This article showcases our top picks for the best London based Subscription Service companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Subscription Service industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top London Subscription Service Companies
Gousto provides you with all the ingredients in the right proportions to cook delicious meals at home. The produce is organic, fresh, and seasonal.
Gousto’s recipes are developed by a team of passionate chefs and tested by all their friends and families first (very picky people). You get to choose the recipes online and every week the selection is updated to make sure there’re plenty of new recipes for you.
The recipes are delivered right to your doorstep once a week so you decide when to cook. Whenever you’re on holiday or just don’t have time, simply place the subscription on hold – it’s easy.
Gousto was started in 2011 by two friends who share a passion for food and cooking. In their previous lives, Timo and James loved cooking but didn’t have much time to go to various grocery shops.
They found it difficult to cook recipes from online databases or follow cook-along TV shows. Ready-meals from supermarkets do the job but the quality isn’t great, they have lots of additives, and they get boring very easily.
One day, James and Timo decided that there must be some way to make life easier and the idea for Gousto was born. The first recipes were offered at market stalls and from there the concept has grown into what you see today.
Drover is a mobility-as-a-service platform providing monthly, all-in car subscriptions to its end-customers while providing its fleet partners with a listings and fleet management interface to effectively monetize available vehicle inventory. The company’s mobility platform bridges the gap between short-term car rental companies and long term lease providers, giving customers flexible access to cars.
Their technology platform provides a one-stop-shop for drivers and vehicle suppliers alike. It also offers a booking platform combined with a free fleet management tool for suppliers, which includes a telematics integration, predictive maintenance, PCN management, electronic driver onboarding and background checking, payments and invoicing engine, and a comprehensive insurance offer as part of every booking.
Drover was founded in 2015 by Felix Leuschner and Matt Varughese and is headquartered in London, England.. .
Upstream is accelerating mobile commerce in high growth markets. Their software and infrastructure platform already enables 1.2 billion people to effortlessly receive and pay for the most relevant and affordable digital subscription services on their mobile devices.
They reach more than one billion consumers in high growth markets, through their marketing and billing integration with more than 50 mobile operators in 43 markets across Latin America, Africa, Middle East, CIS and South East Asia. They select high value digital services, adapt them to local market specificities, market them through digital and operator channels and monetise them through their direct carrier billing capabilities.
To-date, Upstream has engaged half a billion consumers over mobile and converted 65 million of them into paying customers, typically through a subscription micro-payment model. They offer truly global coverage with offices in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Lagos, Johannesburg, London, Milan, Bucharest, Greece, Dubai and Malaysia..
Perlego is an eBook subscription service for academic and professional titles. Having partnered with over 2,600 of the world’s best publishers, it gives its users unlimited access to over 400,000 eBooks and publications via an affordable monthly subscription.
It aims to make learning material more accessible and affordable for both students and professionals alike. It was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in London, England..
MarcoPolo is an award-winning educational media company for children ages 3-7. Based in London with offices in New York and Shanghai, MarcoPolo produces broadcast-quality STEAM and English Language Learning curriculum for both home and school.
Nominated for a 2019 Emmy Award, Winner Kidscreen Best Learning App Award, Winner of multiple Parents’ Choice awards, Apple Best of Awards, and 2019 Rockie Award.. .
Whirli is a provider of toy sharing subscription service for kids. A Whirli subscription gives parents and their little ones access to a huge shareable toy box for a fixed monthly price.
Parents pick the toys they want, the company delivers them, and they simply send them back when they are done in exchange for something else. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in London, England..
The world’s first travel subscription company Billed as the ‘Netflix of Travel’ by the Telegraph and featured on CNBC as the ‘Future of Travel’, BeRightBack (BRB) is the World’s first travel subscription service that delivers 3 surprise trips per year to European destinations, with flights and hotel included, for a fixed monthly fee. BRB aims to remove all the hassle for millennial travellers by completely transforming their pre-travel experience.
No more spending hours trawling travel sites to find the perfect hotel and flights or being hit by price hikes just before booking. Creating a trip with BRB takes 60 seconds and their subscription model makes it easy for subscribers to save and budget for their travel..
Fan Engagement Begins With Your Own Platform. Reach your followers and fans through your own fan engagement platform built for music artists, YouTubers, television shows and celebrities and designed to grow & generate revenue and fandom.
