A guide to office space in London's Covent Garden

Covent Garden has been associated with the retail and entertainment industries for decades.

As one of London’s favourite shopping destinations, it attracts millions of tourists and locals every year.

The area has become a popular choice for both small boutique shops and large corporates, with big names setting up in Covent Garden including the largest Apple Store in the world.

Shops, bars and cafés line the cobbled street of the Apple Market and with stalls selling an array of goods from jewellery and gifts to delicious treats, hundreds of independent vendors set up every day in the district.

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The location

Located on the eastern fringes of London’s West End, Covent Garden lies between the famous Charing Cross Road and Drury Lane. 

The district is divided into two by the thoroughfare of Long Acre; north of which is home to a range of independent shops focused around Neal’s Yard and Seven Dials. 

To the south is the entertainment sector where you will find Central Square with its many street performers, theatres and cultural facilities including the London Transport Museum and the Royal Theatre.   

The district offers shoppers everything from big brands like Burberry in King Street, to high street chains in Long Acre. 

There are also young fashion brands in Thomas Neal’s Centre off Seven Dials, unique items at the Apple Market in the market building, and long-established shops such as Arthur Beale on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Neighbouring areas - price comparisons, per person per month

Below are the prices of serviced offices given on a per person per month basis in the city, and are based on a minimum to maximum average, derived from our Sales Team's knowledge.
Area Indicative price range
Covent Garden
£650 – 900 
Mayfair £900 – 2000
Oxford Circus £900 – 1400
Belgravia £800 – 1500
Soho £700 – 900
Fitzrovia £700 – 900
Piccadilly £600 – 900


Covent Garden Street

Costs

The average price for serviced offices in Covent Garden is £650-£900 per person per month. This price includes a range of amenities, from on-site cafés and showers to administrative support and virtual office options. 

Office sizes

Covent Garden offers a range of flexible office solutions to suit a variety of businesses looking to move into the area. Instant Offices is able to help find companies a suitable office space no matter their size, and are able to accommodate most enquiries, from a single desk to 100 or more.

 

Five things you probably didn't know about Covent Garden:

  • Covent Garden is so named because there used to be a monastery (convent) on the spot before monasteries were dissolved by Henry VIII
  • The first recorded Punch and Judy show in England was performed in Covent Garden in 1662; it is mentioned in Samuel Pepys diaries
  • It is home to The Theatre Royal on Drury Lane, the oldest theatre in London, dating back to 1663
  • There are more than 40 bars and pubs in the small district
  • Some staff members have refused to work at Covent Garden Underground station as it is said that a man dressed in evening wear haunts the station

Covent Garden Neals Yard

Why choose Covent Garden?

The culturally diverse area has been a popular entertainment hub since the 18th century, with the opening of the first Royal Opera House. 

It now supports a host of street performers as well as the latest in modern theatre. 

The area is far more versatile than just retail and entertainment though, attracting both financial and creative firms. 

Defence companies and the MOD also have a presence in Covent Garden, and the location is particularly popular with American businesses, including King, makers of Candy Crush who took over Facebook’s Covent Garden offices in 2014.

Covent Garden is a historic area with deep ties in retail, entertainment and business. 

Supplying 40% of London restaurants’ and retail markets’ produce, it is a key point of distribution for the city. 

With millions of visitors every year, Covent Garden is the ideal district to set up shop, whether you are a big name in retail or a small boutique. 

The growth of office space in the area in the coming years also means that Covent Garden is set to become an even more popular hub for business than ever before.  

For more information on the current state of the UK serviced office market check out our UK Flexible Workspace Review 2016.

Want to find out more?

If you’re looking to move into the area, or simply require more information, contact Instant Offices' specialist local consultants.

Email our team or call us and we'll be delighted to help you.


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