The West End – in the heart of central London – incorporates some of the most desirable places in the UK to work, live and play.
The area, bordered by Euston Road to the north, Pall Mall to the south, Tottenham Court Road to the east and Edgware Road to the west, is served by a huge and growing public transport network.
The West End incorporates globally recognised locations including Mayfair, St James’s, Soho, Noho (the area north of Soho), Covent Garden, Piccadilly and Oxford Circus. Many consider the West End as the Londoner’s favourite place to work.
West End office space rents are the highest in London.
West End Key Facts
- Home to world-famous cultural facilities including theatres, palaces, parks, galleries and museums.
- A huge choice of shops, in globally recognised streets including Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street.
- A large working population, with an international reputation for excellence in media and creative industries and smaller scale (in terms of staff) financial companies & hedge funds.
- The West End is a centre for international excellence. 300 languages are spoken & the vast majority of people working there were not born in London.
- London attracts more international visitors than any other European City – and the West End alone is one of Europe’s top tourist destinations!
- West End office rents are the highest in London and prime offices in Mayfair & St James’s have reached almost £150.00 per ft2!
More about West End Office Space
Over recent years there has been a large increase in the number of people wishing to live in city centres and London’s West End has been no exception. To cope with the increased demand, many vacant West End offices have been converted into prime residential apartments. In turn, this has exacerbated an existing shortage of office space and contributed to rental increase in the area as a whole.
Many businesses value the kudos and convenience of the West End and would never consider moving elsewhere to save money. However, the squeeze in availability has been considerable, so there has been a significant migration to more cost-effective neighbouring areas including Victoria, Midtown, Clerkenwell and further east through to Silicon Roundabout and Shoreditch.