About Old Street
As the name suggests, Old Street has ancient origins, with the area taking up some of a road which connected Silchester to Colchester during Roman times. The road has been popular and heavily traversed for centuries, and the area remains well populated today. The area has a good mix of history and modern technology, with Tech City, a Government-funded investment scheme, based here, as well as some more traditional attractions and sights. Bunhill Fields is a historical non-conformist burial ground, which contains the bodies of poet William Blake and writer Daniel Defoe amongst others.
Setting up your business here
A section of Old Street has been dubbed the ‘Silicon Roundabout’ due to the high number of IT companies and start-ups based here. Technology and Internet companies are in the majority, including some of the biggest names in the world. Amongst the major corporations based in Old Street’s Tech City are Google, Facebook, Intel and Cisco. The close proximity of so many major businesses makes Old Street the perfect location for networking, and thus an ideal place to base a company.
A typical office in Old Street
Here is an example of a typical office in this area:
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Things to do in Old Street
Set in this vibrant, modern community are a few stand-out cultural attractions. The Geffrye Museum displays interior design and furniture through the ages, and is a must for any history buffs, whilst Rivington Place is a beautiful art gallery which makes for a relaxed and creative day out. In the evening, the Comedy Cafe has an intimate and casual atmosphere, but showcases some of the best UK talent and has played host to some of the biggest names in comedy, from Eddie Izzard to Jo Brand. The Angel is a well-priced pub which offers traditional food, and sports on the big screens, whilst for a bigger night out The Old Blue Last has regular live music nights and events. Grabbing a quick bite to eat after work is no trouble, with the Hoxton Grill offering American food in a casual setting, or Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen providing a more upmarket option for really impressing visitors and clients.
- Tube lines: Northern
- Mainline stations: Old Street, Shoreditch, Liverpool Street
- Nearest motorways: M1
- Nearest airports: London City
- Other: Buses and taxis