Get full reach without the need to pay for ads, share your fan data or be concerned with privacy issues. These tools enable true multi-channel engagement and monetisation through premium content aimed at fans.
The app allows fans to purchase digital fan club subscription packages on a recurring monthly or yearly basis. This in turn gives access to exclusive content, communication and feedback from artists; video blogs, pre-sale tickets and allows sale of merchandise during events for collection after the show..
elmo believe that new technology should benefit everyone and work for a brighter, cleaner future for our planet. Their MaaS platform removes the cost and complexity from switching to an electric car.
Users can subscribe to an electric car on an affordable and flexible monthly subscriptions with all services (charging, energy, insurance, maintenance, breakdown and even a carbon offset donation) included in the price. This bundled offering makes us the world’s first ‘total cost of ownership’ subscription platform for electric cars..
Alchemiya Media Limited
The world’s best films and documentaries about Islam and Muslim life are available on Alchemiya. From award winning films to independent documentaries, Alchemiya have a wide selection of subjects to keep you entertained and informed.
Travel, lifestyle, children’s programmes, history and so much more. We believe that there is a new generation of educated global urban Muslims, who are seeking premium quality content that inspires, entertains, and defines them beyond the current stereotypes.
Today Alchemiya is available globally, and is fast building a customer base of discerning ABC1’s Muslims across the globe. Currently in beta mode, with a limited selection of 50 titles, the service continues to attract new subscribers every day and a healthy following on social media.
The majority of these customers are attracted by the social mission to support and promote a more positive and balanced image of Islam and Muslims. The professional track record of the management team – in mainstream broadcasting and financial management (ex-BBC) – has allowed the project to quickly differentiate itself with regards to quality.
Quality is at the heart of the project, and great attention is placed on delivering an premium service. This is reflected in every aspect of Alchemiya, from the design of the website, to customer service and most importantly the content.
Subscribers pay £100 ($160) for a two year subscription. The content is curated from across the world and great care is taken in selecting films and documentaries that are relevant to the lives and values of our target audience.
Limio is the enterprise Subscription Commerce platform. Limio exists to enable enterprises to easily launch a best-in-class online shop to sell and manage subscriptions globally with no code.
We help customers to flexibly commercialise pricing and packaging strategies and to granularly personalise the acquisition and retention journeys of subscribers, online and offline. Marketers at global companies like the Economist trust Limio to accelerate time-to-market, boost their acquisition rates, and reduce churn intelligently.
For more information on how we can accelerate your journey into the subscription economist, visit www.limio.com.. .
Butternut Box is a direct to consumer pet wellness company. Freshly prepared dog food.
Cooked like you would at home. Delivered in perfect portions.
We are always looking for talented people to join the Butternut squad. If you love dogs as much as we do, please get in touch..
Neat was founded in the U.K. by former GB swimmers, Lee & Charlie.
Their goal: a protein powder that tasted great and wasn’t complicated. Neat was born and with it, a commitment to supporting every lifestyle with great products and additional advice and support.
When developing our products we took things back to basics, because simple is best. We created products that were easy to understand, great tasting and natural..
Airfi Networks provides global managed cellular solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). Its cloud based platform, ‘Catalyst IoT’ allows consumer based smart device manufacturers to easily enable cellular subscriptions and services in their products providing ubiquitous access to cellular networks worldwide.
Founded in 2015 in the UK by industry veterans who identified the market need in the consumer Internet of Things (IoT) sector.. .
Backed by the founders of Hello Fresh and Fabulous Bakin Boys, ChewyMoon is the UK’s first customisable subscription snack box for kids. The snack box caters to the age-appropriate nutritional needs of the child, and has a flavour rating system.
We make it easy for parents to influence their child’s future eating habits by introducing nutrition and discovery of new flavours in a fun way. Priced at £4.99, there are five snacks in every box, one for each school day.
There is a large variety of fruit-based snacks on offer, each providing the child with one of his/her recommended ‘5 A Day’ portions of fruit and vegetables. ChewyMoon snacks cover the entire spectrum – sweet and salty, natural and baked and exotic and close-to-home.
