Private Offices in London for Fintech Companies

Posted on: 19th June 2023

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Until recently, banks and legacy institutions dominated financial services. Fintech companies, such as PayPal and Wise, have begun to change that though. They’re changing the industry by finding more efficient, user-friendly, and cost-effective ways to do things.

London is the leading European ecosystem for fintech, driven by its highly developed financial infrastructure. There are plenty of skilled workers here and the sector has strong government support.

Companies also benefit from ample funding opportunities, thanks to a thriving network of investors close by.

Finding the right private office space in London is especially important for fintech companies. Below, we discuss why the best place for fintech firms is London. We’ll also explore excellent private office space in London for fintech firms to establish themselves.

What are fintech startups and scale-ups?

A fintech startup is a new business that uses new or developing technology to provide a financial service in a better way. For example, neobanks like Revolut that offer banking services.

They could be developing new platforms or tools that make it easier to invest in or exchange currencies. Or, enabling businesses to take new forms of payments from customers, whether it’s credit cards or monthly instalments.

An early-stage fintech startup may be testing its service to check that it addresses what its customers want. As they haven’t fully realised their product yet, startups tend to have limited resources and revenues to work with.

On the other hand, fintech scale-ups have overcome many of their early challenges.

They will have a strong and loyal customer base who use their products regularly. They have an experienced leadership team with a clear vision.

They may be looking for investors or to float on the stock market to fund further growth.

How private offices are helping London’s fintech companies grow

Finding the right private office space rental in London has four important advantages for fintech firms:

Clustering: Sharing knowledge and insights with other tech firms fuels innovation and growth.

Technology: Working in offices equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and the latest technology infrastructure. This means you have the tools you need to do business.

Flexibility: Serviced office space offers much greater flexibility than standard commercial leases. Benefit from office spaces that are as agile as your company.

Networking: Be close to the most important events, workshops, and seminars. It's in these places where you'll connect with potential partners, investors, and thought leaders in their field.

Best areas for fintech scale-ups and startups

Regus have centres in five of the busiest fintech clusters. Find out more below about our private offices in the City, Canary Wharf, Westminster, the Silicon Roundabout, and London Bridge.

The City of London

The City of London is a historic financial hub that constantly reinvents and modernises itself. Its vibrant, energetic atmosphere and cutting-edge infrastructure make it perfect for finance companies.

Fintechs also benefit from the excellent transport links and large talent pool. 

You're right next door to major financial institutions that maintain a significant role in the industry. You can also enjoy the local nightlife and shops which make the city a thriving social scene too.

Here are our top five picks for both startups and scale-ups looking for office space in the City of London:

1. Tower 42

Tower 42, located at 25 Old Broad Street, is the city's third-tallest skyscraper.

You'll share your address with high-profile legal firms, financial institutions, and electronics manufacturers. Based here, you signal your intent to be a leading firm and you’ll benefit from the business ecosystem in the centre. 

We've taken every opportunity to make this a productive and comfortable working environment. 

When you get hungry, there's an on-site lunch restaurant, sandwich-coffee bar, and vending machines. There's also a gym and fitness room equipped with shower facilities for when you've finished your workout.

While there is a robust public transport network here, there's secure underground parking for those who prefer to drive.

Available space:
Private offices: 58
Coworking desks: 12
Meeting rooms: 3

Centre details:
Address: 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HN
Private offices: from £429
Coworking space: from £409
Opening hours: 24/7
Nearest bus stop: Wormwood Street (Stop Q)
Nearest Tube stop: Liverpool Street
Nearest Overground stop: Liverpool Street
Nearest train station: Liverpool Street

2. Liverpool Street New Broad Street House

Liverpool Street New Broad Street House is ideal for fintech companies who value a headquarters close to the financial heart of the city.

Step into this grand Victorian building and you will find a light, modern and airy interior. This luxurious and modern building, equipped with many breakout areas and meeting rooms, will offer comfort for clients.

This comfortable and convenient working environment is also great for business owners and their teams. There's an on-site sandwich service, vending machines, showers, and 24-hour CCTV monitoring.

You're five minutes away from the food, drink, art installations, and live music of Broadgate Circle. Despite being in the centre of a global commercial hub, the quieter areas of Finsbury Circus

Gardens and St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate are nearby.

Available space:
Private offices: 224
Coworking desks: 44
Meeting rooms: 12

Centre details:
Address: 35 New Broad Street, London, EC2M 1NH
Private offices: from £429
Coworking space: from £409
Opening hours: 24/7
Nearest bus stop: Wormwood Street (Stop Q)
Nearest Tube stop: Liverpool Street
Nearest Overground stop: Liverpool Street
Nearest train station: Liverpool Street

3. The Gherkin

The iconic Gherkin is home to some of the most well-known financial institutions. This strategic location is made more irresistible with the Stock Exchange and Bank of England just a short walk away.

