Square Mile, The City of London houses the financial centre of London and notably the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange. Although many large financial bodies have moved east to Canary Wharf, the City of London continues to be home to financial services, the insurance industry and many of the professions. Many of these businesses are housed in high grade air-conditioned London city offices.

Ordinary quality city office space – which can be quite modest – are also available for rent at lower costs. This enables vital, smaller support companies – who interact with the large corporate occupiers on a daily basis – to rent City of London offices.

These days, start-ups and established businesses alike are more and more likely to choose flexible, serviced office space. Like the rest of the capital, serviced offices in the City of London are radically altering the market. Shared, co-working office space is also now available in the City for dynamic companies who prioritise networking and flexibility. Temporary meeting room hire also provides huge flexibility to small businesses.  Combined with a London City virtual office, start ups can immediately have a presence and a prestigious business address without the overhead costs of permanent physical space.

Communications in the City of London are very good indeed. National rail stations Cannon Street, Moorgate, Fenchurch Street, Liverpool Street are all within a short walking distance of the heart of the City of London.

Along with Bank tube station, Liverpool Street and Moorgate tube stations are all located very centrally within the financial district.

Liverpool Street station services Greater Anglia – including the Stansted Express – the fastest route between Stansted Airport and Central London. Trains depart every 15 minutes and take 47 minutes to or from Stansted.

Docklands Light Railway at Bank Station connects the City to Canary Wharf

A host of new tall commercial buildings have been built in the City of London over the past few decades, some with silly, but affectionate nicknames: The Gherkin (30 St Mary Axe), the Cheesegrater (Leadenhall Building) and the Walkie Talkie (20 Fenchurch Street) with its spectacular Sky Garden . Other famous buildings in the City include the Lloyd’s Building, Heron Tower, Tower 42 and the Barbican.

Modern commercial properties sit alongside far older City of London architecture, such as Christopher Wren’s St Paul’s Cathedral (re-built after the Great Fire of London destroyed much of the area in 1666), Goldsmiths’ Hall, Guildhall, Mansion House, Leadenhall Market and the Bank of England itself.

Map of The City of London

Tube Stations

  • Bank
    • Central
    • Northern
    • Waterloo and City
  • Cannon Street
    • Circle
    • District
  • Monument
    • Circle
    • District
  • Mansion House
    • Circle
    • District

National Rail Stations

  • London Cannon Street
  • Moorgate
  • London Fenchurch Street
  • London Liverpool Street

DLR Stations

  • Bank

Bike Docking Stations

  • Bank of England Museum, Bank

Leisure & Culture in The City of London

Business in The City of London

  • World class financial location
  • Office occupiers from the financial services, the insurance industry and many of the professions
  • Wide range of office types – from the very best, high grade air conditioned office buildings to more ordinary stock at lower rents
  • Stansted Express – the fastest route between Stansted Airport and Liverpool Street station – departing every 15 minutes and taking 47 minutes to/from Stansted.

Popular Business Addresses in The City of London

The most sought after office locations within The City of London include:

Types of Office available in The City of London

These types of office can all be found in The City of London:

Near The City of London

Other commercial office locations near The City of London

  1. The City of London
    • Coworking
    • Serviced
    King William Street, Monument, EC4R 9AT
    from £600.00 +VAT per person per month

    Step inside this unique space and admire this impressive building only 4 minutes' walk from Monument Station. This brand new workspace offers a wide range of office suites from 1 desk (100sqft) up to …
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  2. The City of London
    • Leased
    Size 1,289 ft2 16 people/desks (approx)
    Cheapside, City, London, EC2V
    from £62.50 per ft2 per year

    Following a comprehensive refurbishment in 2018, modern high quality offices in a prominent City Core location. With a new feature glazed entrance, contemporary design and high quality specification, …
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  3. The City of London
    • Leased
    Size 1,314 - 2,590 ft2 16 - 32 people/desks (approx)
    London Wall, City, London, EC2M
    from £42.50 per ft2 per year

    2 Modern office floors on leases direct from the landlord.…
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  4. The City of London
    • Leased
    Size 837 ft2 10 people/desks (approx)
    Botolph Alley, City, London, EC3R
    from £30,000.00 per year

    Attractive Modern Commercial Unit available for retail, office or catering subject to usual consents.The property is of steel frame construction with solid floors and was completed in the 1980s. The a…
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  5. The City of London
    • Leased
    Size 2,335 - 5,098 ft2 29 - 63 people/desks (approx)
    Birchin Lane, City Of London, London, EC3V
    from £69.50 per ft2 per year

    A sophisticated building providing high class office accommodation in the heart of the City of London.7 Birchin Lane has excellent on site facilities including a manned reception, secure bicycle stora…
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  6. The City of London
    • Coworking
    • Managed
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Serviced
    Finsbury Circus , Moorgate, EC2M 7EA
    from £425.00 +VAT per person per month

    Located a stone's throw from Liverpool Street and very close to Moorgate, these boutique-style City of London offices to rent comprises beautifully refurbished office space, all delivered fully furnis…
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  7. The City of London
    • Coworking
    • Leased
    • Managed
    • Serviced
    Ropemaker Street, Moorgate, EC2Y 9HT
    from £600.00 +VAT per person per month

    Within a landmark City of London office block, you will find a flexible working centre designed to encourage collaborative work in a creative environment. More tech and creative than the City's tradit…
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  8. The City of London
    • Leased
    Size 889 - 1,887 ft2 11 - 23 people/desks (approx)
    Gresham Street, City, London, EC2V
    from £50.00 per ft2 per year

    A Top Floor High Quality Office Suite in the City Core…
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  9. The City of London
    • Serviced
    Finsbury Circus, Moorgate, City of London, EC2M 7EE
    from £250.00 +VAT per person per month

    Situated in a stunning period building in the heart of the City of London, this serviced office space comprises 68 fully furnished office suites, equipped with superfast Wifi connectivity. The buildin…
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  10. The City of London
    • Coworking
    • Serviced
    Moorgate, Moorgate, EC2R 6DA
    from £450.00 +VAT per person per month

    This charming and bright workspace offer a gargantuan 9 floors of contemporary office space. This could definitely be your new home for your growing London business presence. Based in the Moorgate in …
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