Get Closer to Nature
Our space in Manor House may seem super industrial; we’re in the midst of a thriving clothing industry (something we’re proud to be a part of), lots of art studios, mechanics and scrapyards. But there’s also an abundance of nature just around the corner – this contrast is one of the reasons we love Manor House.
Taking a step away from work and spending some time with nature is proven to improve your productivity, mood and creativity. Although it can be hard to get outside during the work week, research shows that people who spend just a little bit of time with nature are not only fitter and calmer, but also smarter and more efficient. We’re always looking for ways of feeling and working better, so here is a round-up of our favourite nature spots nearby:
The New River is just a five-minute stroll away from our space, making it the perfect spot to bring a packed lunch and do some duck watching. Perching on the grassy banks, you get a nice view over our space in the warehouses and beyond. It’s a popular route for dog walkers so you can get your ‘awww’ fix there, and in the springtime you might even spot a few swans nesting with their eggs.
We’re lucky to have a nature reserve ten minutes down the road. It’s open during the workday so it’s the ideal spot to take a stroll on your lunch break and feel like you’ve escaped to a different world. The wetlands is an operating reservoir filled with wispy reeds, still expanses of water and wildlife. Amoungst the wildflowers, herons and swifts, there’s the Coalhouse Café which does a great cup of coffee.
Ten minutes walk in the opposite direction of our space brings you to the huge Finsbury Park. Open from dawn till dusk, it’s a great place for picnics and meet ups after work. Not only is it massive but it’s got two cafes we love, tennis courts and a skatepark. The park hut plays host to a drum jam group and there’s a gallery in the middle with a range of exhibits throughout the year.
Areaworks is a provider of open supportive coworking office spaces in accessible areas throughout London. We don’t believe in stuffy central locations, long commutes, impersonal and uptight environments. We believe there’s a better way of working, and we’re here to make it happen: in our areas, with our areas. We believe in opening up communities that inspire progress and open up opportunities. We offer complete turnkey work place solutions for start-ups, creatives, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. We design our desk coworking to feel open, to encourage collaboration and productivity, to inspire you to think differently. Areaworks currently has two coworking spaces in prime London locations. The first resides in Manor House, an area very close to our hearts (and where it all began). Our second space recently opened in Hoxton, one of the fastest growing areas for all things innovation, in London. If you are looking for a coworking space in London, which provides you with the environment and the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals, then we have the perfect place for you.