With a dedicated lunch restaurant, you will always be able to satiate your cravings. For when you’d prefer a quick bite, it features a sandwich-coffee bar and vending machines.

The meeting rooms and break-out areas are great spaces for building new business relationships and forging fresh ideas. Networking doesn’t have to stop at the office door, with lush gardens, vibrant restaurants, and bustling bars all nearby.

Available space:
Private offices: 41
Coworking desks: 21
Meeting rooms: 4

Centre details:
Address: 30 St Mary's Axe, London, EC3A 8BF
Private offices: from £539
Coworking space: from £469
Opening hours: 24/7
Nearest bus stop: Duke's Place (Stop A)
Nearest Tube stop: Aldgate
Nearest Overground stop: Liverpool Street
Nearest train station: Fenchurch Street

4. Fenchurch Street

Fenchurch Street is a central modern office building embedded in a landscape steeped in history. Near the Tower of London, this workspace enjoys London’s unique contrast of the contemporary and the traditional.

The building is designed with openness, as natural light floods this centre's premium office spaces and meeting rooms. With break-out areas to facilitate collaboration or quiet contemplation, this workspace fosters and renews productivity.

Fenchurch Street also features convenient travel links. Employees and clients will both appreciate the seamless commute, whether they’re local or have travelled from afar.

Available space:
Private offices: 49
Coworking desks: 16
Meeting rooms: 5

Centre details:
Address: 6 London Street, London, EC3R 7LP
Private offices: from £305
Coworking space: from £289
Opening hours: 24/7
Nearest bus stop: Tower Gateway Station (Stop TD)
Nearest Tube stop: Tower Hill
Nearest train station: Fenchurch Street

5. Broadgate Tower

Broadgate Tower is an iconic glass skyscraper offering spectacular city views from its offices. Within this renowned building, you’ll find a suite of on-site facilities that include a convenient sandwich service and dry cleaning amenities. 

Its prime city location fosters networking and relationship-building with ease. Its grand, three-storey reception and cutting-edge workspaces are sure to impress clients, visitors and employees.

Close by is Spitalfields Market, a lively hub of inviting bars, diverse restaurants, and shops. Be sure to check out Eataly on Bishopsgate and explore a wealth of culinary delights.

Available space:
Private offices: 29
Coworking desks: 12
Meeting rooms: 2

Centre details:
Address: 20 Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EW
Private offices: from £315
Coworking space: from £279
Opening hours: 24/7
Nearest bus stop: Primrose Street H
Nearest Tube stop: Liverpool Street
Nearest Overground stop: Liverpool Street
Nearest train station: Liverpool Street

Canary Wharf private offices

Canary Wharf is London's second major financial district. Its ultra-modern offices, range of amenities, and thriving business community have made it a magnet for fintech companies. 

The locale envelopes you with an array of bars, cafes, and restaurants that satisfy every palate and budget. For a leisurely break or after-work activities, explore the local shopping malls and health clubs to enjoy the balance of work and well-being.

This combination of factors means that it’s no surprise that private offices in Canary Wharf are in such demand from fintech companies.

1. Canada Square

Right in the centre of all this activity is the emblematic One Canada Square building. Here you will find yourself immersed in a vibrant ecosystem of financial titans.

This business centre offers premium facilities. An on-site lunch restaurant as well as a coffee and sandwich bar provide convenient culinary solutions for your busy day.

The well-equipped meeting rooms and break-out areas are the perfect backdrops for client interactions, staff sit-downs and board meetings. These spaces are also ideal for innovating ideas and strategic planning, offering a collaborative and creative environment.

Available space:
Private offices: 109
Coworking desks: 34
Meeting rooms: 5

Centre details:
Address: 1 Canada Square, London, E14 5AA
Private offices: from £365
Coworking space: from £349
Opening hours: 24/7
Nearest bus stop: Canada Square North (Stop H)
Nearest Tube stop: Canary Wharf
Nearest train station: Canary Wharf

Private offices in Westminster

Westminster and St. James are key areas of the vibrant economic heartbeat of London. Westminster is also the political centre of the country, hosting the Prime Minister’s home of 10 Downing

Street and situated close to Buckingham Palace.

Housing over 120,000 businesses and a substantial workforce, these districts stand as the UK's most substantial employment and visitor hub. This bustling activity makes it an irresistible choice for fintechs seeking a strategic foothold in the industry.

Knightsbridge and Belgravia, two of the capital's most prestigious neighbourhoods, are just around the corner. Here, you'll find an array of exclusive shopping destinations and fine dining establishments, perfect for personal indulgences and client entertainment.

1. Victoria Grosvenor Gardens

Victoria Grosvenor Gardens provides your company with a prestigious address in the heart of SW1.

