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Shoreditch and Old Street Office Space: Area Overview

As the innovative home of the thriving tech-start-up scene in London, the Shoreditch and Shoreditch and Old Street areas have quickly become something of a technology powerhouse around the world.

Renting an office space in Shoreditch gives you the opportunity to be a part of the area’s continued growth. With businesses and government continuing to pile into the investment (and marketing) for the mighty ‘Tech City London’, which aims to rival California’s Silicon Valley, there’s no limit to what you can achieve by renting an office space in North London or the surrounding areas.

What to see and do in Shoreditch and Old Street

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    The Shoreditch and Old Street areas are well renowned for its independent food retailers and food stalls

  • museum

    Visit one of the smaller London museums such as the Honourable Artillery Company

  • education

    A number of universities and higher education establishments are located in this area, such as University of Arts

  • restaurant

    Feast in some of the best restaurants and bars in London

Shoreditch and Old Street London Office Market

The City of London is a major global business and financial centre, with the Bank of England headquartered in the area.

Around 75 per cent of jobs in the City of London are in the professional and financial services sectors. The legal sector is also heavily represented in the area. In 2020, 72 per cent of City workers were employed in high-skilled jobs.

As recently as 2017, the City of London was estimated to provide almost 10 per cent of UK gross domestic product.

Connections and links to your office space in Shoreditch and Old Street

  • transport-overground

    Northern Line

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    Old Street Station, Shoreditch High Street Station

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    London City Airport

Shoreditch and Old Street London Offices: Things To Do and See

Shoreditch and Old Street office spaces are all located around areas well renowned for their independent food retailers and food stalls

Rent an office in North London and take a lunchtime visit to one of the smaller London museums such as the Honourable Artillery Company.

A number of universities and higher education establishments are located in this area, such as the University of Arts.

Enjoy an after-work feast in some of the best restaurants and bars in London.

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Serviced Office Space to Rent in Shoreditch and Old Street London

Due to the continued support of the tech industry, corporate companies, and the government, finding an office for rent in North London has never been a more attractive business prospect.

The area continues to benefit from the Tech City banner through employment opportunities, resulting in the fastest growth in employment and businesses in London, with a staggering 23% growth in jobs since 2012.

To this day, over five thousand technology companies are located in the wider area, meaning that there’s a drive and need for future-thinking businesses when it comes to finding an office for rent in North London.

Whilst commercial operations in this district have grown, so too has the residential provision, enabling access to a larger overall workforce pool.

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Office Space to Rent Near Shoreditch and Old Street London

There is an array of office space to rent in London locations near to Shoreditch and Old Street London. Check out our other area guides to see what office spaces are available.

Prime Office rents

PRIME RENTS PSF GRADE A AVG GRADE B AVG
CITY NORTH £72.50 £56.00

Flexible Office rents

SERVICED OFFICE - £ PER DESK, PER MONTH GRADE A AVG GRADE B AVG
CITY NORTH £850 £400
MANAGED OFFICE - £ PER MONTH RATE GRADE A AVG GRADE B AVG
CITY NORTH £165 £80

Largest deals in 2021-22

Company Sector Building Size (sq ft)
THE OFFICE GROUP SERVICED OFFICES 81 RIVINGTON STREET 23,487
CROUD INC LTD MEDIA THE BARD, 20 CURTAIN ROAD 21,621
PENDO TECHNOLOGY THE STUDIO, OLD STREET 18,141
WORK.LFE SERVICED OFFICES 82 GREAT EASTERN STREET 17,743
TERRITORY STUDIO LIMITED MEDIA 132-140 GOSWELL ROAD 17,696

Mid sized deals in 2021-22

Company Sector Building Size (sq ft)
STENN INTERNATIONAL LIMITED FINANCIAL 207 OLD STREET 9,572
COOPLE (UK) LIMITED PROFESSIONAL 174-180 OLD STREET 6,151
BRAINSTATION OTHER 55-57 RIVINGTON STREET 6,080
BARILLA PASTA CORPORATE 90-98 GOSWELL ROAD 5,993
ZENO COMMUNICATIONS UK LTD MEDIA 160 OLD STREET 5,512

Employment & Industries

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Growth Sectors (GVA) 2015-2019

  • economy-finance

    Finance & Insurance
    - up by 108%

  • economy-information

    Information & Communication
    - up by 73%

  • economy-construction

    Construction
    - up by 69%

Frequently Asked Questions

Flexible office space costs vary depending on size, quality and location. Prices range from £300- £1000 per desk, per month, with the best-in-class offices commanding a higher price.

Shoreditch is one of the best-connected areas in London, which makes it an ideal location when renting office space. This is because of all the transport links that Shoreditch contains.

Shoreditch is in Travelcard Zone 1 and is served by the East London Line between Whitechapel and Hoxton. It has services running either to Dalston Junction, Highbury and Islington or to New Cross, New Cross Gate, West Croydon and Crystal Palace.

The Congestion Charge Zone in London spans from approximately Vauxhall to Kings Cross and from Whitechapel to Paddington.

Shoreditch is partially within this Congestion Charge Zone. The TFL website allows you to check which specific areas of London are within the Congestion Charge Zone. If you have driven within these areas, you will need to pay the congestion charge.

There are a variety of locations for you to choose from if you want to eat and drink in Shoreditch.

For American food, Dirty Bones is inspired by New York City restaurants and offer a range of food and cocktails.

Smoking Goat is an Asian restaurant open 7 days a week, and have a range of alcoholic and soft drinks available along with their food.

Flat Iron is a steakhouse ideal for those wanting a range of meat-based meals.

For those wanting Modern European cuisine, The Light Bar and Dining is based in a Victorian power station and offers meals from Tuesday to Sunday.

Fiore Dell Amore is an Italian restaurant serving halal food and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.