London's 'Tech City' in photos

Old Street roundabout

This is the unloved and unlovely Old Street roundabout that inspired the 'Silicon Roundabout' name, which first created a common identity for the startups in the area and is now more often called Tech City as its ambitions have grown.

See our feature story: First came the artists, then came the hackers: The strange history of London’s own Silicon Valley

Image: Steve Ranger/TechRepublic

By Steve Ranger

Steve Ranger is the UK editor-in-chief of ZDNet and TechRepublic. An award-winning journalist, Steve writes about the intersection of technology, business and culture, and regularly appears on TV and radio discussing tech issues. Previously he was th...