Co-working from London to Lisbon

Lisbon is a city already known for its thriving co-working and start-up scene, with some even calling it the ‘California of Europe’. Well, now a British-Portuguese chain of co-working space is opening up the latest addition to this buzzing scene.

House of Maria Amalia is opening a new co-woking space near Avenida da Liberdade, right in the heart of Lisbon. It is an addition to House of Maria Amalia’s existing space near Spitalfields Market in Shoreditch, London.

It’s all part of Maria Amalia’s plan to open bright, modern spaces in the centre of Europe’s busiest, best connected cities.

The airy Lisbon co-working space includes fixed desks, as well as high-tech facilities, a kitchenette and a dedicated cleaning service. Most of all, like any co-working space, the aim is to give anyone coming into it access to a tight-knit community of freelancers.

It’s also handy that, situated near Avenida da Liberdade, the space is within walking distance of countless restaurants, cafes and bars- not to mention Lisbon’s stunning historical centre.

So much for the space, but what about the eye-catching name? Well, apparently, it came from founder Kiko Gaspar’s Weimaraner dog named- you guessed it- Amalia.