Architecture of the Internet: Exploring London’s data centres

A walking tour exploring London's urban data centres led by Tom Ravenscroft, architectural historian and deputy editor of Dezeen.

While most perceive data centres to be located in giant sheds in remote locations, like the Arctic Circle or Californian desert, these buildings are not characteristic of the typology. The Internet does not live in futuristic far-flung buildings. Rather, data centres are often hidden within our cities. Some 58 are located within London.

Starting in Aldgate and ending in Clerkenwell, this tour will visit some of the city's earliest data centres. Tom will explain the key characteristics of the typology and importance of the buildings based on the research carried out for his Masters in Architectural History at The Bartlett.


June 5, 2018

19:00 - 20:30

Admission: FREE

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Image: Tom Ravenscroft


Data centres in the city of London

Meeting at Branham Street Outside Pret Aldgate E1 8AA


Meet outside Aldgate Pret