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Office Space In Kensington

Are you looking for Office Space In Kensington?

Below is some general information that may be useful if you are considering renting flexible workspace in the Kensington district of London.

Kensington is an affluent district in West London, or more precisely, West Central London. It has a population of circa 65,000, according to the 2011 Census, and lies within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

The district is well-known for arts and cultural institutions – it is home to; the Royal Albert Hall, the Science Museum, the Natural History museum, the Design Museum and the Earls Court arena, to name a few.

Kensington has many international links and is home to many of London’s international embassies – in this district, you will find embassies belonging to; Russia, Romania, Paraguay, Ukraine, Thailand and Nepal, as well as many others – many of these are located in close proximity to Kensington Palace – the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry.

Although London’s French Embassy is located in the neighbouring district of Knightsbridge, Kensington is home to other French institutions such as; the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, the French Consulate, and the French Embassy Cultural Department.

The commercial centre of the district is Kensington High Street and was actually voted London’s second best shopping street in 2005 due to the wide variety of shops and establishments. It has some well-regarded shops and restaurants including; Whole Foods, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie, The Roof Gardens, Balan’s Soho Society and Ranoush Lebanese fast food restaurant.


London has many areas in which to rent office space – the most well-established and traditionally associated with being major business districts being the City, Canary Wharf and the West End, however, many other districts in the UK’s capital provide office space options and Kensington is no exception.

There are also slightly more traditional serviced office options such as those provided slightly further up High Street at number 230 – these provide all of the services you would require, in very well-styled, and fitted and kitted-out space. More Details on Managed Offices In the Kensington area can be found here


Whether it be due to the close proximity of well-respected institutions such as the aforementioned embassies and museums, or due to the varied and efficient offerings of High Street, or the quieter and more independent alternative working environment, Kensington provides many options when it comes to renting office space.

There is the exceptional Pavilion business members club that combines business with pleasure and provides luxury meeting rooms, private office suites as well as relaxing lounges set over six floors on bustling Kensington High Street. Pavilion also incorporates The Ivy Kensington Brasserie and details can be found here.

Office Space In Paris

If you are looking for office space in Paris, then here are some key facts that may be useful.

Paris is the capital and most populous city in France with a metropolitan area covering 12 square kilometres, and a population of 12 million – representing a fifth of France’s whole population.

The MasterCard Global Cities Destination Index, in 2015, stated that Paris was the 3rd busiest airport destination in the world with 16 million annual visitors, behind London (1st) and Bangkok (2nd). Numbers of visitors have decreased slightly over the last year due to highly-publicised terrorist attacks, however, due to being a global centre for fashion, food, arts, architecture, museums, galleries, and theatres, the numbers are still impressively high.

The twice-yearly Fashion Paris Week is part of the ‘Big 4’ Global Fashion Weeks, and has an annual economic impact of over 400 million euros on Paris, excluding sales in stores.

Any high-profile chef worth their salt has spent some time training in Paris. The city has been the trendsetter for the global restaurant scene in terms of menu, setting, experience and cooking style, since the 18th century and today the Michelin Guide and the coveted stars remain the worldwide benchmark. Paris has over 9,000 restaurants and 9 of these have Michelin stars. There are also many other cafes, bistros and brasseries, all of these, Parisian inventions.

The city is home to the most visited museum in the world, the Musée du Louvre, as well as, the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris, the Arc de Triomphe, the Musée National Picasso, and the Eiffel Tower. These are just a very small selection of sights and attractions that bring in the 16 million global travellers each year, and the vast display of cultural riches helped to attract an overall number of 75 million visitors to the city’s museums and monuments in 2015.


The Paris Chamber of Commerce (Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris, or CCIP) was set up in 1803 by Napoléon Bonaparte in order to represent, serve and defend the interests of businesses in the city of Paris. The Paris Chamber of Commerce also owns many of the city’s leading business schools and engineering schools including; HEC Paris and ESCP Europe.

In June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The UK is a major global financial centre with many of world’s financial institutions having bases there. Since UK’s exit, or ‘Brexit’, many banks expressed concerns about remaining within the UK, preferring to be based in a country within the Eurozone due to preferred protocols but mainly due to the advantages of ‘passporting’ – to provide financial advice, set up a base or run permitted activities in another EU country.

In July 2016, the French Prime minister, Manuel Valls, told French finance leaders he wanted Paris to become ‘the financial capital of the future’ after Brexit. He pledged to make Paris’ tax regime for expatriates the most favourable in Europe.

