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  • Discover the world’s third biggest start-up tech cluster - the Silicon Roundabout.
    Discover the world’s third biggest start-up tech cluster - the Silicon Roundabout.
  • Starting our Silicon Roundabout in front of the Roundabout itself!
    Starting our Silicon Roundabout in front of the Roundabout itself!
  • A group on students visiting Ziferblat - a great co-working/co-living-space we visit on the tour!
    A group on students visiting Ziferblat - a great co-working/co-living-space we visit on the tour!
  • A group of researchers from King's College in front of our last stop, Google Campus.
    A group of researchers from King's College in front of our last stop, Google Campus.
  • A large group of Imperial College's students in front of Google Campus in January 2018!
    A large group of Imperial College's students in front of Google Campus in January 2018!

Welcome to the epicentre of London’s booming tech start-up industry!

Come and discover the unassuming roundabout which over the course of the last decade has earned a reputation as the perfect incubator for the modern start-up. Traversing the art-lined streets of colourful Shoreditch, we explore the curious origins and exciting developments of the one-and-only Silicon Roundabout. Discover why students and corporate groups are flocking to the area for inspiration.

With start-up success stories of all kind, between 2012 and 2014, Silicon Roundabout boasted 32,000 businesses founded in a single postcode – more than any other postcode in history. This eye-opening educational tour delves into the foundations and development of the business eco-system.

Highlights

On this tour you will:

  • Understand the unlikely origins of the name “Silicon Roundabout”

  • See one of the UK’s first bitcoin ATMs

  • Discover how and why the area provides the ultimate conditions for start-ups to thrive

  • Understand key differences between Silicon Roundabout and Silicon Valley

  • Find out why some of the world’s move powerful companies such as Barclays, Google and Amazon are moving into “the sweet spot”

  • Find out how Silicon Roundabout has impacted the local area

  • Debate whether the Silicon Roundabout can maintain it’s global, growing prestige

This is an exterior walking tour of one of London’s most forward-thinking districts. For an in-depth understand of London’s tech scene, pair this educational guided tour with a business visit to a pioneering tech start-up.

What you need to know

Where do we meet?

Shoreditch Grind on Old Street (to the map)

How long is the tour?

Approximately two hours

When does the tour run?

This tour is only available for private parties and can be arranged for any date or time. Furthermore, we are happy to create a bespoke programme to reflect your specific needs.

To book the private tour, or find out more, call 0207 183 1055, or email: contact@insider-london.co.uk

Where does the tour finish?

The tour finished at the Google Campus, Bonhill Street.

Meeting Point - Map

Enquire now

This tour can be arranged for any date or time. Furthermore, we are happy to create a bespoke programme to reflect your specific needs.

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