For our latest Tours feature we were invited to take a peek inside London's latest coworking space, in the heart of thriving Shoreditch.
Called Huckletree, it's the second branch to open – the other being in Clerkenwell – and it's built on the premise that the Google and Facebook office model should be available to everyone, no matter whether you work for a large tech firm or as a solo entrepreneur.
Positioned at the heart of London’s innovation centre and within the iconic Alphabeta Building, where Silicon Roundabout meets Shoreditch and the City, Huckletree has a community of 400 members, all enjoying its contemporary space which includes stretching zones, hydration stations, indoor and outdoor gardens and little clutters of inspiration.
There are also four beautifully-designed meeting rooms that can fit from eight to 10 people, a classroom for forty where members can learn to code or join in a yoga session, and one of the most popular event spaces in London.
Explaining why Huckletree is designed as it is, co-founder Andrew Lynch said: "We are a demanding generation. The workplace is a huge contributing factor to our fulfilment; both in our career and in our life. Coming to the office is no longer just about being productive; it’s about maximising efficiency whilst enjoying a healthy work/life balance. That’s why wellbeing, learning, community and convenience are at the forefront of everything we are building.
"The general feedback is that each zone within our Shoreditch space enjoys its own vibe. Whether our mood sees us working at our desk or from the conversation pit, in the library or in one of the outdoor spaces, we've got it covered."
So how much does it cost? Choose from three different packages for hotdesking, including a Pay As You Go option from £35 per day (+VAT). Or rent a dedicated space from £450 per month (+VAT). All packages include workspace when you need it; breakout spaces and private Skype booths; super fast wifi; bottomless tea, coffee and water; members-only events and access to a growing, ambitious community.
If this looks like your kind of place, visit www.huckletree.com to find out more. Or you can fill in your details online and book a tour.