Office space guide Fleet Street

Fleet Street, London Office Area Guide

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Office space in Fleet Street, London

Fleet Street has a long history of publishing. It was home to the British press until the 1980’s when many national newspapers moved away. Dr Johnson, who was responsible for the first dictionary, lived close by in an elegant Georgian house on Pemberton Row. Much earlier in the 14th century, Fleet Street was the main route from the commercial centre of the City of London to the new area of Westminster. Today it benefits from extensive redevelopment, offering a variety of office space mixed with retail, cafes and restaurants.

The Great Fire of London destroyed much of the eastern end of Fleet Street up to Fetter Lane. South of Fleet Street is the Temple Quarter dating back to the Knights Templar and now the location for the Inn’s of Court and Legal Chambers serving the nearby Royal Courts of Justice.

Fleet Street was always known for its cafes and public houses, like The Cheshire Cheese. During more recent times pubs like the Punch Bowl were popular with journalists working on national newspapers. They are a great place for lunch or to meet colleagues.

There are many interesting pedestrian only side streets like Bolt Court and St Dunstan’s Court that are now home to many legal, investment and service businesses. Crane court was home to The Royal Society. Fleet Street also boasts a number of impressive 1930’s Art Deco buildings like the former Express Newspapers and Telegraph offices that are now home to many new and established businesses. 

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Local area transport links

  • Tube lines: Circle, District, Central
  • Mainline stations: Blackfriars and City Thameslink
  • Nearest airports: London City, Heathrow and connections to Stansted via Liverpool Street
  • Nearest motorways: A4/M4, A406, A12
  • Other: Buses to the West End and City of London, taxis, London Cycle Hire Scheme

What types of businesses are attracted here?

Legal Services, Corporate Headquarters,
Business Services, Media and Professional Services

Office options in this area

You will find the following office options in the Fleet Street area:

  • Managed Offices
  • Serviced Offices
  • Corporate Offices
  • Virtual Offices

Why your business should be here

There is a broad mix of businesses and organisations in Fleet Street like Goldman Sachs, currently operating from the former Telegraph and Liverpool Echo buildings, Needhams and The Bar Association. There are several Underground stations just a short walk away and the area also benefits from the recently upgraded Blackfriars station.

Although Fleet Street is a conservation area, there is extensive redevelopment of several period buildings providing an additional 300,000 square metres of available office space in the area.

Number of serviced office centres near this location

There are around 31 Serviced Office Centres within half a mile of Fleet Street and SO Advice can help you make the most informed choices.

“Fleet Street, once home to the press, is now a vibrant business destination with an outstanding choice of office space.” James Tatham

Indicative pricing and comparison to neighbouring locations

Fleet Street is close to a number of areas that may offer an alternative location for your business. We have selected several options that we think are worth considering for your new office space.

The prices shown here provide an average range for each area and are per person per month. They are based on local knowledge and are updated with market changes.

Fleet Street: £650 – £950
City of London: £500 – £1200 The renowned financial district to the east of London is home to many corporate businesses, famous landmarks and has excellent transport links
Moorgate: £600 – £900 This area benefits from several Underground stations and mainline connections
St Paul’s: £650 – £950 Dominated by the world famous cathedral, the area has interesting squares and green spaces and the Millennium Bridge over the Thames is close by.
Liverpool Street: £700 – £1100 The station comprises several Underground lines and mainline services with shopping and cafes facilities. Liverpool Street will also benefit from Crossrail.

Work life balance

Fleet Street has seen a significant influx of new retail stores, cafes and restaurants over the last two years. There are several gyms in the area and its ideal for a lunch time run down to the river Thames or east towards St Paul’s.

With the Central line only a short walk away, the stores, cinemas, clubs and theatres of the West End are only twenty minutes away. Alternatively, the City of London offers extensive shopping with One New Change only a ten minute walk away. There are also plenty of bars and cafes and many top restaurants like The Bread Street Kitchen from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey in the St Paul’s area.

Hidden gem: St Bride’s Church

This elegant church designed by Sir Christopher Wren has a famous tiered spire and is said to be the inspiration for the tiered wedding cake. It’s located just off Fleet Street at the eastern end.

Local amenities

  • Central location and EC4 postcode
  • Close to bars and restaurants
  • A wide choice of cafes and places for lunch
  • Excellent transport links across London
  • Close to places of interest like St Paul’s Cathedral