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Area Overview

The West End is London’s pre-eminent leisure, shopping, and commercial area, generating more income for the local economy than any other part of the UK.

The West End is synonymous with its leading retail provision on Oxford Street and Regent Street.

A vast range of sectors operate in the area, and there are over 120,000 businesses in the West End. The West End is a collection of tiny villages that combine to create a business and residential ecosystem that has developed over hundreds of years.

What to do and see

  • retail

    Oxford Street & Regent Street retail districts

  • economy-government

    The seat of the UK Government is situated in Whitehall, Victoria a sub district of the West End

  • education

    University of Westminster and London School of Economics are located in the area

  • restaurants

    There are over 2,500 restaurants in the area to choose from

  • theatre

    The West End is home to a total of 39 theatres

The Workforce

As one of the UK’s largest central business districts, the West End of London is home to employers ranging from media companies to theatres and digital technology companies.

The West End generates approximately 3 per cent of the UK’s economic output, and over 600,000 people work in the area. As a result, the West End has one of the most significant concentrations of workers within the UK.

Transport

  • transport-overground

    Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Jubilee Line, Central Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly line, District Line, Victoria Line

  • transport-underground

    Victoria Station, Charing Cross Station

  • transport-crossrail

    3 new Elizabeth Line stations

Employment & Industries

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Growth Sectors (GVA) 2015-2019

  • economy-finance

    Financial & Insurance
    - up by 58%

  • economy-information

    Information & Communication
    - up by 46%

  • economy-government

    Government
    - up by 21%

The Office Market

The West End is the 2nd largest office market in the UK after the City of London. The type of office stock for tenants ranges from the historic townhouses of Mayfair and St James’s through to the larger and recently developed spaces in King’s Cross or Paddington.

Office rents can also vary, commanding the highest level in the country for an office through to more economical prices in the more fringe locations.

Business Districts

  • Mayfair | St James’s
  • Soho
  • Knightsbridge
  • North of Oxford Street
  • King’s Cross | Euston
  • Paddington
  • Victoria
  • Camden

Major Employers

  • google
  • netflix
  • twitter
  • ucl
  • HM Government

Largest deals in 2021-22

Company Sector Building Size (sq ft)
FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGY 1 TRITON SQUARE 312,000
CAPITAL GROUP FINANCIAL 31 LONDON STREET 226,858
BLACKSTONE FINANCIAL 57 BERKELEY SQUARE 225,000
THE OFFICE GROUP SERVICED OFFICES HANDYSIDE STREET 170,000
GAMESYS TECHNOLOGY 68-70 BERNERS STREET 102,150

Mid sized deals in 2021-22

Company Sector Building Size (sq ft)
ST JAMES'S PLACE WEALTH MANAGEMENT GROUP FINANCIAL 50 EASTBOURNE TERRACE 9,885
COMPLETE OFFICE SPACE SERVICED OFFICES 9 BESSBOROUGH STREET 9,832
LYLE & SCOTT CORPORATE 37 KENTISH TOWN ROAD 9,507
GREEN STREET ADVISORS, LLC PROFESSIONAL 25 MADDOX STREET 9,354
NORTHWOOD INVESTORS FINANCIAL 12 GOLDEN SQUARE 9,238

Prime Office rents

PRIME RENTS PSF GRADE A AVG GRADE B AVG
MAYFAIR | ST JAMES’S £125.00 £85.00
SOHO £95.00 £72.50
KNIGHTSBRIDGE £95.00 £57.50
NORTH OF OXFORD ST £90.00 £67.50
KINGS CROSS | EUSTON £75.00 £60.00
PADDINGTON £80.00 £52.50
VICTORIA £80.00 £60.00
CAMDEN £61.50 £47.50

Flexible Office rents

SERVICED OFFICE - £ PER DESK, PER MONTH GRADE A AVG GRADE B AVG
MAYFAIR | ST JAMES’S £1,125 £700
SOHO £975 £600
KNIGHTSBRIDGE £1,200 £625
NORTH OF OXFORD STREET £1000 £550
KINGS CROSS | EUSTON £1,200 £525
PADDINGTON £850 £600
VICTORIA £1,075 £525
CAMDEN £575 £450
MANAGED OFFICE - £ PER MONTH RATE GRADE A AVG GRADE B AVG
MAYFAIR | ST JAMES’S £180 £140
SOHO £185 £130
KNIGHTSBRIDGE £350 £170
NORTH OF OXFORD STREET £220 £150
KINGS CROSS | EUSTON £200 £130
PADDINGTON £160 £125
VICTORIA £300 £175
CAMDEN £130 £115

Office Space in the West End to Rent Offices

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Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G

Price from £750 per workstation/month

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Wardour Street, Soho, West End, London, W1F

Price from £750 per workstation/month

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Frequently Asked Questions

The costs of office space in the West End depend on how big the office is.

A 4-person office within 4km of the West End costs between £1000 and £4830 PCM.

A 20-person office within 4km of the West End costs between £3490 and £22,750 PCM.

The West End is a popular area for tourists, meaning it will have a range of locations for social nights with co-workers and meetings with clients. As a central part of London, it is also easy for commuting employees with its underground lines, taxis and buses.

Depending on where you want to get to in the West End, there is a variety of modes of travel to choose from.

You may decide to get a train into the West End, in which case the National Rail has a station in Charing Cross. You can then get to your destination by getting the tube, walking, or using the buses or taxis.

For those wanting to use the tube, you can use Picadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station, Tottenham Court Road Station, Holborn Station, Convent Garden Station or Temple Station. The first three are the closest to Shaftesbury Avenue, whilst the last three are close to Convent Garden.

If you wish to drive around the West End, be aware that it is in the Congestion Charge Zone.

The Congestion Charge Zone in London spans from approximately Vauxhall to Kings Cross and from Whitechapel to Paddington. The West End is within this Congestion Charge Zone.

The West End does have some crime taking place, as would any place within a city. However, it remains well-lit until the early hours of the morning, and there are night buses that are available 7 days a week to help keep you safe as you explore the city after the sun sets.

Though not the only thing on offer, it is pointless to deny the shows that are performed in the West End. There is a range of performances available, including musicals and ballet, in theatres such as the Royal Opera House and the London Coliseum, allowing you to find the one that interests you the most.

For those who want to dance the night away, there is a range of bars and clubs, including The Lost Alhambra and The Piano Works

There are also celebrations and festivals to experience, such as Trafalgar Square Festival and the New Year’s Day Parade.

Inamo is an Asian fusion restaurant that offers a range of dishes and a mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

For those who want Indian cuisine, Bibi changes the menu it offers depending on the time of day, and it offers a range of coffee and infusion tea, as long as their alcoholic options.

J. Sheekey is a restaurant known for its seafood and it is open 7 days a week to tempt your tastebuds.