One of the City of London’s attractions, Monument, is a location where office accommodation suits a wide range of budgets and can provide stunning views over the city as a bonus. This is the area covered by King William Street up to Fenchurch and Cannon Streets, in the heart of the City and close to the Bank of England and all of the major City institutions.
It was named after the monument designed by Sir Christopher Wren to commemorate the Great Fire of London. Monument underground station is now linked with Bank station.
Public transport links
The Bank-Monument station provides transport links throughout the London underground, Cross Rail and the Docklands Light Railway networks. There are connections to mainline stations at Liverpool Street and Waterloo. Cannon Street, Fenchurch Street and London Bridge are close by. Aldgate and Moorgate stations are just a 10-minute walk away, as is Tower Hill station near to the famous Tower of London.
Although Monument is in the centre of the City, it’s just a short stroll over London Bridge to the South Bank to the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Butler’s Wharf for superb restaurants to entertain business and private guests.
Traditional outside, modern inside
The London Monument Business Centre on King William Street is situated close to all financial institutions as well as shopping centres, professional service providers, IT companies and recruitment consultants. Arranged over four floors of a traditional building with a stunning facade, some of these modern serviced offices have views over the River Thames as well as London Bridge.
Similar period buildings with 21st-century interiors are found along King William Street, Cannon Street and Eastcheap. Serviced office have permanently staffed reception halls, dining facilities and a range of communications and IT systems.
On a budget
More budget-conscious companies can rent space-saving offices that allow employees to hot-desk, as well as day offices and virtual offices. The working environment is very comfortable and furnished professionally. The buildings offer virtual office spaces, conference facilities, on-site IT and other technical support, including security, CCTV and 24-hour access.
The iconic gherkin
The office space Monument has to offer is found around Mary Axeclose to the Gherkin; one of the most noted City of London landmarks and owned by the Swiss Reinsurance Company. The Gherkin’s famed exterior consists of a steel and glass trellis spiralling to a point at its summit. Inside, offices have windows stretching from the floor to the ceiling that give a panoramic view over the city.
Flexible terms and facilities
There are conference suites, lounge areas, catering and dining facilities and administrative and secretarial services, as well as disabled access and bike racks. This all adds up to one of the most popular areas for serviced offices in London.
Renting office space in Monument gives a company an address in the EC3 postal district but also an option to rent unbranded offices. There are many flexible rental agreements available, with monthly billing that includes any cleaning and laundry work.
Meeting rooms can be rented for formal and informal events ranging from board meetings to training and video conferencing on an hourly basis, a part of a day or any number of weeks.