When you think of regular office space, you may imagine rows of desks and a large number of staff members wandering around.

But not all office space is like this.

99% of UK businesses are classed as small, meaning their employee count is 49 or under.

For these businesses, they don’t need a huge office, and something on the smaller side will do.

With that in mind, the team at One One One have scoured our list of London offices, picking out five of the best that will suit your small business.

These offices are super compact, all containing space for fifteen desks or less, making them ideal for businesses with a handful of employees and new start-ups.

Let’s take a look.

The Benefits of Having a Small London Office?

If you don’t have a huge number of employees, then having a smaller office is a great choice for you.

This comes with many benefits, including:

  • Increased collaboration: In a smaller office, it is much easier for employees to work together. Many times their desks will be in close proximity, making it much easier to communicate with their fellow employees and share ideas. This can lead to faster decision making, more cohesion, and fewer misunderstandings.
  • Lower overhead costs: For many small businesses, money is a big factor when choosing the right office space. With a smaller rental, the monthly charges should be low, and utility bills will also be less than if you were occupying a large space. This gives you the flexibility to invest more money in other areas of your business.
  • Better team morale: Small offices can be more accommodating to employee’s personal needs and schedules, which can help keep staff morale high. It also helps employees get to know each other more and build relationships that can make going to work a positive thing.

There are many other benefits to working in a smaller office space, so if your staff numbers allow, this is a great choice for you, your workforce, and your business.

5 Great Small London Offices from One One One

If you’re looking to move your business to London, then look no further than One One One.

We have access to Every London Office, including these five great choices.

Greenhill House, 93 Cowcross Street, Farringdon, London, EC1M 6BF

greenhill house farringdon london office space

This office is in a great location, with great transport links right on the doorstep and the beautiful area of Farringdon right outside.

The unit available is 570 sq. ft. which provides the perfect amount of space for around 6-8 desks.

The space is situated inside a stunning, historic, Victorian style building which has maintained some of its historic charm despite the modern interior design.

With two long desks which can seat four employees each, plus a delightful seating area where staff can sit and have a chat, this is the ideal space for a small business right in the heart of London.

15 King Street, St. James’s, London, SW1A 1ER

15 King Street, London office space

This is a smaller office that offers a lot.

Not only does it have space for ten desks plus two hot desks, but it also contains a lovely meeting room which is perfect for inviting guests to your location and having discussions away from the workspace.

This is another office space that provides loads of natural light (it has the benefit of being a corner plot which helps in this regard), and also situated in the building is a stylish, traditional breakout area containing plenty of space for your staff to relax and mingle with other workers from inside the building.

It also contains lockers so workers can store their personal items, as well as a small kitchen space located seconds away from the desk, meaning you’re only ever a few steps away from a nice cup of coffee in the morning.

32-34 Great Malborough Street, Soho, London, W1F 7JD

small soho office space on malborough street

This small London office space in Soho has desks for 8 people and a dedicated 6-person meeting room with crittall style partitioning, a feature wall and a television.

It is all stylishly designed with a modern touch and a minimalist decor.

The spacious kitchen and breakout area blends into the working space effortlessly, providing the ideal area for your staff to enjoy a spot of relaxation.

The office benefits from air conditioning, a lift and windows to three sides of the office.

Oxford Circus station is a 3 minutes walk, making commuting a doddle.

7-10 Adam Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 6AA

This is a stylish office that would be ideal for creative businesses.

With an abundance of artwork and situated inside a traditional Georgian building, this fully furnished suite offers original features as well as some modern twists.

There are some great facilities that come with this office space, including a shower room and breakout area.

Situated in Covent Garden and a stone’s throw away from some great landmarks such as Victoria Embankment Gardens and Waterloo Bridge, this is a great space for a small business looking to be in the heart of the action and ready to take advantage of all London has to offer.

29 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PF

charlotte road small london office space

Charlotte Road in Shoreditch offers fully serviced and furnished facilities for up to 14 people.

It comes with a kitchen, ensuite bathroom and a mix of work tables and lounge seating for 8 people, making this a great place to call home for a small business looking to secure a place in a lively district of London.

There are many benefits to this location, including a stunning view of the London skyline.

Your staff can also enjoy taking five minutes with their feet up next to the fireplace in the lounge area, which is a lovely spot to warm up in the colder months of the year.

Small London Office Space with One One One

If you like any of the offices you see above or want to hear more about our portfolio of London office space for small businesses, get in touch with our team today.

Or, in the meantime, why not head over to our build your own office tool and let us know exactly what you want.

We have years of experience and access to Every London Office and would love nothing more to find your small business the perfect place to call home.