Businesses looking for a venue in which to set up their venture are often overwhelmed by the choice of accommodation available, and yet finding the right location for your company could make or break your business. London, for example, is a minefield when it comes to finding the right venue; a trendy television production company may appear like a fish out of water in London Bridge, while a stockbroker may not attract the right clientele if situated in media dense Soho instead of affluent Mayfair.
So where to begin? Well it’s worth taking into account a number of factors when choosing the right spot for your offices, trying always to bear in mind the three A’s; appropriateness, accessibility and affordability. City of London serviced offices are available via a number of agencies and the internet can be a good place to start your search.
Companies looking for a good ‘all round’ location with good transport links, excellent shopping opportunities and diverse business enterprises may wish to consider Kings Cross. Straddling the boroughs of Camden and Islington, the Kings Cross area fulfils all the essential criteria. Bordered by St Pancras, Euston, Clerkenwell, Angel, Highbury & Islington and Camden, this multi-faceted location has pockets suitable for a variety of businesses. The Farringdon and Clerkenwell borders, for example, have a number of media enterprises from production to publishing. Other typical businesses thriving in Kings Cross include IT, real estate, leisure and tourism and retail. Having undergone a remarkable transformation over the last ten years, this is now one of the capitals most sought-after office space locations with businesses snapping up offices to let as soon as they become available.
One of the most accessible areas of London, Kings Cross will work for both your employees and clients in terms of commutability. Kings Cross St Pancras Tube station is serviced by a staggering number of tube lines including Victoria, Piccadilly, Northern, Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines which means you can draw your staff from a variety of locations across London enabling you to choose from a wider pool of applicants when recruiting. London St Pancras National Rail extends this reach further by linking the area to much of the country, and parts of Europe via the Eurostar – a massive plus if dealing with overseas clients.
London is a melting pot of culture and influences, and Kings Cross is no exception. When it comes to eating out you’ll be spoilt for choice; whether looking for a sandwich on the go, or a five course meal, from traditional English to Ethiopian cuisine, there is a whole smorgasbord of gastronomic delights to tempt your taste buds. A wide choice of dining options is a definite must for companies where entertaining is an integral part of their day-to-day business. The Booking Office Bar, situated in St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, is the perfect place to take clients offering a selection of fine wines, champagnes and cocktails. Kings Cross also plays host to a dazzling array of nightclubs including Scala, one of London’s top night spots situated in a converted cinema, an employee-pleasing venue for the Christmas party.
You never get a second chance to make a first impression, so ensuring you get exactly the right office space is not just a practicality, it’s a necessity.