Aside from setting up a one-stop administrative point for foreign companies seeking a foothold in France with services in the English language, he pledged to make the tax regime more favourable to expatriates, provide deductions for non-salary perks such as employers paying for employees’ children’s school fees, and he also promised that schools will open as many classes for foreign children in their native language as necessary.

Paris has certainly got the office space to accommodate incoming businesses. It has a range of office space in traditional Parisian buildings across the city, such as in the traditional financial district on avenue de l’Opera, and on rue Raffet, avenue des Champs Elysees, and on rue des Londres, some examples can be seen here.

The most popular office space locations are; the central business district of the City of Paris, the Hauts-de-Seine Department, Boulogne-Billancourt, and La Defense.

A large proportion of the modern office space available to rent is in La Defense – the largest purpose-built business district in Europe.


La Defense spans 1,400 acres, and provides over 70 modern office buildings, of which 18 are skyscrapers. The area employs 180,000 daily workers in its 40 million square feet of office space.

The district, to the west of the city centre, started in its development more than 50 years ago and is now home to 1,500 businesses, 2,600 hotel rooms, and 140,000 square feet of retail space. High-profile office occupiers include; Société Générale, AXA, Total, and Arcelor – the world’s largest steel producer in terms of turnover.

Additional Pricing Details – Paris

The price of traditional leasehold office space is, as always, dependent on location, quality of building, strength of covenant, length and terms of lease, as well as other factors. In general traditional office space for rent is the equivalent of around £40 to £70 per square foot per annum.

For serviced offices, where the rent is inclusive of rates, insurance, cleaning, electricity, furniture, dilapidations, and reception and administration services (depending on individual agreement), the costs range from around £250 to £500 per desk per month, although this is dependent on location, quality and demand also. Co-working space prices vary quite significantly from hub to hub, as do the pricing models, so we would recommend you contacting us for more specific information.

Office Space in Frankfurt

Are you looking for Flexible Workspace in Frankfurt?

Here are some Key Facts about Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Mein is and the 5th largest city in Germany, and the largest in the state of Hesse.

It has a population of just below three quarters of a million, and the larger urban area – Frankfurt Rhein-Mein – has a population of 2.2 million.

The Institut Géographique National (IGN) has been calculating the changing location of what is the geographical centre of the European Union (EU) since the mid-1980s. The precise location has changed over the years with the inclusion of various countries into the block.  On July 1st 2013, Croatia joined the EU so the geographic centre entered North-West Bavaria in Westerngrund – just 40 kilometres east of Frankfurt.  Incidentally, Frankfurt is also home to the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB).

As the seat of the ECB, and the financial capital of Germany, it is a major financial centre and has earned the nicknames, ‘Bankfurt’ and ‘Mainhatten’.

The city is currently home to more than 400 international banks and financial institutions, and it is estimated that that some 55,000 people are employed in the financial services industry there.

In terms of office space to rent in Frankfurt, there is a wide variety of high-quality grade-A space. The majority of modern flexible workspace is located in Downtown where the skyline is dominated by skyscrapers.  Downtown comprises of the financial district, Bankenviertel – near the city centre, the area that is home to the trade fair premises – Europaviertel, and Mainzer Landstrasse – between Opernplatz and Platz der Republik.

The skyscrapers and modern office buildings are home to major banking and finance institutions including; Commerzbank, UBS, DZ Bank, Landesbank, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and the aforementioned European Central Bank.

Although most of the office space is concentrated around the Downtown district, there are alternative options across the city in areas such as Berger Strasse and Hanauer Landstrasse, and slightly further afield at Eschborn.

Frankfurt Offices

If you are looking to rent office space within one of the largest financial centres of Europe – awarded a rating of 689 by the Global Financial Centres Index in March 2016 – then an office in Frankfurt could be the best choice. That said, the Frankfurt office space market caters for a truly eclectic range of occupiers.

We will be reviewing all flexible workspace options including; serviced offices, managed offices, executive suites, and co-working space option across the various areas of Frankfurt. We will also be researching virtual office and mailbox options for businesses that that don’t require the physical presence in Frankfurt but would benefit from the association with the city.

Map Of Frankfurt Germany

Office Space in Dublin

Are you looking for Office Space In Dublin?

