Vauxhall area guide
Vauxhall is a real up-and-coming area for businesses, having undergone significant redevelopment in recent years. Light industry, office and government buildings can now all be found in central Vauxhall, located just the other side of the river from Westminster.
Vauxhall is an area with a real historical link to business. Compared to more central areas, Vauxhall offers comparatively cheaper rent, and its business links mean that there are still a wide range of available properties. Indeed, Vauxhall was appealing enough for MI6 to base their own headquarters in the area. Transport links are excellent, too, which is great for businesses looking to network across the city.
The cultural diversity of Vauxhall makes it a great place to work. In recent years, Vauxhall has become more vibrant and popular in terms of nightlife, even being re-dubbed ‘Voho’ by many people, in tribute to its Soho-like atmosphere.
What companies does it suit?
Vauxhall’s substantial range of office buildings make it well-suited to B2B companies, though there is also a lot of opportunity for B2C as well. Start-up businesses especially should consider the Vauxhall area: it offers everything that a trendier location would, whilst being slightly cheaper.
Even by London standards, the Vauxhall area is extremely well-connected. Vauxhall station alone offers links via the London Underground, National Rail and London Buses. Both the Northern and Victoria Lines are accessible from the Vauxhall area, and the Cycle Superhighway also runs through the area.
Vauxhall would be particularly well suited to an agency that works with clients, as the excellent links make it exceptionally easy to network across the capital as a whole.
"Vauxhall Bridge London spring 2011" by Rev Stan is licensed under CC BY 2.0