East London Tech City - often referred to as simply Tech City or even Silicon Roundabout - is the UK’s budding answer to Silicon Valley. Tech City is, as you might expect, an area in London that’s known for housing a number of technology companies and related start-ups.
You’ll find Tech City in the area between Old Street and Shoreditch, not far from the Montcalm London City Hotel, which puts it in a great location for holding events. With so many cutting-edge creations being developed in the neighbourhood and the abundance of talented minds and pioneering companies calling the neighbourhood home, there’s also plenty going on. You don’t have to work at one of the tech companies either to enjoy them.
Here are the five coolest things happening right now:
Silicon Roundabout and Tech City Tours
Insider London’s walking tour is a great way to experience a lot of what Tech City has to offer. It explores how Tech City developed into the place filled with tech giants and start-ups we see today, while showcasing some of the area’s hot spots. Every Silicon Roundabout and Tech City Tour is led by an experienced tour guide who has a wealth of knowledge on the ins and outs of Tech City, plus a few secrets to divulge. If you’re taking advantage of our hotel packages in London and are staying at the Montcalm London City Hotel, this tour is nearby.
Tech Events and Training
If you’re ever in London on business and want to take part in a tech event, training or some sort of technology workshop, head to Tech City. Every day there are lots of events being held in Tech City and the surrounding areas. Travelling to London for business is affordable with the help of our hotel packages in London.
Street Art Tours
For those who want to break away from all things tech and are interested in seeing a different side of Tech City, join in on a street art tour. The walking tours explore some of Shoreditch’s greatest pieces of art, many of which are by famed street artists such as Banksy and Roa. Tours are held daily or visitors can explore on foot by themselves.
Shows at the Electric Cinema
If you’re ever stuck for something to do in Tech City, head to the Electric Cinema in Shoreditch. A short distance from the Montcalm London City Hotel, Electric Cinema showcases a range of great films. With comfortable sofas, blankets, cocktails and snacks it’s easy to see why Electric Cinema is a firm favourite for many Londoners.
Raw London Bar Crawl
Don’t assume that just because Tech City is a hub for all things business, that there isn’t a tonne of fun things to do in the evening. The Raw London Bar Crawl is a popular choice and takes people around some of Shoreditch’s best bars; it’s all about having fun and meeting new people.
Whether you’re a tech fan or not, there’s always something happening in Tech City that’s worth checking out.