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Workspaces, studios and desk spaces

List of companies providing flexible workspace and desk space for micro businesses and self-employed.

Last updated: 14 October 2022

The companies listed below provide flexible workspace and desk space. If you're a self-employed freelancer, a sole trader or a micro or small business not ready to take on a whole commercial property, you might be able to find the workspace you need.

Blackhorse Lane

  • Truman’s Social Club: Co-working space and three self-contained office spaces with over 30 desks available with many amenities provided. Also benefits from discounted food & drink at the Social Club and a free pint at the end of the week!
  • Switchboard Studios:  workspace offering 26 self contained units, located just a short walk from Blackhorse Road Station and in the centre of Waltham Forest's Creative Enterprise Zone. For availability and to book a viewing contact
  • Blackhorse Workshop: public access wood and metal workshop, with separate desk units in an open-plan studio
  • Creative Works: two floors of co-working, office and meeting room space, with an in-house apprenticeship scheme facilitated by Big Creative Education
  • Yonder Workspace: Co-working space with private offices, flexi-desk options, meeting room, wood/metal workshop within a multi-faceted climbing centre, yoga studio, cafe and bar.

Lea Bridge

  • Mainyard Studios: 12 maker studios and four sound-proofed music studios
  • Arbeit: creative studio space with on-site parking and 24 hour access, close to the station
  • Forest Park Studios: former carpentry factory with more than 90 purpose-built artist studios.


  • Narrow Yard: offers studios and desks to rent in a converted warehouse
  • Arbeit Leyton Green: fashion hub in collaboration with Borough of Culture and London College of Fashion, small studios and collaborative event and meeting space
  • Mainyard Studios Leyton: Private Offices, Fixed Desk and Flexible Coworking, Meeting Rooms and Event Space


Meeting rooms

Our libraries have free PCs and study spaces. They also have rooms of various sizes available to rent by the hour. Explore our library facilities and book online

Rooms at The Mill E17: Five options for meeting rooms, located close to St James Street station in Walthamstow