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Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs takes a trip through the east of London and explains why the area has become such a hotbed for design and technology.
Starting off in Stoke Newington, a former village in the north-east of the city where Dezeen is based, Fairs follows the route of an old Roman road called Ermine Street to the city centre, passing through Dalston, Shoreditch and the City of London before ending up at the River Thames.
“These areas have come to symbolise the new creative economy of London,” says Fairs as he passes through Shoreditch, a former industrial district bordering the City of London where a proliferation of architects, designers and, increasingly, technology companies are based.
“They’re stuffed full of digital companies, technology companies, design companies; [there’s] a real focus of new types of creativity.”
See the full article on Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2013/09/17/shoreditch-has-come-to-symbolise-the-new-creative-economy-of-london/