Five Perks of Coworking in London’s Fringe

London is often considered to be the heart of the business world, but with its rising costs, lack of green spaces and busy environments, increasingly more people are searching for offices that provide the ‘London vibe’ without breaking the bank or compromising on that much-needed work-life balance.

Luckily, the answer for those professionals seeking a conducive and cost-effective workspace is simple – coworking spaces in London’s fringe.

In fact, there are a whole host of benefits to coworking in a hub like Uxbridge, just on the outskirts of the capital. We’ve rounded up our ‘five top perks of co-working’ in the fringe below…

1. Enjoy a greener environment

Escape the concrete jungle and embrace the refreshing opportunity of working in an environment surrounded by greenery. Coworking spaces located just outside London often benefit from being close to parks, nature reserves, and open landscapes. This proximity to green space not only enhances your overall well-being but also provides a tranquil setting which boosts focus and productivity (Mental Health Foundation, 2023).

Workers can take their breaks in nearby parks, enjoy lunch outdoors or head outside for meetings in nature – all of which can significantly improve mental health and creativity. Some of the top greenspaces around Adapt include Denham Country Park, Fassnidge Park, and the 50 acres of parkland that ARC Uxbridge is surrounded by. Overall, it contributes to a work-life balance that’s harder to achieve in the heart of a bustling city.


2. Reduced commuting stress

Commuting into the heart of London can be a daily ordeal for many workers. It’s busy, expensive and crowded, which often leads to lateness and unnecessary stress. Luckily, spaces outside the city come with less traffic congestion, shorter travel distances, plenty of parking and fewer people, meaning workers can enjoy a more relaxed journey to work.

Not only does this save valuable time but it contributes to a healthier work-life balance, which boosts productivity, creativity and mood.

At Adapt by ARC, members can reach us by bike, car, bus, tube, plane or even helicopter! The space is based just three miles from Junction 16 of the M40/M25, Heathrow is just seven miles away, and Uxbridge Underground Station is 20-minutes’ walk away. There are also ample parking facilities, including electric car charging points and new covered storage for 50 bicycles, which provides workers with the flexibility to choose the most convenient and stress-free method of commuting for them.


3. Affordability

One of the most significant advantages of opting for a coworking space just outside London is the cost-effectiveness. The soaring real estate prices within the city can make it challenging for startups, freelancers, and small businesses to afford office space. Coworking spaces on the outskirts offer a budget-friendly alternative without compromising on the amenities and professional environment.

These spaces typically provide flexible membership plans, allowing individuals and businesses to choose arrangements that suit their specific needs. With lower overhead costs, the operators can pass on the savings to their clients, providing a win-win situation for workers looking to optimise their expenses. At Adapt by ARC it costs from just £89 per person per month for a co-working space, which is drastically cheaper than similar spaces in the centre of the capital.


4. Networking opportunities

Contrary to the misconception that coworking spaces outside London lack networking opportunities, these spaces often foster a strong sense of community. Professionals from a range of industries work at these locations, creating a diverse and collaborative environment. Networking events, workshops, and social gatherings are common, providing ample opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals. For instance, at Adapt by Arc there are regular community breakfasts, fitness classes, book clubs and more for members to attend.


5. Proximity to facilities

Despite being situated on the outskirts of London, coworking spaces in areas like Uxbridge offer unparalleled access to a plethora of amenities and facilities that contribute to a well-rounded work experience. Professionals can fuel their productivity with a freshly brewed cup of coffee or a quick bite to eat from the local cafes and restaurants during their breaks. Nearby gyms provide opportunities to incorporate exercise into daily routines, enhancing focus and overall health. Not to mention, there’s a great choice of stylish bars and traditional pubs where coworkers can bond over an afterwork drink. Why not visit the Bar Italia for house infused cocktails and homemade authentic Italian cuisine, or head to The Crown and Treaty for a more traditional atmosphere and a fantastic range of local ales next time you’re working at Adapt?

These facilities ensure that professionals can enjoy the convenience and vibrancy typically associated with urban environments, whilst cashing in on the perks of a suburban workspace.


In conclusion, choosing a coworking space just outside of London brings a myriad of benefits – from cost-effectiveness and proximity to green spaces to convenient parking and networking opportunities. As the professional landscape continues to evolve, the spaces offer a strategic and refreshing approach to work, paving the way for a balanced and thriving environment.

Looking for a coworking space on the outskirts of the city? Check out Adapt by ARC, which is set within 50 acres of parklands in Uxbridge, just 40 minutes from central London.