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The Best Coworking Locations in the UK Outside of London

Coworking is a popular work solution in cities all across the UK. From Liverpool to Manchester, there are hundreds of coworking locations to choose from, giving you flexibility when it comes to your work. 

Whether you’re a freelancer travelling from city to city, or you’re simply looking for the best coworking space near you - these are some of the best UK cities for coworking outside of London. From the after work social scene, to the plethora of spaces on offer - there’s something to be discovered in each of these cities that you might just miss out on if you were working from home. 

Coworking Spaces in Liverpool

Home of The Beatles, Liverpool is a city filled with culture. From the impressive architecture and world heritage sites, to the abundance of bars, restaurants and shops - and that’s before we’ve even mentioned the world-class football and horse racing! The city has something for everyone. But when it comes to coworking spaces in Liverpool, you truly are spoilt for choice. 

Based in the Commercial District, The Plaza is just a stone’s throw away from Princes Dock and Liverpool’s bustling waterfront. With dedicated desks or hot desking options,  it’s ideal for freelancers, start-ups and remote workers.

But what makes The Plaza so great? Some of the key features include:

  • Incredible views across Liverpool’s waterfront

  • Regular networking events 

  • Meeting rooms

  • Wellbeing events

  • Fitness studio

  • An on-site restaurant, bar and coffee shop

  • Communal spaces

  • Superfast WiFi

  • Showers and changing facilities

So, whether you enjoy a lunchtime gym session to break up your day, or you’re looking to expand your business with networking events - The Plaza is the perfect base to work from.

Office Space to Rent in Liverpool

If you’re looking for a flexible office space to rent in Liverpool, there are a number of different options. Whether you’re looking to be based in Sefton, the Traditional Business Quarter or the popular Commercial District, some of the best office spaces include:

From on-site restaurants and bars, to meeting rooms and event spaces - you’re sure to find the ideal office space for your business in Liverpool.

After Work Social Ideas in Liverpool

Aside from some excellent coworking options available, Liverpool also has a number of team building activities on offer for some post-work bonding. Some of the most popular options include:

  • Bierkeller - play beer pong, pool and darts whilst enjoying beer steins and Bavarian themed food.

  • Royal Albert Dock - home to a variety of restaurants, bars that are perfect for some team bonding

  • Escape Rooms - work together to solve the puzzles and make it out in time!

  • Cocktail & Mocktail Making - Add an interactive element to your usual after work drinks

Coworking Space in Leeds

With a huge start-up culture, you’ll be right at home among other business owners in a coworking space in Leeds. In fact, in 2021, Leeds was named as the best place to start a business in the UK outside of London. 

So, whether you’re a start-up owner or freelancer, Leeds might just be the place to be. If you’re looking for a collaborative coworking space in the heart of the city, Platform is the location for you. Conveniently located by Leeds train station, this coworking space has a lot to offer, including: 

  • A roof terrace for meetings and events 

  • Bookable meeting rooms 

  • WiFi

  • A communal lounge area 

  • Networking events 

  • Secure bike storage 

  • Showers

  • Wellness activities

Whether it’s you on your own, or you’re part of a growing team, Platform will give you the perfect base to help you to build your business. 

Office Space to Rent in Leeds

If you’re looking for office space to rent in Leeds, then you’ve got plenty of choice. From the Financial Quarter, to the West End - you’re sure to find the perfect location for your business in this city. 

Our office spaces include: 

Each office space boasts a number of features which have been designed to benefit your business. From collaborative breakout areas for you and your colleagues, onsite gyms to promote healthy lifestyles and a positive work life balance - there’s something for everyone in our serviced offices. Plus, some of them are dog friendly too, so you can even bring your furry friend to work with you! 

Work Social Ideas in Leeds

Leeds is a truly vibrant city with a bustling nightlife, so there’s no shortage of things to do after work in the city, including: 

  • Quirky Cocktail Bars - Cuckoo, Tiki Hideaway and Vice & Virtue are some of the best cocktail bars in Leeds

  • Rooftop Hangouts - East 59th is a rooftop bar that’s perfect for a post-work hangout during the summer

  • Interactive Team Meal - Cook your food to your liking on the grill in the centre of your table at Bulgogi Grill

  • Shuffleboard - Try your hand at Shuffleboard at Head of Steam to add a competitive element to your team night out

Whether you head out mid-week or save it for a Friday - there are plenty of great options in Leeds to keep you and your colleagues entertained long into the evening. 

