We are spoilt with choices of free workspaces and coworking spaces in London and other cities in the UK like Manchester and Bristol. That’s no surprise – it’s the places in the UK where business happens and where you expect offices and people in suits. But with the flo-working revolution and WFA (Work From Anywhere), we see more and more workspaces coming up in amazing locations.
Places like Brighton and Portsmouth have always been amongst the top destinations for a trip to the coast. Longer staycations might lead flo-workers to the Midlands, to northern cities like Leeds and Newcastle or all the way up to Scotland. Cornwall and Wales have also become popular destinations for all those that are no longer bound to a physical office location. Time to check out where we could work from in these places!
When in Brighton, we all want to enjoy a stroll along the beach and the sea views. The Holiday Inn Brighton Seafront offers both combined with an on-site Starbucks coffee and optional burgers for lunch. You can sit at the terrace outside and enjoy the sun and the sea whilst working or you can use the free workspace or a private workspace. Othership Premium member also enjoy great discounts!
If you happen to be in Brighton regularly and seek a great community of coworkers, we suggest you check out The Skiff. This workspace was created to combat loneliness amongst freelancers. As such, they have regular social events at the work hub.
You also find coffee shops to work from in Brighton run by The Werks Group – perfect if you are there for just a day or a few hours. They also offer work studios and meeting rooms.
How about a trip to the Historic Docks in Portsmouth or the Isle of Wight? And if you’re already there, why not get some work done? The Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth is located within Gunwharf Quays right by the harbour. The open space lobby is available 24 hours to work from. Private workspaces and meeting rooms can be booked optionally. There are some perks for Othership premium members!
From the south coast of England, we take a look to the most northern part of the UK: Scotland. Amongst the popular cities for flo-workers are Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Close to the Theatre Royal in Glasgow and right in the heart of the city is the 3-star Hampton by Hilton Glasgow Central Hotel. You can choose between a free workspace in the bright lobby available 24/7 or book a private office. Othership premium members enjoy discounts on food and drinks.
If there is one thing Scotland is known for, it is Whisky. If we combine this with a great workspace, we end up at The Distillery in Glasgow. From hot desks and day passes to fixed desks for a monthly rent, there are plenty of flexible options and the workspace is dog-friendly.
If you happen to be in Edinburgh, we highly recommend the Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel. It is a historic Georgian building near the Haymarket and offers a bright workspace and 9 meeting rooms. There are discounts available for Othership premium members.
From Scotland, we continue a bit further south and return to England. In Newcastle you will find a co-working space and incubator for start-ups. You don’t have to use them both, but the combination might come in handy if you are building a business. Tuspark offers a coworking space with 24-hour access and all amenities you’d expect from a workspace.
If you are looking for a collaborative and creative workspace in Leeds, Duke Studios might be worth a visit. You can choose between hot desking and fixed desk options or rent a private office.
It’s getting further south, and we land in Chester. Here you can work from a Victorian social club with large, bright and airy rooms. Community is at the core of what they do at Industry Chester.
We are now going to explore another part of the UK: Wales. Cardiff is not only a popular destination, but also offers a wide choice of co-working spaces. Tramshedtech for example offers flexible packages from day passes to dedicated team desks. Whatever you need is there, and it comes with community events. You can get a free trial day to find out more about the space.
Creatives and artists looking for a collaborative space in Cardiff find a new home at The Sustainable Studio. The workspace is set in an industrial warehouse and also contains a space for performances, exhibitions and photo shoots. This coworking community is a truly creative community.
We continue our journey to Cornwall and end up in a surfer’s paradise. Newquay has become the new hub for all water sports lovers that can’t travel to their usual spots. This has also led to an increase in coworking spaces in the Cornish town.
Deskhop Newquay is located on the high street and only a staircase away from Towan beach. They offer flexible day passes, dedicated desks for monthly rent and private offices. Plus, there is storage space for bikes and surfboards.
Newly opened in 2021 is Pentire House in Newquay. The coworking space and innovation hub stretches over 4 floors with sea views and a terrace. There is also a photography studio, event space and Yoga room. Digital nomads find everything they need in this space in Cornwall.
We return back towards East for the last stop of our tour, and it’ll lead us to the garden of England: Canterbury in Kent. It is just an hour outside of London and perfectly suited for a short trip. It is the home of the Canterbury Tales and the famous Cathedral. Those interested in history and culture find everything in one place and can get their work done at Fruitworks. They offer flexible packages and highly value their community of freelancers.
Are you stoked to go on a little road trip across the UK? No matter where you are, there’s a desk waiting for you! With an Othership premium membership, you can be productive whilst living the WFA-lifestyle. Where are you going to first?