You know you've reached peak working from home madness when you've started discussing the frustration of not having invoices paid on time, with the cat, whilst wearing joggers covered in last night's dinner.C'mon pal, the cat doesn't care about the injustices of self employment, or anything, really… it's time to head out into the big wide world and discover a seriously cool co-working space.
Whether you're a startup looking for desk space whilst you grow, or a lone ranger looking for a top communal workspace and a decent cup of coffee, there's a co-working space for you. Here are a few we've been eyeing up:
Oh we do like to be beside the seaside, especially when there's local, freshly roasted coffee on offer. PLATF9RM is the newest co-working space to come to Brighton and definitely exudes that quirky, edgy charm that we associate with the seaside town.
Focused on connecting creative and business industries, you'll be sharing this beautiful space with a varied bunch of people from accountants and copywriters to filmmakers and developers. With the packed social calendar you'll probably be sharing a beer or two with them too.
PLATF9RM offers a variety of flexible options from day passes to rentable offices so you can adjust depending on your need.
Designed by Google, Campus London is the place to be if you're a startup. Across seven floors, this Shoreditch venue holds every resource you could need to nurture a young business on the cusp of success.
From a cafe serving quality coffee and healthy food options, to regular networking and speaking events, Campus London has a real buzz.
You will find the usual co-working space options here; hotdesking, rentable desks, bookable meeting rooms and a packed calendar of events from meditation and yoga to start up workshops. You have the choice of pitching up on a number of different floors in the building, so the tough decision will be where to go first.
Catering specifically to tech and science businesses, Bristol & Bath Science Park is an impressive, light filled space focused on helping young businesses accelerate their success.
With high speed WI-FI and a cafe serving organic, seasonal food for breakfast and lunch, this is the perfect environment to spend a working day in.
Bristol & Bath Science Park understand the importance of space to grow and tailor their offering to meet this need, their virtual tenancy option allows you to settle in without the commitment, whilst you focus on your business.
4. Tech Hub
One of the coolest things about co-working spaces is the chance to collaborate on awesome projects and this is exactly what you'll have the chance to do at Tech Hub. Tech Hub is the co-working space dedicated to tech entrepreneurs.
Everybody here is working on a tech product and can access support to help get their product off the ground from other tech entrepreneurs and members of staff.
There are a variety of different membership options to choose from, allowing you to adjust depending on your need. Membership allows you exclusive access to the support programme, mentorship and investment opportunities.
5. The Skiff
The Skiff is another trendy spot in Brighton, nestled in the heart of the North Laine. Focused on building a community, you'll often find yourself socialising with the people you're working alongside in the weekly social gatherings.
The industrial style interior design, large desks, comfy chairs and well behaved office pooches make for a relaxing environment to get your head down and you have five different areas to choose from. The Skiff also doubles as an event space, one scroll through the events calendar on the website and you'll see a whole range of different meet ups going on every week.
Becoming a Skiff Mate, you can pick from three different options to suit your requirements, depending on whether you want to come and go, or pitch up permanently.
Self-described as a 'launchpad, not a building' you'll find a real mix of freelancers, entrepreneurs and startups. This place is a hive of energetic activity, situated in the historic St Katherine Docks marina. The all inclusive membership secures you a desk and you can book a tour to feel out where you'd like to go.
So there you have it, 6 of the top coworking spaces in the country and nearly all of them have great coffee. Now that you've seen how awesome coworking spaces are, discover how you can take the next step to realising your dream career in tech or digital by learning more about our courses.