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Technology Capital Then and Now

Britain’s Industrial Revolution is most closely associated with the Midlands and the North. But the capital was also a centre of innovation and enterprise, as David Waller explains.

The Thames Tunnel, designed by the Brunels, under construction, illustration, 1828.Tech City London is a cluster of digital enterprises at the Old Street roundabout on the fringes of the City. Politicians and venture capitalists like to talk up the capital’s role as a new technology hub, yet London has long played a central role as a crucible of technological innovation.

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