Brimming with history, the exclusive district of St James’s in West London is undergoing a ten-year regeneration project and has long been one of the most desirable places to set up a business. In this guide, we’ll be shining a light on two of the most popular areas of St James’s, those being St James’s Place and St James’s Street London, and uncovering some of the reasons why they are becoming such popular places to secure office space.
The lure of St James’s
The principally commercial district of St James’s has proved a popular draw for some time. This is largely due to its world-class eateries, high end hotels and luxury retail scene. Fine wine merchants, high class tailors and an array of sophisticated entertainment make up the offering.
For those looking for accessible commercial property, St James’s is served by five Tube stations, and St Pancras International is just 17 minutes away. London’s three principal airports are reachable within an hour.
And there is plenty of green space to enjoy too. St James’s Park for example spans nearly 57 acres and affords striking views of the lake and its fountain from St James’s Café.
The 40-acre Green Park features lush lawns, shady trees and summer deckchairs. During the spring, the space transforms into a sea of glorious yellow as around a million daffodils burst into bloom.
Commercial property in St James’s
You’ll find many of the most appealing office buildings in St James’s around St James’s Square, St James’s Place, Jermyn Street and St James’s Street London. Impressive Portland Stone façades hide immaculately renovated commercial interiors, ideal for businesses seeking an exclusive West London address.
Whether you’re interested in serviced offices, or looking for commercial property on a traditional lease, you’ll discover an array of contemporary features. From kitchens and shower rooms, to meeting rooms and video conferencing facilities, and from underground parking to administrative support, there really is everything on hand that you’ll need to run your business.
The historical charm of St James’s Street London
Henry VIII acquired St James’s Hospital and over 185 acres of land in 1531. A 1552 Crown lease showed that nine acres of the lands of the former hospital had been laid into roads, and it would appear that the thoroughfare now recognised as St James’s Street was one of them. The road was marked on a plan in 1585, and the St James’s Fair was held there for many years.
St James’s Street London is now the principal street in the district of St James’s, running from Piccadilly to St James’s Palace and Pall Mall, with the main gatehouse of the palace at the southern end of the road. It is punctuated by a variety of well-known gentlemen’s clubs, an array of exclusive shops, a number of offices and some incredibly high end residential properties.
History remains etched within St James’s Street, where two 18th century yards still sit behind the imposing façades of its buildings. One of these is Blue Ball Yard, with its stables dating back to 1742, and the other is Pickering Place, where four Georgian brick houses still stand, dating back to 1731.
The traditional beauty of St James’s Place London
St James’s Place is a street in St James’s situated close to Green Park and St James’s Palace. It dates back to 1694 and is known for its many Grade I and Grade II listed buildings.
This is where you’ll find the renowned five star Dukes Hotel, a sophisticated, luxury hotel, known for its heritage style and fine dining.
In St James’s Place, offices are much sought after, and it is no wonder, as this really is one of London’s most exclusive districts.
Looking for commercial property? St James’s has much to offer…
There is a good selection of property to choose from in St James’s Street and St James’s Place. Offices are of exceptional quality, as you will see from some of our showcased properties.
39-40 St James's Place
These refurbished office suites are situated next to Dukes Hotel and just a few minutes’ walk to Green Park Underground station and Green Park itself. The offices are on the fourth and lower ground floors and are arranged as a large open plan area, plus two separate offices or meeting rooms. Both are newly decorated.
33 St. James's Square
These serviced offices, arranged over nine floors, are located within a grand listed building dating back to 1770. Situated in the heart of St James’s Square, the property is close to a host of Tube and railway stations. Finished to an exceptional standard, each of the 91 offices comes complete with a dedicated reception, call answering, mail handling and business support service. There are eight meeting rooms, a formal club lounge, video conferencing facilities and modern kitchens, together with shower rooms and professional cleaning throughout the day.
32 St. James's Street
This refurbished, flexible short term office space is offered with a short form lease, making occupation simple and fast. There are three meeting rooms, tea points and showers, and the property, situated on the east side of St James’s Street London, is located within walking distance of Green Park and Piccadilly Underground stations.
Looking for office space in St James’s Street London? Talk to Mellersh & Harding, the London property specialists.
If you are seeking prime commercial property, St James’s could be just the location you are looking for.
Whether it’s St James’s Street London, St James’s Place or St James’s Square, you’ll find an array of choice and a host of contemporary features.
At Mellersh & Harding we have an extensive portfolio of commercial property in St James’s. Why not get in touch today to discuss your individual requirements? You can reach our dedicated team on 020 7522 8500.