The office view offers delightful garden views, providing a daily dose of tranquillity in the hubbub of the city. When you need to unwind and refresh, take a walk in the many nearby green spaces.

The centre enjoys proximity to Victoria Stations, presenting easy commuting for clients and employees. For those who prefer cycling, the centre provides bicycle storage and showers, further enhancing convenience.

At Victoria Grosvenor Gardens, networking and collaboration are welcome. The spacious centre offers ample room for building business relationships with its elegant business lounges, breakout areas, and meeting rooms.

Available space:
Private offices: 61
Coworking desks: 14
Meeting rooms: 3

Centre details:
Address: 52 Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW1W 0AU
Private offices: from £369
Coworking space: from £289
Opening hours: 24/7
Nearest bus stop: Victoria Station (Stop R)
Nearest Tube stop: Victoria
Nearest train station: Victoria

2. Regent Street St James

Regent Street St James's is a historic, iconic building, once home to BBC Radio Studios. It's now a modern, professional workspace that maintains a distinct historic charm.

The private offices and coworking spaces benefit from contemporary design and state-of-the-art connectivity. It's a place where you can relax, network, and foster growth.

Make use of well-equipped meeting rooms to casual break-out areas, designed to facilitate interaction with your team and clients. Meet, greet, and become part of the thriving, local fintech ecosystem of these spaces.

Available space:
Private offices: 84
Coworking desks: 12
Meeting rooms: 6

Centre details:
Address: 4-12 Regent Street, London, SW1Y 4PE
Private offices: from £439
Coworking space: from £419
Opening hours: 24/7
Nearest bus stop: Regent Street St James's (Stop Z)
Nearest Tube stop: Piccadilly Circus

London Silicon Roundabout

Considered by many as the UK's emergent commercial cluster, Silicon Roundabout is home to Amazon and other major tech companies. Located in trendy Shoreditch, this part of London has become a destination for fintech companies because there are so many tech firms here.

Silicon Roundabout not only offers a dynamic tech-focused environment but also enjoys superior accessibility. When compared to other London districts, it offers affordable workspace solutions without compromising on the advantages of a prime location.

1. Shoreditch private offices

Old Street Hackney offers spectacular views of the London skyline from its 27 storeys.

The building boasts an open-plan layout with a contemporary design, finished with a neutral palette that enhances its modern appeal. Thanks to the expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, natural light bathes the workspace and fosters an invigorating environment.

The spacious private offices and coworking spaces make this the ideal environment for fintech companies to flourish. The centre's stylish meeting rooms and breakout areas are perfect for a range of activities, from training and networking to casual innovation sessions. 

Accessibility is another major perk of this location, making it easy for staff, clients and visitors to reach you. And thanks to the integrated air conditioning throughout, Old Street Hackney offers a comfortable working environment throughout the year.

Available space:
Private offices: 45
Coworking desks: 23
Meeting rooms: 6

Centre details:
Address: 167 City Road, London, EC1V 1AW
Private offices: from £249
Coworking space: from £209
Opening hours: 24/7
Nearest bus stop: Moorfields Eye Hospital (Stop A)
Nearest Tube stop: Old Street

Private office space in South London

Regus’s portfolio even extends to South London on the other side of the Thames, with centres within the South Bank at London Bridge. From here, it's just a short walk to the City of London.

1. London Bridge More London

One exceptional location is the London Bridge More London centre. Here, you can rub shoulders with industry giants like PwC and EY. Award-winning architects Foster + Partners designed this ultra-modern skyscraper, which is clearly visible from the inside and out.

Within walking distance of three Tube stations, this is a great place to connect with clients and industry professionals. Inside, a contemporary interior design sets a professional yet invigorating work atmosphere, ensuring a safe, practical, and engaging work environment.

If you need to take the car to work, there's secure underground parking. Among the break-out areas and business lounge, you'll find a selection of vending machines as well as on-site showers.

When hunger strikes, an on-site lunch restaurant and sandwich/coffee bar cater to your needs, providing nourishment to fuel your productivity. And when you need a moment of calm, the outside terrace awaits, offering a tranquil space to recharge.

Available space:
Private offices: 83
Coworking desks: 20
Meeting rooms: 4

Centre details:
Address: 3 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2RE
Private offices: from £489
Coworking space: from £469
Opening hours: 24/7
Nearest bus stop: London Bridge Bus Station
Nearest Tube stop: London Bridge
Nearest train station: London Bridge

Find the perfect private office space in London for your fintech

Regus has you covered in all of London’s fintech business clusters. With over 50 centres in the capital, we can provide you with private offices, coworking desks and meeting rooms all across the city.

If business takes you further afield, check out our Day Pass. Book a day at any of our 4,000 global centres via the Regus app. If you’re on the road a lot, consider becoming a Regus member.

Talk to an expert today to find out how to find a private office in London that’s right for your fintech organisation.


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