Google is set is officially open its seven-story Campus — a "co-working space" for tech entrepreneurs and startups — in East London's Tech City on Thursday. The building is meeting and learning place with that'll host events and speaker series, as well as mentoring from Google employees and others in the tech space to help startups get going. It's not just a place for people to visit though — permanent works spaces are available for rent, and the building is open 24/7 to residents. Like any good workspace, the building has a cafe, showers, rooftop terrace, bike racks, a pool table, and a "chill out area."
The Campus is located in London's Silicon Roundabout — also known as Tech City — an area that's become a sort of British Silicon Valley in the past few years. Startups like Last.fm, TweetDeck, and Dopplr all had offices in the area, and big companies like Cisco, Vodafone, and Intel are part of the neighborhood, too. Seedcamp, which offers a standard investment of €50,000 in exchange for an 8 to 10 percent stake in a startup, and TechHub, which helps facilitate meetings between entrepreneurs, developers, and more to meet and (hopefully) work together, are both a part of Campus alongside Google.