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The UK's Best Office Views

The UK's Best Office Views
27 May 2021 | Updated 04 August 2021

University College London researchers say that the view from your work desk can dramatically affect productivity, so where can you find the best office views in the UK?

Studying the workspace at a city technology firm, the research team found that staff are less likely to rate their workplace environment favourably when they have higher numbers of desks within their own field of vision. Those with window desks felt more focussed and more productive.


What Makes an Attractive View?


The Data Science Lab at Warwick Business School discovered similar results in their study of what makes an outdoor space beautiful. They explored whether ratings of over 200,000 images of Great Britain from the online game ScenicOr-Not, combined with hundreds of image features extracted using a "deep learning" algorithm, might help us understand what beautiful outdoor spaces are composed of.

In urban areas, they found the following elements to be linked to beauty:

  • Canals and rivers
  • Tree-lined paths and formal gardens
  • Man-made features such as bridge-like structures and characterful buildings


Landmark's Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London


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Picture: a photograph of the view from Landmark's Heron Tower, showing a close view of the Gherkin. Image Credit: Knight Frank


Landmark's Heron Tower at 110 Bishopsgate is known for its rooftop restaurants and nightclubs, featuring a triple-height atrium with inspirational views and workspaces flooded with natural light. Plus, a snaking staircase links all the floors together.

The building was also the recipient of the BCA centre of the year award in 2013.


Wyvols Court, Basingstoke Road, Reading



Picture: a photograph of a tulip garden at Wyvols Court. Image Credit: Knight Frank


Wyvols Court is situated in a Grade II listed building, and sits on beautiful landscaped grounds, as pictured above.


London Monument



Picture: a photograph of the rooftop bar at The Deck


Office Space in Town Monument, London, is a boutique serviced office centre located at 20 St Dunstan's Hill, EC3R 8HL. This London business centre is designed with an award-winning nautical theme and their rooftop café, The Deck, has panoramic views of the Thames and the City. 

ThisWeekinFM will be hosting a special outdoor networking party at this location, to welcome the FM industry back to events.




It's the perfect setting for enjoying a delicious barbecue and networking with industry peers, whilst taking in the stunning views of the city. Tours of the office space will also be available on the night. Find out more and book your tickets here. 


Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth



Picture: a photograph of the view from The Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth showing hills and woodland. Image Credit: The Centre for Alternative Technology

The Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth is located at the heart of the Dyfi Biosphere, which hosts some of the finest examples of special landscapes and wildlife areas in Europe. 

Main Picture: a photograph of the exterior of The Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth Image Credit: The Centre for Alternative Technology

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 27 May 2021


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