Sharing spaces (it doesn’t have to be hard work)
Working for yourself can be liberating, but what do you do when you want to separate home from the office? We take a look at some of the top co-working spaces on offer to freelancers and small businesses in Elephant and Castle.
Across London flexible co-working spaces have blossomed, and Elephant and Castle is no different. Here’s a round-up of some of the top spots near to Elephant Park.
Hotel Elephant: This not-for-profit workspace was established in 2009 by two local artists to provide space for arts, culture and enterprise in Southwark and, in 2016, it launched co-working space Spare Street. Offering hot-desking, dedicated desks and private offices, as well as a public event and meeting space, a gallery and its Sidecar Coffee Bar, this relaxed workspace is great for people to gather, work and exchange ideas.
Address: 1-5 Spare Street London, SE17 3EP
Fora – The latest workspace from Fora is set to open in the Two Fifty One development on Southwark Bridge Road later in 2019. With co-working venues across the city, Fora is extremely popular. Workers can expect the same high standards as in the other locations, including concierge service and a tailor-made environment.
Address: 241 & 251 Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 6FJ
55 East – A heavily community-focused co-working, café, event and studio space run by leading community enterprise charity Hatch. Offering a place for up to 30 locals, creatives, freelancers and entrepreneurs to come together, work, eat, drink and network, there’s also a monthly business social club, mentoring and coaching available on site plus many events to get involved with.
Address: 53-63 East Street, SE17 2DJ
The Ministry – This private members’ club and co-working space is a new venture from the team behind legendary superclub Ministry of Sound. Workers can choose from private, open or fixed-desk options and gain business advice, and more. The Ministry also has a restaurant, bar, heated terrace, sound studios, gym, cinema, plus meeting and dining rooms.
Address: 79-81 Borough Road, London, SE1 1DN