Category Archives: London

What is a Registered Office?

The Registered Office doesn’t have to be where a company conducts its business

The registered office is the official address of a UK limited company. This address can be any physical address based in the UK (there are rules about moving the registered office between countries) that the company has permission to use.

• It doesn’t have to be where the company conducts its business
• It can be a residential address (as long as the owner of the property has given permission)

Official bodies such as HMRC will send mail to this address; part of the criteria set out by Companies House is that this mail must then be forwarded onto the company director/s if they are not based in the building.

Our Mail Forwarding and Virtual Office Packages do not include a registered office service. If you own a limited company and wish to use our address as your registered office, you can purchase the relevant service here:

Registered Office Service: £45 plus VAT

I hope you have found this post helpful. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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A Virtual Office offers Real Benefits!

Virtual Offices; Real Solutions

More and more small and medium businesses nowadays choose to make use of a Virtual Office service as a way to be contacted by their clients. The driving factor behind this trend is primarily the huge savings it can bring by assisting with (and addressing) so many aspects of a company’s day-to-day running.

For a small monthly fee, you could benefit from a unique address in Central London for example, or even your very own serviced telephone number, which would go some way towards enhancing the prestige of your company in the eyes of both existing and potential customers. In this day and age keeping one’s address details private is of paramount importance, and if you are still running your business from home, and aren’t ready to move into a professional premises just yet, then this service is certainly for you! Let me tell you a bit more about how a Mail Forwarding service can add to the value of any business. Continue reading

Luke Loves London because…

Luke celebrating Waitangi Day in London. At 6.2, Luke may stand tall in the office but this policeman makes him look like a Hobbit.

It’s round four of “We Love London because”, where members of the team tell us what they love about the city. Today we’re chatting with Luke, our Graphic Designer.

“Being from New Zealand, where the population isn’t even half of London’s, I love that London is always in the spotlight.

Just on the way to work you can see sights often shown on camera in films and TV shows – even sporting events, especially in 2012! The closest my hometown of Hamilton gets to being in view of the world is Hobbiton, and that’s still an hour’s drive away!”

Thanks Luke!

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Collecting your mail over Christmas

If you collect mail from our offices, please note our working hours over the festive period:

Friday 20th December: 9am – 1pm
Monday 23rd: 9am – 5:30pm
Tuesday 24th: 9am – 1pm
Wednesday 25th: Closed
Thursday 26th: Closed
Friday 27th: 9am – 5:30pm
Monday 30th: 9am – 5:30pm
Tuesday 31st: 9am – 3pm
Wednesday 1st January: Closed
Thursday 2nd: 9am – 5:30pm

We wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Laura Loves London because…

Laura. In Canterbury.

Here it is, the first “We Love London because…” blog post. In this series of posts, a member of the team is going to name one(ish) thing that they love about London. Kicking us off is our Marketing Assistant, Laura.

“I love London because it’s so easy to get around. Being from a small town in Essex I usually have to drive everywhere. In London everything’s on your doorstep and you’re never short of options; Tube, bus, cab or Boris bike – they’re all great!

It’s great for walking around too. Even if you’re not aiming for anywhere, you can still wander and find some hidden gems, like a good pub or a secret garden.”

Thanks to Laura for stepping up first. What do you love about London? Let us know in the comments section below.

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How do I top up my Postage Deposit?

How do I pay my Postage Deposit?

The Postage Deposit is used to pay for any postage or handling fees that your mail incurs.

When you sign up for any of our Mail Forwarding services, £20 is put towards the deposit. The amount of time this lasts depends on what service you have and where we’re sending your mail (if your mail is forwarded).

When the deposit starts to run low, we’ll send you an email letting you know. To top up your postage deposit (you don’t have to wait until you’re notified – you can top up when you want) simply:

1. Sign in to your account
2. Select My Deposits
3. Under Actions select View
4. Enter the amount that you wish to add to your account and then

5. Complete the payment process

That’s it!

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Introducing “We love London because…”

We do!

Welcome to our first “We love London because…” blog post. Over the coming months, I’m going to ask the team at London Presence “what do you love about London?” Each post will be dedicated to one person and one thing that they love about the capital.

Now we’re going to keep things strictly positive, but as Londoners, we know that one thing we do all like is a good moan. So if you want to let us know what you dislike about London, let us know via the comments section. Of course, you’re welcome to let us know what you love too!

We’ll post the first proper “We love London because…” in two weeks, watch this space…

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I use London Presence… Louis Savy, Sci-Fi London

Louis tells us why he uses a London Presence mail forwarding service

Louis Savy runs Sci-Fi London, the world’s largest film festival dedicated to Science Fiction. The festival showcases the latest Sci-Fi films, large and small. It’s no surprise then that Sci-Fi London receives DVDs by the bucketload from film-makers dying to get their film on the programme. So how does a busy man like Louis cope with all this mail? With a little help from us of course!

Here’s why Louis uses London Presence…


Having an external mailing address where I know someone’s there 9-5:30, five days a week is very handy. If something needs to be signed for, I know somebody’s there who can do it. Then my mail is secure until I come and pick it upContinue reading

Is your business covered for Christmas?

Just because you’re on a break doesn’t mean your business is too

I know, I know, it’s not even November yet and here’s a post about Christmas (56 days away)! But trust me; if you run a small business this could be priceless.

Many of us take a break over the festive period, however, that doesn’t mean that business has to take a break too.

With our Holiday Cover service we’ll allocate your business a number for you to give to your customers or potential customers. We’ll then answer calls (answering as either “reception” or in your company name depending on what package you opt for; Basic or Plus) and take messages which will be forwarded onto you via email.

The service can be used for just 1 week or up to 4 weeks. Normally we’d pick up calls Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm, over the Christmas period we can answer calls on (exact times may change; keep your eyes on the blog for updates):

Monday 23rd December: 9am to 5:30pm
Tuesday 24th: 9am to 12:45pm
Friday 27th: 9am to 5:30am
Monday 30th: 9am to 5:30pm
Tuesday 31st: 9am to 3pm Continue reading

NYC’s Start-Up rival according to its Mayor? London of course

Silicon roundabout, just a few minutes walk from us.

Speaking recently at a seminar in New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that he believes London, not Silicon Valley, to be NYC’s closest rival when it comes to hi-tech start-ups:

“Our competition is only going to be in other cities that have similar kinds of characteristics and the city that comes to mind is London”

Old Street roundabout (also known as Silicon roundabout), situated just a few minutes walk from our office, is now considered the tech start-up hub of the UK with companies such as Moo, Moshi Monsters and all being based around the area.

An ideal time to have a London Presence then!

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