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26 June 2012

Visit the "Tech City Central" tent

Over on Shoreditch High Street a few weeks ago, an expensive-looking tent popped up, with little pomp and ceremony, apparently as part of the Government's "Tech City" project, an often controversial attempt to boost the technology companies in Shoreditch and East London.

The tent is open to all on most days, with free wifi and a variety of spaces for local business-people to hold meetings, including a reasonable-looking boardroom at the back, which can be booked from one of the very helpful people on hand. There is also an interesting showcase of products from local businesses, including bikes, furniture and lighting.

When your author popped in for a look last week, the tent was largely empty, but a slow but steady stream of people were peeking inside, most of whom were looking puzzled and asking "What is this place?", suggesting that perhaps more needs to be done to publicise the existence of this facility, which appears to be open to all-comers. For instance, it seems inexplicable that the Government body in question have not even mentioned it on their website.

For more, see http://www.hackneyhouse.org/.


  1. I saw this the other day when I went to Musical Bingo at Concrete. I wondered what it was! It's not very obvious from the outside!

  2. What is the golden and red thing? Is it a reception desk. Looks nice anyway