Your Welcome Guide

If you’ve landed on this page, then it means you survived the Health & Safety initiation rite (well done!) and are now an official member of the Accelerator Family. Welcome!

To ease your transition into daily life here, we’ve put together this awesome page to ensure you either have, know or can find everything you need to be happy and productive.

Keeping your ear to the ground

We’ve got a Slack team for all the startups based here.  It’s a place for chit chat, PR opportunities, tech news and more.


We’ve also got a (closed) Facebook group for the building! Ask for advice, advertise a job, or use as you see fit.


Come see us 
Our door is always open, except when it’s shut. So feel free to come and visit us at any time.

Shindigs + Pow Wows

Monthly drinks 
Whatever the season, there is always an occasion to gather the Accelerator community together for our famous networking drinks.

Accelerator Townhall Lunch
There IS such a thing as a free lunch.  Held once a month on the ground floor, fill your plate with delicious food and your ears with an update by the Founder of one of our startups. Total cost?  £0.00.

Events Programme

When: Continuously!
Where: Ground Floor & 4th Floor
What: Do you or your team want to develop new skills? Our events programme can help.
Topics: Crowdfunding, marketing, branding, social media, websites, presentations etc.


Where’s good to eat?

We have it on good authority that air, water, food and caffeine are metabolic requirements for human survival. But who just wants to survive?  Below you’ll find an incredible interactive treasure map of the ​best​ lunch spots, cafes and bars within a short shuffle from Accelerator.

Click the tab button on the map below to see what culinary treasure awaits you nearby Accelerator.

No time for the interactive map?  You’re busy, we get it. See below for the Greatest Hits of eating, drinking and caffeinating.

Troy Bar (Directions, 4 minute walk)
An absolute lunchtime institution. Dine like a Caribbean Queen (or King) for £5.50. Jerk chicken (or curry goat!), rice, plantain & coleslaw.

El Tel’s Fine Felafel (Directions, 5 minute walk)
Crunchy falafel and fresh salad conveniently rolled in a warmed flour tortilla. 3 sizes from tiny to giant. Healthy and affordable. Worth the wait!

Chefe London (Directions, 2 minute walk)
They’re masters of flavour! Enjoy daily homemade lunch and fresh superfood salads! Their Lasagne is one of our favourite dishes on offer.

Cafe 12 (Directions, 3 minute walk)
The home of delicious lunchtime options. Serving traditional Italian lasagnes and fish pies, Thai green curry and more, We recommend the Teriyaki chicken!

Meeting Rooms

In addition to offices, we’ve got a number of meeting rooms ranging in size from cosy to cavernous. So whether it’s a 1-to-1, a client meeting or a workshop, we’ve got a space that you can use.  The meeting rooms are in constant use, so it’s important to book in advance.

To make a booking
The great news is that you can view availability, book and manage your own bookings at


The Meeting Rooms 
There are 5 rooms in total they are…

Hopper 6-8 people
Bentz 4 people
Lovelace 4 people
Top floor conference room up to 70 people
Top floor half of the room (4-01A or B) 10-15 people

The Balconies 
Looking for an informal spot for an informal meeting or to simply chill? Check out the atrium balconies on the 1st and 2nd floors.

Printing  + Scanning

Don’t have a printer?  Or a scanner?  Fear not, we’ve got your back.

That ‘thing’ you walk past in Reception every day is the Rolls Royce of printers/scanners. A4? Yep. A3? Yep.  Colour?  Yep.  Double-sided printing & scanning?  Yep. There is nothing this baby does not do.

And it’s yours to use at will.

Scanning is free.  Printing from 5p a page. Before you can use it you need to create an account.

Get Setup for Printing Here

Mind, Body and Wallet

It’s not all work. meetings, eating & drinking. If you’re interested in being active or keeping fit, we can help with that too!

Hit the gym (from £20/month!)
As an Accelerator tenant, you can access the New City College gym on Falkirk Street (directions), and it’s a bargain!

Gym membership pricing starts at £20 per month when (a) you are an Accelerator tenant and (b) you buy three months upfront. You can also attend a variety of classes – Check them out!

Cycle to work
Do you arrive at work on two wheels? Or are you interested in doing so? We’ve got dedicated safe bike parking on the south side of the building.

Simply wheel your bike through reception and out the glass doors next to the stairs. Whatever you do, don’t lock your bike on Kingsland Road – it’s a daytime theft hotspot!

Fancy riding to work or going for a lunchtime run but worried about coming back sweaty? Worry no more. There’s a shower next to the bathrooms on the 1st Floor!

Get your zen on Wednesdays from 6-7pm on the 4th floor. Sessions are a very affordable £6 and open to everyone (from beginner to expert) Don’t forget to wear something comfy! Sign up here.

Aches and pains setting in from those long hours in the office? Take a very well deserved break! Book your 30-minute massage with one of our qualified masseurs on Friday between 11-1.30pm. Each 30-minute booking costs just £20.

If you like eggs, then you’re in for a treat.
Accelerator’s Egg Club is the first of its kind.

What is Egg Club?
Egg Club is the absolute freshest, largest and most fantastic free-range eggs delivered to your desk every Friday, just in time for the weekend.

Mind … blown. Are there chickens living on the roof?
If only. We’ve formed a relationship with egg farmer Phil, the UK’s 2016 Free Range Egg Producer Of The Year. Every Thursday morning the eggs are laid, boxed and dispatched directly to Accelerator.

Curious about Egg Club…  Here’s an introductory offer you won’t want to miss!

As a new member of Accelerator, you can receive your first order of fresh eggs for just £1. That’s right, 6 freshly laid free-range eggs delivered safely and conveniently to your desk for just £1.

To receive this incredible offer, simply email Simon
using the button below.

Discover Egg Club

Giving Back

You may know that we are part of London Metropolitan University.
But did you know that we also help students to start their own businesses?

You can get involved and help young entrepreneurs to make their dreams come true. Here are some of the programmes that we are running every year:

Big Idea Challenge
Every year we put out an open call to London Met students, graduates and staff in search of new and exciting business ideas! At the same time, we run a college version of the competition for around 30 London Colleges.

An action-based summer programme for passionate London Met graduates. It provides all the knowledge, support, tools and mentoring needed to transform a killer idea into a successful business.

Startup Sprint
At our incredible 48-hour learning-by-doing weekend workshop, we teach participants entrepreneurial skills they’ll need for success. The weekend culminates with a final pitch to a judging panel.

Interested in being a judge, giving a talk or providing mentorship to passionate students and graduates?
Click the button below and let us know!