DeVono is the UK's leading occupier-only commercial real estate agency. We have access to all on and off-market property in the Blackfriars area and throughout London. We offer serviced, furnished, leasehold, short and long-term office space, as well as individual desks and rooms.
Blackfriars is popular with investment banks and financial services companies – businesses that are at the forefront of modern finance – and its location in the City of London makes Blackfriars a key player in world business. However, the area is also rich with historical narrative and notable buildings, which imbues Blackfriars with a sense of tradition which goes hand in hand with persistent business progress.
Blackfriars is part of the historic City of London. Located in the southwest corner of this world-famous financial centre, the area thrives on an alliance between heritage and progression.
Many businesses that relocate to Blackfriars are attracted by this curious union of old and new. The City of London does, after all, represent the original City boundaries, which have remained virtually unchanged since medieval times. The modern-day City (or ‘Square Mile’, as it is also known) is a stronghold of world finance, battling with New York City and Hong Kong for the top spot on the Global Financial Centres Index. At the same time, the area remains separate, to a certain degree, from the rest of London, with its own mayor (the Lord Mayor of the City of London, a title which is older than the Mayor of London) and police force, reflecting a tradition that is further established with the presence of the Livery Companies, the Inns of Court and other time-honoured institutions.
Locating in Blackfriars puts your business in the shadow of the City’s towering skyscrapers, but also in the sphere of its rich and prestigious history. You’ll also benefit from being situated in close proximity to the Thames (with lunchtime walks across Victoria Embankment being a particular highlight of Blackfriars working life), and some beautiful architecture (including the stunning Unilever House, constructed in the Neoclassical Art Deco style).
There are few places in the capital that can so seamlessly balance old-fashioned elegance with modern business attitudes, and Blackfriars embodies this equilibrium perfectly. The area has regularly been used as a filming location for films and television programmes, particularly those set in the Victorian era, yet it is also a future-focused business centre.
Indeed, London has one of the best public transport networks in the world, and Blackfriars is well-served by road and rail. London Blackfriars station, on Queen Victoria Street, takes commuters to and from Blackfriars on the Underground (the station is on the District and Circle lines) and also via National Rail services, which provide connections to the rest of the UK. In common with the rest of London, Blackfriars also benefits from a number of regular bus services.
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"We’ve worked with DeVono for several years through various stages of our evolution. We’ve had to meet the challenges of COVID-19 head on including adjusting our real estate strategy. To understand our options, and how best to progress we turned once again to DeVono. They were always there, ready to guide us to ensure we got the best outcome for the business."
"DeVono provided E.ON Ruhrgas with excellent support, guidance and valuable industry knowledge during the search for our new office location. Their service provided our Management Team with an extensive list of the options available both on and off the market so that we felt an informed decision could be made on our move. It is evident that DeVono is a dynamic company, who put the interests of the tenants as their sole priority in the London commercial office market place."
"“We are delighted have found a home at Seven Dials Warehouse and commercial real estate framework that is not just fit-for-purpose now, it enables us space to grow in the future. DeVono has helped us to realise our ambition of providing a sustainable and ‘appropriate’ long term home for the business.”"
"We have used DeVono as our property advisers for a number of years. Their greatest strengths lie in their ability to understand quickly what is required and to grasp all the relevant issues. They regularly ‘think outside the box’ and offer creative solutions to complex problems. We have no hesitation in recommending them."
"We were very satisfied with the service provided. You helped us find the perfect office to meet our needs and were prompt and effective in negotiating the deal on our behalf."