With 744 desks; five meeting rooms; daily classes classes curated by The Refinery E9; a winter garden; booths for making private calls; and all of this spread over six floors at The Hoxton Southwark, the hip hotel brand’s new ‘official’ coworking space, Working From_, will appeal to local and travelling freelancers, start-ups, entrepreneurs and small businesses who appreciate transparency, affordable fees and sleek design. And did we mention views over the Thames and the capital at large?
Their spaces being the unofficial workplaces of digital nomads since the brand introduced an open-door lobby policy with the opening of the Shoreditch debut back in 2006, Working From_ has been created with over a decade of insights and tried-and-tested methods. Taking all of this invaluable data into consideration, the venue offers ‘modern and flexible ways of working’, coupled with ‘home-like spaces to work and meet, stress-free policies and the hospitality know-how of The Hoxton’; giving its members the freedom to work as, when, and how they want.
Designed by Ennismore Design Studio, Working From_Southwark features everything from cosy corners to vibrant communal spaces with armchairs and custom-designed daybeds. Library desks are drenched in natural light, and ample greenery adds a garden-like feel to the large spaces. Daily classes take place at the wellness studio and afterwards members can enjoy healthy fare and as much £2 barista coffee as they can drink; The Hoxton‘s renowned hospitality in full flow.
Rates start from £30 for a day pass, whilst £200 per month will get you a desk hop membership. ‘Open Studio’ and ‘Private Studio’ are better suited to those who need a permanent desk or private office whilst those who work better in the evening can take advantage of ‘Side Hustler’—a £75 per month option that offers access after 5:30pm on weekdays and all weekend.
More than just a shared workspace, members—like with The Hoxton—will receive a ruck of worthwhile benefits including ‘mate’s rates’ for The Hoxton’s bedrooms and restaurants; free guest passes; a help-yourself pantry full of snacks; stationary cupboard filled with all the pens you could need; unlimited meeting room access and printing; showers; bike storage; a members’ café; and … if we’ve said it once before, we’ll say it again … £2 barista coffee to fuel those next big ideas. Where does one sign up?