Here are some Key Facts about Dublin

Dublin is the largest and capital city of the Republic of Ireland (Eire) and sits at the mouth of the River Liffey, overlooking the Irish Sea and facing the coast of the United Kingdom some 70 miles away.

The city has an urban area population of approximately 1.2 million people and the population of the Greater Dublin Area, was approximately 1.8 million at the 2011 Census.

The Republic of Ireland enjoys a strategic location on one of the major sea and air routes between Europe and the Americas. It was, in fact, a welcome emergency landing zone for those attempting to cross the Atlantic by air during the late 1920s, as it just short of the target landing points of the UK and France.

Today, Dublin provides an attractive business environment and is the only English-speaking capital city within the European Union (EU). With a corporate tax rate of 12.5% and with R&D Credits of 25%, the city has already attracted many major players including; Facebook, Google, Accenture, Pfizer and Citibank. In fact, following the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the EU (in June 2016), there are many businesses, some of which employing thousands of people, that are looking to relocate from the UK to a Eurozone city. And, with the incentives on offer, Dublin is finding itself on the top of the list of alternative European locations.

There is office space located throughout the city in various quarters, there is traditional Georgian accommodation in D2 such as that on Harcourt Street or Fitzwilliam Square, there is funky loft space in D1 on O’Connell Street, and there is also the impressive Dublin Docklands, also within D2, that is home to modern grade-A office space such as that at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay.

The Dublin Docklands is home to ‘Silicon Docks’ – named due to its high concentrations of tech companies such as Twitter and LinkedIn, as well as the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) that currently employs 36,000 people in over 500 companies. Other office locations in Dublin include the suburbs of Ballsbridge D4, and further afield to Clonshaugh, Sandyford, Citywest and Blackrock, to name a few.


If you are looking to find an office to rent for your new or existing business, within the EU and with attractive business incentives, then an office address, physical or virtual, in Dublin could be the best choice.

We will be reviewing serviced offices, managed offices, executive suites, and co-working space option across the various areas of Dublin. We will also be researching virtual office and mailbox options for businesses that that don’t require the physical presence but would like a mailing address in Dublin.


Office Space In LA

Are you looking for Office Space In LA?

Here are some Key Facts about the Los Angeles area

The City of Los Angeles is located in Southern California (or SoCal, as the locals refer to it) and is the 2nd largest city in the US, after New York City, with a population of approximately 4 million. Although it has a diverse economy that includes the tourism and fashion industries, as well as others,  it is widely regarded as the capital of the entertainment industry as it is home to Hollywood and major film studios including; Paramount, Universal, and 20th Century Fox.

Hollywood has several offices for rent and this location is particularly popular to those associated with the entertainment industry. Companies may wish to locate on Sunset Boulevard and rub shoulders with other high-profile occupiers such as; L.A. Models, the Comedy Store and the Directors Guild of America.

Other popular locations in which to rent office space in Los Angeles include; Beverly Hills, Maker City, Culver City and Downtown. There are further popular locations just outside of the city limits and these include: Pasadena, Glendale, and Burbank – home of Jay Leno’s Garage.

If you are looking to find an office to rent for your new or existing business, in the entertainment capital of the world, then an office address, physical or virtual, in LA could be the best you could acquire in terms of networking and status.


We will be reviewing serviced offices, managed offices, executive suites, and co-working space options. We will also be researching virtual office and mailbox options for businesses that that don’t require the physical presence but would like a mailing address in LA.


Office Space in Mayfair

Are you looking for Office Space In Mayfair?

Here are some Key Facts about the Mayfair area

Locating Office space in the Mayfair region of London, is an expensive business for large organisations, however there are more Virtual Offices and managed office addresses becoming available, at very affordable prices in comparison.

The prestige of being based in such as affluent area of London, can often transform small organisations into huge businesses overnight, with the rich and famous living and indeed working in the area. Investors have always thrived in Mayfair, due to its central location and the fact that it oozes Class and Professional people. The Crown Estate remains the largest owner of the freehold land and premises within the district, with example landlords such as the Duke of Westminster.

As well as the United States Embassy being located in Grosvenor Square, there are real estate companies, corporate headquarters, retail outlets, hotels, gentleman clubs to name but a few.


If you are looking to find an office to rent for your new or existing business, in the UK, then this is probably the finest address you could hold, in terms of Quality, Prestige and Potential networking.

We will be reviewing some of the offices that are available to rent, let or use for virtual office purposes shortly.