Known best for the 17th century cathedral that proudly sits on top of Ludgate Hill, St Paul's impresses with its mix of period architecture mixed in with modern developments, making it popular with companies happy to pay a premium for a more traditional feel or for the proximity to London's financial district.
- Premium location with close proximity to The City of London
- Traditional architecture that really impresses
- Popular with the print, legal & financial industries
- Great transport links in & out of London
About St Paul's
It might well be one of the top tourist destinations in London, but St Paul's isn't only about its 300 years old baroque cathedral. As one of the oldest areas of London, it is well known for its beautiful architecture, fantastic central location and its high concentration of print, legal and financial businesses.
With this in mind, it's no surprise that companies old and new find the area an attractive place to base themselves out of, and with not an insignificant amount of development in recent years, the increase in available office space has allowed for newer businesses to get in on the action and the service office market certainly didn't miss out. There are now around 100 different serviced office centres within 1 km of the Cathedral ranging from small boutique places to 4 story outfits like the one provided by HubHub on Farringdon Road, so if you're looking for serviced office space in the area and can afford the price tag, you'll be spoilt for choice.
One of the big reasons for St Paul's premium pricing is its location. Within walking distance of St Paul's is Europe largest financial district and the heart of The City of London. You also have the Central line from St Paul's itself, the Northern line from Bank, and the Circle & District line from Mansion House. There are also 3 mainland train stations within a 15 minute walk of St Paul's itself: Cannon Street, City Thameslink and Moorgate. This makes St Paul's an incredibly easy destination to commute to and from, and with the latter station (Moorgate) soon being connected up to Liverpool Street and serving Crossrail the area is only getting more accessible.
Like most of The City, St Paul's entertainment is very much geared towards the people working in the area. In other words it is set up for working breakfasts, corporate lunches and some light weight evening entertainment. It is not going to be your go to destination on a Friday night or over the weekend, but it has everything you need for work appropriate fun.
The One New Change development not only provided a huge number of office spaces it also gave the area a high end shopping centre complete with cafes, restaurants and designer fashion stores.
If your looking for something a little more artsy, hop across the Millenium bridge to the Royal Festival Hall or the Hayward Gallery on the South Bank and you'll find plenty to keep you entertained.