Disrupting London will be held at Level39 on March 5, 2013. Level39 is Europe’s largest technology accelerator space for finance and retail technology start-ups, and occupies the entire 39th floor of One Canada Square in London’s Canary Wharf area.
7,000 people already work in technology, media and telecommunications businesses based in Canary Wharf, including the likes of Thomson Reuters, Infosys, The Economist Group and China Unicomm. When you add these to the many thousands of technology professionals working in the headquarters of the world’s largest financial and professional services firms, you probably have a higher number of technology people per square foot than anywhere else in Europe.
Canary Wharf Group created the UK’s original ‘smart city’ from what was derelict wharves just 25 years ago. Here at Canary Wharf, there’s now over 100,000 people working in over sixteen million square-feet of the world’s most technologically advanced office & retail space. There are over 240 shops, bars, cafes and restaurants open seven days a week.
The growth doesn’t end there, the Group is currently preparing a masterplan for a new ‘future city’ at Wood Wharf, a 20 acre empty site immediately to the east of Canary Wharf. This aims to cater for London’s fast growing business sectors such as creative media and IT services.
The view from Level39
Level39′s high-tech, high-rise base occupies the entire 39th floor of the iconic One Canada Square skyscraper, hence the name: ‘Level39.’ From this terrific vantage point, Level39 provides some inspiring views. You can look North across London’s Tech City to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; East gives you the O2, Docklands, London City Airport; glance southwards to see Greenwich and South London. It must be said, you’re in for a treat if you look West across central London and see the entire city laid out in front of you.
Via public transport, Canary Wharf is within 15 minutes travel of the West End, Square Mile, Shoreditch, Stratford, Greenwich and London City Airport. Currently served by the DLR and Jubilee Line, from 2018 Crossrail will link Canary Wharf to the City in five minutes, the West End in 12 minutes and Heathrow in less than 40 minutes.
One Canada Square