Lothbury, City, London EC2R
This office space on Lothbury is some of the most desirable in the City.
The name Lothbury is believed to derive from the word ‘burgh’, or enclosed area, belonging to Lotha’s or Hlothere’s people. Hlothere was a family name that dates back to the 7th century and there is evidence of Roman settlement as remnants as deep as 10 feet have been found below the street.
More recently, the iconic 41 Lothbury office building, itself, became an important piece of the City of London’s banking history.
The history of 41 Lothbury began in 1833 when William Robert Keith Douglas gathered a group of business associates to consider founding a joint stock bank in London. This entity evolved to become the National Westminster (NatWest) Bank and the building became the head office from the 1830s to 1984.
41 Lothbury has always been one of the least unsubtle banking buildings in London, particularly as it is largely hidden behind the imposing walls of the Bank of England. Yet, the striking view of its clean white frontage from Threadneedle Street is one of the most pleasurable architectural surprises as you walk around the City.
The office building, faced with Portland stone, rises six floors from the street and follows the gentle curve of Lothbury. Historically, its main door was enclosed by a pavilion surmounted by a stone shield bearing the Westminster Bank Coat of Arms.
The building was never simply a bank headquarters office, though; at its heart was the banking hall itself where the bank and its customers did business. Significantly, this banking hall is where a customer in 1834 cashed the first cheque drawn on a bank in the City of London.
The building was listed as Grade II* in 1977 for its opulent and little-altered interior, and the listing details features of the property including moulded architraves, marble fireplaces, checkerboard marble floor and bronze lifts.
Today, 41 Lothbury has evolved further and provides some of the finest office spaces to rent in the City.
The grand double-height banking hall now acts as a grand reception area which creates a stunning first impression for visitors and clients, alike.
The building has been sympathetically remastered to provide luxury flexi office space for the 2020s and there is an array of flex space options within this commercial property.
Beautifully furnished private office suites are available in a range of sizes and configurations that are fully-equipped with the latest business technology.
Meeting and conference rooms that seat up to 14 are equipped with the latest video-conferencing technology.
There is a beautifully appointed client lounge and there are virtual office packages providing a 41 Lothbury business address with mail-forwarding services, too.
Whichever flexible workspace option that you choose at this property, you will experience the discreet professionalism of the first-class business concierge team who can assist with all of your business needs.
This is fully-serviced all-inclusive office space so these services are taken care off in the one-monthly fee payment.
This absolutely unique office space in the City is ideally located for public transportation being just moments from Bank, Aldgate, Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street underground stations.
There is also bicycle parking as well as shower and changing facilities, too, should you wish to use your own steam to commute to the office.
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