Place Making Tours

For the first time, the City Nation Place Global conference is being hosted in Shoreditch, one of London’s most up-and-coming areas. Take advantage of one of our two carefully selected tours to get a first-hand experience of how the region has transformed itself into an incubator for tech start-ups and budding artists alike. No matter where you are on your place brand journey, our tours offer inspiration and actionable ideas for you to implement in your destination.


Tour Option 1: Silicon Roundabout and Tech City Tour 

Date: Wednesday 6th November
Time: 10am - 12 noon 

Explore the past, present and future of the Silicon Roundabout – from a grimy roundabout to the third largest tech start-up cluster after New York and San Francisco.

Using inspiring examples of start-up tech company successes, discover why Old Street became an area-wide start-up incubator. This is an exploration of the start-up culture in East London as well as the relationship between small and big businesses, analysing the presence of recent movers to the area such as Amazon.

This tour begins at the unique Shoreditch Grind and finishes at Google Campus. As you traverse the area’s art-lined streets, discover this area’s incredible transformation to a vibrant zone of innovation.




Tour Option 2: Discover Shoreditch: London's Coolest Neighbourhood

Date: Wednesday 6th November
Time: 10am - 12 noon 

Venture into Shoreditch with your host and discover the vibrant and wild side of this East London neighbourhood, which is known to be the hippest, or most hipster pocket of London.

Enjoy discovering amazing spots in London that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by locals. See East London's best galleries and street art. 

Shoreditch and the rest of East London are the best places to discover hidden street art,as well as lesser-known galleries and little gems that display London's best art pieces from independent, up-and-coming artists. 


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