When you think of London, everything that epitomises the capital – from the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace to St James’s Park, Pall Mall and Horse Guards Parade – sits within the boundary of Westminster and the SW1 postal district. It is no wonder then that so many businesses are taken by the thought of buying or renting an office in SW1. Of course, there would never be a dull moment, with so much to do and see outside of office hours.
But what else acts as a draw to this prime area of west London, and what type of offices can you expect to find here? Read on as we reveal a few core facts about SW1, and share some of the best commercial property that’s currently available in this part of town.
Why choose an office in SW1?
Location has always been of vital importance when choosing an office. A workplace’s proximity to transport links such as the London Underground, green spaces for a spot of relaxation and fresh air away from the desk, and quality eateries, retail and accommodation, means a great deal. And when it comes down to it, London’s SW1 offers all of the above.
Divided into separate districts and covering the boroughs of Westminster, and Kensington and Chelsea, SW1 is brimming with some of the capital’s most popular attractions and finest hospitality offerings.
In SW1A for example sits Whitehall, Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and St James’s.
In SW1E you’ll find the famous Ivy Victoria restaurant, as well as an array of fine dining and shopping opportunities.
Then you have SW1H, home to Horse Guards Parade and bordering the beautiful St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace Memorial Gardens.
Over in SW1P you’ll find Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Tate Britain and Victoria Tower Gardens South. And when you reach SW1V, Pimlico, you’ll know you’re in walking distance of Vauxhall Bridge, and Victoria Station, the gateway to the south of England.
SW1W consists of south or lower Belgravia, part of Chelsea and Sloane Square, whilst SW1X houses the rest of Belgravia, Knightsbridge and another segment of Chelsea. Here you’ll also come across a number of green spaces in the shape of Belgrave Square Garden, Eaton Square Gardens and Lowndes Square Gardens, as well as the eminent Lanesborough Hotel.
Finally, within London SW1Y, you’ll find St James’s Square and Pall Mall, and just outside the border, the National Gallery.
Throughout London SW1, your eyes will be met with some of the most splendid architecture. Mansion blocks, apartment buildings and Victorian residences abound, and there are many stunning refurbished listed buildings that have been converted into offices in SW1 too, many offering an abundance of attractive facilities such as garage parking, commissionaires, security, natural light, passenger lifts, showers and high speed internet.
Tempted? Here’s where you could be renting an office in SW1 in the near future…
Whether you opt for a serviced office space, flexible workspace or a fully furnished office in SW1, one thing for certain is that you will find ample choice to suit your individual and most discerning needs. So let’s take a look at some prime examples of Westminster office space within the SW1 postal district.
5 St James’s Place SW1A – to rent
Situated within one of the most popular and appealing office locations in the SW1 area, this building offers fully fitted and furnished offices to let, nestled amongst a host of exclusive clubs, restaurants and retail outlets. Green Park is nearby, and an array of Underground stations are at hand for an easy commute.
63-65 Petty France SW1H – to rent
This attractive modern property available for let comprises an executive office, a meeting room suitable for eight people, an open plan area, a kitchen and a breakout area. Transport links are excellent, with a number of Underground stations within walking distance. Victoria Station is also close by, offering access to the Gatwick Express and numerous over-ground routes to the south.
78 Pall Mall SW1Y – to rent
This Grade II listed building is a prime example of a serviced office in SW1. Embellished with fine period detailing, the flawless rented accommodation is set out over five floors and features a contemporary reception, customer lounge and meeting room facilities. Plenty of stations are nearby, and each office within the unbranded building is fully serviced by discreet personnel. A shower room with complimentary linen and toiletries, as well as fully-fitted kitchens and in-house admin support also form part of the package.
19 West Eaton Place SW1X – to rent
For those seeking an office in SW1 with a difference, this unique self-contained property in the heart of Belgravia features its own private garden courtyard, as well as kitchenettes and WC facilities on all floors, and proximity to a choice of Underground stations together with Victoria Mainline Station.
Looking to rent an office in SW1? Talk to Mellersh & Harding, the London property specialists.
If you are looking for a prime location office in SW1, talk to the experts at Mellersh & Harding. We have a vast portfolio of serviced offices to rent or buy in London’s most sought after districts. Why not contact us today to discuss your specific requirements? You can reach our dedicated team on 020 7522 8500.