Illustrated comics, collectible cards and toys depict the fight between the good and the bad. The snack box is designed to capture kids’ imaginations, creating a formative impact on kids’ eating habits for later life.
The driven and passionate founding team comprise a registered nutritionist with a background in child nutrition, a digital marketing expert with strong experience in selling kids food products to mums, an ex-investment banker with a track record in successfully launching new products and a performance designer with a specialisation in creating illustrations for kids.. .
We all enjoy a good wine, but choosing a bottle we really like in a shop or restaurant is always a confusing task. Here’s the thing: You don’t need to be a sommelier to figure out the right wine for you.
That’s why we are here. With Pulp, you get the most diverse selection of wines from independent producers.
You rate the wines in our app and we send you the most accurate personalized wine recommendations tailored to your taste.. .
Beautifully crafted ticketing. The experience that ticket buyers deserve.
An event starts the second a customer goes to buy a ticket. Two thirds of people say that a bad booking experience stops them from coming back.
Line-Up is the new benchmark for customer experience when it comes to ticketing. Whether the ticket is bought online or on the door, we’ve raised the bar, across the board.
For vendors, we provide everything required to delight ticket buyers. Our easy-to-use management tools offer sophisticated, real-time sales reports, analytics and customer data transparency.
From theatres and festivals to museums and attractions; Line-Up powers ticket sales for forward-thinking venues and event organisers across the world. Line-Up was founded in 2010 by Barnaby Clark, Chris Crossley and James Stilwell.
Our investors include some of the UK’s finest angels, Seedcamp and we’re lucky to count a number of the Seedrs community as shareholders. • Shortlisted for Best Technology Provider at the British Media Awards 2016 • Seedcamp London Winners 2013 • London Web Summit Best European Startup Finalist 2012 • Featured by BBC, Forbes, TechCrunch.
We help beekeepers from around the world to make better informed decisions by providing a complete solution for management, monitoring and analyzing the data of bee colonies and environmental factors that affect their health. We see beekeepers as the first line of defense in the mission to protect our planet’s bees.
In order to overcome challenges of modern beekeeping we are providing a complete platform that allows data collection and analysis against best practices, defined by all stakeholders involved in the apiculture industry.. .
Widerfi international travelers can buy direct mobile data connectivity from local cellular network without changing their SIM card. Widerfi is the most cost efficient and customer friendly way to provide high-speed 3G/LTE unlimited data to roaming mobile device at a local rate.
NEW VALUE: Widerfi enables those international travelers who currently switch off mobile data while abroad to have home-like data access experience, and shares the potential of previously foregone $12 billion income pool with partnering cellular operators. Moreover, Widerfi model opens new horizons for mobile access innovation, including sponsored and on-demand connectivity..
Collar Club is a shirt subscription service for the modern gentleman. At the start of your membership, we’ll supply you with 11 finest quality, made-to-order Italian shirts.
Your Collar Club shirt subscription entitles you to have 5 of those shirts luxuriously laundered, perfectly packed and delivered to your door, ready to wear, every single week of the year. It’s like putting on a new shirt everyday..
Cocoon is a handbag rental subscription club that gives its members access to a range of fashionable new-season, vintage, and limited-edition bags on the market. Cocoon is a community of people who would rather rent than own, who see sharing as a way to enjoy designer fashion in a smarter, responsible, and less wasteful way.
Cocoon is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.. .
WIR3S is a mobile app that allows multimedia content to be sent directly to fans in return for a small monthly subscription. It allows content publishers – celebrities, artists, clubs, brands and organisations – to communicate with and monetise their fan-base.
Publishers do this by downloading the WIR3S app for free, customising their ‘Wire’ by uploading video, audio, images and text and then publicising their Wire to fans via their website and social media channels. To subscribe to a particular Wire, and receive all the content uploaded to it, fans pay a small monthly subscription, the lion’s share of which goes directly back to the publisher.
WIR3S – exclusive fan channels in your pocket.. .
Paws is disrupting the global pet industry, bringing game changing innovation and customer wow to the way we love and live with our pets. We believe that with all the benefits of the digital age, nothing can beat a familiar wet nose or wagging tail, and that the relationships between pets and their owners are some of the deepest and most positive on the planet.
Join our founding team of experienced, successful startup high flyers and entrepreneurs, in our state of the art HQ near Exmouth Market – and you can bring your dog to work of course!. .
