I finally have my own desk slash workspace in my room, but for the first four months I was here in London — and let’s be real, a lot of the years before that, when I had a workspace but it was in a room I shared with my sister — I had some real trouble finding comfortable places to work. Eventually, I got into a habit of going to Starbucks, and I’m still doing that regularly despite having a workspace — it gets me out of the house and really helps me relax. Plus, I like to lie back on a big comfy chair with my laptop and an iced latte, and I can’t do that at home.
Yet. I keep an eye out for armchairs.
I also keep an eye out for cafés to try and review and work in, even if I haven’t branched out of Starbucks yet. And I continue to sigh wistfully at pretty offices on Pinterest like it’s my job. Today I thought I’d share some of that inspiration with you, and introduce you to a range of serviced and virtual offices in London that would definitely come in handy every now and then, if I had the money.
I realize 5 is not an office, but god, it looks so cozy.
Sometimes, though, you’re not a one-person operation, or you need to meet a client, or you need to have a multiple-person meeting, or you simply don’t have the time or space at home to create your own workspace. Or you can’t concentrate at home, or motivate yourself with all that homeyness around. Well, if you’re in London? Leo has got you covered. They have London executive offices for rent — hourly, half day, daily — in various areas all around central London, and they also provide you with business addresses, business lounges, telephone answering and more.
Me being me, I look at these and I think, well, if you wanted your corporate head shots to look good, this would be a brilliant alternative to a photo studio. And it’s obviously a lot quieter and nicer for group work than a coffeehouse, or cramming people into your living room. They’re also located in more convenient areas than a residential neighborhood. ;)
Do you work from home? Have you ever used a serviced or virtual office?
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.