I recently enjoyed a one-night stay at London’s latest co-living accommodation that aims to make living “more sociable and stress-free”.

Set in Battersea, Folk at Florence Dock offers everything and more for those looking for a sense of community in the busy region of London.

Folk offers four types of studios standard, roomy, bigger and biggest, all featuring a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

But it's what’s beyond the studios that really makes Folk stand apart from other co-living offerings in London.

Unlike you’re typical renting situation in London, you get the chance to enjoy your own private space whilst having much more available than many renters could only dream of.

From a fully kitted out gym, terrace, cinema room, games room with the latest game consoles and much more.

News Shopper: The self serve bar. The self serve bar. (Image: Newsquest)

I was lucky enough to explore and stay in Folk at Florence Dock for one night to try out for myself, here’s what I thought.

Here’s what I thought of London’s latest co-living accommodation, Folk

Walking into Folk at Florence Dock, I immediately felt welcomed as residents and staff politely greeted me as I took in the surroundings including a fully stocked shop, endless seating, and a very smart bar.

The studio itself was cosy but had everything you could need whether staying for one night or a year.

On entering there was a good-sized bathroom that had a large stand-alone shower, a medicine cabinet and a heated towel rack.

The compact kitchen was perfect for simple cooking, with two electric stove points, a microwave oven, sink, fridge/freezer, and plenty of storage space.

Next to the double-sized bed is a large wardrobe that gives you mass amounts of space for all your clothing and more.

For one night I found the standard-sized studio the perfect place to sit back and relax with a comfy bed and a flat TV screen connected to all the top streaming services.

But away from the room, Folk had so much more to enjoy and experience.

Outside there are terraces that have plenty of seats and tables overlooking the River Thames and even BBQ making it the perfect space to enjoy the longer and warmer nights.

Two community kitchens help bring everyone together with massive amounts of counter space, storage, hobs and ovens.

Plus, what’s even better is that you can use all the latest gadgets for free, including air fryers, blenders and more, along with every type of pot and pan you could need.

There is even a private dining room that residents can book that has its own kitchen making it the perfect spot for community dinners.

Wanting a place to sit back and relax, you can take a seat in one of the snugs available, my personal favourite included a sunken couch and calming lighting.

For fitness fans, the gym is perfect, featuring all the equipment you could need including weights, treadmill, ropes, and bikes, and the best part is, it's no extra cost, saving you a gym membership.

Next to the gym, you can enjoy the games room, with a pool table, table tennis and snooker.

But the real excitement from the games area came from the consoles on offer, including the latest PlayStation, VR headsets and more, which any resident can play for free.

Last but by far not least, there’s the cinema room, a movie fan dream with a large screen and restful sofas helping you relax as you watch your favourite films in HD.

News Shopper: The snug and library. The snug and library. (Image: Newsquest)

Away from the endless choices of spaces to enjoy, Folk helps create a strong sense of community with events for residents.

In my one-night stay, there were plenty of activities to do, including a pizza party and laser quest game, stretching classes and card making class.

I didn’t get the chance to enjoy any of the events myself, but speaking to residents in the building, they all shared that they regularly attend and enjoy the classes on offer.

Away from everything and more that Folk has to offer, I was pleasantly surprised by how despite everyone having a busy typical London life there was a real sense of community.

Everyone you walked past gave a polite smile and made conversation, something which in some areas has become uncommon in London.

Though co-living is not new, Folk offers a new style and helps bring people together in a place that may never sleep and can be very lonely.

From my one-night stay, I could tell that Folk is the perfect place for anyone new to London looking to make friends or those on short time and looking for a place with everything they could need without the price tag.

So, the next time you spend a night away, look at co-living to see what it has to offer.

You can find out more information via the website.

How much is Folk, London’s co-living?

Prices for Folk vary depending on the size of the studio and location, with three sites available.

A standard room costs £1,730pcm, roomy at £1,930pcm, bigger costs £2,010pcm and lastly biggest at £2165pcm.

Costs of studios include all bills such as council tax, and Wi-Fi, plus a gym membership and activity costs.