Having initially been encouraged into the area by low rents and with an extensive fibre optic cable infrastructure already in place, the development of the Tech City cluster has escalated considerably since the success of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Cisco, Facebook, Google and Intel have all invested considerably in the area, resulting in EC1V being tagged ‘Silicon Roundabout’ comparable with Silicon Valley in the United States.
The publicly-funded organisation, Tech City UK continues to support this East London tech cluster, aiming to make life better for the digital entrepreneur. They believe the UK is the best place to start and grow a digital business, and we most certainly concur. The EC1V area is centrally located to many of London’s key commercial districts. Old Street’s Overground railway station is on the Great Northern National Rail route, connecting London to East Anglia, the Midlands and the North. Meanwhile the City of London is just a short walk via Moorgate.
The nearby London Liverpool Street mainline station is also regularly served by rail routes to Cambridge, which is also known as a centre of web-based industry in the UK, home to Microsoft. Put simply, East London’s tech hub is perfect for new and growing companies seeking to broaden their exposure with ongoing cultural regeneration and unparalleled Central London transport links.
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