Somerset House Exchange

Somerset House Exchange - Creative Co-working Space

Hot desk in a beautiful co-working space for creatives, Somerset House Exchange, with a range of flexible and affordable membership packages from pay as you go to unlimited, and bursaries available to those who may face barriers in terms of access and opportunity in the creative and cultural sector.

Within Somerset House Exchange, we actively build our community with a focus on freelancers, practitioners, and small businesses working in the arts and creative industries, or those that offer support to creatives, who are keen to engage and collaborate with the wider community here.

In addition to a wide range of creatives working in anything from animation, film, music, performing arts, to fashion, curation, AI and VR, some examples of organisations within our community providing support to creatives include solicitors specialising on intellectual property for artists/creatives, a sustainability company with a sole focus on the performing arts, and PR firms for arts and cultural organisations.

View our creative community including our current Somerset House Exchange members

Applying to join – Criteria

Somerset House Exchange is suitable for teams of up to 6 people and comes with strict selection criteria. Memberships are only available for freelancers, practitioners, and small businesses who:

  • Work in the arts and/or creative industries
  • Incorporate and embrace innovation
  • Have a collaborative approach to their work
  • Strive to increase diversity within their sector

Limited number of memberships are available per month, with applications reviewed on a weekly basis. For teams larger than 6, other spaces are available. 

Membership Options:

PAY AS YOU GO MEMBERSHIP - £25+VAT per person pcm + PAYG hrs

EXCHANGE 30 HOURS - £60+VAT per person pcm

EXCHANGE 50 HOURS - £100+VAT per person pcm

EXCHANGE 100 HOURS - £175+VAT per person pcm

EXCHANGE UNLIMITED - £270+VAT per person pcm

Somerset House Exchange Bursaries

We offer bursary placements of up to 75% off to people who have been historically marginalised and may face barriers in terms of access and opportunity in the creative and cultural sector. Applications are open on a rolling month to month basis, with 5 placements available in each round

All memberships include:

Facilities Benefits
Over 140 seats to choose from

Phone booths & Meeting rooms

Communal Private Terrace
In-House Café Bar

High Speed Wi-fi

Secure Bike Storage

Showers & Lockers

Postal Service

Printing Facilities

Buy Additional Hours as needed

Flexible Contractual Terms
Dedicated online members platform

Curated Community Programme 

Discounted Meeting Room Hire across Somerset House

Preferential booking, discounts, and free access to Somerset House public programme & exhibitions

Connection and network with wider Somerset House resident creative community

Listing on the Somerset House website


Somerset House Exchange is at capacity. We are currently only offering memberships to individuals and freelancers who have a strong fit with our community and criteria. If you work in the arts or the creative industries or supply support services to the sector, and would like to be considered for the waitlist, please apply below.