Happy employees are way more productive, so why not give your business a major endorphin boost and move to Bermondsey – the area voted The Best Place to Live in London in 2018 by the Sunday Times?
With office space ranging from 2,600 to 5,708 to let at 12-15 Bermondsey Square, if clinching the Sunday Times’ top gong isn’t convincing enough, here’s 9 good reasons why you should book an appointment to have a look around the area today.
1. Treat yourself to the best street food
From Monday to Thursday grab a different style lunch every day from an ever-changing variety of daily street traders based in Bermondsey Square. Check out dishes from pop-up Greek outlets to French steak and chips or Neapolitan Pizza. Whether you take it back to the office or eat outside in the Square, that’s your call.
2. A second office in Bermondsey Square Hotel
Not just a place for clients or colleagues to stay overnight, but a creative space to utilise. Just trot over to the Hotel’s lounge, plug into their free super-fast Wi-Fi, grab a free cup of coffee or tea, and work away quietly. Plus the Hotel offers fantastic meeting spaces available, a great modern British menu in the restaurant and some amazing suites to impress your international visitors.
3. Catch a film, hold a product launch: Kino Cinema
Not only the perfect way to catch the latest blockbuster after work, but you can also book Kino Bermondsey’s very plush 48-seater venue for a new launch event, a private screening (what a great day for your clients/employees) or even a company event or product launch. With charges starting at £250 for a two-hour off-peak slot, you can also order a variety of drinks and food.
4. Be close to culture
In Bermondsey Square itself you can check out regularly changing exhibitions at VITRINE; walk a short distance to catch the latest exhibition at the White Cube; or visit the Fashion and Textile Museum.
5. Authentically Turkish
Right on your doorstep, Lokma Turkish Grill and Bar is perfect for everything from a quiet working lunch, or, as it can hold up to 250 people, a Christmas party, launch event, company-do, or client party. And after work, if you fancy a night out with a twist, check out the Shisha Bar, or visit the well-stocked Bar which overlooks the remains of the 11th century Bermondsey Abbey.
6. Be part of a creative community
Home to a vibrant collection of independent traders, artisan shops, galleries, restaurants, bars, cafes and artists, Bermondsey Street has a definite village vibe. There’s also a Bermondsey Square Community Fund that gives grants of up to £2,500 to support projects that benefit the area and the world famous Bermondsey Beer Mile. And to celebrate its diversity, each September Bermondsey comes together for day-long Street Festival featuring live bands, street entertainment and children’s events. Just so you know, this year’s date is 14 September.
7. Visit the famous Antiques Market
Every Friday Bermondsey Square hosts the Bermondsey Antique market, with traders specialising in everything from silver to china, glassware to paintings, cutlery to jewellery and furniture. Open from 6am to 2pm, the market attracts antique experts, tourists and bargain hunters alike. Take a trip around it before work, or visit at lunchtime.
8. Working out
To relieve your stress – or just to keep fit – grab your gym bag and head to PureGym, a 7-minute walk from Bermondsey Square. Open 24 hours a day, and with more than 220 pieces of equipment, it’s the perfect place to work out. Prices start from £22.99 a month – and you don’t need to set up a contract! Perfect.
9. Well connected
Bermondsey Square is close to both the city and the River Thames. It’s a few minutes walk from the revamped London Bridge Station (mainline services include Thameslink, Southern and Southeastern; while the Jubilee and Northern lines also service the station). And there’s a Santander bike station and a very cool bike shed.