What's included

When you come to work, that should be the only thing on your mind. That’s why we take away the hassle, and provide a happy and productive environment for you to thrive.
  • Ninja-fast Wifi
  • Bike storage
  • Unlimited coffee
All benefits

Google reviews

A great base to work from, with a fantastic front of house team who organise events and keep us well fed. There's always plenty of space in the co-working areas to settle in with your laptop for the day, and private areas for making calls. And there's the added bonus of other co-workers often bringing in their dogs!

Rachel D

I have been working here for over a year now and love it. Everyone you meet is really friendly and fun to work around, and the space itself is conducive to getting your head down and being productive. The area is great too. The staff are hugely accommodating and look to help you and your business out as much as possible.

Henry M

Work.Life is a relaxed environment that creates a nice community feel, through the regular events and activites designed to bring the various corporations/freelancers together. The perks on offer are the highlight of each day and sometimes the reason why I come into the office.

Alex L

Coworking FAQs

How much does it cost to rent a coworking space?

The cost of renting a coworking space totally depends on the type of workspace you’re looking for. Whether it’s pay as you go hot desking, pay monthly hot desking, or a more permanent shared office solution, there’s options for everyone.

What are the benefits of a communal workspace?

Regardless of your business size, a flexible workspace can be great for both employee engagement and your bottom line. In a shared workspace, companies will use communal facilities, common areas and top amenities, which is great for the environment, too!

If you choose a hot desking membership, you’ll be in the communal area alongside like-minded professionals and businesses. But basing your business in a coworking space doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be in a co shared area; you can rent a private office within a larger shared workspace. Find out more about our private office spaces.

What’s a coworking office space?

A shared office in a communal coworking space is a great alternative to a traditional office lease, home office or hot desking for startups and small businesses.

A private office space gives you affordable, flexible workplaces, with the amenities of coworking – think unlimited coffee, social events, fitness classes and networking opportunities – but with a bit more privacy. Plus you also have the opportunity to brand your office space and make it your own.

A private office in a coworking space comes fully equipped with furniture, plug sockets, WiFi, and other extras, so you don’t have to worry about a thing when you move into your new office.

How can I find a shared office space near me?

Our coworking spaces are located all across the UK; with one in Reading one in Manchester, and nine great spaces across Central London, West London, East London, South London, and West London.

What is hot desking?

Hot desking is a flexible working arrangement, usually in a coworking space, where employees have no allocated desk. Rather than working at a set desk space, people just walk into the space and choose the desk they would like to work at.

It’s a great flexible option for freelancers or small teams looking for a work-focused environment.

What’s the difference between Flex and Unlimited?

Flex is our pay as you go membership, it’s ideal for people who are using workspace less than 2 days per week as you just pay for the hours you’re in the space.

Unlimited is best for anyone using the spaces 2 days a week or more. It offers 24/7 access and a variety of additional benefits including 50% off meeting rooms, mail handling and free printing.

Can I rent a desk for a day?

With a Flex membership, you pay for workspace per hour. If you want to rent a desk for a day, your total spend will be capped, and you’ll pay a maximum day rate which varies by location.

Is Flex a good option for home-office hybrid working?

Definitely! We recommend Flex is used by those who want workspace for less than two days a week, so it’s perfect for individuals or teams who work remotely for most of the week, but want access to any of our workspaces on-demand. To sign up a team for Flex, please enquire here.

Which Work.Life coworking spaces can I use with a hot desking membership?

You have access to all our spaces with both Flex and Unlimited memberships.*

*Reading and Manchester Unlimited members will only have access to another location 1 day per week.

When can I start hot desking?

Signing up to both memberships takes just a few minutes via our website. Once completed you’ll be required to book in an induction at a space. These happen at 9am and 3pm on week days in each space. During the induction, you’ll be shown around the space, shown how to log on to the Wifi, and how to print. 

Once you’ve been inducted you’ll receive your membership card and are free to use the spaces. 

Can I print as a hot desking member?

Yep! Printing is included in the Unlimited Membership (fair usage policy of 250 B&W and 20 Colour per month) and can be purchased as a bundle add-on for Flex members.

How much are meeting rooms?

Meeting rooms vary depending on the size but range from £50-90+vat per hour.

Flex members get a 25% discount and Unlimited members get 50% discount.

What times can I access the coworking spaces?

Flex members have access 8.30am – 8.30pm, 7 days a week (excluding bank holidays).

Unlimited members have 24/7 access to any space.

Do I have to pay for anything else once I’m here?

All the kitchen facilities, food and drink are free once you’re here. All Work.Life socials and most events are also free.

Only additional services for Flex members are chargeable, such as printing, mail handling, virtual office and meeting room hire.

Can I bring guests or colleagues in?

You can bring a guest in if you’ve hired a meeting room. With permission of the staff you can also bring a guest in for up to one hour maximum in a breakout area for a casual meeting. Guests must not use the hot desking area or phone booths, and you must be with your guest at all times.

For a colleague, if it’s a one off we can charge the Flex day rate to your account (Flex or Unlimited) for them to work here with you for the day. If the person intends to use the space at least once a month then they will require a Flex membership.

How do I pay?

Flex members pay £20 monthly at the beginning of the billing cycle, which is then applied as credit to use for Flex sessions. Once this has been used, you are charged via direct debit the day after each session.  

Unlimited members pay monthly on the 1st by direct debit. 

First months payment will be taken via credit or debit card on sign up. 

Can I upgrade my membership from Flex to Unlimited easily?

Yes, you can upgrade with just 1 days notice – please speak to your membership team.

What is the cancellation policy?

Flex membership can be cancelled with no notice, within our Member Portal.

Unlimited members can cancel their membership up until 5 days before the following month.

e.g. if you cancel on the 10th March, you will finish at the end of March, having paid a full month already.

If you cancel on the 28th March then you will be required to pay fully on 1st April, with your membership ending at the end of April.

I'm still not sure, can I speak to someone?

Absolutely, feel free to contact us – just call one of our spaces or email us directly.