What to Expect Coworking in Birmingham

Birmingham is an incredibly popular location for many business owners. Conveniently located between London and Manchester, it provides the perfect base for those who may need to travel for work. 

That’s also why coworking in Birmingham can be so useful. With so much flexibility, you’re able to choose a coworking solution that works for your business - from hot desking to dedicated desks, there’s something to suit every business owner.

The Innovation Birmingham Campus provides the ideal base for any freelancer or business owner in the tech industry. As the region’s leading digital tech campus, you’ll be right at home among nearly 200 businesses, making it useful for all-important networking. 

Alternatively, the Cornwall Buildings is another popular coworking space in Birmingham. The distinctive Grade II listed building is based in the Colmore Business District and has been designed to make your business feel right at home. The prime location provides excellent transport links, whilst the location is ideal for building new business connections. 

Some of the key benefits of these coworking spaces include:

  • Communal lounge spaces

  • Shower facilities

  • On-site cafés

  • Superfast WiFi

  • Regular networking events 

  • Convenient locations

  • On-site parking 

So whether you’re looking to hot desk for a day, or a more permanent coworking solution, Birmingham has got a lot to offer.

Office Space to Rent in Birmingham 

Whether you’re looking for a short-term office space to rent whilst your business grows, or a fully-managed office - there are a number of different options in Birmingham, including: 

With convenient locations, regular networking events and excellent facilities - the hardest choice you’ll have to make is which of these offices you’d like your business to be based at!

Work Night Out Ideas in Birmingham

Whether you’re coworking, hot desking or renting an office, it’s inevitable that you’ll end up socialising with your colleagues or fellow coworkers after a hard week at work.

From team socials to business networking, there are a number of different work night out ideas in Birmingham for every occasion, including:

  • Luna Springs - the perfect location for after work drinks, Luna Springs has got craft beers, cocktails, street food and live entertainment

  • Jukeboxers Duelling Piano Bar - You pick the playlist here and the music does not stop

  • Escape Hunt - bond with your colleagues over puzzles and games in an attempt to beat the clock and escape

  • Flight Club - Darts, cocktails and pizza - it’s the perfect place to spend an evening with your office mates

Whether you just head out for a few drinks, or organise an activity for you and your colleagues - there’s no shortage of work night out ideas in Birmingham.

Coworking Spaces in Manchester

Often referred to as ‘the capital of the North’, Manchester is known for its incredible architecture, diverse culture, music and, of course, business opportunities. 

Whether you run a start-up, you’re a freelancer or simply a remote worker, there might come a time when you’re in need of a coworking space in Manchester. From hot desking to your own dedicated desk - you’ll find the perfect solution for you in this city.

Some of the best coworking spaces in Manchester include:

With excellent transport links around the city, each of these coworking spaces provides a great base for any growing business. With regular networking events, bookable meeting rooms, access to fitness facilities and on-site cafés and bars - you’re sure to find the ideal space for your needs in Manchester City Centre. 

Office Space to Rent in Manchester

If you’re looking for a flexible office space to rent in Manchester, then there’s plenty of choice in and around the city. From Spring Gardens, to Oxford Road, there are plenty of locations to choose from in Manchester.

However, if you’d prefer to be slightly further away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, there are some great options in the leafy suburbs of Cheshire and Greater Manchester too. No matter which location you choose, many of our offices boast a number of benefits, including:

  • Bookable meeting rooms at a discounted rate 

  • Communal breakout spaces

  • Dog friendly offices 

  • Networking events 

  • On-site cafés

  • Inspiring interiors 

So wherever you choose to base your business from, we’ll do everything we can to help you make it thrive.

Work Night Out Ideas in Manchester

When it comes to nightlife in Manchester, you’re spoilt for choice. Whether you’re looking for team building activities, or after work drinks, some of the best places in Manchester include:

  • Whistle Punks - let your frustrations out and get competitive at axe throwing.

  • Twenty Twenty Two - Offering a laid-back vibe, Twenty Twenty Two is an underground ping pong bar that’s great for team nights out.

  • Dog Bowl - bowling, but cooler, Dog Bowl is a great place for some cocktails, bowling and burgers.

  • Hatch - enjoy street food and local beers at this vibrant location.

Whether you’re looking to base your business in Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester or Birmingham - they truly are some of the top coworking locations outside of London. From the endless networking opportunities, to the enticing work social ideas, there’s plenty going on in these cities to help you to grow your business.

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