Facebook snubs Silicon Roundabout for Covent Garden UK HQ
Facebook is snubbing the so-called sillicon roundabout – home of start-ups around the Shoreditch area – to move into Covent Garden instead.
It will put Facebook in tube-taking distance to the East London Tech City, proposed by the government to be a bustling hub of start-ups and established tech powerhouses. Facebook has committed to a developer garage for the project.
But anyone who has taken the tube from the crowded Covent Garden in the evening would probably know it’s worth giving a miss.
Covent Garden’s 42 Earlham Street office building was packed full of 600 Expedia employees who will now set up shop in Angel, Islington. It’s a fair bit closer to Old Street.
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