Virtual Office Address

Get a virtual office address and register a limited company, in minutes

We’re only accepting single shareholders helpYou can add additional shareholders and directors at a later date by contacting Companies House directly.

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The benefits of a virtual office

Not come across this service before? With our virtual office address option, you get a central London address to use as your registered address. This is brilliant for new businesses:

  • Get your mail, wherever you are 📩 🌴

    Digital nomad? We’ll scan and email your mail to you, so you’ll never miss an important letter – even if you’re in a hammock in Honolulu.

  • Keep your home address private 🏠

    If you use your home address as your registered address, it’s publicly available so anyone can see it online. Keep it top secret instead!

  • Your address stays the same 📫

    A virtual office gives you a permanent address. Even if you move house or office, you don’t need to tell Companies House – less admin is always a win!

What’s included with a virtual office address?

The virtual office address service is available only to new Tide members who register their company with us.

Your first month is free of charge. This isn’t a calendar month, it’s the month from the date your company is incorporated. Future months are charged in advance.

The plan includes:

  • Registered office address: 86-90 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NE
  • Correspondence address for director: 86-90 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NE
  • Same day mail scanning and email forwarding:
    • Official mail will be scanned and emailed to you on the same day it’s received
    • Unofficial mail (for example, advertising) will be returned to the sender

The plan doesn’t include collecting or forwarding mail, except cheques which are forwarded to you by post.

Get started

Ready to be a business owner? Here’s how it works.

Tide is here to support you in starting your own company. We believe the world would be a better place if more people gave it a shot – that’s why we’ve made company formations easier than ever.

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Two-in-one

We register your company and open your business account in four easy steps.

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Free

We’ll take care of your company registration fee – plus, there are no monthly fees for your account.

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Fast

Your business account should be open in minutes, and your company is usually registered the same day.

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Secure

We’re a Companies House approved formation agent with a secure integration, so you’re in safe hands.

How to get started setting up your limited company

Time to turn your idea into reality. In one streamlined process, you can register your UK limited company, get a virtual office address, and open a Tide current account. Better yet, we’ll take care of the registration cost with Companies House, so it won’t cost you a penny.

  1. Unique company name

    Use our search tool to instantly check if your company name is available.

  2. Registered office address

    Keep things simple and private by opting for Tide's 'virtual office address' service. The 'registered office address' is where official communications are sent, for example, letters from Companies House.

  3. Personal information

    You'll need the name, nationality, date of birth, occupation and address of the director. If there are more than one director or shareholders, you can add this detail later directly with Companies House.

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Why register your company using Tide?

  • Trusted by over 300,000 businesses

    From consultants to cupcake makers, coders to coat makers, we’re all about supporting small businesses giving business owners time back so they can do what they love and grow their business.

  • All your business account needs in one app

    Create and pay invoices, freeze your card, organise your money with multiple accounts, tag transactions with your own labels – it’s all in there.

  • Loved by accountants

    Sync with your accounting software or give your accountant read access to make bookkeeping a breeze.

  • Member perks

    As a Tide member, you’ll enjoy exclusive discounts and bonuses from companies on the same mission as us: to save business owners valuable time and money.

Virtual Office Address FAQs

What is a virtual office address?

Tide’s virtual office address service can only be subscribed to when incorporating a company through our company formations service.

The virtual office address can be used as:

  • Official contact address (correspondence address) of a company director, secretary, subscribers, person with significant control in a company
  • Official registered office address – this is where mail will be sent from Companies House and HMRC. The address will appear on the companies house record

What happens if you are unable to offer me a Tide account?

If we successfully incorporate your company, but have been unable to offer you a Tide account, then your virtual office address subscription will be held directly with Hoxton Mix and not through Tide. Hoxton Mix will contact you directly, however you may be asked to change your registered office address and to stop using their service. This is at their discretion.

This is outlined in our virtual office address Key Facts Document (which forms part of the Hoxton Mix Virtual Office Address Terms and Conditions).

What are the benefits of a virtual office address with Tide?

  • Companies House official registered office address and correspondence address for the director opening the account

  • Legal address for HMRC correspondence

  • Same day mail scanning to your email

  • A professional and stable business address, even if you change office location or move to new regions

  • Work from anywhere as long as you need while having same-day access to your mail at your fingertips

  • Protect your personal address from being on the companies house record and incorporation certificate

  • First month free – after that billed on a rolling subscription – taken straight from your Tide account

How do I sign up to the Virtual Office Address service?

The service is only available to Tide members who register their company and sign up for a Tide account through our Company Formations service.

How will I be billed?

Your first month is free of charge. This isn’t a calendar month, it’s the month from the date your company is incorporated. Future months are charged in advance.

Each month, we collect the payment on the day of the month your company was incorporated. For example, if your company was incorporated on 12 July, your first payment will be taken on 12 August as payment in advance for 12 August to 11 September; then, your next payment will be collected on 12 September as payment in advance for 12 September to 11 October. We take your payment directly from your Tide account and send confirmation after payment has been made.

How do I cancel?

You can cancel your subscription for your virtual office address at any time by messaging us in the Tide app. We’ll email you to confirm we’ve cancelled your subscription. Before we can begin to process your cancellation request,  you must first give us an alternative address for your registered office and correspondence address. It is your legal responsibility to inform HMRC and Companies House of your change of address prior to contacting us.

If you cancel mid-month, you won’t receive a refund for the remainder of the month. Processing your cancellation can take up to three days so to avoid being charged for the following month, please request your cancellation a minimum of four days before your payment date.

From the date you cancel, all mail sent to the virtual office address will be returned to the sender, so you must update your details with Companies House and HMRC before cancelling. If you cancel your subscription, you can’t re-subscribe via Tide. However, you may set up another subscription by contacting our provider Hoxton Mix directly.

Can I cancel anytime?

Yes, you can cancel your subscription anytime, by messaging us in the Tide app. We’ll email you to confirm we’ve cancelled your subscription. Before we can begin to process your cancellation request,  you must first change your address with Companies House. Then once complete, you will need to give us this new address for your registered office and correspondence address. It is your legal responsibility to inform HMRC and Companies House of your change of address.

Will I get a refund if I cancel mid-month?

No, if you cancel mid-month, you won’t receive a refund for the remainder of the month. Processing your cancellation can take up to three days so to avoid being charged for the following month, please request your cancellation a minimum of four days before your payment date.

How do I update my registered office address if I cancel?

To change your registered office address with Companies House, you must complete an AD01 form. You can find details on the Companies House website. You must tell Companies House within 14 days of the change taking place.

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