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Workspaces, studios and desk spaces

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

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

Library meeting room hire:(Word) various sizes are available in our libraries at Hale End, Lea Bridge, Leyton, Leytonstone, Walthamstow and Wood Street.

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