Funder Inc. operates a fundraising platform that uses gamification to raise funding for good causes.
We mobilize individuals to participate in the fight against pressing global challenges in a way which engages beyond the normal. Our flagship product is MyTrees, built to make a meaningful impact in the battle against climate change.
Beyond MyTrees, Funder has been using its platform to power product partnerships across sports, media and entertainment since 2017. We believe everyone wants to give back, they just need a little nudge..
10Duke is a specialist in identity management and software licensing solutions that make it easier for your customers to access your products and improve your understanding of who those customers are and how they use your products. From cutting edge identity management and entitlement solutions and enterprise-grade reporting to services like data collation generated by sensors, users or applications to create activity feeds, friend feeds or sensor feeds, important brands have delivered solutions using our software.
Used independently or in concert, 10Duke APIs offer our customers significant shortcuts in delivering innovative applications that can compete and scale. 10Duke APIs have been used to create award-winning online applications across a variety of industries including education, construction and media for customers such as Rovio (Angry Birds), the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), the BBC, Trimble, Unilever, Arsenal Football Club, Causeway Technologies, and Maserati..
WufWuf is based in London / U.K. We ship to all E.U.
countries. WufWuf was born from the minds of loving dog owners just like you who face the same struggle all pet-lovers do: we don’t always have the time or energy to give to our dogs… And since our pets are our family, the guilt that comes with that can be pretty strong..
We’re all dog-parents here at WufWuf, so we know the struggle ALL too well. Most think the solution is to give them stimulating toys, treats, and chews that will keep them busy while we’re away–right? The trouble is the time and effort it takes to research – and then go find – toys and chews that are SAFE and HEALTHY… Not to mention the strain it puts on our wallets, especially if your dog is particularly… enthusiastic about toys.
We decided we needed an easier way to keep our dogs happy. WufWuf was founded not only to make it EFFORTLESS for you to provide the best products for your dog, but also to make it easier to afford.
This makes it simpler than ever to provide consistent stimulation to your furry family member – resulting in a healthier happier dog. By choosing quality items for your monthly box, our mission is to ensure you won’t have to worry about choice and variety, but rather can enjoy each WufWuf delivery with your pup..
Garçon Wines are the inventors and granted IP holders of multi award-winning, flat wine bottles in 100% recycled PET. The innovative and iconic bottles are made in the UK and conform to the traditional wine bottle shapes.
The novel, slimline design and lightweight, fully recyclable material means the bottles can be sent by post, delivered through a letterbox, require less shelf space for retailing, and are eco-friendlier than round, glass bottles across the supply chain. Garçon Wines offers meaningful innovation by disrupting both the emotional packaging of round, glass bottles and the functional packaging of bag-in-box or carton.
These are the ideal bottles for ecommerce and the ‘Amazon Generation’ which additionally set a new eco-friendly and sustainability benchmark in the wine industry, essential for the health of our planet. Visit us now at www.garconwines.com.
Movivo allows users to cover the cost of their mobile minutes by completing surveys, crowdsourced tasks, and downloading new mobile apps. Movivo allows users to discover new mobile content and to earn free airtime to top up mobile phone.
Movivo integrates with telecoms operators and constantly adding new partners from around the world to provide this service.. .
AgriBriefing is a business media company that specializes in pricing, data, marketing solutions, news, market intelligence, and insight. The business began with the launch of TheMediaBriefing – which provides strategic insight and market intelligence for senior decision makers in the global media industry – but expanded significantly in 2012 with the private equity-backed acquisition of Farmers Guardian and Pulse from UBM.
Further acquisitions of LAMMA (the U.K.’s leading agricultural equipment and services exhibition) and Agrimoney (an award-winning intelligence portal covering the world of international agribusiness) followed alongside the sale of the Pulse healthcare business to Cogora Ltd. In July 2015 Briefing Media entered into a new financing agreement with Lyceum Capital Partners to support our continued growth.
The company currently operates in the media strategy and agriculture industries (where we reach around 250,000 farming decision makers across our expanding range of products and services). AgriBriefing was founded in 2010 by seasoned media executives Neil Thackray & Rory Brown and is headquartered in London, UK..
