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2013

Old Street Roundabout is sometimes known as St Agnes Well after the shopping centre beneath it, while the area surrounding the roundabout is often colloquially known as Silicon Roundabout, owing to the prominence of British web-based companies there.

Old Street roundel
In 2008, there were around 15 media and high-tech companies in close proximity of the Silicon Roundabout, which forms the heart of East London Tech City. Plans to help accelerate the growth of the cluster were announced by Prime Minister David Cameron in a speech given in 2010. A year later, Cameron announced that he was appointing entrepreneur Eric van der Kleij to lead the initiative. By 2011, approximately 200 firms were occupying the area, signifying a rapid increase in interest. Wired magazine updated this figure in 2012 and suggested some 5000 tech companies were located in the wider area centred on the Old Street roundabout.

Google Campus opened in March 2012 in a seven-storey building near Old Street roundabout.

Old Street station, beneath the roundabout, was originally opened in November 1901 by the first deep-level tube railway, the City & South London Railway, as part of an extension of its line from Moorgate to Angel. The station is on the Bank branch of London Underground's Northern Line, between Moorgate and Angel stations. It is also between Moorgate and Essex Road stations on National Rail's Northern City Line.


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THE STREETS OF OLD STREET
Anchor Yard, EC1V Anchor Yard is named after a former inn here of this name.
Angel Gate, EC1V Angel Gate is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Baldwin Street, EC1V Baldwin Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Baltic St East, EC1Y Baltic St East is one of the streets of London in the EC1Y postal area.
Baltic Street East, EC1Y Baltic Street East is one of the streets of London in the EC1Y postal area.
Bastwick Street, EC1V Bastwick Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Bath Street, EC1V Bath Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Bonhill Street, EC2A Bonhill Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Central Street, EC1V Central Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Chapel Place, EC2A Chapel Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
City Forum, EC1V City Forum is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
City Road, EC1Y City Road is one of the streets of London in the EC1Y postal area.
Cowper Street, EC2A Cowper Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Curtain Place, EC2A Curtain Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Curtain Road, EC2 Curtain Road is one of the streets of London in the EC2 postal area.
Dingley Road, EC1V Dingley Road is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Domingo Street, EC1Y Domingo Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1Y postal area.
Epworth Street, EC1Y Epworth Street is a road in the EC1Y postcode area
Epworth Street, EC2A Epworth Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Farringdon Road, EC1V Farringdon Road is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Finsbury Pavement, EC1Y Finsbury Pavement is a road in the EC1Y postcode area
Finsbury Pavement, EC2A Finsbury Pavement is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Finsbury Pavement, EC2Y This is a street in the EC2Y postcode area
Finsbury Square, EC2A Finsbury Square is a 0.7-hectare square in central London which includes a six-rink grass bowling green.
Galway Street, EC1V Galway Street was named for the Earl of Galway.
Garden Walk, EC2A Garden Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Gee Street, EC1V Gee Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Godfrey House St Lukes Estate, EC1V Godfrey House St Lukes Estate is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Hall Street, EC1V Hall Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Honduras Street, EC1V Honduras Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Honduras Street, EC1Y Honduras Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1Y postal area.
Ironmonger Row, EC1V Ironmonger Row is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
King Square, EC1V King Square is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Lackington Street, EC2A Lackington Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Leo Yard, EC1V Leo Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Lever Street, EC1V Lever Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Lizard Street, EC1V Lizard Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Martha’s Buildings, EC1V Martha’s Buildings is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Memel Street, EC1Y Memel Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1Y postal area.
Mitchell Street, EC1V Mitchell Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Murton Street, EC1V Murton Street dates from about 1829.
Norman Street, EC1V Norman Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Old Street, EC1V Old Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Old Street, EC1Y Old Street is a road in the EC1Y postcode area
Old Street, EC2A Old Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Oliver’s Yard, EC2A Oliver’s Yard is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Olivers Yard, EC1Y Olivers Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC1Y postal area.
Pear Tree Street, EC1V Pear Tree Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Peartree Street, EC1V Peartree Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Peerless Street, EC1V Peerless Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Radnor Street, EC1V Radnor Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Rivington Place, EC2A Rivington Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Rivington Street, EC2A Rivington Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Seward Street, EC1V Seward Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Singer Street, EC1V Singer Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Singer Street, EC2A Singer Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
St Agnes Well, EC1V St Agnes Well is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
St. Agnes Well, EC1Y St. Agnes Well is a road in the EC1Y postcode area
Tilney Court, EC1V Tilney Court is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Timber Street, EC1Y Timber Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1Y postal area.
Waterloo Street, EC1V Waterloo Street once ran from Lever Street to Radnor Street.
Zeus House 16-30, N1 A street within the EC2A postcode



 

Old Street

Old Street Roundabout is sometimes known as St Agnes Well after the shopping centre beneath it, while the area surrounding the roundabout is often colloquially known as Silicon Roundabout, owing to the prominence of British web-based companies there.

In 2008, there were around 15 media and high-tech companies in close proximity of the Silicon Roundabout, which forms the heart of East London Tech City. Plans to help accelerate the growth of the cluster were announced by Prime Minister David Cameron in a speech given in 2010. A year later, Cameron announced that he was appointing entrepreneur Eric van der Kleij to lead the initiative. By 2011, approximately 200 firms were occupying the area, signifying a rapid increase in interest. Wired magazine updated this figure in 2012 and suggested some 5000 tech companies were located in the wider area centred on the Old Street roundabout.

Google Campus opened in March 2012 in a seven-storey building near Old Street roundabout.

Old Street station, beneath the roundabout, was originally opened in November 1901 by the first deep-level tube railway, the City & South London Railway, as part of an extension of its line from Moorgate to Angel. The station is on the Bank branch of London Underground's Northern Line, between Moorgate and Angel stations. It is also between Moorgate and Essex Road stations on National Rail's Northern City Line.
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