The Benefits of Having a Virtual Office in London

Posted on: 18th September 2023

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London is a global business powerhouse. It's home to the London Stock Exchange and Lloyd's, the international insurance giant. The world's largest law firms are here too, like Clifford Chance and Linklaters.

The city constantly re-skills and reinvents itself to stay ahead of the curve. That’s also made it a hub for new tech and the location of choice for Google and Facebook’s UK headquarters.

London's economy is robust and dynamic. It drives the UK economy forward, with capital, companies and talent flocking here from around the world. This makes it an international gateway full of opportunities for ambitious businesses.

Having a London address can serve as a clear statement to clients, investors, and partners that you should be taken seriously.

In this article, we explain why so many companies choose Regus's London virtual address services and why you should consider one for your business.

The benefits of having a virtual office in London

If you’re wondering whether investing in a London virtual office is right for your business, here are some advantages to consider.

Credibility and prestige 

London has an international reputation as a prominent business and financial centre.

Having a business and mailing address in London helps build trust when pitching or reaching out to new clients. The prestige of a London postcode gives new clients and investors extra confidence in your credibility.

Many clients list their Regus virtual office as their limited company's registered office address. This means it’s on the public record of Companies House. This will impress any potential partners or prospects who are researching your business.

International presence

Having attracted €2.7 billion of capital investment in 2023, London is one of the most popular and successful business hubs in Europe. As a result, companies with London addresses are appealing to many domestic and international investors.

A Regus virtual business address in London adds the credibility of a prestigious postcode without the overheads of a physical workspace. For companies in the rest of the UK, a London virtual address can be more impressive to foreign clients and supply partners.

For overseas businesses wanting to trade in Britain, a virtual address in London means you can register your UK operations with HMRC and Companies House. Giving you the benefit of a legal presence in the UK.


Choosing virtual office services makes financial sense for many businesses too. It eliminates the need to rent space in an expensive prime London location.

This helps businesses save money on overheads like rent, utilities, maintenance and business rates while getting all the benefits of a prestigious postcode.

Then, if your colleagues need a space to work in or clients want to meet there, you can rent any coworking space or meeting room you need.

Some providers, like Regus, will also support you with administration tasks, such as forwarding your mail or offering a virtual receptionist service. So you can use the money and time you’ve saved to focus on growing your business.

Access to a diverse talent pool

London addresses are great for attracting top talent from the UK or abroad. With some of the world’s best universities, global brands and renowned industry hubs based here, the capital city has no shortage of people with the skill sets you need.

Professionals from a range of backgrounds are attracted to London’s bustling lifestyle. Once you’ve got them on board, you’ll have no shortage of places to entertain them with access to a central London workspace.

How much does a virtual office space in London cost?

Regus virtual offices in London start from just £69 per month. This includes a business address at a prestigious London location, access to the global business lounge network, telephone answering, and virtual receptionist services.

With our Virtual Office Plus service, your team can also access meeting rooms and five days of office space each month.

Virtual offices in London

Regus has six virtual offices in London. Whatever industry you’re a part of, you’re sure to find the ideal address for your business.

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is one of London's most famous addresses. This area of the city is home to both government departments and international media organisations.

As well as being your virtual address, you can make use of the centre's meeting rooms and coworking spaces whenever you need them.

The scale and aesthetics of the Regus Trafalgar Square centre will impress visitors, clients and investors who come to see you here. It's easy to get here by public transport and there are superb dining, nightlife and entertainment options in the area.

This makes Trafalgar Square ideal for meetings, whether it's the occasional meeting or frequent gatherings.

Highlights include:

● Meeting rooms

● Disabled access facilities

● On-site administrative support

Information about Trafalgar Square:

● Address: 1 Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5BW

● Private offices: from £245

● Coworking space: from £239

● Opening hours: 24/7 access for private offices and dedicated desks, memberships access during reception hours

● Nearest stations: Northumberland Avenue / Trafalgar Square - Stop X, (a one-minute walk away), Charing Cross tube station (a five-minute walk away)

Oxford Street

Oxford Street, one of the world's leading shopping destinations, is more than just a retail hub.

Choose a virtual address here to become part of one of London's fast-growing media and creative clusters. The area is also fast becoming an important location for professional services and healthcare firms.

Saatchi & Saatchi, Universal Music Group, Deloitte, and KPMG operate from this area of the capital.

The Regus centre on Oxford Street is at Mappin House, a beautiful Edwardian building with a striking, modern reception area. To get together with clients, you can hire one of the meeting rooms here.

Clients and investors will love the minimalist decor and clean lines of this workspace. Accessibility is also great here with transport links and two car parks close by.

