Entries by Guy Grantham

Your new flexible friends

Back in the 1970s, one of the UK’s first credit cards – Access – launched into the market with the claim that it was your ‘flexible friend’. There was no need to pay today; no need to use cash; it was a payment method that suited your needs. Many London landlords are now also projecting […]

The City isn’t just about finance

The prospect of financial institutions moving staff out of London as a consequence of a Brexit has raised concern about office demand – especially in the City. However, the reality is that the City’s principal reliance on banking and finance has been shifting steadily ever since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2009. After the […]

Going south?

Apple’s decision to base its new 400,000 sq ft headquarters at the Battersea Power Station development was a massive boost for London’s office market south of the river. Many feel it will be the same pivotal moment as when Google committed to King’s Cross – a massive endorsement of a ‘new’ location and a catalyst […]

Footloose business breaks down borders

A quick look at some of London’s ancient street names will show you how business within the city has operated within defined areas. Bread Street, Poultry and Ironmonger Lane are all echoes of the Capital’s medieval trade clusters. More recently, contemporary businesses have also tended to huddle together. For example, the EC3 postcode around the […]