Offices in North London

North London is blessed with some of the best office space in the capital. Although you don't tend to find the big skyscrapers that you do in central London and in the City, North London does have its fair share of multi-storey developments and low-rise business parks, too. Because North London is probably better served than anywhere else in the capital by Underground services, it is a great place to locate a business in the city without having to pay the very high rentals that you find in the City or the West End for example. When looking for offices in North London you would generally want to work out how far you are from a tube stop. Those within convenient walking distance of an Underground station demand the highest rentals. Those that have a station or two on different lines close by, tend to be the most expensive. Of course, it tends to depend on the exact age and location of the office in question.

Islington

Once a run-down area of North London, Islington has been a commercial centre and highly desirable place to live for decades now. Because it is centrally located, it offers very convenient access to the City of London and to the West End. The southern side of Islington, close to Angel tube, tends to be the most expensive in terms of rentals. Most of the office space in this area is located in older style 19th century buildings, although there are a few office blocks which date back to 1970s around, too. Leroy House - on Essex Road, close to the Angel - is a typical example of the latter. Here the brick built façade contains a range of office suites to suit all sorts of firms, meeting rooms, a staffed reception and even loading bays.

However, there are a few modern developments which have sprung up in the borough as well. The Wenlock is a new business centre which is a good example. Situated next to Regent's Canal, the building offers studio offices and large suites. Between the hubs of Angel and Old Street it has showers, meeting room facilities and an eco-friendly building.

Further down the road from Islington, you reach Camden - a popular and trendy destination. Here, you will find creative industries occupying much of the office space. New media, television, architectural practices and technology start ups all tend to be clustered in this bustling part of the city, which seems to never sleep.

Haringey

Further north, the London Borough of Haringey has fewer options when it comes to public transport, but is better positioned for road communications. It is easy to reach the North Circular ring road, the A1 trunk road and the A10 which both head north. A typical office development is Parma House in N22, where you will find on-site parking - something you don't always find in other parts of the capital. Gateway Office Mews, near to Bounds Green station, is another low-rise development which offers offices as well as light industrial units.

Northwest London

The northwest of the capital is mostly given over to residential space, but you can certainly find offices to let all over the area. For example, Church Row in Hampstead offers bright and airy offices which have been recently refurbished. The location means that you are under four miles from the city and it is even less distance to access the West End. An example of a purpose built office block in the area is Ballards Lane, which is in North Finchley. The relatively modern development occupies a prominent main road position and, unusually for this part of the capital, offers private onsite parking. Self-contained offices here are available on a furnished basis and can be rented by a license agreement rather than a lease.

Staples Corner Business Park has a more out-of-town feel to it than many others that you might find elsewhere in northwest London. Affording excellent access to central London, via the A5, it is also handily positioned for the North Circular and for getting on to the UK's main north-south road, the M1. Just down the road, there are a number of smaller business parks and offices which are located near to Wembley Stadium, including Empire House, which offers short term lets, if required.

Finsbury Park

The area around Finsbury Park is well served by both tube and overground train services. In this part of North London you get all sorts of office spaces, sometimes tucked away in entirely residential areas. Sometimes, for example, these are converted mews which have been made into small workshops and studio offices. On other occasions warehouse conversions are the order of the day. A typical one is Belgravia Workshops which provide excellent studio and workshop spaces. Positioned just off the A1, in close proximity to the Holloway Road, there are plenty of facilities nearby.