Office and Retail & Leisure Space in Soho
A Guide to basing your business in stylish Soho
Since the 1980s, Soho’s reputation as a refuge for seedy activities has been well and truly trampled. Today it is a thriving business centre that can accommodate businesses of all sizes. There’s an eclectic mix, with trendy organisations sharing street space with cool boutiques and upmarket restaurants.
Though the district has changed almost beyond recognition in the last few decades, one tradition in particular is still very much a part of everyday Soho life – the tradition of excellent West End entertainment. The local restaurants serve up a bewildering mix of cuisines from all across the world, and are the perfect place to entertain business clients or for employees to enjoy some fine food and drink at the end of a long day. For those seeking some lively weekend entertainment, the district boasts a wide selection of fashionable bars and nightclubs, serving the numerous local businesspeople, residents and tourists well into the early hours.
But for many, the big draw of Soho in terms of entertainment is its proximity to London’s Theatreland. Seeing a West End show is near the top of the wish lists of many London visitors. With office space in Soho you could treat investors or clients - visiting from outside the capital - to a trip to one of the many theatre venues around this area. A business with a Soho office has all of these amazing entertainment venues practically on its doorstep – a factor that’s sure to impress clients.
There are currently 49 available offices in Soho, W1B, W1D, W1F - search for your next space now.
Commercial property in Soho
Office space in Soho is frequently occupied by companies involved in the media and creative sectors, such as the television, magazine and fashion industries. Many of the buildings in this area are characteristically trendy, quirky and stylised however, there are still plenty of options available for business seeking more traditional-looking offices.
Despite being a relatively small area of London’s West End, the area is packed full of amenities, entertainment and opportunities for any business looking to be headquartered within an area that never sleeps.
Key considerations for Soho:
- Ideal for startups and creative businesses
- Expect quirky, stylised offices with wooden floors and exposed brick walls
- Rents are rising as the area increases in popularity
Travelling to Soho
Soho is an area that’s well served by public transport. If you need to travel around London, you can take the tube from any of the four tube stations located roughly at each corner of the district – Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. These stations provide services on the Bakerloo, Central, Victoria, Northern and Piccadilly lines – essentially, they give access to most of the capital. For travellers who wish to go a little further afield, Paddington station – situated just a short tube ride away – can take you around the world (or at least to your check-in desk), thanks to its express train service to Heathrow Airport.
Naturally, the convenience of Soho’s transport infrastructure makes it appealing to businesses that need their offices to be easily accessible – especially if many or most of their employees are likely to commute from further afield. Daily commutes are a fact of life in the capital, but they can be avoided. It boasts residential properties – with many available to buy, let and rent - that could put your employees within walking distance of your office.
This uniquely vibrant area is already immensely popular with market-leading creative companies. If you want your business to be included in this exclusive group, contact us today.
About DeVono Cresa
DeVono Cresa is an esteemed property advisor that can help you find office space in Soho. We first opened our doors in 2003. From the start, we have offered our services to tenants, and only tenants. When sourcing office space to rent in Soho - or an office in any other area in the city, for that matter - we don’t work for landlords, as this would present a conflict of interest. We can hone our search to find office space – be it a building or simply floor space – to accommodate the requirements of your business. Because we work for you, we are free to find the best deals on offices to rent or let - properties of the highest quality too. We were the first company in London to take this approach, and we still lead the way in this field.