Twitter looks for office space in central London

SOCIAL networking firm Twitter has sent a team to London to look at offices near the “silicon roundabout” on Old Street, it emerged yesterday.

Executives from the California-based company have also scoped out office space in the West End as part of Twitter’s plan to open a hub in Europe.

Twitter has been searching for a European headquarters for several months, and hopes to open the new hub next year. The firm has expanded its advertising efforts in recent months as the number of users on the site continues to mushroom.

East London will receive £400m in government funding to help create a technology hub in the run-up to the Olympics, Prime Minister David Cameron announced last month.

Twitter did not respond to requests for comment yesterday. The firm has previously confirmed its plan to get “a small number of people on the ground in Europe in 2011”.