Why Does Common Fiction Exist?
Common Fiction was born out of frustration and isolation when working from home. We wanted to create a space that cultivates creativity, collaboration and fun!
The space is designed for freelancers and solopreneurs that want flexibility, inspiration and comfort from their workspace. So, we designed the perfect light and airy space for coworking and events.READ MORE
To be THE co-working space that provides the most opportunity, support and collaboration in England
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Independent businesses have worked in or visited Common Fiction in 2022!
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Questions we always get!
How much does it cost to join?
A full day of co-working costs £15 per day, or £10 per half day. Our meeting room is £25 per person (min. 2) for a full day, or £15pp for a half-day.
Can I take private calls in the space?
Of course! Feel free to take calls at your desk, we just ask you to use headphones, and respect your fellow co-workers. Whilst working in the space you get access to use our meeting room for calls (dependant on availability), or you can hire the meeting room if you require the space for a longer period. Our kitchen and break out areas are great spaces too, and when the weather is on our side, you can use our yard!
Do the events cost extra?
We put on some free events for our coworkers such as our annual socials. We are also an event space for hire, so when an external event is ran here, you may have to pay for that.
Can I bring in food and keep it in the kitchen?
You sure can. We just ask you to make sure you don't leave food for too long, and that you clean up after yourself before you leave the space. But, all our kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery are to share.
Can I run my own events in the space?
Yes! We’ve held our socials, parties with live DJs, networking events, workshops, presentations, you name it. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
When does the coworking space open and close?
We're currently open Monday to Friday, every week, from 9am to 5pm. Our co-workers access the building via a lockbox system.
We're open for events on evenings and weekends.
Where’s the nearest metro to Common Fiction?
Our nearest metro station is North Shields, on Nile Street - a 5 minute walk from Howard Street.
How does booking a day in work?
After your free taster day, and once you sign up as a co-worker, we will give you access to our booking system - meaning you can make bookings whenever you wish. The system takes card payments too.
Is there a minimum number of days I have to come in each month?
No! We have co-workers that come in every day, some that come in once a week, and some that come in once a month! We're here for you, as and when you need us.