Office space in EC3
The general Eastern Central (EC) London postcode area is known as the creative hub of London. However, the EC3 district within that has a slightly more corporate feel, playing host to many globally successful businesses. Discover why you might want to rent office space in EC3 through our guide below.
Why choose offices in EC3?
Roughly covering the south-eastern corner of the City of London, EC3 includes some high profile destinations and streets, such as Monument, Aldgate, Pudding Lane and Tower Hill. It is a true business hub, and is one that’s only growing in reputation: Aldgate, for example, is becoming London’s most exciting commercial destination. The ward is currently dominated by the insurance industry, but it also has a booming retail sector and new businesses are popping up every week!
Within Aldgate is Fenchurch Street, a well-known thoroughfare in the City of London financial district and the site of a large number of corporate offices and headquarters. One of EC3’s main transport links is located there - Fenchurch Street railway station, a mainline station with services towards east London and Essex.
Several major companies are also headquartered on Leadenhall Street, including Xchanging, Ace European Group, Verdasys's EMEA, and Allianz Global Risks. Major commercial developments are planned there, including a 38-storey skyscraper and a new office development including a tower of 34 storeys.
EC3 benefits from outstanding transport links: the Tube and National Rail train stations of Monument (Northern, Central and District Lines), Fenchurch Street (National Rail), Tower Hill (Circle and District Lines) and Bank (Central, Northern, Circle and District Lines) are within close proximity, with plenty of bus services also available.
Office space options in EC3
The rental property that suits your business best will depend on your size, required services and flexibility. For example, if you only need space for a couple of employees, you could simply go for deskspace for rent on a flexible basis.
The cheap option is to lease unfurnished office space, giving you full control, but if you’re willing to pay more for less responsibility, serviced offices are increasingly popular. These should all be available in the immediate area; popular options include WeWork's Adlgate space or L.E.O at Gresham Street, Bank.
If your ideal EC3 property doesn’t crop up in your initial options, you could consider broadening your search. Or just give us a call! There’s always an expert to speak to for professional guidance.