It’s safe to say that there’s no shortage of tech companies in London, many of which seem to have gathered in the Eastern region of the capital. It’s estimated that there are a whopping total of 40,000 tech companies in the inner city, with around 5,000 of those being startups. However, regardless of the size of the industry and the trends it may have, choosing a an office space for your tech company is never easy. We’ll break down the best places in East London for tech companies, to help make the decision just that little bit easier.
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Old Street has gathered such a strong crowd of tech companies that it’s playfully been given the nickname Silicon Roundabout, mimicking Silicon Valley, California’s most famous tech hub. The area around Old Street has the highest concentration of tech companies in the city; with 50,000 tech employees and over 2000 startups located in the region, Old Street is unrivalled in its influence within the tech industry of London – it has developed into one of the most powerful and well-respected digital clusters on the globe.
Because of the high demand that Old Street has as a well-renowned location for tech and startups, office prices are at an all-time high. However, at Canvas we pride ourselves on providing great value, supporting budding startups and scale-ups that can contribute to the local community and surrounding businesses. At our building at 27 Corsham Street, just two minutes walk from Old Street roundabout, you’ll find affordable and modern office spaces for an all-inclusive rate.
As an offshoot of Old Street, many tech companies also choose to settle in nearby Shoreditch. The area is home to a variety of creative brands that contribute to the entrepreneurial spirit so prevalent across East London.
As one of the most thriving business locations in London, Shoreditch attracts a range of companies of all sizes and from just about every sector. Tech companies are especially attracted to Shoreditch due to its proximity to Old Street and the City of London, where like-minded businesses, clients and new business opportunities reside.
The area has a thriving community of startups, including tech startups such Dice and fintech startups like Monzo. And is a melting pot of industry-leading brands, culture and vibrancy. We have many offices in key areas within Shoreditch that are perfect for tech companies.
Clerkenwell has recently been cited by Government as a prime East London site for technology-based businesses, with plenty of design professionals settling in the area.
An area known for its elegance and style, Clerkenwell is home to the young and ambitious in London. With plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes lining the streets, there’s a great balance of work and play.
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Over recent years Dalston has seen an influx of new tech businesses, making the region their home. A result of avoiding the higher rents of Old Street, this overspill has brought a myriad of benefits to the area, with new and trendy bars and cafes popping up constantly.
This city fringe has become a coveted place to work due to the substantially cheaper rents than the more well-known hotspots of East London. Plus, the presence of both Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingsland stations make the area easily accessible. The appeal to be a part of the Dalston tech community is ever-growing.
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The best place for tech companies in East London
As you can see, there’s no shortage of areas for tech companies to base their offices in East London. Whether you opt for Silicon Roundabout in Old Street, startup haven Shoreditch, central Clerkenwell or up and coming Dalston completely depends on the needs of your business.
At Canvas, we help businesses from all sectors including tech to find office space in London. Our offices are the perfect environment for businesses to thrive, with open-plan workspaces, unique decor, communal facilities and plenty of plants. We provide serviced offices in London with flexible contracts in popular business hubs such as Old Street, Shoreditch, Clerkenwell and Dalston. You’ll also find our office spaces in Mayfair. If you’re looking for flexible office space for your company, we’d love to hear from you – get in touch on 0203 900 0565 or email email@example.com.