Highlights include:

● Meeting rooms

● 24/7 CCTV monitoring

● Fully accessible facilities for all users

Information about Oxford Street:

● Address: 4 Winsley Street, London W1W 8HF

● Private offices: from £489 per month

● Coworking space: from £449 per month

● Opening hours: 24/7 access for private offices and dedicated desks, memberships access during reception hours

● Nearest stations: Great Titchfield Street / Oxford Circus Station - Stop OJ (a one-minute walk away), Oxford Circus tube station (a three-minute walk away)

London Bridge The News Building

London Bridge The News Building is a virtual office address that will put your business on the map.

Home to both The Times and The Wall Street Journal, it is an ideal address for media and publishing firms. The postcode also has a growing reputation in the professional services sector.

Thanks to this, the location is ideal for those looking for new opportunities for businesses in this industry.

The centre’s design will also impress visiting clients and investors. They'll note how much daylight floods the space from suspended timber ceilings and raised floors.

The workspaces also have many great amenities and lightning-quick WiFi for remote team meetings or collaboration.

Highlights include:

● Major transport links

● Break-out areas

● Meeting rooms

● 24/7 CCTV monitoring

● Disabled facilities

Information about London Bridge The News Building:

● Address: 3 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG

● Private offices: from £505 per month

● Coworking space: from £479 per month

● Opening hours: 24/7 access for private offices and dedicated desks, memberships access during reception hours

● Nearest stations: London Bridge Bus Station (a one-minute walk away), London Bridge tube station (a three-minute walk away), and London Bridge train station (a five-minute walk away)

Tower 42

Tower 42 is home to big legal firms, finance giants, and electronics firms. Multinationals like Watson Farley & Williams, Dialight Europe, and Mazars have their headquarters here.

This gives occupants of Tower 42 access to opportunities in the City of London and the best talent the capital has to offer.

The centre also offers meeting rooms in the capital's third-tallest skyscraper. For team-building days, you can also enjoy quality amenities, including break-out areas, on-site dining options, fitness facilities, and more.

Highlights include:

● Meeting rooms

● Break-out areas

● On-site lunch restaurant

Information about Tower 42:

● Address: 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HN

● Private offices: from £439 per month

● Coworking space: from £419 per month

● Opening hours: 24/7 access for private offices and dedicated desks, memberships access during reception hours

● Nearest stations: Wormwood Street - Stop Q (a two-minute walk away), Liverpool Street tube and train station (a three-minute walk away)

Canary Wharf 1 Canada Square

Canary Wharf 1 Canada Square is an iconic business landmark in London's newest financial district. HSBC, JP Morgan and KPMG have headquarters here. The area is a major hub for financial, legal, and tech firms.

Choosing this location as your virtual business address is a strong statement of your intent and ambition. It will also raise your business's credibility in the eyes of clients and partners.

For client or team meetings, there are stylish, modern workplaces and private offices to access. These have impressive city views and a great reception team. Plus, if you need to refuel, you can take advantage of an on-site coffee bar and restaurant.

Highlights include:

● Meeting rooms

● On-site lunch restaurant

● On-site sandwich and coffee bar

Information about Canary Wharf 1 Canada Square:

● Address: 1 Canada Square, London, E14 5AA

● Private offices: from £419 per month

● Coworking space: from £399 per month

● Opening hours: 24/7 access for private offices and dedicated desks, memberships access during reception hours

● Nearest stations: Canada Square North - Stop H (a one-minute walk away), Canary Wharf tube and train station (a four-minute walk away)

Liverpool Street St Mary's Axe

Liverpool Street St Mary's Axe is in the heart of the City of London.

This area is an internationally-recognised hub for leading finance, law, and technology firms. Lloyds Bank, Aviva and Legal & General base themselves here. Having your virtual address in London here enrols you into this exclusive hub without the overheads of a physical office.

Liverpool Street St Mary's Axe is also a state-of-the-art workplace with everything your team or clients might need. Book a top-quality meeting room or catch up in the onsite coffee bar and restaurant.

Highlights include:

● Meeting rooms

● Modern office design

● On-site restaurant and coffee bar

Information about Liverpool Street St Mary's Axe:

● Address: 30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8BF

● Private offices: from £469 per month

● Coworking space: from £449 per month

● Opening hours: 24/7 access for private offices and dedicated desks, memberships access during reception hours

● Nearest stations: St Mary Axe - Stop H (a one-minute walk away), Liverpool Street tube and train station (a three-minute walk away)

Find your ideal virtual office in London with Regus

Having a virtual office address in London means you can benefit from the prestige of the postcode, without committing to any overhead costs.

With three levels of service to choose from, you can get all the workspace access and admin support you and your team need. Plus, you can scale this alongside your business’s growth, so you never have to pay for more than you use.

To find out more about Regus’ virtual offices in London, reach out and contact our team today.

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