Hot desking is a flexible and often cost-effective way of working. It involves having a non-allocated work station, meaning that you could be working at any location, sat next to someone in any business area, and of any level of expertise.

Hot desking is based on the principle that not all business people need a desk everyday. This may be because of the job role, because you travel for work, because of flexible hours or because of having temporary staff. Hot desking means that you can save money by not having wasted office space, or paying out for equipment that you use infrequently.

Take a look below to get some ideas of places you and your employees can hot desk.

We Work, London

One of the greatest things about We Work is that they operate hot desks across London. Hence, whether you are looking for a spacious, stylish and relaxed yet professional space in which to work in Aldgate, Holborn, London Fields or chancery Lane, We Work have the answer. Better yet, as well as hot desks, We Work also rent out dedicated desks and private offices.

Central Working, London

Another hot desking provider with spaces dotted across London, this time in Paddington, Bloomsbury, Farringdon, Shoreditch and The City, Central Working is one of the best known of and biggest co-working office and workspace providers in London.

One of the most refreshing realities enjoyed by Central Working clients is that this is a hot desk provider that began and continues to grow because they understand the need for flexible and ready to work in office spaces.

In summary, Central Working aren’t big on providing novelties and extras but do a superb job of creating professional working spaces equipped with everything you could need to get work done.

Second Home, London

Second home is quite possibly one of the most beautifully designed co-working spaces in London.
Not just an office space, Second Home also operates from it East London premises a bustling restaurant that is open to the public as well as its members.
Having filled up fast though, getting a hot desk in this super trendy space can involve placing your name on a waiting list.

The Laundry, London

The Laundry is a truly unique working space that definitely will not appeal to those looking for nothing more than a quiet desk and decent swivel chair.
That said, for those shuddering at the thought of being confined to a small desk space in a sterile atmosphere, The Laundry might just provide the perfect alternative – especially for professionals working in music and entertainment or creative industries.
The Laundry offer up their multipurpose office and music rooms to budding and up and coming musicians and those working in related spheres to provide creative types a co-working and creatively conducive and well equipped space, as well as to encourage collaboration between creative professionals working in The Capital.

Avix Business Centre, Birmingham

With a great central location (2 minutes away from Five Ways train station), the Avix Business Centre provides customised, globally recognised business space solutions for all types of businesses. The business centre has fully refurbished serviced offices, flexible hot desks, meeting rooms, conference venues and virtual offices.

iHub, Birmingham

They offer benefits including individually air-conditioned offices, wifi and high speed broadband as well as a weekly fresh fruit delivery. Business people love the location and access to eateries and retail district.

Spaceport, Manchester

Billing itself as Manchester’s home for tech entrepreneurs and start-ups, this vibrant co-working space in the Northern Quarter wants to be a point of contact within the tech community at large – perfect if you’re a freelancer looking to explore new opportunities in the industry

The Trampery, London

Focused on providing creative and exciting work spaces for predominantly young and artistic professionals, The Trampery have four separate office spaces which are situated in and around London’s East End.
So, if it is an energetic and diverse environment in architecturally stunning and inspiring surroundings you are looking to inhabit and draw from in Old Street, Tower Bridge, East India Dock or Hackney Wick, The Trampery is the place to turn.

Campus, London

Campus London provides the ideal working environment for those looking for more than simply a desk and reliable wifi.
A company with a strong community feel and members who join Campus in order to network as well as work, Campus London isn’t for everyone but for those new to The Capital or looking to broaden their contacts, this is one hot desking space that might just be for you.

90 Mainyard, London

Providing its diverse mix of members and companies with 24/7 access to all its resources and so enabling a supreme level of flexibility, 90 Mainyard also provides tea and coffee in its members’ kitchen and encourages its members to engage as a community.
The collaborative culture at 90 Mainyard is so strong members run a weekly bring & share breakfast scheme.

Neardesk, Birmingham

NearDesk make flexible working easy with a card that lets you work at a growing network of independent shared workspaces. They encourage freelancers to get out of the house and allow larger corporations to be able to use the same company for hot desking, no matter where their employees are.

Midland Art Centre, Birmingham

The centre offers “hot-desk” facilities at its offices in Cannon Hill Park, which is the perfect solution for people who work independently and need somewhere flexible to base themselves – whether it’s for a day, a week, or even longer.

MAC provides a number of services for hot-deskers, including full access to its reception service. They offer printing and photocopying facilities at competitive rates. MAC also has a variety of meeting room spaces for between 2 and 80 guests.

Colony Jactin House, Manchester

Welcome to Colony; a space designed for getting things done. Ideal for freelancers, entrepreneurs, startups, digital nomads and creatives to develop their ideas, accomplish their plans and succeed alongside each other. Based in the heart of Ancoats, the surrounding old mills have been regenerated by independent cafes, restaurants and bars with a focus on high-quality, artisan products

The Headspace Group, Manchester

Their first co-working space outside of London, Headspace want this brand new site to become the focal point for Manchester’s creative community. Comprising of a mix of private offices and co-working spaces there’s a host of additional facilities on offer here too, including a nap room, meeting rooms, work booths, bars, showers and a 60-person event space.

Workplace, Manchester

This cost-effective and stylish workspace offers hot-desking, reserved work space and private offices to suit almost any budget. Membership provides you with a ‘lifestyle’ rather than simply access to a desk, and you’ll get access to meeting spaces, networking events, bike storage, showers and lockers.