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What Your Office Says About You

Author: SSwales/October 28, 2014

First impressions count for everything when it comes to your office, especially if you have clients visiting you.

Mayfair

Mayfair is one of the most exclusive areas that London has to offer. With London’s largest concentration of 5 star hotels, prestigious establishments such as Claridges and the Royal Academy of Arts along with designer stores and art auction houses like Sotheby’s and Christie’s all established in this area, you don’t get much more luxuriously impressive than this. Mayfair is popular with boutique financial services, luxury goods companies and hedge fund firms.

Mayfair’s architecture is typically Georgian or Victorian. With wrought iron railings and lots of windows, the buildings in Mayfair can be very impressive.

What this says about your business: Having an office in Mayfair positions your company at the top of its market.

Belgravia and Knightsbridge

Two of the wealthiest districts in London, Belgravia and Knightsbridge have some of the world’s most recognisable retail brands based in the area. Flagship shops for shoe designers such as Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo, upmarket stores such as Harrods and Harvey Nichols, and museums like the V&A mean that the area has a very upmarket feel. The area is popular with real estate firms, private wealth, financial services and oil and gas corporations. With red brick and white stucco fronted buildings, and leafy surrounds, Belgravia and Knightsbridge is a relaxed, cultured part of the city. Hyde Park is very close, making it a perfect place to escape the noise of the city.

What this says about your business: Whilst very distinguished, an office in Belgravia or Knightsbridge says that your business is established, respected, credible and confident.

Midtown

Midtown is a recently rebranded area of London, bridging Bloomsbury, Holborn and St Giles. While many still remain sceptical of its new name, the area is an exciting place to work in. With redevelopments and investment flying left, right and centre in Midtown, many big corporations are moving there. From production companies such as DreamWorks and Warner Bros to law firms like Mishcon de Reya, as well as tech companies, charities and legal firms, there is a diversity of business that gives the area its buzz. Not only is Midtown an exciting place to do business, there are also many cafes, hotels, restaurants and bars that make sure its buzzing at the weekend too. There’s no high street, just award-winning architecture, and a big melting pot of industries.

What this says about your business: Midtown is the place for innovative and inspiring businesses where anything goes. An office in Midtown says cool, original and inventive.

City

The City of London competes with New York for the title of the world’s leading centre for international finance. With over 250 foreign banks, plus the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange, the City is a hub of financial activity. It is also popular with professional service firms and high end recruitment firms. While now there is a growing residential population, there used to be a time where the City was a ghost town at the weekends, but not so any more. Skyscraper buildings are all vying for attention in the City, with big names such as The Gherkin, The Cheesegrater, The Walkie Talkie and The Pinnacle dominating the district.

What this says about your business: the City of London is the mecca for financial businesses, so if you’re located here this is what many will assume you do. An office in the City says that you’ll get the job done, that you’re sleek and concise.

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