Player+ (PlayerPlus Limited)
Player+ is a unique, co-operative SVOD aggregator bringing together content from multiple providers in single genres. Delivered in stand-alone products, direct to consumers, through subscription-based services.
NewsPlayer+ bringing the world’s leading news networks together, all one place StagePlayer+ live performing arts, all in one place More genrePlayer+ services coming soon! Player+ is headquartered in London and is led by a seasoned team of OTT specialists who oversee operations, distribution, data management, regulatory compliance, content provider relationships, editorial, marketing, customer management, billing and customer care. By bringing together the collective weight of multiple content brands and taking them to market in a single, scaled, D2C solution, compounds content discovery, consumer take-up and monetisation.
Collective content sustains audience interest, engagement and retention. Operating costs are spread and content collaborators participate in a fair and transparent revenue share model..
Evermore is an active lifestyle brand. We believe your health & energy are your coolest assets, so we develop nutritional products to boost them every day.
Our philosophy is to Take Your Shot – being in your best shape to go after your goals and never apologising for whatever you’re aiming for. Our mission is to empower you to do so all along the way.
We embrace our lives with passion, humour and ease. Beyond health & nutrition, our team is also passionate about fitness, tech, adventure travel, fashionable design, provocative arts and extreme sports.
Our line of 100% natural juice shots is currently by invitation only. Join our list today to get early access: www.evermorehealth.com.
Weviaa is a global corporation that provides exclusive services to influencers and top brands. Exclusive services include creating and managing campaigns, influencer identification and management, creating digital content, filming creative videos from ideation to delivery and other design-related services.
Weviaa provides many services, including OneShop, Weviaa One+, Weviaa Studio, The Influensta and digital content, design, video and photo related exclusive services. Weviaa also sells fashion clothing, beauty and accessories through partner affiliates.
Weviaa was named in the Top 35 startups in the UK the same year it was founded by Welp Magazine and in top 97 brands by The Startup Pill. The company was founded by Keshav Mor and Sushila Mor on September 03, 2020, and is headquartered in London, UK..
Leaf Envy is a plant-brand focused that offers quality and affordable indoor plants online. It also provides tailored plant recommendations and easy to understand care advice.
The company was founded in 2019 and based in London, United Kingdom.. .
i-LAPS™ transforms sports performance analysis to help you get better with real time analytics and insight i-LAPS turns your smartphone into an intelligent and powerful telemetry device Sensor data are collected by i-LAPS proprietary dashboard and transferred to the cloud in real-time by the user’s smartphone Statistical and AI powered analysis results are returned to the athlete for immediate feedback All performance data are stored in their Cloud server accessible from any smartphone tablet anywhere. I-LAPS is also a social network dedicated at sports enthusiasts.
By merging hardware, software, and content, i-LAPS creates the most unique sports performance analysis and addicting workout experience on the market. The business model is based of selling a dedicated proprietary hardware and cloud based on-demand services with a subscription..
Box Of Intimates
Box of Intimates is the world’s first online personal lingerie shopping service for women. It claims to have over 4,000 registered users in Europe and USA.
An AI-aided quiz collects & analysis users’ size, preferences and tastes with the help of personal stylists. Subscribers receive a curated naughty or nice lingerie box along with matching accessories chosen for them each month..
My Teatime LTD
AN ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE, PROVIDING BUSINESSES AND HOUSEHOLDS WITH WHOLESOME TEAS At TeaTime, we are dedicated to delivering naturally sourced, perfume-free, low-caffeine herbal teas of the highest quality. With each blend comprised of exotic whole flowers, herbs and fruits, we are shaking up the herbal tea industry by delivering a uniquely sensual experience, offering unparalleled tastes, scents and appearances with each of our blends.
Much care and thought goes into selecting ingredients for our exclusive blends; we provide a tea for every occasion. Whether as a post-workout detoxifier, an early morning “pick-me-up” or a digestion easing pallet cleanser for dinner parties and get togethers, our blends are created to provide a range of benefits both based on longstanding traditional medical practices and more recent scientific research.
Choose from weekly or fortnightly subscriptions tailored to your needs. We guarantee a minimum of 2 servings per blend..
You may write to us at: BestStartup.co.uk/Fupping Ltd, 349 Royal College Street, London, England, NW1 9QS.